Poverty and Need

Title

The Happy Prince

Author

Wilde, Oscar

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Overview

Oscar Wilde—one of the most successful playwrights of his day as well as one of its most notorious and colorful celebrities—was born in 1854 in Dublin. His fairy tale "The Happy Prince"…

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The Limits of Charity

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Hilfiker, David

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David Hilfiker presents us with a candid article published in 2000 that is essential reading for those who work for or with the poor. As a medical doctor and founder of a community of homeless men living…

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

Author

King, Jr., Martin Luther

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was the leader of the American civil rights movement as well as a world-renowned figure in the modern history of non-violent resistance. Assassinated in 1968, he now has a U.S.…

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Luella Miller

Author

Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins

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Much of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's work concerns the daily realities of life in the provincial New England towns of the late nineteenth century. Valued today for her insight into the minds of women,…

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Lily Daw and the Three Ladies

Author

Welty, Eudora

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Known for a certain modesty and artful gentility, Eudora Welty (1909-2001) lived most of her life in her home state of Mississippi and won many literary awards over the course of her writing career,…

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