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The Importance of Being Earnest

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Oscar Wilde


The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic comedy of manners in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds…

My Man Jeeves

Read by Mark Nelson


P. G. Wodehouse


Bertram Wooster is an English gentleman living in New York, who seems to get himself into all sorts of jams. It’s up to his manservant Jeeve…

The Wind in the Willows (version 3)

Read by Adrian Praetzellis


Kenneth Grahame


The classic story of how Rat, Mole, and the other river-bankers saved Toad from his excesses. This book has it all: excitement, sentiment, d…

Northanger Abbey (version 2)

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Jane Austen


Northanger Abbey follows Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath, England. Seventeen year-old Catherine s…

Emma

Read by Sherry Crowther


Jane Austen


Sherry reads Jane Austen’s sparkling comedy of manners with wit and vivacity, and brings the characters to life. Mr. Woodhouse worries and f…

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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William Shakespeare


Magic, fairies, young lovers chasing each other through a forest, a man with a donkey's head, and impish Puck wreaking havoc right and left.…

Right Ho, Jeeves

Read by Mark Nelson


P. G. Wodehouse


Bertram Wooster's manservant, Jeeves, is renown for his ability to apply his keen intellect to solve all problems domestic, and Bertie's fri…

An Ideal Husband

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Oscar Wilde


An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of pub…

Comic History of the United States

Read by Allyson Hester


Bill Nye


This text takes the reader on a comical journey from the time of the first European settlement through the Civil War. The author's caustic w…

Love Among the Chickens

Read by Mark Nelson


P. G. Wodehouse


Jeremy Garnet, a second-rate novelist, gets talked into joining his old pal Stanley Featheringstonehaugh Ukridge in an insane plan to start …

The Canterville Ghost

Read by David Barnes


Oscar Wilde


The American Minister and his family have bought the English stately home Canterville Chase, complete with the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterv…

The Taming of the Shrew

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William Shakespeare


The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, and was inspired by classical Roman comedy and the Italian commedia dell'…

The Awful German Language

Read by Rainer


Mark Twain


If you’ve ever studied German (and maybe even if you haven’t), you’re likely to find this short essay to be hilarious. Published as Appendix…

The Alchemist

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Ben Jonson


An outbreak of plague in London forces a gentleman, Lovewit, to flee temporarily to the country, leaving his house under the sole charge of …

The Merchant of Venice

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William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was probably written between 1596 and 1598, and was printed with the comedies in the First Foli…

Pygmalion

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George Bernard Shaw


Pygmalion (1913) is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on the Greek myth of the same name. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor…

The Idiot

Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


John Kendrick Bangs


The Idiot is anything but, yet his fellow boarders at Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog’s home for single gentlemen see him as such. His brand of creati…

Much Ado About Nothing

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William Shakespeare


Written around the middle of his career, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's great festive comedies. The men are back from the w…

Emma (version 7 Dramatic Reading)

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Jane Austen


Emma is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance....As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and dif…

Eve’s Diary

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Mark Twain


Eve’s Diary is a humorous monologue about Eve’s experiences at the dawn of creation. She is fascinated by every aspect of the new world …

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