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Wives and Daughters (version 2)

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel was serialized in Cornhill Magazine from 1864 to 1866, and completed by her editor posthumously. It looks at …

I Malavoglia

Read by Lisa Caputo


Giovanni Verga


I Malavoglia è il titolo del romanzo più conosciuto dello scrittore siciliano Giovanni Verga, pubblicato a Milano dall'editore…

The Seven Poor Travellers

Read by Ruth Golding


Charles Dickens


One of Dickens' Christmas stories, this was first published as part of the Christmas number of Household Words for 1854. The first chapter r…

Poor Richard's Almanack

Read by Michele Fry


Benjamin Franklin


A brief biographical sketch of Franklin's life, followed by a collection (published in 1899) of 670 aphorisms, apothegms, or proverbs - shor…

The Quest of the Silver Fleece

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W. E. B. Du Bois


The Quest of the Silver Fleece is a story of romance, race, economics and politics set around the 1900s. Here, a traditionally educated boy …

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

Read by TriciaG


Herman Melville


Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is Herman Melville's sequel to Typee, and, as such, was also autobiographical. After leavi…

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Read by Tadhg


Robert Tressell


Clearly frustrated at the refusal of his contemporaries to recognise the iniquity of society, Tressell's cast of hypocritical Christians, ex…

Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)

Read by Tony Foster


Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

Elizabeth and her German Garden

Read by ashleighjane


Elizabeth Von Arnim


Elizabeth and Her German Garden is a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, first published in 1898; it was very popular and frequently reprinted dur…

Traité de la vie élégante suivi de la Théorie de la démarche

Read by Christiane Jehanne


Honoré de Balzac


L’homme intérieur, principe du pouvoir et de la longévité, et l’homme extérieur arpentant, avec la même &e…

The Chronicles of Crime Vol 1

Read by Kevin Green


Camden Pelham


This catalogue of human weakness and at times downright atrocity has been brought together by Camden Pelham, a barrister-at-law of the Inner…

Home Life in Colonial Days

Read by Susan Morin


Alice Morse Earle


CHAPTER I HOMES OF THE COLONISTS When the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have…

Myths and Legends of Alaska

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Katharine Berry Judson


Editor Katharine Berry Judson collates and presents a narrative history of Alaskan Myths. Originally gathered and recorded by government eth…

The Descent of Man and Other Stories

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Edith Wharton


This collection of ten stories, first published in 1904, shows Edith Wharton dissecting some of the customs, habits and vagaries of courtshi…

Hagar of the Pawn-Shop

Read by Grant Hurlock


Fergus Hume


Hagar Stanley, a beautiful young Gypsy, is driven by sexual harassment to leave her tribe and seek refuge with her uncle Jacob, a miserly Lo…

L'Art de Lire

Read by Christiane Jehanne


Emile Faguet


Un ouvrage passionnant sur la Littérature, comment lire et aborder différents textes, romans, philosophiques, poétiques…

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

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William Butler Yeats


This is a collection of Fairy and Folk tales. The poet William Butler Yeats collected them from around the Western part of Ireland and trans…

Myths And Legends Of The Pacific Northwest Especially Of Washington And Oregon

Read by David Wales


Katharine Berry Judson


The basis on which these myths were selected necessarily excluded those which showed traces of the white man's religion or of the red man's …

Peasant Tales of Russia

Read by Kevin W. Davidson


Vasily Nemirovich-Danchenko


Collection of Russian peasant tales: "The Deserted Mine" - The key to saving the trapped miners is held by a man who hasn't spoken…

Christmas Every Day and Other Stories Told for Children

Read by David Wales


William Dean Howells


Five short delightful stories for children, told in the voice of "the papa" to "the girl" and "the boy" Willia…

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