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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…

Pride and Prejudice (version 3)

Read by Karen Savage


Jane Austen


Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It …

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…

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 4)

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade), often shortened to Huck Finn, is a novel written by Mark Twain and published in 1884.…

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…

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 …

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…

Seven H.P. Lovecraft Stories

Read by Phil Chenevert


H. P. Lovecraft


Howard Phillips Lovecraft, better known as H.P. Lovecraft, was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially…

Lady Susan

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Jane Austen


Jane Austen demonstrated her mastery of the epistolary novel genre in Lady Susan, which she wrote in 1795 but never published. Although the …

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…

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 …

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 …

Münchhausen

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Gottfried August Bürger


Wunderbare Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande - Feldzüge und lustige Abenteuer des Freiherrn von Münchhausen, wie er dieselben bei der…

A Damsel in Distress

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P. G. Wodehouse


A Damsel in Distress is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.S. on October 4, 1919 by George H. Doran, New York, and in the …

Irish Wit and Humor

Read by James E. Carson


Various


Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th ce…

What's Wrong With the World

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G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possibl…

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…

Selected Short Stories.

Read by Mike Harris


P. G. Wodehouse


A miscellaneous collection of short stories, not featuring any of Wodehouse's regular characters, most concern love and romance and, being W…

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…

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'…

Three Men and a Maid

Read by Tim Bulkeley


P. G. Wodehouse


This book with two titles, Three Men and a Maid in the USA and The Girl on the Boat in the UK is a typical PG Wodehouse romantic comedy, inv…

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