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The Treasure

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)


Selma Lagerlöf


Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Pr…

Prometheus Bound (Buckley Translation)

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Aeschylus


"Prometheus Bound" is the only complete tragedy of the Prometheia trilogy, traditionally assumed to be the work of Aeschylus. Jupi…

Pierre and Luce

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Romain Rolland


Pierre and Luce were an unlikely young pair who found themselves in the chaos of Paris during the war; Pierre, the shy, recently conscripted…

Julius Caesar (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


When Julius Caesar returns to Rome from conquering the Gauls, Cassius and his friends are worried that he will try to seize power and make h…

The Bacchae

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Euripides


The tragedy is based on the mythological story of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agavë, and their punishment by the god Dionysu…

The Spanish Tragedy

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Thomas Kyd


The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and inf…

The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire

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Charles Morris


The first half of this book describes the devastating earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906, and the subsequent destruction caused by f…

Oroonoko

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Thomas Southerne


Based on Aphra Behn's 1688 novel (which is one of the earliest novels in the English language), Thomas Southerne's Oroonoko is seen by schol…

The Master Builder

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Henrik Ibsen


Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, first published in 1892, is about architect Halvard Solness, who despite personal tragedy (including the …

Romeo and Juliet

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William Shakespeare


Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most famous of Shakespeare’s plays and is thought to be the most famous love story in Western history. It co…

The Tragedy of King Lear (version 3)

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William Shakespeare


Known for its heartrending emotion and shocking violence, The Tragedy of King Lear is seen as one of Shakespeare's towering masterpieces. It…

Hippolytus

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Euripides


Eurpides' tragedy tells of Theseus' chaste son Hippolytus, who refuses to worship Aphrodite in favor of Artemis. Aphrodite gets revenge by c…

Love's Young Dream

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Thomas Moore


LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of Love's Young Dream by Thomas Moore. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 26th, 201…

Casey at the Bat

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Ernest Lawrence Thayer


LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Casey at the Bat by Ernst Lawrence Thayer. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for Decemb…

Agamemnon (Browning Translation)

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Aeschylus


The play Agamemnon details the homecoming of Agamemnon, King of Argos, from the Trojan War. Waiting at home for him is his wife, Clytemnestr…

The Persians

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Aeschylus


This is one of the few Greek tragedies that deals with historical events rather than mythological ones. The elders of the Persian court awa…

Samson Agonistes

Read by Martin Geeson


John Milton


“The Sun to me is darkAnd silent as the Moon,When she deserts the nightHid in her vacant interlunar cave.”Milton composes his last extended …

Romeo and Juliet (version 4)

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William Shakespeare


Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes…

Tamburlaine the Great, Part 1

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Christopher Marlowe


Tamburlaine the Great is the name of a play in two parts by Christopher Marlowe. It is loosely based on the life of the Central Asian empero…

Henry IV, A Tragedy in Three Acts

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Luigi Pirandello


A talented actor and historian falls off his horse in a historical pageant while playing the role of Henry IV. When he comes to, he believes…

Tamburlaine the Great, Part 2

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Christopher Marlowe


Tamburlaine the Great is the name of a play in two parts by Christopher Marlowe. It is loosely based on the life of the Central Asian empero…

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