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Walden

Read by Gord Mackenzie


Henry David Thoreau


Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s lif…

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Read by Gord Mackenzie


Henry David Thoreau


Civil Disobedience is an essay by Henry David Thoreau. Published in 1849 under the title Resistance to Civil Government, it expressed Thorea…

Scaramouche

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Rafael Sabatini


Scaramouche is a romantic adventure and tells the story of a young aristocrat during the French Revolution. His successive endeavors as a la…

Section 2

In An International Episode

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Henry James


Two men visting the US from London meet a pair of charming women who return the visit the following year in London. Romantic intrigues, misc…

Book 1

In Leaves of Grass

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Walt Whitman


American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during…

Version 3

In Sonnet 023

Read by Gord Mackenzie


shakespeare and William Shakespeare


Librivox volunteers bring you eight different readings of William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 23, a weekly poetry project.(Summary by Annie Coleman…

Sonnets 61-70

In Shakespeare's Sonnets

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William Shakespeare


Shakespeare’s sonnets comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality.…

Part 2 Chapter 4

In Notes from the Underground

Read by Gord Mackenzie


dostoyevsky_f and Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short masterpiece about a ranting, slightly mad civil servant. The stylistic inventiveness, and the insights into the …