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Dover Beach read by Elizabeth Klett

In Dover Beach

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Matthew Arnold


LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 different recordings of Dover Beach, by Matthew Arnold. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of A…

Sanctuary (version 2)

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Edith Wharton


Edith Wharton's early novella focuses on Kate Orme, who begins the story happily in love with her fiance, only to discover that he hides a t…

The Island

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


Written late in his career, Byron's narrative poem The Island tells the famous story of the mutiny on board the Bounty, and follows the muti…

Crucial Instances

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Edith Wharton


This is Edith Wharton's second published collection of short stories (1901). One of these seven stories, "Copy: A Dialogue," is w…

Ethan Frome

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Edith Wharton


Edith Wharton's 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield,…

The Custom of the Country (version 2)

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Edith Wharton


Edith Wharton's 1913 novel is a devastating critique of American upward mobility, told through the journey of Undine Spragg from fictional M…

The Turn of the Screw (version 2)

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Henry James


Henry James' classic ghost story comprises the written testimony of a young governess, charged with looking after two small children at an i…

The Glimpses of the Moon

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Edith Wharton


"The Glimpses of the Moon" (1922) is about Nick and Susy Lansing, both of whom live a decadent life in Europe by sponging off weal…

The Waste Land (version 3)

Read by Elizabeth Klett


T. S. Eliot


The Waste Land is T. S. Eliot's Modernist masterpiece, first published in 1920. Rich in allusions to Shakespeare, Dante, Baudelaire, the Bib…

Jane Eyre (version 2)

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Charlotte Brontë


Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governes…

Goblin Market and Other Poems

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Christina Rossetti


Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862) is British writer Christina Rossetti's first book of poetry. The title poem is her most famous work: a …

Life in the Iron Mills

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Rebecca Harding Davis


This 1861 novella was the first published work by Rebecca Harding Davis: writer, social reformer, and pioneer of literary realism. It tell…

Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Edith Wharton


American novelist Edith Wharton was living in Paris when World War I broke out in 1914. She obtained permission to visit sites behind the l…

Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Aemilia Lanyer


Aemilia Lanyer's 1611 poem is far more than a retelling of The Passion. It comprises a spirited defense of Eve (and, by extension, all wome…

Sense and Sensibility (version 3)

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Jane Austen


Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel, focuses on the lives and loves of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. The…

The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

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Pádraic Colum


Also known as "The Children's Homer," this is Irish writer Padraic Colum's retelling of the events of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey fo…

Ophelia, the Rose of Elsinore

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Mary Cowden Clarke


This story is from Mary Cowden Clarke's multi-volume work The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines, in which she imagined the early lives of c…

The House of the Vampire

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George Sylvester Viereck


The House of the Vampire is a 1907 novella that is a very unusual vampire story. A young writer comes under the powerful influence of a myst…

The Semi-Attached Couple

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Emily Eden


Young and beautiful Helen Eskdale and fabulously wealthy Lord Teviot seem to be the perfect match. But when they marry, they find that misun…

Olalla

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Robert Louis Stevenson


"Olalla" was a "shilling shocker" written for the Christmas season in 1885, just before the publication of Stevenson's D…

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