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The Custom of the Country (version 2)

Read by Elizabeth Klett


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…

Quicksand

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Nella Larsen


Quicksand is a 1928 novel by Nella Larsen, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance. It focuses on Helga Crane, a mixed-race woman who is a school…

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…

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 …

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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Robert Tressell


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

The Golden Calf

Read by Tara Dow


Mary Elizabeth Braddon


A late 19th Century sensation novel following the young life of Ida Palliser as she searches for fortune and love within England's Gentry Cl…

Round the Sofa

Read by NoelBadrian


Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Round the Sofa (1859), is a book of stories by the lady that Charles Dickens called his “dear Scheherazade” due to her skill as a story tell…

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…

Elizabeth and her German Garden

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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…

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…

Ann Veronica

Read by Joy Chan


H. G. Wells


Ann Veronica was a controversial book detailing the development of a naive school girl into a "New Woman". When it was published, …

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…

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…

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…

The Mark of Zorro

Read by Mark F. Smith


Johnston Mcculley


In Spanish California, a troubling pattern had developed. The natives were reduced to peasants, the Franciscan friars that ministered to the…

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…

Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress

Read by Edmund Bloxam


Daniel Defoe


The full title of the novel is Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress Or, a History of the Life and Vast Variety of Fortunes of Mademoiselle de Bele…

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…

The Problem of China

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Bertrand Russell


In 1920-21 Bertrand Russell lived and taught in Peking (Beijing), publishing this book on his return to England. In 1920 he had visited Bols…

Kipps

Read by Anthony Ogus


H. G. Wells


Arthur Kipps, an orphaned draper’s assistant of humble means, unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money and that is when all his troubles b…

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