Literature

Les Tribulations d'un chinois en Chine

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet


Jules Verne


Kin-Fo est un jeune chinois riche, qui est indifférent à tout et ne connaît pas le bonheur. Un jour, il se retrouve ruin…

Jude the Obscure (Version 2)

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Thomas Hardy


Eleven-year-old Jude Fawley, inspired by his teacher Mr. Phillotson, who leaves Marygreen for Christminster to take a university degree, dec…

Paradise Regained

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John Milton


Paradise Regained is a poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton, published in 1671. It is connected by name to his earlier and more…

The Mayor of Casterbridge (version 2)

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Thomas Hardy


Irritated and drunken, an itinerant farm-worker sells his wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, set in rural …

Daniel Deronda

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George Eliot


In this enduring Victorian classic written in 1876, two stories weave in and out of each other: The first is about Gwendolen, one of Eliot's…

Bartleby the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street.

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Herman Melville


"Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by Herman Melville. The story first appeared, anonymously, in Pu…

Critias

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Plato


This is an incomplete dialogue from the late period of Plato's life. Plato most likely created it after Republic and it contains the famous …

Eugenics and Other Evils

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G. K. Chesterton


Most Eugenists are Euphemists. I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they are utterly incapable of …

The Treasury of David, Vol. 2 (Abridged)

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Charles H. Spurgeon


Charles Spurgeon was a British Particular Baptist preacher who remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among…

Run to Earth

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon


A captivating Victorian “sensation” novel by the author of “Lady Audley's Secret”, Run to Earth has it all: scoundrels and mercenaries, love…

Lady Susan (version 2)

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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 …

Silas Marner

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George Eliot


Silas Marner (originally published in 1861): Betrayed by a beloved friend and accused of a crime he didn’t commit, awkward Silas Marner is e…

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Neilson Translation)

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The Gawain Poet and The Gawain Poettranslated Bywilliam Allan Neilson


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th-century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of…

Therese Raquin

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Émile Zola


An unsatisfied wife kills her weak husband in order to carry on a sordid affair with another man. However, her selfish plans are spoiled whe…

The Story of Avis

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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps


Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's 1877 novel is set in a New England college town, and focuses on Avis Dobell, a professor's daughter. Avis is a ta…

The Woodlanders (version 2)

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Thomas Hardy


The Woodlanders is one of Hardy's later novels, although he originally intended it as a successor to Far From The Madding Crowd. It concerns…

Middlemarch

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George Eliot


The book examines the role of education in the lives of the characters and how such education and study has affected the characters. Rosamon…

Ein Landarzt. Kleine Erzählungen

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Franz Kafka


Die Erzählung Ein Landarzt von Franz Kafka entstand im Jahr 1917 und wurde 1918 veröffentlicht. Im Jahre 1919 erschien das Buch Ei…

Emma (Version 6)

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Jane Austen


Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. As in her other novels, Austen explores the c…

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