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Phaedrus

Read by Martin Geeson


Plato


“For there is no light of justice or temperance, or any of the higher ideas which are precious to souls, in the earthly copies of them: they…

The Room in the Dragon Volant

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


J. Sheridan LeFanu's Gothic mystery novel is narrated by Richard Beckett, a young Englishman abroad in Napoleonic-era France. He falls insta…

The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

Read by Elizabeth Klett


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…

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Read by Nick Duncan


William Blake


The work was composed between 1790 and 1793, in the period of radical foment and political conflict immediately after the French Revolution.…

Walpurgisnacht

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Gustav Meyrink


In der Nacht des 30. April, der Walpurgisnacht, stört ein schlafwandelnder Schauspieler die Abendgesellschaft im Hause des Barons Elsen…

Barnaby Rudge (version 2)

Read by Mil Nicholson


Charles Dickens


One of the two Historical novels Charles Dickens wrote, Barnaby Rudge is set around the ‘Gordon’ riots in London in 1780. The story begins i…

The Black Tulip

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Alexandre Dumas


The Black Tulip, written by Alexandre Dumas père and published in 1850, is a historical novel placed in the time of Tulipmania in the…

Les Contes de la bécasse

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Guy de Maupassant


Dans les dix-sept nouvelles composant « Les contes de la bécasse », Guy de Maupassant dépeint en quelques traits d…

Bible (KJV) 21: Ecclesiastes

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King James Version


The book of Ecclesiastes is a wonderful book. It tells how all man's doing is futile, if it is done in his own strength. The last two verses…

Kleider machen Leute

Read by Stefan Schmelz


Gottfried Keller


Die Erzählung “Kleider machen Leute” erschien 1874 im zweiten Band des Novellenzyklus “Die Leute von Seldwyla”. Ein arbeitsloser Schnei…

Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji)

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Murasaki Shikibu


The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the …

The Street of Seven Stars

Read by MaryAnn


Mary Roberts Rinehart


Published in 1914, this novel tells the story of Harmony Wells, an innocent and beautiful American in Austria to study violin. Harmony has t…

The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories

Read by Ted Delorme


Mark Twain


Here's a Mark Twain story that's very unlike those he became famous for, but when I read it back in Catholic high school, it left a deep imp…

Boule de suif

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Guy de Maupassant


Douze nouvelles dans lesquelles Guy de Maupassant pose un regard ironique, voire pessimiste, sur la société française d…

A Viuvinha

Read by Leni


Jose de Alencar and José De Alencar


A Viuvinha é um romance de autoria de José de Alencar, escritor brasileiro, publicado em 1857. A obra inclui-se entre os chama…

Der Chancellor

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Jules Verne


Der Chancellor ist eines von Jules Vernes ungewöhnlichsten Werken. Es erzählt vom Untergang eines Schiffes in Form eines Tagebuche…

The Sorrows of Young Werther

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The Sorrows of Young Werther (German, Die Leiden des jungen Werther, originally published as Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) is an epistolar…

Der Bär

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Anton Chekhov


Der Bär ist ein Theaterstück in einem Akt von Anton Tschechow, von ihm selbst als "Scherz" bezeichnet. Jeléna Iw&…

The Lady With the Dog and Other Stories

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Anton Chekhov


Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. …

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