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Alumni Voices

Read by Bethany Bell

Bethany Bell

University of Oxford Podcasts

Cultural Frontier: Early 20th Century Vienna

In Alumni Weekend

Read by Bethany Bell, Shearer West, Ritchie Robertson and Jonathan Cross


University of Oxford Podcasts

The Silent Barrier

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

Louis Tracy

Charles K. Spencer is a well-to-do young American mining engineer. Drinking his water in a hotel in London one day, he overhears a conversat…

The Rose Garden Husband

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

Margaret Widdemer

This novel was written by Margaret Widdemer, who won the Pulitzer prize for her collection of poetry in 1919. Phyllis is a 25-years-old chi…


Read by Mary Herndon Bell

George Sand

This is George Sand's first novel. Her real name was Amantine (or Amandine) Lucile Dupin, and she later became baroness Dudevant. As an aris…

Dolly and I: Story for Little Folks

Read by Victoria Alice Bell

Oliver Optic

Katherine Green an envious girl is given a pretty doll by her Aunt Jane. Christmastime is approaching... Nellie Green her sister who is quit…

In Which Becky Is Recognized by the Family

In Vanity Fair

Read by Bethany Simpson

William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray that satirizes society in early 19th-century England. Like man…

Chapter Nine

In Elsie's Motherhood

Read by Bethany Baldwin

Martha Finley

After the Civil War, Elsie and her family return to their home in the South, dealing with the upheaval that the Reconstruction Era brought d…

7 - The Husband

In The Lady With the Dog and Other Stories

Read by Bethany Simpson

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. …

18 - The Morning News

In The Mayor's Wife

Read by Bethany Simpson

Anna Katharine Green

Miss Saunders is out for an adventure. One, which is full of secrets, hints, and half-lies. One, which will require all of her wits. She is …