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The Impetuous Breeze and the Diplomatic Sun

In Fables for the Frivolous

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


Guy Wetmore Carryl


One of the earliest works by the American parodist, Guy Wetmore Carryl, these fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine’s original writing…

Chapter 1

In Main Street

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


Sinclair Lewis


Carol Milford is a liberal, free-spirited young woman, reared in the metropolis of Minneapolis. She marries Will Kennicott, a doctor, who is…

The Three Bears

In Denslow's Three Bears

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


W.W. Denslow and W. W. Denslow


This version of the classic tale of the three bears has a heroine named Golden Hair. The jolly bears, instead of chasing her away from their…

The Story of the Three Little Pigs

In The Story of the Three Little Pigs

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


L. Leslie Booke and L. Leslie Brooke


This version of the classic tale of the three pigs, their houses and a wolf, published in 1904, has a new twist in its second half. This rec…

Plan of an English Dictionary – Part 1

In Plan and Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


Samuel Johnson


The published dictionary was a huge book: with pages nearly 1½ feet tall and 20 inches wide, it contained 42,773 words; it also sold …

The Case for Monogamy

In The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


William F. Bigelow


A collection of articles from Good Housekeeping magazine, The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book focuses on the subject of marriage. With instr…

Part 1

In The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


James Boswell


Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson is widely considered to be the greatest English-language biography ever written. It was revolutionary in it…

Bk 09: Ch 01-03

In The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


Henry Fielding


Tom Jones is considered one of the first prose works describable as a novel. The novel is divided into 18 smaller books. Tom Jones is a foun…

Chapter 1

In Robinson Crusoe in Words of One Syllable

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


Mary Godolphin and Daniel Defoe


Mary Godolphin was the pseudonym of Lucy Aikin who undertook translating great literature into single-syllable words so that young readers c…

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