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Pygmalion

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George Bernard Shaw


Pygmalion (1913) is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on the Greek myth of the same name. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor…

Old Greek Stories

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James Baldwin


A retelling of old Greek stories involving mythological heroes and their adventures. Tales include those of Prometheus, Io, Perseus and Thes…

Поэмы (Poems)

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Alexander Pushkin


Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин (1799 - 1837) — русский поэт , драматург и прозаик . Александр Сергеевич Пушкин имеет репутацию великого или в…

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Raven Edition, Volume 2

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Edgar Allan Poe


Monday, January 19, 2009 marked Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday. Though these tales need no introduction, the rationale for starting with v…

A Christmas Carol (version 08 dramatic reading)

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Charles Dickens


A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. The story tells …

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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Jules Verne


The story involves a German professor (Otto Lidenbrock in the original French, Professor Von Hardwigg in the most common English translation…

The Book of Werewolves

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Sabine Baring-Gould


A survey of the myths and legends concerning lycanthropy from ancient times to the Victorian Era. (Summary by A. Gramour)

Ulysses

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James Joyce


NOTE: Because of the nature of this project, there was a bending of usual LibriVox procedures: pub-like background noise was encouraged, as…

Mary Queen of Scots

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Jacob Abbott


There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

The Antiquities of the Jews, Volume 1

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Flavius Josephus


Antiquities of the Jews was a work published by the important Jewish historian Flavius Josephus about the year 93 or 94. It is a history of …

Ghost Story Collection 002

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Various


A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

Madame Bovary

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Gustave Flaubert


Published in book form in April 1857, the novel focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her mea…

The Kingdom of God is within you

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Leo Tolstoy


The title of the book comes from Luke 17:21. It is a non-fiction work of the famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy. He wrote it after many years…

The Merchant of Venice

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William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was probably written between 1596 and 1598, and was printed with the comedies in the First Foli…

The Tempest

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William Shakespeare


Banished from his own lands by a usurping brother, Prospero and his daughter Miranda have been living on a deserted island for years, until …

The Social Contract

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau


The Social Contract outlines Rousseau's views on political justice, explaining how a just and legitimate state is to be founded, organized a…

Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Donald Alexander Mackenzie


Donald Alexander Mackenzie (1873 – March 2, 1936) was a Scottish journalist and prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in t…

Coffee Break Collection 001 - Humor

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P. G. Wodehouse


This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) stories suitable for a coffee break at work or a short commuter ride. Emphasis f…

Die Elixiere des Teufels

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E. T. A. Hoffmann


Der Bruder Medardus ist ein hoch angesehenes, für seine feurigen Predigten bekanntes Mitglied der Klostergemeinde. Als ihm die Aufsicht…

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. I

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Edward Gibbon


The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was writ…

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