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Bleak House

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Charles Dickens

Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. It is widely held to…


Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

The book is a social novel, dealing with Victorian views about sin and illegitimacy. It is a surprisingly compassionate portrayal of a 'fall…

Dombey and Son (version 2)

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Charles Dickens

Dombey and Son is a novel by the Victorian author Charles Dickens. The story concerns Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company…

The Little Man and His Little Gun

In Mother Goose in Prose

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

L. Frank Baum

Whether Mother Goose was a real person or a myth, the songs that are attributed to her name are what we remember from our childhood. Some of…

Chapter 14

In Northanger Abbey

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey is a hilarious parody of 18th century gothic novels. The heroine, 17-year old Catherine, has been reading far too many “hor…

Chapter 8 The Flowers

In The Yosemite

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

John Muir

John Muir's adventure guide for the Yosemite Valley.

Chapters 14-15

In Don Quixote - Vol. 1

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (transl. John Ormsby) and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in …