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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…

Mr. King Has a Little Plan for Polly

In Five Little Peppers Abroad

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Margaret Sidney

This book is the next in the series of the Five Little Peppers, by Margaret Sidney, after Five Little Peppers and How They Grew and Five Lit…

Chapter 20 – Joe Green

In Black Beauty (The Autobiography of a Horse)

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is Anna Sewell’s first and only novel. The story is told in the “first person” (or first horse) as an autobiographical memoir o…

Chapter 06

In Beowulf

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Tr. Francis Barton Gummere and Unknowntranslated Byfrancis Barton Gummere

This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a my…

Chapter 29

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…

Paste Makes Waist/recipe, Tips and Tipping, The Mythical Land

In Bohemian San Francisco

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Clarence Edwords and Clarence Edgar Edwords

While describing his dining experiences throughout "Bohemian San Francisco," Clarence Edwords paints an historic panorama of Calif…

The Merchant's Tale

In The Canterbury Tales

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

Chapter 30

In The Portrait of a Lady Vol 2

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880-1881 …

Chapter 41

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 …

Chapter 8 The Flowers

In The Yosemite

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

John Muir

John Muir's adventure guide for the Yosemite Valley.