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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen artwork

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

50 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★ - 27 ratings
Two sisters, one practical and full of commonsense, the other a passionate and emotional creature, an uncaring brother and his avaricious wife, a handsome rake and a faithful gentleman – these are ...
History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon artwork

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

52 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★ - 24 ratings
Spanning a period of nearly 1500 years, this monumental work of history tracks the orbit of one of the greatest Empires of all time. The sheer scale and sweep of the narrative is breathtaking in it...
Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery artwork

Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery

41 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 20 ratings
Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series following the adventures of its heroine Anne Shirley as she leaves for Redmond College in the busy city of Kingsport to study...
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe artwork

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

45 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 18 ratings
Uncle Tom’s Cabin is one of the most controversial novels of the last century, with it’s sentimental portrayal of the anti-slavery movement in the USA. Written in 1852, the novel instantly rose to ...
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy artwork

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

28 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 14 ratings
Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace chronicles the lives of five Russian aristocratic families during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Many considered this book to be the best Russian work of literature of a...
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas artwork

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

69 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 12 ratings
The Three Musketeers follows the adventures of the young Gascon nobleman, D’Artagnan and his three trusted friends who served as musketeers in the king’s regiment – Athos, Porthos & Aramis. Written...
Eusebius' History of the Christian Church by Eusebius of Caesarea artwork

Eusebius' History of the Christian Church by Eusebius of Caesarea

37 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 12 ratings
Eusebius presents the history of the Church from the apostles to his own time, with special regard to the following points:1. the successions of bishops in the principal sees2. the history of Chris...
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton artwork

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

9 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 11 ratings
Orthodoxy is a book that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to "attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be ...
Popular History of France from the Earliest Times by Francois Guizot artwork

Popular History of France from the Earliest Times by Francois Guizot

34 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 10 ratings
François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787-1874) was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a l...
Bill of Rights & Amendments to the US Constitution by Founding Fathers of the United States artwork

Bill of Rights & Amendments to the US Constitution by Founding Fathers of the United States

5 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 10 ratings
The Constitution has a total of 27 amendments. The first ten, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified simultaneously. The following seventeen were ratified separately.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens artwork

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

53 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 8 ratings
Set in the first half of the 19th century, the classic novel presents the story of young orphan Oliver Twist, who endures tumultuous events in a society burdened by poverty, crime and malice. After...
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace artwork

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace

81 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 6 ratings
Ben-Hur is a story of two very different heroes. Judah Ben-Hur, a prince of Jerusalem, is involved in an accident to the Roman procurator which is taken to be intentional. He is seized and sent to ...
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo artwork

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

71 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 6 ratings
Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is a novel which tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean, his struggles and eventual redemption. It's hailed by many critics as not just Victor Hugo's finest work bu...
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville artwork

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

45 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
Arguably, one of the most influential and insightful pieces of work concerned with American political life, Democracy in America directs itself towards American politics and society, and is consid...
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Volumes 1 & 2 by Mark Twain artwork

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Volumes 1 & 2 by Mark Twain

75 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
Mark Twain’s work on Joan of Arc is titled in full “Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte.” De Conte is identified as Joan’s page and secretary. For those who’ve always...
History of the Christian church by Samuel Cheetham artwork

History of the Christian church by Samuel Cheetham

44 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★ - 5 ratings
The intention of this work is to provide a sketch of the History of the Church in the first six centuries of its existence, resting throughout on original authorities, and also giving references to...
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott artwork

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

44 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★ - 5 ratings
Medieval England in the 12th century. The evil Prince John rules England in place of his brother, the noble Richard the Lionheart, who is being held in an Austrian prison by Duke Leopold of Austria...
Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden artwork

Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden

24 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 5 ratings
Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known...
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky artwork

Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

6 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
One of the earliest polished examples of existential literature, Notes from the Underground follows the life of a recluse and depicts his antagonistic attitude toward society. Written in two parts ...
History of the United States: The Colonial Period Onwards by Charles Austin Beard artwork

History of the United States: The Colonial Period Onwards by Charles Austin Beard

14 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 4 ratings
Vol. I: The Colonial Period. Charles Austin Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in ...
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens artwork

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

68 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 3 ratings
As the last published novel of a writer whose career spanned over a dozen novels, innumerable short stories, plays and nonfiction, Our Mutual Friend is indeed a great composition by Charles Dickens...
From October to Brest-Litovsk by Leon Trotsky artwork

From October to Brest-Litovsk by Leon Trotsky

27 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
This account by Trotsky is of the events in Russia from the October Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd, to his signing of the Brest-Litovsk treaty with Germany on 3rd March 1918 which took Russia out ...
Diary of a U-boat Commander by Sir Stephen King-Hall artwork

Diary of a U-boat Commander by Sir Stephen King-Hall

12 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
The infamous U boats deployed by Germany in the two World Wars have spawned several works of fiction and non-fiction. These deadly vessels were not just efficient and lethal killing machines, but t...
Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon artwork

Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

40 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
Inspired by a true life story, Lady Audley's Secret is the story of a woman's overwhelming ambition and passion for social success. When the first book came out in 1862, Victorian readers were shoc...
History of Holland by George Edmundson artwork

History of Holland by George Edmundson

37 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★ - 2 ratings
The title, “History of Holland,” given to this volume is fully justified by the predominant part which the great maritime province of Holland took in the War of Independence and throughout the whol...
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini artwork

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

31 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
An adventure novel with an unexpected hero, Captain Blood follows the unintended journey of chivalrous and well-educated gentleman Peter Blood, who without much choice was plunged into the world of...
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini artwork

Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

36 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad!” The wonderful opening lines of this 1921 novel set the tone for the rest of this delightful story of an adventurer and roma...
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather artwork

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

30 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★ - 1 rating
Published in 1913, O Pioneers! is the first novel in Cather’s Great Plains trilogy and follows the life of its young heroine, Alexandra Bergson, as she fulfills her father’s dying wish to take care...
Blackfeet Indian Stories by George B. Grinnell artwork

Blackfeet Indian Stories by George B. Grinnell

26 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
The Blackfeet were hunters, travelling from place to place on foot. They used implements of stone, wood, or bone, wore clothing made of skins, and lived in tents covered by hides. Dogs, their only ...
Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty by Sir John Barrow artwork

Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty by Sir John Barrow

23 episodes - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
On December 31 1787, the HMS Bounty, a small sailing vessel embarked from Spithead Harbor, England bound for Tahiti. Her mission was sponsored by the Royal Society in London and aimed at picking up...