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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen artwork

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

50 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★ - 40 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: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 31 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...
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy artwork

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

238 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 29 ratings
Leo Tolstoy’s psychological novel Anna Karenina follows the life of the enchanting and rebellious Anna who seeks to break free from the shackles of society. Set in late 19th century Russia, Anna is...
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe artwork

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

45 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 21 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 ...
Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery artwork

Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery

41 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 21 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...
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy artwork

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

28 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 18 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...
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: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 15 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.
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas artwork

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

69 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 13 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...
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens artwork

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

53 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 13 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...
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton artwork

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

9 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 13 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 ...
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: 9 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...
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: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 11 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...
Chronicles of Canada -- Dawn of Canadian History: Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock artwork

Chronicles of Canada -- Dawn of Canadian History: Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock

6 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★ - 9 ratings
Most readers of Stephen Leacock's works are familiar with his witty and humorous writings, but few may be aware that he was also a gifted teacher, political ideologue, economist and fiction writer....
U.S. Historical Documents by Various artwork

U.S. Historical Documents by Various

4 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 9 ratings
The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, though not yet ratified by the thirteen original colonies. Ra...
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky artwork

Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

6 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 8 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 ...
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott artwork

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

44 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★ - 7 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...
Herodotus' Histories by Herodotus of Halicarnassus artwork

Herodotus' Histories by Herodotus of Halicarnassus

26 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 7 ratings
The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire a...
Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden artwork

Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden

24 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 7 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...
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo artwork

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

71 episodes - Latest episode: 9 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: 9 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...
History of the Christian church by Samuel Cheetham artwork

History of the Christian church by Samuel Cheetham

44 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★ - 6 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...
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: 9 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...
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman artwork

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

34 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
Nearly 160 years after it was first published, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass continues to inspire, enthrall and educate generations of readers. This collection of poems serves as a vehicle for Whi...
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens artwork

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

68 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 4 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...
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare artwork

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

6 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
Though it's titled The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the man himself appears only in five scenes in the entire play! However, such is his impact on the events that surrounded him that he still remains ...
Foxe's Book of Martyrs, A History of the Lives by John Foxe artwork

Foxe's Book of Martyrs, A History of the Lives by John Foxe

33 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★ - 3 ratings
The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, many of whom had died for their beliefs within the decade immediately preceding its first pub...
From October to Brest-Litovsk by Leon Trotsky artwork

From October to Brest-Litovsk by Leon Trotsky

27 episodes - Latest episode: 9 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 ...
Comic History of England by Bill Nye artwork

Comic History of England by Bill Nye

19 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★ - 3 ratings
If you thought history was dull, dry and boring, you haven't read Bill Nye's books! He brings wit, humor, satire, irony and sheer nonsensical fun into the subject, making it both entertaining and m...
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: 9 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...
Introduction to The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel artwork

Introduction to The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

10 episodes - Latest episode: 9 months ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
The introduction to Hegel’s lectures on the philosophy of world history is often used to introduce students to Hegel’s philosophy, in part because Hegel’s sometimes difficult style is muted in the ...