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How Books Are Made

16 episodes - Latest episode: over 1 year ago
A podcast about the art and science of making books. Arthur Attwell speaks to book-making leaders about design, production, marketing, distribution, and technology. These are conversations for book...
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Write2Live

11 episodes - Latest episode: almost 2 years ago
Being an author is one thing but grinding and publishing your own work requires a special type of person. We talk to all the authors and publishing savants that push the wheels of self publishing f...
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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

24 episodes - Latest episode: almost 3 years ago
It was published in 1893–1894 by Century Magazine in seven installments, and is a detective story with some racial themes. The plot of this novel is a detective story, in which a series of identiti...
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Eve's Diary by Mark Twain

1 episode - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Eve's Diary is a comic short story by Mark Twain. It was first published in the 1905 Christmas issue of the magazine Harper's Bazaar, and in book format in June 1906 by Harper and Brothers publishi...
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Caedmon's Hymn by Caedmon

1 episode - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Cædmon was an Anglo-Saxon herdsman attached to the double monastery of Streonæshalch (657–681). Originally ignorant of the art of song, Cædmon learned to compose one night in the course of a dream....
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Ion by Plato

2 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago
In Plato’s Ion, Socrates questions Ion on whether he should really claim laud and glory for his ‘rhapsodic’ recitals of Homer’s poetry.
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Spirits in Bondage: a cycle of lyrics by C. S. Lewis

3 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
First published in 1919 under his pseudonym Clive Hamilton, Spirits in Bondage, is also the first published book by the notorious novelist C.S. Lewis. This early piece of work represents Lewis’ you...
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Love and Friendship by Jane Austen

3 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
Begun when she was just eleven years old, Love and Friendship is one of Jane Austen's stories that very few readers may have encountered before. Austen experts feel that this story was written, l...
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When Mother Lets Us Cook by Constance Johnson

4 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago
A book of simple receipts for little folk with important cooking rules in rhyme together with handy lists of the materials and utensils needed for the preparation of each dish.
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U.S. Historical Documents by Various

4 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 17 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...
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Three Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens

4 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
As a gifted writer with a strong interest in supernatural phenomena, Charles Dickens produced a string of ghost stories with enduring charm. Three of them are presented here, of which The Signal Ma...
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Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories by Ambrose Bierce

5 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 5 ratings
Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour...
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Extracts from Adam's Diary by Mark Twain

5 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago
Get the true story of Adam and Eve, straight from the source. This humorous text is a day-to-day account of Adam’s life from happiness in the “GARDEN-OF-EDEN” to their fall from grace and the event...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare

6 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
Shakespeare’s Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. T...
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Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy by George Santayana

6 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago
Before the beginning of World War II, during the time of the Modernist movement in philosophy, George Santayana wrote these five descriptive essays. He examined John Locke’s sensationalism, British...
Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences by René Descartes artwork

Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences by René Descartes

6 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
The Discourse on Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation “cogito ergo sum”, “I think, therefore I am.” …. It is a method which gives a solid platform from which all modern natura...
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

6 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years 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 ...
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Eirik the Red's Saga by Anonymous

6 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago
In this saga, the events that led to Eirik the Red’s banishment to Greenland are chronicled, as well as Leif Eirikson’s discovery of Vinland the Good (a place where wheat and grapes grew naturally)...
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Little Wizard Stories of Oz by L. Frank Baum

6 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago
The “Little Wizard Stories of Oz” are six short stories written by L. Frank Baum in 1913. By all accounts, Baum intended to finish the Oz series with “The Emerald City of Oz,” published in 1910. Fo...
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare

6 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★ - 4 ratings
Banished from his own lands by a usurping brother, Prospero and his daughter Miranda have been living on a deserted island for years, until fate brings the brother within the range of Prospero's po...
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

6 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 7 ratings
First published in Blackwood’s magazine as a three part serial in 1899 and published in 1902, Heart of Darkness centers on the experiences of protagonist Charles Marlow as he is assigned the duty t...
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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

7 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
If you've watched and loved the delightful musical My Fair Lady, then you'd love to read the wonderful play on which it is based. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is equally engrossing and as full ...
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Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

7 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
John Stuart Mill’s book Utilitarianism is one of the most influential and widely-read philosophical defenses of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles publ...
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As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

8 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 41 ratings
“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts,” is one of the quotes from James Allen's classic self help books, As a Man Thinketh. Published in 1902,...
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Beowulf by Unknown

8 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★ - 6 ratings
Beowulf is a long narrative poem composed in Old English some time in between the 8th and 11th century AD. The only surviving manuscript that contains the poem is preserved in the British Library a...
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Nine Unlikely Tales for Children by Edith Nesbit

9 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★ - 5 ratings
Nine original and, yes, unlikely fairy-tales, which include stories of the arithmetic fairy, the king who became a charming villa-residence and the dreadful automatic nagging machine. All are class...
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Love Letter Collection by Various

9 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago
By conservative estimates, more than 6.8 million out of earth's population of 7 billion have access to cell phones. This has happened in just over 20 years. It's safe to assume that almost all thes...
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American Indian Fairy Tales by H. R. Schoolcraft

9 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 16 ratings
This book features a series of short stories collected by renowned ethnologist Henry R. Schoolcraft. The stories are adapted from old Native American legends with the aim to protect their authenti...
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Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

9 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Jerusha Abbott, an eighteen year old orphan, faces an uncertain future in the charity home where she has lived all her life. On reaching adulthood, the orphanage can no longer offer shelter to its ...
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Absolute Surrender and Other Addresses by Andrew Murray

9 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 8 ratings
This is a series of short messages written by the South African minister, Andrew Murray. They deal with the necessity and joy of surrendering our lives completely to God.