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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain24 episodes - Latest episode: about 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...
Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett20 episodes - Latest episode: about 3 years ago
The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) is considered Jewett’s finest work, described by Henry James as her “beautiful little quantum of achievement.” Despite James’s diminutives, the novel remains ...
2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut1 episode - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
In this chilling short-story by a master of the craft, Kurt Vonnegut creates a fictional world of the future where life and death are no longer matters of individual choice or destiny. The title re...
Second Variety by Philip K. Dick2 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Early victories by the USSR in a global nuclear war cause the United Nations government to retreat to the moon leaving behind troops and fierce autonomous robots called “Claws”, which reproduce and...
Aphorisms by Oscar Wilde2 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
In 1894, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) published two short collections of aphorisms: “A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated”, in the Saturday Review newspaper, and “Phrases and Philosoph...
Antigone by Sophocles2 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
This is the final installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays, following Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus's daughter Antigone deliberately breaks the laws of Thebes when she buries her brot...
Love and Friendship by Jane Austen3 episodes - Latest episode: over 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...
Songs of Kabir by Kabir3 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
Kabir (1440 - 1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement.The name Kabir comes from Arabic Al-Kabir which means 'The Great' - the 37th Nam...
What Men Live By and Other Tales by Leo Tolstoy4 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
Although Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a wealthy landowner, in his later life he had what was considered a “religious awakening.” This experience went on to inform his writing and his lifestyle in pr...
Four Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah4 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago
Ernest Bramah is mainly known for his ‘Kai Lung’ books – Dorothy L Sayers often used quotes from them for her chapter headings. In his lifetime however he was equally well known for his detective s...
An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde4 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
This story opens at a fashionable dinner party in Sir Robert Chiltern's home in the heart of London's stylish Grosvenor Square. One of Lady Chiltern's old school-friends, Mrs. Cheveley, a woman wit...
When Mother Lets Us Cook by Constance Johnson4 episodes - Latest episode: over 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.
Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville4 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella by the American novelist Herman Melville (1819–1891). It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editi...
Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories by Ambrose Bierce5 episodes - Latest episode: over 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...
First Love by Ivan S. Turgenev5 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
The title of the novella is almost an adequate summary in itself. The “boy-meets-girl-then-loses-her” story is universal but not, I think, banal – despite a surprise ending which notoriously turns ...
Red Shadows by Robert Ervin Howard5 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago
Red Shadows is the first of a series of stories featuring Howard’s puritan avenger, Solomon Kane. Kane tracks his prey over land and sea, enters the jungles of Africa, and even faces dark Gods and ...
Long Poems Collection by Various5 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago
Long Poems Collection 1: a collection of 5 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in length.
The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare5 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★ - 11 ratings
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering...
Sex – Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English by Henry Stanton5 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago
Henry Stanton’s 1922 book Sex – Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English is intended as a frank (although consevative and moralistic) guide to human sexual behaviour and relationships. It is par...
Bill of Rights & Amendments to the US Constitution by Founding Fathers of the United States5 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 20 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.
Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences by René Descartes6 episodes - Latest episode: over 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...
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad6 episodes - Latest episode: over 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...
Little Wizard Stories of Oz by L. Frank Baum6 episodes - Latest episode: over 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...
Lady Susan by Jane Austen6 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
An epistolary novel, Lady Susan is an early work by Austen that was posthumously published in 1871. The short novel focuses on the self-serving eponymous anti-heroine, as she cunningly maneuvers he...
Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare6 episodes - Latest episode: over 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...
Daisy Miller: A Study in Two Parts by Henry James6 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago
Daisy Miller is an 1878 novella by Henry James. It portrays the confused courtship of the eponymous American girl by Winterbourne, a compatriot of hers with much more sophistication. His pursuit of...
Spurgeon's Sermons May 1858 by Charles Spurgeon6 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 44 ratings
Charles Spurgeon was a popular Baptist minister in London in mid-Victorian times; his ministry was highly influential and had a significant effect on many families in London and further afield. It ...
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw7 episodes - Latest episode: over 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 ...
Three Short Works by Gustave Flaubert7 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago
Here is a collection of strikingly different pieces by Flaubert: a prose poem in the voices of Death, Satan and Nero; the trials and apotheosis of a medieval saint; and the life of a selfless maid ...
Selected Poems by Robert Frost8 episodes - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
“Good fences make good neighbors...” If, as a reader, this is one line you do remember, then the poet Robert Frost would have fulfilled his purpose. The highest goal of a poet, he claimed, was to “...
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