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Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin artwork

Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

17 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago
In the heat of the failed 1905 revolution in Russia, Lenin here contrasts the precision of the Bolshevik political program and tactics with various inconsistent and servile factions within the Russ...
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain artwork

The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

24 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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 Jewett artwork

Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

20 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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 ...
Euthyphro by Plato artwork

Euthyphro by Plato

1 episode - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 6 ratings
Awaiting his trial on charges of impiety and heresy, Socrates encounters Euthyphro, a self-proclaimed authority on matters of piety and the will of the gods. Socrates, desiring instruction in these...
2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut artwork

2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut

1 episode - Latest episode: over 4 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...
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death by Patrick Henry artwork

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death by Patrick Henry

1 episode - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
This speech was given March 23, 1775, at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, and is credited with having singlehandedly convinced the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution deliverin...
Caedmon's Hymn by Caedmon artwork

Caedmon's Hymn by Caedmon

1 episode - Latest episode: over 4 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....
Eve's Diary by Mark Twain artwork

Eve's Diary by Mark Twain

1 episode - Latest episode: over 4 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...
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau artwork

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

2 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 7 ratings
Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not...
Ion by Plato artwork

Ion by Plato

2 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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.
Second Variety by Philip K. Dick artwork

Second Variety by Philip K. Dick

2 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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...
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles artwork

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

2 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 6 ratings
Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produ...
Antigone by Sophocles artwork

Antigone by Sophocles

2 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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...
Afterward by Edith Wharton artwork

Afterward by Edith Wharton

2 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
A short story classified under the American Gothic genre, the piece depicts an eerie set of events following the distressing occurrences within the Boyne household, as their dream relocation takes ...
Short Poetry Collection by Various artwork

Short Poetry Collection by Various

2 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Short Poetry Collection 001: a collection of 29 public-domain poems.
Aphorisms by Oscar Wilde artwork

Aphorisms by Oscar Wilde

2 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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...
Poems of William Blake by William Blake artwork

Poems of William Blake by William Blake

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★ - 5 ratings
Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul are two books of poetry by the English poet and painter, William Blake. Although Songs of Innocence was first...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Unknown artwork

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Unknown

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 5 ratings
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th Century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table. In the tale, Sir Gawain accep...
Peace On Earth, Good-Will To Dogs by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott artwork

Peace On Earth, Good-Will To Dogs by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago
“If you don’t like Christmas stories, don’t read this one!And if you don’t like dogs I don’t know just what to advise you to do!For I warn you perfectly frankly that I am distinctly pro-dog and dis...
Spirits in Bondage: a cycle of lyrics by C. S. Lewis artwork

Spirits in Bondage: a cycle of lyrics by C. S. Lewis

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
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...
1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors by Mark Twain artwork

1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors by Mark Twain

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 1 rating
An atypical piece of writing by Mark Twain, the short bawdy skit documents a conversion between Queen Elizabeth and several notable writers of the time, including Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Beaumo...
Love and Friendship by Jane Austen artwork

Love and Friendship by Jane Austen

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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 Kabir artwork

Songs of Kabir by Kabir

3 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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...
Three Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens artwork

Three Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 4 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...
An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde artwork

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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 Johnson artwork

When Mother Lets Us Cook by Constance Johnson

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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.
U.S. Historical Documents by Various artwork

U.S. Historical Documents by Various

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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...
Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson artwork

Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson

6 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★ - 7 ratings
“Nature” is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism is put forth, a belief system that espouses a non-tradit...
Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville artwork

Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 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...
What Men Live By and Other Tales by Leo Tolstoy artwork

What Men Live By and Other Tales by Leo Tolstoy

4 episodes - Latest episode: over 4 years ago - ★★★★★ - 3 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...