Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 2

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This is the second volume of the collected Curiosities of Literature by Isaac D'Israeli. As in volume one, D'Isreali again takes us on a tour around literature, with a dash of history and politics here and there. The subjects are so varied that all listeners can count on learning something new. - Summary by Carolin (27 hr 0 min)


Charles the First 11:55 Read by Jim Locke
Duke of Buckingham 6:45 Read by Jason in Panama
The Death of Charles IX 7:51 Read by Jim Locke
Royal Promotions 6:18 Read by Jim Locke
Nobility 1:55 Read by Jason in Panama
Modes of Salutation, and Amicable Ceremonies, Observed in Various Nations 11:30 Read by Kate Follis
Fire, and the Origin of Fireworks 10:41 Read by Jason in Panama
The Bible Prohibited and Improved 12:33 Read by Kate Follis
Origin of the Materials of Writing 21:32 Read by Jim Locke
Anecdotes of European Manners 27:16 Read by Jim Locke
The Early Drama 11:09 Read by Jim Locke
The Marriage of the Arts 8:20 Read by Jim Locke
A Contrivance in Dramatic Dialogue 5:19 Read by Jason in Panama
The Comedy of a Madman 5:10 Read by Sonia
Solitude 13:33 Read by Jim Locke
Literary Friendships 9:39 Read by Kalynda
Anecdotes of Abstraction of Mind 8:55 Read by Sonia
Richardson 9:43 Read by Greg Giordano
Influence of a Name 30:46 Read by Jim Locke
The Jews of York 11:33 Read by Diana Schmidt
The Sovereignty of the Seas 4:12 Read by Jason in Panama
On the Custom of Kissing Hands 5:37 Read by Jason in Panama
Popes 5:20 Read by Jason in Panama
Literary Composition 20:26 Read by Jim Locke
Poetical Imitations and Similarities 39:37 Read by Sonia
Explanation of the Fac-Simile 8:54 Read by Greg Giordano
Literary Fashions 8:37 Read by Jason in Panama
The Pantomimical Characters 43:17 Read by Jim Locke
Extemporal Comedies 22:06 Read by Jim Locke
Massinger, Milton, and the Italian Theatre 12:34 Read by Jim Locke
Songs of Trades, or Songs for the People 23:24 Read by Jim Locke
Introducers of Exotic Flowers, Fruits, etc. 21:15 Read by Jim Locke
Usurers of the Seventeenth Century 39:27 Read by Jim Locke
Chidiock Titchbourne 24:26 Read by Jim Locke
Elizabeth and her Parliament 23:02 Read by Jim Locke
Anecdotes of Prince Henry, the Son of James I, when a Child 21:16 Read by Jim Locke
The Diary of a Master of the Ceremonies 31:17 Read by Jim Locke
Diaries - Moral, Historical, and Critical 27:53 Read by Jim Locke
Licensers of the Press 41:18 Read by Jim Locke
Of Anagrams and Echo Verses 22:20 Read by Jim Locke
Orthography of Proper Names 12:35 Read by Kate Follis
Names of Our Streets 10:22 Read by Greg Giordano
Secret History of Edward Vere, Earl of Oxford 7:02 Read by Jason in Panama
Ancient Cookery, and Cooks 31:20 Read by Kate Follis
Ancient and Modern Saturnalia 39:31 Read by Jim Locke
Reliquiae Gethinianae 11:12 Read by Jim Locke
Robinson Crusoe 8:40 Read by Jason in Panama
Catholic and Protestant Dramas 11:43 Read by Kate Follis
The History of the Theatre during its Suppression 31:41 Read by Jim Locke
Drinking-Customs in England 30:24 Read by Kate Follis
Literary Anecdotes 8:59 Read by Jim Locke
Condemned Poets 15:19 Read by Greg Giordano
Acajou and Zirphile 7:18 Read by Jim Locke
Tom o' Bedlams 19:15 Read by Kate Follis
Introduction of Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate 29:42 Read by Kate Follis
Charles the First's Love of the Fine Arts 29:45 Read by Jim Locke
Secret History of Charles the First, and his Queen Henrietta 41:42 Read by Kate Follis
The Minister - the Cardinal Duke of Richelieu 19:49 Read by Jim Locke
The Minister - Duke of Buckingham, Lord Admiral, Lord General, etc. etc. etc. 56:53 Read by Kate Follis
Felton, the Political Assassin 27:16 Read by Kate Follis
Johnson's Hints for the Life of Pope 8:26 Read by Greg Giordano
Modern Literature - Bayle's Critical Dictionary 18:49 Read by Jim Locke
Characteristics of Bayle 21:01 Read by Jim Locke
Cicero Viewed as a Collector 9:13 Read by Jim Locke
The History of the Caracci 20:50 Read by Jim Locke
An English Academy of Literature 30:40 Read by Kate Follis
Quotation 15:30 Read by Kate Follis
The Origin of Dante's Inferno 20:17 Read by Jim Locke
Of a History of Events which have not Happened 31:14 Read by Kate Follis
Of False Political Reports 16:23 Read by Jim Locke
Of Suppressors and Dilapidators of Manuscripts 30:22 Read by Jim Locke
Parodies 23:17 Read by Jim Locke
Anecdotes of the Fairfax Family 10:50 Read by Jim Locke
Medicine and Morals 22:20 Read by Greg Giordano
Psalm-Singing 20:06 Read by Sonia
On the Ridiculous Titles Assumed by Italian Academies 32:40 Read by Jim Locke
On the Hero of Hudibras, Butler Vindicated 15:53 Read by Jim Locke
Shenstone's School-Mistress 14:42 Read by Jim Locke
Ben Johnson on Translation 3:52 Read by Jason in Panama
The Loves of 'The Lady Arabella' 47:50 Read by Jim Locke
Domestic History of Sir Edward Coke 31:58 Read by Jim Locke
Of Coke's Style, and his Conduct 6:46 Read by Jim Locke
Secret History of Authors who have Ruined their Booksellers 38:35 Read by Jim Locke