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Wives and Daughters (version 2)

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel was serialized in Cornhill Magazine from 1864 to 1866, and completed by her editor posthumously. It looks at …

The Jungle

Read by Tom Weiss


Upton Sinclair


It is the end of the 19th century. Like thousands of others, the Rudkus family has emigrated from Lithuania to America in search of a better…

Onkel Toms Hütte

Read by Ramona Deininger-Schnabel


Harriet Beecher Stowe


Der Roman schildert das Schicksal einer Reihe afroamerikanischer Sklaven und ihrer jeweiligen Besitzer in den vierziger Jahren des 19. Jahrh…

A Christmas Carol (version 02)

Read by Glen Hallstrom


Charles Dickens


A Christmas Carol (full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas) is A Christmas Carol is a Victorian morality ta…

I Malavoglia

Read by Lisa Caputo


Giovanni Verga


I Malavoglia è il titolo del romanzo più conosciuto dello scrittore siciliano Giovanni Verga, pubblicato a Milano dall'editore…

La Navidad en las Montañas

Read by Karen Savage


Ignacio Manuel Altamirano


Altamirano nos da a creer que este cuento es una historia verídica, que le fue contada por el narrador. Es, simplemente, la historia …

The Seven Poor Travellers

Read by Ruth Golding


Charles Dickens


One of Dickens' Christmas stories, this was first published as part of the Christmas number of Household Words for 1854. The first chapter r…

Passing

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Nella Larsen


Nella Larsen, a novelist of the Harlem Renaissance, wrote two brilliant novels that interrogated issues of gender and race. In Passing, her…

Poor Richard's Almanack

Read by Michele Fry


Benjamin Franklin


A brief biographical sketch of Franklin's life, followed by a collection (published in 1899) of 670 aphorisms, apothegms, or proverbs - shor…

The Custom of the Country (version 2)

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Edith Wharton


Edith Wharton's 1913 novel is a devastating critique of American upward mobility, told through the journey of Undine Spragg from fictional M…

Quicksand

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Nella Larsen


Quicksand is a 1928 novel by Nella Larsen, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance. It focuses on Helga Crane, a mixed-race woman who is a school…

Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)

Read by Tony Foster


Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Read by Tadhg


Robert Tressell


Clearly frustrated at the refusal of his contemporaries to recognise the iniquity of society, Tressell's cast of hypocritical Christians, ex…

The Quest of the Silver Fleece

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W. E. B. Du Bois


The Quest of the Silver Fleece is a story of romance, race, economics and politics set around the 1900s. Here, a traditionally educated boy …

The Golden Calf

Read by Tara Dow


Mary Elizabeth Braddon


A late 19th Century sensation novel following the young life of Ida Palliser as she searches for fortune and love within England's Gentry Cl…

Round the Sofa

Read by NoelBadrian


Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


Round the Sofa (1859), is a book of stories by the lady that Charles Dickens called his “dear Scheherazade” due to her skill as a story tell…

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

Read by TriciaG


Herman Melville


Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is Herman Melville's sequel to Typee, and, as such, was also autobiographical. After leavi…

L'Art de Lire

Read by Christiane Jehanne


Emile Faguet


Un ouvrage passionnant sur la Littérature, comment lire et aborder différents textes, romans, philosophiques, poétiques…

Elizabeth and her German Garden

Read by ashleighjane


Elizabeth Von Arnim


Elizabeth and Her German Garden is a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, first published in 1898; it was very popular and frequently reprinted dur…

The Chronicles of Crime Vol 1

Read by Kevin Green


Camden Pelham


This catalogue of human weakness and at times downright atrocity has been brought together by Camden Pelham, a barrister-at-law of the Inner…

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