Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

In the Bishop's Carriage

Read by Lee Ann Howlett


Miriam Michelson


Nancy 'Nance' Olden, a young and very pretty woman, is an accomplished liar and thief. Raised in a horrific orphanage, called the Cruelty by…

The Adventures of Roderick Random

Read by Arthur Krolman


Tobias Smollett


I am Roderick Random. This is the contemporary story of my struggle against the adversity of orphan-hood, poverty, press gangs, bloody duels…

A Rogue's Life

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Wilkie Collins


"[T]he story offers the faithful reflection of a very happy time in my past life. It was written at Paris, when I had Charles Dickens f…

Victory: An Island Tale

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Joseph Conrad


Recollections of the life of Axel Heyst, one-time manager of the liquidated Tropical Belt Coal Company in a fictitious island in the Pacific…

Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition

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Horatio Alger, Jr.


Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition deals with the grit and determination of Grant, a 15 year old farmer's boy whose father is dea…

Irish Idylls

Read by James E. Carson


Jane Barlow


Irish Idylls is a collection of short stories about Irish peasantry during the 19th Century. Ms Jane Barlow, an Irish lass, having, unbeliev…

The Forty-Five Guardsmen

Read by John Van Stan


Alexandre Dumas


The sequel to "Chicot the Jester" and final book of the "Valois Romances." This story begins six years after the famed &…

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.

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William Makepeace Thackeray


First published as a serial in Fraser's Magazine in 1844 as The Luck of Barry Lyndon, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq is a picaresque novel…

Mary Cary, Frequently Martha

Read by Jan MacGillivray


Kate Langley Bosher


"My name is Mary Cary. I live in the Yorkburg Female Orphan Asylum. You may think nothing happens in an Orphan Asylum. It does. The orp…

Studies in the Art of Rat-Catching

Read by Clive Catterall


Henry C. Barkley


This book is often described as an instruction manual on the subject of rat-catching. It does indeed contain a good deal about rats, ferrets…

Heimskringla: The Stories of the Kings of Norway, Called The Round World

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Snorri Sturleson


Heimskringla (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈheimsˌkʰriŋla]) is the best known of the Old Norse kings' sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Ice…

Leave it to PSmith

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P. G. Wodehouse


Freddie Threepwood and his uncle are in difficulties. Freddie wants a thousand pounds to start a bookmaker’s business and to marry Eve, whil…

The Black-Bearded Barbarian

Read by Edmund Bloxam


Mary Esther Miller Macgregor


A fictionalized biography of George Mackay (1844-1901), an influential Presbyterian missionary in northern Taiwan. (Summary by Edmund Bloxam…

Childhood (version 2)

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Leo Tolstoy


Childhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian l…

The Roaring Girl

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Thomas Middleton


The Roaring Girl is a rip-roaring Jacobean comedy co-written by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker and first published in 1611. The play is …

Benno Stehkragen

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Karl Ettlinger


"Armer Benno Stehkragen, dachte ich amüsiert, dir ist es im Leben kümmerlich genug gegangen, – und jetzt wird auch noch die A…

Der Trotzkopf

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Emmy Von Rhoden


Die 15-jährige Ilse Macket lebt auf dem Gut Moosdorf in Pommern und wächst nach dem Tod der Mutter wild und ohne jede Erziehung au…

Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph

Read by Rachel Lintern


Frances Sheridan


Sidney and Cecilia are best childhood friends who are forced to part for 5 years. In that interval, Sidney Bidulph - an undoubtedly good and…

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 7: Part 1: Ali Pacha

Read by John Van Stan


Alexandre Dumas


Ali Tepeleni, Pacha of Janina, rose to power during the early 1800s in one of the Ottoman Empire’s most unruly territories (Albania). His fe…

The Moon and Sixpence (version 2)

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W. Somerset Maugham


The Moon and Sixpence is a 1919 short novel by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in …

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