Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

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 …

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…

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…

The d'Artagnan Romances, Vol 3, Part 3: The Man in the Iron Mask (version 2)

Read by John Van Stan


Alexandre Dumas


Volume 3 of The d'Artagnan Romances is divided into three parts. In this, the final part, d’Artagnan’s fortune is near its height; having be…

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…

Tales of Daring and Danger

Read by Keith Salis


G. A. Henty


G A Henty takes us on a variety of adventures in this collection:A daring rescue on rough seas, a military action against Chinese pirates, h…

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 …

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 Friendly Road, New Adventures in Contentment

Read by Sue Anderson


Ray Stannard Baker


My grandmother Gertrude received a copy of The Friendly Road for Christmas in 1919. It must have been a special gift book--green leather bin…

The Pride of Jennico

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Egerton Castle


"The death of a patriarch, unexpected inheritance of a second son, dark and stormy castle, faithful retainers, scary governess who neve…

David Copperfield (version 3)

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Charles Dickens


David Copperfield, like all of Dickens' novels, is filled with many memorable characters (because they are hyperbolic representations of cha…

The Journal of Julius Rodman

Read by Mike Pelton


Edgar Allan Poe


The Journal of Julius Rodman, Being an Account of the First Passage across the Rocky Mountains of North America Ever Achieved by Civilized M…

De Kleine Johannes

Read by Bart de Leeuw


Frederik Van Eeden


De Kleine Johannes is een sprookje, waarin de ontwikkeling van kind tot volwassene en de worsteling met de levensraadsels centraal staan. We…

Tagebuch eines halbwüchsigen Mädchens

Read by Katharina Glowalla


Hermine Hug-Hellmuth


In Form eines Tagebuches wird die Entwicklung des in gehobenen Wiener Verhältnissen aufwachsenden Mädchens Grete Lainer vom elften…

Marge Askinforit

Read by Nigel Boydell


Barry Pain


A rollicking parody of the Margot Asquith memoirs, in which Pain's character, Marge, beguiles us with the most personal details of her dysfu…

Meine Hölle

Read by Petra Zaidi


Jakob Elias Poritzky


Wir folgen dem jüdischen Ich-Erzähler auf der Flucht vor seiner Familie nach Paris, wo er als Verkäufer von Kleinkram seinen …

The Man Who Found the Truth

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Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev


An old man, accused of having murdered his family as a young man, spends a lifetime in prison. With brilliant psychological insight so chara…

Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: An AutoBiography

Read by Margaret Espaillat


Walt Whitman


This story ran as a serial in 1852 in the New York Sunday Dispatch, and for more than 160 years was buried in obscurity, unknown to the worl…

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