Literary Fiction

A London Life

Read by Deborah Percy


Henry James


A devoted sister attempts to check her sibling's scandalous behavior in the world of British high society. A delightful comedy of Anglo-Ame…

The Chaperon

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Henry James


What on earth is a girl to do when London society has convicted her mother of a dreadful sin and has ostracized her? If blood is thicker tha…

Romans et contes

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Théophile Gautier


Ce recueil rassemble dix histoires fascinantes de la plume de Théophile Gautier (1811-1872), touchant le surnaturel, les hallucinatio…

The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson

Read by Arnold


Anthony Trollope


Billed as a satire concerning the dishonest advertising and business practices of the day, it tells the tale of an upstart clothing business…

Precious Bane

Read by NoelBadrian


Mary Webb


Published in 1924, Precious Bane is a novel by Mary Webb (1881 - 1927) which touches on ambition, prejudice and hatred but also on the power…

Cuentos del Oeste

Read by Victor Villarraza


Bret Harte


Bret Harte ha sido llamado con razón «el Dickens de los pioneros»: ilustrando con humor y sentimiento el coraje y la virt…

I Am A Cat (excerpt)

Read by Peter Eastman


Sōseki Natsume


These are the first two chapters of Natsume Sōseki's masterpiece, "I Am A Cat" (Wagahai wa Neko de Aru). It is recognized as a lan…

Das Spinnennetz

Read by Availle


Joseph Roth


Theodor Lohse beschließt den 1. Weltkrieg als unbedeutender Leutnant und findet Arbeit als Hauslehrer beim reichen Juden Efrussi. Dort…

An Old Man's Love

Read by Arnold


Anthony Trollope


This was Trollope's last completed novel, and he may have acquired his sympathy for older lovers with age! A not-so-very-old man, Mr. Whittl…

The Duel (version 2)

Read by Expatriate


Anton Chekhov


Known for his plays and short stories, Anton Chekhov also wrote a series of novellas, astonishing for their psychological complexity and com…

Nicholas Nickleby (Version 4)

Read by Hamlet


Charles Dickens


After the death of his father, Nicholas must provide for his mother and sister. His wealthy uncle provides him with employment at a boys' s…

Emmeline, the Orphan of the Castle

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Charlotte Turner Smith


This book was written about 150 years ahead of its time. It tells the story of Emmeline Mobwray who grows up in a dysfunctional family and h…

My Life: The Story of a Provincial

Read by Expatriate


Anton Chekhov


A provincial youth of wealth and noble status refuses to employ himself in the typical occupations of the higher classes, thus acquiring a r…

Love Among the Artists

Read by Expatriate


George Bernard Shaw


Love Among the Artists was published in the United States in 1900 and in England in 1914, but it was written in 1881. In the ambience of chi…

The Siege of London

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Henry James


In this work, first published in 1883, James once again writes of an American trying to settle in England. The woman at the center, however,…

The Mill on the Floss (Version 2)

Read by Tom Denholm


George Eliot


The Mill on the Floss is George Eliot’s second novel, and was published in 1860, only a year after her first, Adam Bede. It centres on the l…

A Hero of Our Time (Version 2)

Read by Expatriate


Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov


One of the iconic characters of all Russian literature, Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is the ultimate “superfluous man.” An aristocratic r…

The Hero

Read by OCTL7


W. Somerset Maugham


James Parsons comes home to Little Primpton after serving in the Boer War. The whole town is proud of their new hero, who was awarded the Vi…

Jenny

Read by Expatriate


Sigrid Undset


Jenny Winge is a Norwegian expatriate studying art in Rome, part of a Bohemian group of friends who explore the ancient City in an intoxicat…

Under the Shadow of Etna: Sicilian Stories

Read by Mary J


Giovanni Verga


The short stories of Giovanni Verga, one of the leading authors of Italian verismo, or realism, tell mostly of working-class characters in r…

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