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Babbitt

Read by John W. Michaels


Sinclair Lewis


Sinclair Lewis’ George F. Babbitt is a complicated and conflicted character. When you think you have his next move figured out he surprises …

The Voyage Out

Read by Grant Hurlock


Virginia Woolf


The Voyage Out is the first novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1915 by Duckworth; and published in the U.S. in 1920 by Doran. One of Wool…

Aesop's Fables, Volume 07 (Fables 151-175)

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Aesop


Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Tho…

In the Midst of Life; Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

Read by David Wales


Ambrose Bierce


These stories detail the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. This is the 1909 edition. The 1909 edition omits six…

Klein Zaches, genannt Zinnober

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E. T. A. Hoffmann


Der hässliche und dumme Wechselbalg Klein Zaches wird aus Mitleid von der Fee Rosabelverde mit einem Zauber belegt, so dass alle ihn f&…

Fables de La Fontaine, livre 02

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Jean de la Fontaine


Voici le second des douze livres des Fables de La Fontaine. Celles-ci datent du XVIIe siècle et ont été enregistr&eacut…

The Proposal

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Anton Chekhov


The Proposal is a one act comic farce by Anton Chekhov. In Chekhov's Russia, marriage was a means of economic stability for most people. The…

Fables de La Fontaine, livre 03

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Jean de la Fontaine


Voici le troisième des douze livres des Fables de La Fontaine. Celles-ci datent du XVIIe siècle et ont été enreg…

The Gilded Age, A Tale of Today (version 2)

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


Originally published in 1873, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is the only novel Twain co-wrote (C.D. Warner was a good friend and neighbor o…

The Big Bow Mystery

Read by Adrian Praetzellis


Israel Zangwill


It's a cold and foggy night in London. A man is horribly murdered in his bedroom, the door locked and bolted on the inside. Scotland Yard is…

Das Wachsfigurenkabinett

Read by Karlsson


Oskar Panizza


Auf einem Nürnberger Jahrmarkt wird in einem Wachsfigurenkabinett mit beweglichen mechanischen Figuren das »Leiden und Sterben un…

Zadig or the Book of Fate

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Voltaire


Zadig, ou La Destinée, ("Zadig, or The Book of Fate") (1747) is a famous novel written by the French Enlightenment philosop…

Aesop's Fables, Volume 06 (Fables 126-150)

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Aesop


Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Tho…

Aesop's Fables, Volume 09 (Fables 201-225)

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Aesop


Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Tho…

Aesop's Fables, Volume 08 (Fables 176-200)

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Aesop


Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Tho…

Aphorisms

Read by Carl Manchester


Oscar Wilde


In 1894, Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) published two collections of aphorisms: A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, in the Sa…

Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

Read by Debra Lynn


Charles Dickens


Old Martin Chuzzlewit has heaps of money that has never brought him anything but misery. Estranged from his grandson and namesake, when word…

Aesop's Fables, Volume 10 (Fables 226-250)

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Aesop


Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Tho…

The Flying Inn

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G. K. Chesterton


The Flying Inn is a novel first published in 1914 by G.K. Chesterton. It is set in a future England where a bizarre form of "Progressiv…

Der Mann im Mond oder Der Zug des Herzens ist des Schicksals Stimme

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Wilhelm Hauff


Präsidents Ida ist gerade von der Pension in der Residenzstadt zurückgekehrt und ihr Erscheinen auf dem Ball ist ein glänzend…

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