Tragedy

The Tragic Bride

Read by Roger Melin


Francis Brett Young


The story centers on Gabrielle Hewish, only and lonely child of Sir Jocelyn Hewish, a loveable lush and owner of the peaceful Roscarna estat…

The Changeling

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Thomas Middleton


The Changeling is a sensational 1622 tragicomedy by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley that comprises two intertwining plots. The first inv…

Samson Agonistes

Read by Martin Geeson


John Milton


“The Sun to me is darkAnd silent as the Moon,When she deserts the nightHid in her vacant interlunar cave.”Milton composes his last extended …

The Petticoat Commando

Read by Richard Kilmer


Johanna Brandt


In introducing the English version of this book I venture to bespeak a welcome for it, not only for the light which it throws on some little…

Antigone (Plumptre Translation)

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Sophocles


A powerful artistic protest against tyranny, "Antigone" has been translated and adapted dozens of times, applied over and over thr…

Amy Foster

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Joseph Conrad


Classic shortish story by Conrad that relates his self-thought alienation from British society, as a young foreign man survives a shipwreck …

A Dog of Flanders

Read by Roger Melin


Ouida


"Nello and Patrasche were left all alone in the world." So begins the poignant story of the two orphans who were to become insepar…

Spoon River Anthology

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Edgar Lee Masters


This is a collection of poems, in the form of an entire community speaking from beyond the grave about their lives, and, in some cases, goss…

The Spanish Tragedy

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Thomas Kyd


The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and inf…

Ivanov

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Anton Chekhov


Nicolai (anglicised Nicholas in this translation) Ivanov, a middle-aged public servant, is unhappy. His wife Anna, disinherited by her famil…

Die Büchse der Pandora

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Frank Wedekind


Die Büchse der Pandora ist eine Tragödie in drei Aufzügen von Frank Wedekind. Sie ist die Fortsetzung von Wedekinds Tragö…

Women Beware Women

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Thomas Middleton


Thomas Middleton's masterful 17th century tragedy is packed with adultery, incest, intrigue, revenge, and inventive methods for murder. Lean…

Philoctetes

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Sophocles


Sophocles' play recounts an episode from the Trojan War, in which the wily Odysseus and Achilles' son Neoptolemus travel to a remote island …

Alcestis

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Euripides


Alcestis is the earliest surviving play by Euripides. Alcestis, the devoted wife of King Admetus, has agreed to die in his place, and at the…

Miß Sara Sampson

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing


Miss Sara Sampson, geschrieben von Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, gilt als das erste bürgerliche Trauerspiel der neueren deutschen Literatur…

Ajax (Campbell Translation)

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Sophocles


Ajax is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BC. The date of Ajax's first performance is unknown and may never be found, but most scho…

The Treasure

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)


Selma Lagerlöf


Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Pr…

Agamemnon (Morshead Translation)

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Aeschylus


The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus concerning the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. The name derives f…

Bruges-la-Morte

Read by Ezwa


Georges Rodenbach


Voilà cinq ans que Hugues Viane est veuf. Voilà cinq ans qu'il est venu s'installer à Bruges, cette ville qui lui renvo…

Edward II

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Christopher Marlowe


Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan tragedy focuses on the downfall of King Edward II, whose love for his favorite courtier, Piers Gaveston, l…

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