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  • St. Augustine in 90 Minutes

    St. Augustine in 90 Minutes

    Genre: Literature,Philosophy,Classics
    Author: Paul Strathern
    Duration: 01:15:00

    In St. Augustine in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of St. Augustine's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. ... [ more ]

  • For the Time Being

    For the Time Being

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Annie Dillard
    Duration: 05:04:00

    From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for paradox, and yearning for truth, Dillard renews our ability to discover ... [ more ]

  • Three Plays: Night of January 16, Ideal, and Think Twice

    Three Plays: Night of January 16, Ideal, and Think Twice

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Ayn Rand
    Duration: 08:57:00

    Published together for the first time are three of Ayn Rand's compelling stage plays. The courtroom drama Night of January 16th, a 1935 Broadway success famous for leaving the verdict to the audience, is presented here in its definitive, final revised text—a superb dramatization of Rand's visi ... [ more ]

  • Lord Jim

    Lord Jim

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Joseph Conrad
    Duration: 13:45:00

    This is a novel about a man's lifelong efforts to atone for an act of instinctive cowardice. Young Jim, chief mate of the Patna, dreams of being a hero. When the Patna threatens to sink and the cowardly officers decide to save their own skins and escape in the few lifeboats, Jim despises them. But a ... [ more ]

  • Mayor of Casterbridge

    Mayor of Casterbridge

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Thomas Hardy
    Duration: 13:07:00

    From its astonishing opening scene in which the drunken Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter at a country fair to the breathtaking series of discoveries at its conclusion, The Mayor of Casterbridge claims a unique place among Thomas Hardy's finest and most powerful novels. Rooted in an ... [ more ]

  • Main Street

    Main Street

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Sinclair Lewis
    Duration: 16:25:00

    Carol Kennicott, caught between her desires for social reform and happiness, reflects the dilemma of America's early emancipated woman. Main Street attacks the complacency of those who are under the illusion that they have chosen their tradition. ... [ more ]

  • Barnaby Rudge

    Barnaby Rudge

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Charles Dickens
    Duration: 24:02:00

    Dickens's first historical novel is set in 1780s England at the time of the Gordon Riots. In a case of mistaken identification, Barnaby Rudge, a pale half-wit with long red hair who dresses all in green and carries a large raven on his back, is arrested as the leader of a mob of anti-Catholic rioter ... [ more ]

  • Phantom of the Opera

    Phantom of the Opera

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Gaston LeRoux
    Duration: 07:48:00

    A shadow of unease; a quickening pulse; an unnamed fear breathing on the collar of those who sit alone in their dressing rooms at the great Paris Opera. Again the Phantom strikes but always with a beautiful young performer at the center of his deadly desires. The wildest and most fantastic of t ... [ more ]

  • Christmas Carol

    Christmas Carol

    Genre: Juvenile & Children's,Fiction,Classics,Juvenile & Children's,Fiction,Classics,Juvenile & Children's,Fiction,Classics,Juvenile & Children's,Fiction,Classics
    Author: Charles Dickens, Susan Stamberg
    Duration: 00:56:00

    Old Marley was as dead as a doornail—and so, nearly, was Christmas itself when Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843. Most traditions had been forgotten, and few if any employees got time off to celebrate. Dickens' story captured the imagination of a generation and transformed December ... [ more ]

  • Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Mark Twain
    Duration: 02:55:00

    A blow on the head sends a practical Yankee back in time to King Arthur's court in medieval England. There, his Yankee ingenuity and knowledge of scientific theories startle the Knights of the Round Table. In the course of describing his hero's adventures, Mark Twain, the great satirist, takes the o ... [ more ]

  • Far From the Madding Crowd

    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Thomas Hardy
    Duration: 03:14:00

    Thomas Hardy's novel about a British farm girl and her effect on the men who fall in love with her is read by Julie Christie. This rebellious young woman finds her affections a cause for competition between a soldier, a wealthy landowner, and a modest sheep farmer. *Extended track length ... [ more ]

  • Mulliner Nights

    Mulliner Nights

    Genre: Fiction,Comedy,Literature,Classic,Satire & Parody,Classics,Classic Fiction
    Author: P.G. Wodehouse
    Duration: 06:30:00

    A private detective who can make the guilty confess simply by smiling at them. An artist so intimidated by his morally impeccable cat that he feels compelled to wear formal attire at dinner. A devotee of Proust whose life is turned upside down when he inadvertently subscribes to a correspondence cou ... [ more ]

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy,Fiction,Classics,Education,Classic Fiction
    Author: Jules Verne
    Duration: 00:57:00

    When seaman were sailing only wooden ships, Captain Nemo was the master of his incredible, futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, which journeyed through many strange and adventurous voyages... ... [ more ]

  • Pamela


    Genre: Literature,Classics,Literature,Classics,Literature,Classics,Literature,Classics,Literature,Classics
    Author: Samuel Richardson
    Duration: 21:54:00

    Pamela, Samuel Richardson’s tale of a beautiful teenage servant-girl protecting her virtue from the amorous advances of her master, created a furore on its publication in 1740. The reading public was split into two factions: those who accepted the story as an encouragement to virtuous behaviour, and ... [ more ]

  • Moby Dick

    Moby Dick

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Classics,Novels,Classic Fiction
    Author: Herman Melville
    Duration: 02:11:00

    Moby Dick is a powerful classic story of man's obsession and revengeful nature. Captain Ahab, stomps around his ship on a peg leg that was caused by a huge whale called Moby Dick. Ahab is so crazed by his desire to kill the whale, that it becomes his sole reason for living. He is prepared to sac ... [ more ]

  • CT Podcast Season One

    CT Podcast Season One

    Genre: Classics
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 23:33:00

    The first award-winning season of The Classic Tales Podcast, topping the iTunes charts as the #3 overall podcast. Here B.J. Harrison reintroduces the world to the greatest short fiction ever written, from Poe, Dickens, Hardy, Stevenson, Fitzgerald and many, many others. List of Titles in Collection: ... [ more ]

  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Genre: Classics
    Author: Charles Dickens
    Duration: 19:08:00

    A heartless convict. The devil's fairy godmother. A beautiful girl with eyes of stone. A spectral benefactor. These and many others shape the fortunes of young Pip, as he is transformed from a blacksmith's apprentice to a young gentleman with Great Expectations. ... [ more ]

  • Story of Jesus

    Story of Jesus

    Genre: Juvenile & Children's,Classics,Children's,Ages 6 to 8,Religious
    Author: David Angus
    Duration: 02:15:00

    The four Gospels are the source material for this sympathetic account of the life of Jesus, from the traditional account of his birth to his death and resurrection. All the principal episodes are told - his baptism, the Sermon on the Mount, the parables, the Last Supper, the Betrayal, the Trial, the ... [ more ]

  • Tales From the Greek Legends

    Tales From the Greek Legends

    Genre: Juvenile & Children's,Literature,Classics,Fiction,Children's,Ages 6 to 8,Juvenile & Children's,Literature,Classics,Fiction,Children's,Ages 6 to 8
    Author: Edward Ferrie
    Duration: 02:40:00

    The great myths of Ancient Greece have inspired mankind for centuries. Each of the heroes has to undergo trials of strength and courage to prove his valour against a host of monsters - the Minotaur, half man, half bull; Hydra, the many-headed serpent; Medusa the Gorgon. Meanwhile, the gods, lead by ... [ more ]

  • Emma


    Genre: Fiction,Classics
    Author: Jane Austen
    Duration: 16:41:00

    Arrogant, self-willed and egotistical, Emma is Jane Austen's most unusual heroine. Her interfering ways and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. She is 'handsome, clever and rich' and has 'a disposition to think too well of herself'. When she decides to introduce the humble Harriet ... [ more ]