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  • A Good Fall: Stories

    A Good Fall: Stories

    Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy,Fantasy,Fiction,Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Ha Jin
    Duration: 07:37:00

    With the same profound attention to detail that is a hallmark of his previous acclaimed works of fiction, National Book Award winner Ha Jin gives us a collection of stories that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. Ha Jin depicts here the full spectrum of immigrant life and t ... [ more ]

  • Eye of the Virgin

    Eye of the Virgin

    Genre: Romance,Fiction,Mystery & Thriller,Literature,Suspense,Novels,Classic Detectives
    Author: Frederick Ramsay
    Duration: 07:26:00

    Ike Schwartz is the sheriff of Picketsville, a small town not far from Washington, D.C. A former CIA agent, Ike remains connected to the Agency through a friend who sometimes still involves him in cases on the side. Ike is also courting Ruth, the fiercely independent president of the town's new ... [ more ]

  • Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century

    Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century

    Genre: Literature,Lectures,Arts,Education
    Author: Howard Gardner
    Duration: 07:06:00

    The True, the Good, and the Beautiful are as timeless a trio of concepts as Western culture has to offer. Since before Socrates, humankind has explored these virtues in an attempt to describe and categorize them. Our definitions of these concepts, moreover, have unceasingly changed over the ages and ... [ 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 ]

  • Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War & God

    Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War & God

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Will Durant
    Duration: 05:19:00

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant—discovered thirty-two years after his death—is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life’s journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Dur ... [ 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 ]

  • Deep Down True

    Deep Down True

    Genre: Fiction,Relationships,Literature,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Novels,Chick Lit
    Author: Juliette Fay
    Duration: 14:07:00

    From the author of'Shelter Me, a novel about having your heart in the right place even when everything else isn't. Newly divorced Dana Stellgarten has always been unfailingly nice'even to telemarketers'but now her patience is wearing thin. Money is tight, her kids are reelin ... [ 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 ]

  • Phineas Redux

    Phineas Redux

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Historical Fiction,Novels
    Author: Anthony Trollope
    Duration: 23:06:00

    His beloved wife having died in childbirth, Phineas Finn finds Irish society and his job as a poorhouse inspector dull and unsatisfying, particularly after the excitement of his former career as a Member of Parliament. Back in England, the Whigs are determined to overturn the Tory majority in the Pa ... [ more ]

  • Upanishads: A New Translation

    Upanishads: A New Translation

    Genre: History,Literature,Philosophy,Middle East,History,Literature,Philosophy,Middle East
    Author: Thomas Egenes, Vernon Katz
    Duration: 04:00:00

    This new translation of The Upanishads is at once delightfully simple and rigorously learned, providing today's readers with an accurate, accessible rendering of the core work of ancient Indian philosophy. The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet ... [ more ]

  • Small Place

    Small Place

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Jamaica Kincaid
    Duration: 01:48:13

    From the award-winning author of Annie John comes a brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua. If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the prime minist ... [ more ]

  • Don't I Know You?

    Don't I Know You?

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Novels,Modern Fiction
    Author: Marni Jackson
    Duration: 07:51:57

    What if some of the artists we feel as if we know?Meryl Streep, Neil Young, Bill Murray?turned up in the course of our daily lives? This is what happens to Rose McEwan, an ordinary woman who keeps having strange encounters with famous people. In this engrossing, original novel-in-stories, we follow ... [ more ]

  • Word for Love: A Novel

    Word for Love: A Novel

    Genre: Literature,Novels
    Author: Emily Robbins
    Duration: 07:10:51

    A mesmerizing debut set in Syria on the cusp of the unrest, A Word for Love is the spare and exquisitely told story of a young American woman transformed by language, risk, war, and a startling new understanding of love. It is said there are ninety-nine Arabic words for love. Bea, an American exch ... [ more ]

  • Boat Rocker: A Novel

    Boat Rocker: A Novel

    Genre: Literature,Novels
    Author: Ha Jin
    Duration: 06:38:00

    From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: an urgent, timely novel that follows an aspiring author, an outrageous book idea,and a lone journalist’s dogged quest for truth in the Internet age. New York, 2005. Chinese expatriate Feng Danlin is a fiercely principled reporter at a smal ... [ more ]

  • Shine: A Short Story

    Shine: A Short Story

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Jodi Picoult
    Duration: 01:06:00

    Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things. In “Shine,” the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister’s Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Br ... [ more ]

  • Shawl


    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Cynthia Ozick
    Duration: 02:04:00

    A short story and a novella The Shawl which together tell an exquisitely powerful and moving tale of the Holocaust. At once fiercely immediate and complex in their implications, The Shawl and Rosa succeed in imagining the unimaginable: the horror of the Holocaust and the emptiness of its aft ... [ 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 ]