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  • Curious Dream

    Curious Dream

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Mark Twain
    Duration: 00:24:00

    A classic short story by Mark Twain. ... [ more ]

  • Voyage to Arcturus

    Voyage to Arcturus

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: David Lindsay
    Duration: 11:18:00

    A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by Scottish writer David Lindsay, first published in 1920. It combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. It has been described by critic and philosopher Colin Wilson as the ... [ more ]

  • Poems of Passion

    Poems of Passion

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    Duration: 02:18:01

    A collection of love poems. (Summary by Joy Chan) ... [ more ]

  • Garasudono uchi

    Garasudono uchi

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies,Foreign Language Titles,Other
    Author: Soseki Natsume
    Duration: 02:40:14

    Garasudono uchi' is Natsume Soseki's last essay, which was written between 'Kokoro' & 'Michikusa'. (Summary by Wikipedia) ... [ more ]

  • Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part 2

    Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part 2

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies,Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Charles Darwin
    Duration: 15:13:00

    Part 2 of 3 of a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and d ... [ more ]

  • Twentieth Century Inventions: A Forecast

    Twentieth Century Inventions: A Forecast

    Genre: Literature,Novels,Science & Technology,Math & Technology
    Author: George Sutherland
    Duration: 06:42:00

    This work from 1901 predicts what technological developments will manifest in the twentieth century. The author, a technical journalist, presents ideas for inventions and new developments in the areas of power, transportation, agriculture, mining, domestic applications, electronic devices, warfare, ... [ more ]

  • Swann's Way (Version 2)

    Swann's Way (Version 2)

    Genre: Literature,Novels
    Author: Marcel Proust
    Duration: 19:04:36

    Swann's Way is the first of the seven parts of Marcel Proust's great autobiographical novel In Search of Lost Time. From the very first page the reader is drawn into the many facets of memory, memory as prompted by all the human senses. Swann's Way (Du côté de chez Swann, sometimes translated as The ... [ more ]

  • Just So Stories (Version 5)

    Just So Stories (Version 5)

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories,Children's,Ages 6 to 8
    Author: F. Anstey
    Duration: 03:30:30

    The stories, first published in 1902, are fantastic accounts of how various natural phenomena came about. The original editions of Just So Stories were illustrated with woodcuts by Kipling himself. Each story is accompanied by a poem, in a somewhat ballad style. Many of the stories are addressed to ... [ more ]

  • The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Franz Kafka
    Duration: 02:34:46

    The Metamorphosis (in German, Die Verwandlung, The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915, and arguably the most famous of his works along with the longer works The Trial and The Castle. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself tr ... [ more ]

  • Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady

    Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady

    Genre: Literature,Classics
    Author: Samuel Richardson
    Duration: 12:17:00

    Clarissa Harlowe, the tragic heroine of Clarissa, is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become very wealthy only in recent years and is now eager to become part of the aristocracy by acquiring estates and titles through advantageous pairings. Clarissa’s relatives attempt to force h ... [ more ]

  • On Interpretation

    On Interpretation

    Genre: Literature,Philosophy,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Aristotle
    Duration: 01:11:00

    Aristotle's On Interpretation (Greek Περὶ Ἑρμηνείας or Peri Hermeneias) or De Interpretatione (the Latin title) is the second of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon. On Interpretation is one of the earliest surviving philosophical works in the Western tradition ... [ more ]

  • Kashtanka


    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Anton Chekhov
    Duration: 00:50:00

    Kashtanka, a shaggy-dog story penned by Anton Chekhov in seven parts and first published in 1887, relates the experiences of its eponymous heroine, a fox-faced, reddish dachshund-mix, whose name means 'little chestnut.' After her detestation of music causes her to become separated from the carpenter ... [ more ]

  • Great Classic Ghost Stories

    Great Classic Ghost Stories

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 20:13:00

    A superb collection of classic ghost stories from the world's great storytellers. 1. Lot No. 249 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2. The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling 3. The Haunted Dolls’ House by M. R James 4. Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe 5. The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs 6. The Finest ... [ more ]

  • Lots of Laughs

    Lots of Laughs

    Genre: Literature,Short Stories
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 03:07:00

    Selected Short's most popular volume! Over three hours of stories to tickle your funny bone. Nicholson Baker's Subsoil performed by Thomas Gibson, John Updike's Farrell's Caddie performed by Charles Keating, David Schickler's Jamaica performed by Isaiah Sheffer, Neil Gaiman's Chivalry performed ... [ more ]

  • Rosetta Key

    Rosetta Key

    Genre: Fiction,Mystery & Thriller,Literature,Suspense,Historical Fiction,Novels,Action & Adventure,General
    Author: William Dietrich
    Duration: 12:32:00

    Surviving murderous thieves, a nerve-racking sea voyage, and the deadly sands of Egypt with Napoleon's army, American adventurer Ethan Gage solved a five-thousand-year-old riddle with the help of a mysterious medallion. But the danger is only beginning. . . . Gage finds himself hurled into the ... [ more ]

  • Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight

    Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight

    Genre: Juvenile & Children's,Fiction,Literature,Fantasy,Juvenile Fiction,Young Adult,SciFi & Fantasy,Romance
    Author: L. J. Smith
    Duration: 15:52:00

    The devil you know . . . With the help of charming and devious Damon, Elena rescued her vampire love, Stefan, from the depths of the Dark Dimension. But neither brother returned unscathed. Stefan is weak from his long imprisonment and needs more blood than Elena alone can give him, while a ... [ more ]

  • Nosy Neighbor

    Nosy Neighbor

    Genre: Fiction,Mystery & Thriller,Relationships,Literature,Suspense,Novels,Chick Lit,Classic Detectives
    Author: Fern Michaels
    Duration: 10:25:00

    Lucy Baker walks away from her high-flying legal career when she successfully defends yet another heinous criminal. Almost a year after her life-changing decision, Lucy has never been happier. Leaving New York City for the suburbs, tending her garden and her dog, Lucy is making future plans with her ... [ more ]

  • Caregiver


    Genre: Romance,Religion & Spirituality,Fiction,Relationships,Literature,Novels,Inspirational,General,Chick Lit
    Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
    Duration: 06:38:00

    Two lives converge one stormy night on a train headed to Cleveland. Lucy is traveling by herself via train to Jacob's Crossing to help care for her cousin Mattie, recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Trying to overcome the sudden death of her husband, she's glad to get away and focus on someo ... [ more ]

  • Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel

    Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel

    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Novels
    Author: Carol Rifka Brunt
    Duration: 11:49:00

    In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them. 1987. There's only one person who has ever truly under ... [ more ]

  • Judgement


    Genre: Fiction,Literature,Short Stories,Classic Fiction
    Author: Franz Kafka
    Duration: 00:29:00

    This is a short story of Georg Bendemann and his relationship with his aging father. While Georg is telling his father of his friend in Russia his father goes into a rage, ridiculing and degrading his son. Then at the end of his rant he issues his final judgment - death by drowning. ... [ more ]