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  • Jane Austen

    This recording includes a selection of Jane Austen's letters, edited by Susan Coolidge and chosen from the collection of Austen's great-nephew, Edward, Lord Brabourne. The letters are mostly addressed to Austen's sister Cassandra, with whom she was very close. There are also some letters written to two of her nieces, Anna Austen Lefroy and Fanny Knight. They include some references to her published work, including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and...read more

  • Jane Austen

    We have all been more or less to blame ... every one of us, excepting Fanny' Taken from the poverty of her parents' home, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with only her cousin Edmund as an ally. When Fanny's uncle is absent in Antigua, Mary Crawford and her brother Henry arrive in the neighbourhood, bringing with them London glamour and a reckless taste for flirtation. As her female cousins vie for Henry's attention, and even Edmund falls for Mary's dazzling charms, only Fanny remains doubtful about the Crawfords' influence and finds herself more isolated than ever. A subtle examination of social position and moral...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to get out of debt, rents their home to an Admiral. The brother of the Admiral's wife, Captain Frederick Wentworth, had been engaged to Anne years earlier and now they meet again. Both are still single and unattached. This sets the scene for a second chance at love for the two of...read more

  • James Allen

    This is one of the last books written by James Allen. Like all his works it is eminently practical. He never wrote theories, or for the sake of writing, or to add another to his many books; but he wrote when he had a message, and it became a message only when he had lived it out in his own life, and knew that it was good. Thus he wrote facts, which he had proven by practice. To live out the teaching of this book faithfully in every detail of life will lead one to more than happiness and success—even to blessedness, satisfaction and...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    The beautiful Pauline has been wronged and sets about getting a little her own back. Collateral damage ensues in this tale of revenge and it's consequences. 'Pauline's Passion and Punishment' is pretty mild stuff if you read it from the perspective of a 21st century reader. It helps to have some idea of what life was like and what was expected of men and women in the 1860s to truly appreciate this...read more

  • Wallace D. Wattles

    The Science of Being Great is the second book of Wattles' triology. In this volume he argues that the power of thought and positive self-esteem is the only true measure of a person's greatness. here are three landmark guides to a life of prosperity-now restored to print in beautiful, signature...read more

  • Wallace D. Wattles

    If you are seeking better health and ways to stay well…This book is for you! Wallace D. Wattles was an American author and a pioneer success new thought movement writer. His most famous work and first book is a book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explains how to get rich. Additionally, In the Science of Getting Well, Wattles suggests the reader to think and ACT in a Certain Way. As with his first book, Wattles explains in simple concepts the keys to Getting Well. With faith and discipline, Wattles suggests you can stay well. Says Wattles 'for those who want health, and who want a practical guide and handbook, not a philosophical treatise. It is an instructor in the use of...read more

  • James Allen

    It is popularly supposed that a greater prosperity for individuals or nations can only come through a political and social reconstruction. This cannot be true apart from the practice of the moral virtues in the individuals that comprise a nation. Better laws and social conditions will always follow a higher realization of morality among the individuals of a community, but no legal enactment can give prosperity to, nay it cannot prevent the ruin of, a man or a nation that has become lax and decadent in the pursuit and practice of virtue. The moral virtues are the foundation and support of prosperity as they are the soul of greatness. They endure for ever, and all the works of man which...read more

  • Walt Whitman

    This story ran as a serial in 1852 in the New York Sunday Dispatch, and for more than 160 years was buried in obscurity, unknown to the world as novel written by Walt Whitman. Zachary Turpin, a graduate student specializing in Whitman's works, had seen in his notes a sketch of a novel including the characters Covert, Wigglesworth, Smytthe and Jack Engle, but no work including these characters had ever been found. After poring over endless pages of newspapers of the era however, Turpin found this advertisement for an upcoming serial: 'A RICH REVELATION. --This week's SUNDAY DISPATCH will contain the LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JACK ENGLE, an auto-biography, in which will be handled the...read more

  • Kate Chopin

    When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic...read more

  • E.M. Forster

    One of E. M. Forster's most celebrated novels, A Room With a View is the story of a young English middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch. While vacationing in Italy, Lucy meets and is wooed by two gentlemen, George Emerson and Cecil Vyse. After turning down Cecil Vyse's marriage proposals twice Lucy finally accepts. Upon hearing of the engagement George protests and confesses his true love for Lucy. Lucy is torn between the choice of marrying Cecil, who is a more socially acceptable mate, and George who she knows will bring her true happiness. A Room With a View is a tale of classic human struggles such as the choice between social acceptance or true...read more

  • John Cleland

    One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history. The classic novel of a young girl's exploration of physical pleasures. Young Fanny Hill is tricked into a life of prostitution, but she quickly learns the power of her own body as she learns the ways of physical passion. She soon escapes her fate for the loving arms of a wealthy young man, but misadventure and fate conspire to keep her from domestic bliss. Instead, Fanny discovers that sex need not be just for love; that it can be had for pleasure. She then sets out to explore those pleasures in as wide a variety as she can. With old men and young, and women as well; in positions of power, and situations where she has none;...read more

  • Josh Ryan

    This work contains the collected short stories of H.P Lovecraft - The Festival - He - Cool Air - In the Vault - Pickman's Model - The Nameless City - The Alchemist - The Very Old Folk - Rats in the Walls - From Beyond - The Hound - The Strange High House in the Mist - The Unnamable - Hypnos - The Quest of Iranon - The Temple - The Moon Bog - The Evil Clergyman - The Horror at Martin's Beach - The Silver Key - The Transition of Juan Romero - The Other Gods - The...read more

  • D.H. Lawrence

    This work contains the collected short stories of D.H. Lawrence. – A Modern Lover – Read by Sinead Dixon – Her Turn – Read by Shane Hannigan – Love among the Haystacks – Read by Sean Murphy – Mother and Daughter – Read by Carol Donovan – New Eve and Old Adam – Read by Sean Murphy – Rawdon's Roof – Read by Shane Hannigan – Strike-Pay – Read by Dale Condon – The Blue Moccasins – Read by Carol Box – The Mortal Coil – Read by Taylor Greaney – The Old Adam – Read by Brian Kelly – The Overtone – Read by Niamh O'Sullivan – The Princess – Read by Taylor Greaney – Things – Read by Amy...read more

  • Bram Stoker

    Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire,...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    In what may be Dickens's best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of 'great expectations.' In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted...read more

  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names The Mysterious Mansion [Honoré de Balzac] The Tomb of Heiri [Arthur Christopher Benson] Chickamauga [Ambrose Bierce] An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [Ambrose Bierce] The Death of Halpin Frayser [Ambrose Bierce] A Halloween Wraith [William Black] The Goblin's Collection [Algernon Blackwood] The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood] Let Loose [Mary Cholmondeley] The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Lift [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Terror of Blue John Gap [Arthur Conan Doyle] Captain Murderer [Charles Dickens] The Trial for Murder [Charles Dickens] Cold Ghost [Chester S....read more