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  • The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins

    The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    Late one night, a drawing teacher meets a mysterious woman dressed in white. Who is she, and what is her connection to the teacher's new pupil, a beautiful heiress? Serialized in 1859 - 1860, and first published in book form in 1860 it is still regarded still as one of the best plots in English literature. Told from multiple perspectives, the story is brought to life by its marvellous villains and complex, spirited and believable female characters.

  • The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky,David Magarshack (translator)

    The Brothers Karamazov

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Published in November 1880, Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing the novel set in 19th-century Russia. Fydor Karamazov, a mean and disreputable landowner, has three sons, Dmitry, a profligate army officer; Ivan, a writer with revolutionary ideas; and Alexey, a religious novice.

  • Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy

    Anna Karenina

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Judy Franklin
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    It tells of the love affair between Anna and Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Russia, faith is challenged, bonds are broken, love dies and is reborn.

  • Romola | George Eliot

    Romola

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    Romola is the fourth novel from the great Victorian novelist George Eliot and her first historical novel. Published in 1862 - 63, it is set in Florence at the end of the fifteenth century and events during the Italian Renaissance, and includes in its plot several notable figures from Florentine history. The story is of a girl's devotion to her blind father, her marriage to and betrayal by a young Greek and ultimate life of self-sacrifice.

  • The Prince and the Pauper | Mark Twain

    The Prince and the Pauper

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Andrew Timothy
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    One of the great literary classics of Western literature. Set in 1547, this is the tale of a London beggar boy and the English prince who exchange identities.

    Mark Twain, real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), is one of the Great American Novelists. Friend to presidents, artists, indutrialists and European royalty, Twain is universally renowned for his wit and astute satire.

  • The Old Curiosity Shop | Charles Dickens

    The Old Curiosity Shop

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens.

    The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.

    Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over.

  • The Riddle of the Sands | Eskine Childers

    The Riddle of the Sands

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Eskine Childers
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdom and is sited by Winston Churchill as one of the major reasons the Admiralty decided to establish naval bases at Invergordon, the Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow.

  • Lord Jim | Joseph Conrad

    Lord Jim

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Nigel Graham
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    The story tells of Jim, a young, good-looking, genial, and naive water-clerk on the Patna, a cargo ship plying Asian waters. One night, when the ship collides with an obstacle and begins to sink, acting on impulse, Jim jumps overboard and lands in a lifeboat, which happens to be bearing the unscrupulous captain and his cohorts away from the disaster.

  • The Ambassadors | Henry James

    The Ambassadors

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Peter Gray
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    Here is Henry James' dark comedic masterpiece, written in the final period of his life. Lambert Strether goes to Paris to bring back Chad, son of the wealthy New England widow he plans to marry. But he gradually comes to feel that life in Paris may hold more for him than in Woollett, Massachusetts.

  • Dangerous Liaisons | Pierre Choderlos De Laclos

    Dangerous Liaisons

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    The story, composed entirely of letters written by the various characters to each other, tells of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals who use sex as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others, uncaring of those who face social ruin or whose hearts are broken. It depicts a decadent and corrupt aristocracy exposing the perversions of the so-called Ancien Regime. The relevance of this grew due to the ensuing the French Revolution.

  • The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper

    The Last of the Mohicans

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.

  • Hard Times | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Alistair Maydon
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    Published in 1854, the story describes class conflict in Victorian England and serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution. Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over.

  • Barnaby Rudge | Charles Dickens

    Barnaby Rudge

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    Published between 1840 and 1841, it is Dickens' first attempt at an historical novel, his only other being A Tale of Two Cities. Full of classic Dickensian characters, the plot is based on the "no-popery" or Gordon riots of 1780 seen through the eyes of the good-hearted idiot Barnaby Rudge.

  • Moby Dick | Herman Melville

    Moby Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By Duncan Carse
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    Moby-Dick by Herman Melville is a classic of American and world literature. Written in 1851, this is the incredible story of the crazed captain Ahab who, consumed by his desire for revenge, drives his crew to scour the oceans of the world for the fearsome white whale, Moby Dick. It soon becomes clear that Ahab will stop at nothing and is prepared to risk everything, his ship, his crew members, and his own life. Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) was an American novelist short story writer, essayist and poet.

  • Around the World in 80 Days | Jules Verne

    Around the World in 80 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Corbett Woodall
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    Set in 1872, Around the World in 80 Days tells the extraordinary and wonderful adventures of Phileas Fogg and his servant Passepartout, who set out to win a £20,000 bet to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Andrew Timothy
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    The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas.

    Published in 1844, it is often considered one of the great thrillers of all time and, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work.

    Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape, he sets out to discover the treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies.

  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles | Thomas Hardy

    Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Stephen Jack
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    Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented was Thomas Hardy's penultimate novel.

    First published in 1891 and now considered a great classic of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day.

  • The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot

    The Mill on the Floss

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    First published in three volumes in 1860 it tells the story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss. Maggie is deeply attached to her brother but their conflicting temperaments and outlook produce only stress and misunderstanding until they are finally reconciled in a moment of revelation before tragedy overtakes them.

  • Pinocchio | Carlo Collodi

    Pinocchio

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Carlo Collodi
    • Narrated By Andrew Timothy
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    Published 1883, the classic tale of the marionette Pinocchio and his poor father, the woodcarver Geppetto takes you to a world of wonder with fairytale adventures of talking crickets, boys who turn into mules and much more.

  • Tristram Shandy | Laurence Sterne

    Tristram Shandy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated By Peter Barker
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    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a novel by Laurence Sterne considered one of the greatest comic novels in English. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years. Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768) was an Irish-born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman.

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