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  • The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History | Elizabeth Norton

    The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Norton
    • Narrated By Jennifer Dixon
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    The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress, of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also a time when death during childbirth was rife, when marriage was usually a legal contract, not a matter for love, and the education you could hope to receive was minimal at best. Yet the Tudor century was also dominated by powerful and dynamic women in a way that no era had been before.

  • The Secret Adversary | Agatha Christie

    The Secret Adversary

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Jennifer Dixon
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    Described as an "excellent yarn", "amazingly clever", and a "thrilling adventure", Agatha Christie's tale of a dauntless pair of amateur detectives, Tommy Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley, who stumble upon a puzzling mystery, was recently adapted for a BBC TV series that will air in 2015. The story begins on the doomed RMS Lusitania and takes the listener through a web of intrigue, murder, and mayhem.

  • Queen Victoria's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Van der Kiste
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    Queen Victoria and Albert, the Prince Consort, had nine children, who, despite their very different characters, remained a close-knit family. Inevitably, as they married into European royal families, their loyalties were divided and their lives dominated by political controversy. This is not only the story of their lives in terms of world impact but also of personal achievements in their own right, individual contributions to public life in Britain and overseas, and as the children of Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort.

  • Tess of the D'urbervilles | Thomas Hardy

    Tess of the D'urbervilles

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Jennifer Dixon
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    Tess of the d'Urbervilles is the 19th century novel lately thought to be one of the inspirations of E .L.James' Fifty Shades of Grey. It depicts the life of an impressionable, naive, somewhat educated young woman who yearns to be free to live her own life, but finds herself constricted by the bonds of the sexual, religious and socially hypocritical customs that have surrounded her from birth.

  • Common Sense | Thomas Paine

    Common Sense

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Thomas Paine
    • Narrated By Jennifer Mary Dixon
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    Common Sense by Thomas Paine (1737-1809), originally published anonymously (by "an Englishman") in Philadelphia on January 10, 1776. This revised edition was published on February 14, 1776. It had a great influence at the time, particularly with regard to the colonies becoming completely independent of Great Britain as well as bringing about the issuance of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress in July 1776.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass | Lewis Carroll

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lewis Carroll
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    Charles Lutwidge Dodson, a professor of mathematics at Magdalen (Maudlin) College, Oxford, originally wrote these charming children's stories for young Alice, the daughter of his friend, Henry George Liddell, the dean of Christ Church. After publication, these children's books rapidly became popular with adults because of the extraordinary mixture of rationalism and fantasy, irony, and absurdity viewed through the looking glass of a child's dreams.

  • The Perfect Mistress | Victoria Alexander

    The Perfect Mistress

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Victoria Alexander
    • Narrated By Jennifer Dixon
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    Widowed Julia, Lady Winterset, has inherited a book - a very shocking book - that every gentleman in London seems to want. For a charismatic businessman, it’s a chance to build an empire. For a dashing novelist, it could guarantee fame. But to a proud, domineering earl, it means everything. Harrison Landingham, Earl of Mountdale, can’t let the obstinate Julia release the shameless memoir that could ruin his family’s name. But the only way to stop her may be equally sordid - if far more pleasurable. For his rivals are intent on seducing the captivating woman to acquire the book.

  • Mrs. Zant and the Ghost, the Original Short Story | Wilkie Collins

    Mrs. Zant and the Ghost, the Original Short Story

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    • By Wilkie Collins
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    Supernatural short story written especially for the young Anne (Nannie) Wynne. It was originally published as "The Ghost's Touch" in The Irish Fireside, 30 September-14 October 1885; Harper's Weekly, 23 October 1885; and in The Ghost's Touch and Other Stories (with "My Lady's Money" and "Percy and the Prophet", Harper's Handy Series, no. 30, 1885).

  • Emma | Jane Austen

    Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
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    Emma is the delightful classic about a financially independent young woman with a "happy disposition" who does not consider marriage for herself. She does, however, find amusement in playing matchmaker with the lives of others in her own social class. Her meddling into the love lives of her young friends has surprising results.

  • The Story of Aaron Burr | Lyndon Orr

    The Story of Aaron Burr

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    • By Lyndon Orr
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    Lyndon Orr published his story of Aaron Burr in 1912 within his Famous Affinities of History. Here he briefly and simply compares Burr's life with Alexander Hamilton's and attempts to dispel some of the negative opinions that surrounded him as the "villain" who shot and killed one of the Founding Fathers of the USA in a duel. Orr also describes Burr's strong relationships and the mysteries surrounding the women in his life, particularly his daughter.

  • Letters to a Friend | Diana Athill,Edward Field

    Letters to a Friend

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    • By Diana Athill, Edward Field
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    This epistolary memoir - rich with Diana Athill's characteristic wit, humor, elegance, and honesty - describes a warm, decades-long friendship.

    Diana Athill is one of our great women of letters. The renowned editor of V. S. Naipaul, Jean Rhys, and many others, she is also a celebrated memoirist whose Somewhere Towards the End was a best seller and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner.

  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Frances Hodson Burnett
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    Published in 1905 by Frances Hodgson Burnett - author of the beloved The Secret Garden - this is the story of Sara Crewe, the adored and pampered daughter of a wealthy widowed father. Sara suffers great losses but taps in to her "inner princess", and with strength, imagination, and storytelling, she triumphs over her sad circumstances while at the same time inspiring her fellow school companions.

  • As a Man Thinketh | James Allen

    As a Man Thinketh

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By James Allen
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    Considered the pioneer of modern inspirational thought and motivation, James Allen (1864 - 1912) published As a Man Thinketh in 1903. This is a powerful little self-help treatise, which essentially discusses how, by adjusting the way we think in response to external circumstances, we can shape our lives, personally, professionally, physically, and psychologically, towards the ultimate goal of inner peace and serenity.

  • A Very English Pastime and Other Stories | Christopher J. F. Gibson

    A Very English Pastime and Other Stories

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    • By Christopher J. F. Gibson
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    Five excellent short stories all with an intriguing "twist" in their tails!

  • The Yellow Wallpaper: A Story | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper: A Story

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    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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    One of the earliest creative approaches to feminist literature, this sinister horror story tells of a woman's mental anguish and unconscious struggle with conformity in a society that generally viewed women as weak and hysterical creatures unable to think for themselves. The author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), a prominent American feminist, paved the way for other authors like Sylvia Plath and Alice Walker. She suffered mental illness during her life and ultimately committed suicide.

  • Three Weeks | Elinor Glyn

    Three Weeks

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    • By Elinor Glyn
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    Elinor Glyn was famous as the notorious author of several sexy Hollywood movies and novels, e.g., It, in which she described "it" as the strange magnetism that attracts both sexes. Three Weeks became her most popular novel, described as erotic, romantic, and risqué. Glyn's work in movies, novels, and articles in Cosmopolitan is considered to be influential in changes in social attitudes toward women, sex, and sexuality.

  • A Haunted House | Virginia Woolf

    A Haunted House

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    • By Virginia Woolf
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    "A Haunted House" published in 1944 as part of a collection of short stories by Virginia Woolf, is a charming love story about two couples sharing the same house centuries apart.

  • Queen Elizabeth II's Address to People of USA July 6th 1976 |  Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth II's Address to People of USA July 6th 1976

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    • By Queen Elizabeth II
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    Queen Elizabeth II's address in Philadelphia on July 6th, 1976, where she presented a new Liberty Bell inscribed with "Let Freedom Ring" in honor of the bicentennial of the USA.

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit | Beatrix Potter

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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    • By Beatrix Potter
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    Listen to the story of Peter who did not listen to his Mother and got into trouble!

  • Queens Walk in the Dusk | Thomas Burnett Swann

    Queens Walk in the Dusk

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    • By Thomas Burnett Swann
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    Thomas Burnett Swann was a brilliant fantasy writer who died in 1976. He wrote primarily about the ancient Greek and Roman world, blending myth with romance and adventure. A reviewer in the Village Voice sums his work up well: "Swann's neo-romantic fantasies of the past are unique. He uses the stuff of myth but with twists and inventions of his own."

    Queens Walk in the Dusk is a retelling of the romance of Dido and Aeneas. It is a companion volume to Green Phoenix.

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