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  • Dombey and Son | Charles Dickens

    Dombey and Son

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By John Richmond
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    First published in monthly parts between October 1846 and April 1848, it tells the story of Paul Dombey a heartless London merchant who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business. In his daily life there is no room for dealing with emotions because emotion has no market value. In his son he sees the future of his firm and the continuation of his name, while he neglects his affectionate daughter, until he decides to get rid of her beloved, a lowly clerk.

  • 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.

  • Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Duncan Carse
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    Robinson Crusoe is Daniel Defoe's classic novel of shipwreck and survival, now nearly 300 years old.

    The story is a fictional autobiography of the title character, an English castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers. This is the tale of an ordinary man struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances. Robinson Crusoe wrestles with fate and the nature of God.

  • 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.

  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Stephen Jack
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    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1894, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The 11 stories of the Memoirs are: Silver Blaze, The Adventure of the Yellow Face, The Stockbroker's Clerk, The Gloria Scott, The Musgrave Ritual, The Adventure of the Reigate Squire, The Adventure of the Crooked Man, The Resident Patient, The Greek Interpreter, The Naval Treaty, The Final Problem.

  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood | Charles Dickens

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    Written in 1890, the story is a murder mystery in which Edwin Drood is supposedly murdered. The novel investigated the characters in a distinctly Dickensian manner from the suspicious and tormented Jasper to the Reverend Crisparkle to Princess Puffer, the enigmatic Datchery and finally the gravedigger and his obnoxious but perceptive boy assistant. But who is the murderer? We will never know.

  • Daisy Miller | Henry James

    Daisy Miller

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Published in 1878, portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Frederick Winterbourne. Winterbourne's pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates they meet in Switzerland and Italy. The the novel coments on the contrast between American and European society that is common to James's work.

  • The Stars Look Down | A. J. Cronin

    The Stars Look Down

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By A. J. Cronin
    • Narrated By Arthur Blake
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    Set in the north of England at the turn of the century, this novel focuses on the lives and times of the people who lived there, describing the suffering of the miners and the advent of World War I.

  • Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens

    Oliver Twist

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
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    The young orphan Oliver Twist flees a cruel workhouse for the dirty streets of London, where he falls in with a nefarious gang. As the shrewd Artful Dodger, the menacing Fagin and the vicious Bill Sikes lead Oliver deeper into a criminal life, a dark conspiracy is revealed around him.

  • A Group of Noble Dames | Thomas Hardy

    A Group of Noble Dames

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Nigel Graham
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    A Group of Noble Dames is an 1891 collection of short stories by great English novelist Thomas Hardy. The ten stories focus on "store of ladies, whose bright eyes rain influence". Hardy delves into the hidden depths of country families to reveal what went on behind the scenes.

  • A Pair of Blue Eyes | Thomas Hardy

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
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    Written in 1873 it was autobiographical and the heroine Elfride Swancourt is based on Hardy's first wife Emma Gifford. The novel tells the tail of a the love triangle between a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds.

  • Martin Chuzzlewit | Charles Dickens

    Martin Chuzzlewit

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    Originally serialized between 1843-1844 the story tells of Martin, the grandson of old Martin Chuzzlewit who is rich but has become bittter due to the greed of his kin. Young Martin is initially selfish but through hard labour and the positive and cheerful influence of his servant, Tapley, becomes decent. The novel is broken up into segments by young Martin's voyage to seek his fortune in America.

  • Middlemarch | George Eliot

    Middlemarch

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George Eliot
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    Middlemarch is considered one of the masterpieces of English fiction. Published in 1874, it is the seventh and penultimate novel by George Eliot. It pursues a number of underlying themes, including the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism and self-interest, religion and hypocrisy, political reform, and education.

  • The Portrait of a Lady | Henry James

    The Portrait of a Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Henry James
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    The novel tells the story of beautiful, intelligent, and headstrong Isabel Archer, as she leaves her native America and embarks on a journey of self discovery in Europe. Published as a book in 1881, it explores his familiar themes including the conflict between American individualism and European social custom and the situation of Americans in Europe. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, betrayal, and sexuality.

  • Roderick Hudson | Henry James

    Roderick Hudson

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Henry James
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    Roderick Hudson is one of Henry James's first novels.

    Originally published in 1875 as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly, it traces the development of the title character, a sculptor. Funded by the wealthy Rowland Mallet, Roderick Hudson travels from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. He soon finds that Europe tests him in ways he had not anticipated, both as an artist and as a man.

  • Desperate Remedies | Thomas Hardy

    Desperate Remedies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    Released in 1896, the story centers around young Cytherea Graye, who becomes a servant to Miss Auclyffe, a woman with a troubled past. There, she encounters Aeneas Manston, the incredibly handsome and charming steward of Miss Auclyffe. The anti-hero, Aeneas Manston, as physically alluring as he is evil, fascinates the innocent Cytherea though she is in love with another man.

  • Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson

    Treasure Island

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Gabriel Woolf
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    First published in 1883, Treasure Island remains one of Robert Louis Stevenson's best-known and best-loved works.

    A classic coming of age adventure, featuring buried treasure, treacherous pirates, and the eponymous Long John Silver, Treasure Island tells the enthralling story of Jim Hawkins, a young cabin boy, who sets sail on an 18th century voyage in search of a pirate's buried gold.

  • The Lost World | Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Lost World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By John Richmond
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    Released in 1912, it tells the story of an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin where prehistoric animals still survive. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between Native Americans and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.

  • Bleak House | Charles Dickens

    Bleak House

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Maurice Turner
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    Published in twenty monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels. A complex plot, it challenges the reader to make connections--between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims.

  • Great Expectations | Charles Dickens

    Great Expectations

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    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Andrew Timothy
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    Serialised between December 1860 to August 1861, it tells the heartwarming story of Pip, a poor boy who gets an unexpected chance to move up in society. 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.

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