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    • Oblomov

    • By: Ivan Goncharov, C. J. Hogarth
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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    This novel centers on the figure of Ilya Ilyich Oblomov, a member of the dying class of the landed gentry, who spends most of his time lying in bed gazing at life in an apathetic daze, encouraged by his equally lazy servant Zakhar and routinely swindled by his acquaintances. But this torpid existence comes to an end when, spurred on by his crumbling finances, the love of a woman, and the reproaches of his friend, the hardworking Schtoltz, Oblomov finds that he must engage with the real world and face up to his commitments. 

    Regular price: $20.89

    • Cane

    • By: Jean Toomer
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Mirron Willis, Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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    Jean Toomer's Cane is one of the most significant works to come out of the Harlem Renaissance, and is considered to be a masterpiece in American modernist literature because of its distinct structure and style. First published in 1923 and told through a series of vignettes, Cane uses poetry, prose, and play-like dialogue to create a window into the varied lives of African Americans living in the rural South and urban North during a time when Jim Crow laws pervaded and racism reigned. 

    Regular price: $15.43

    • The Other Side of War

    • With the Army of the Potomac
    • By: Katharine Prescott Wormeley
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulligan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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    Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. The Other Side of the War reveals the war as experienced by the thousands of women volunteered to work in hospitals and for the Sanitary Commission, the organization that advocated better practices and lobbied for increased supplies. Katharine Prescott Wormeley was one of those volunteers, an American nurse in the Civil War, as well as author, editor, and and one of America’s best-known translators of French language literary works.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Meditations (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Marcus Aurelius, Meric Casaubon - translator
    • Narrated by: Braden Wright
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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    Marcus Aurelius, one of the great rulers of the Roman Empire, sets forth a series of self-reflective essays intended as a guide for his own self-improvement. Written during the turning points of his life and divided into twelve books, Meditations ponders life’s greatest questions in the author’s search for a meaningful existence. Remarkably, they are no different from the questions we ask ourselves today - from finding happiness to understanding our place in the cosmos. Centuries after Aurelius’s death, Meditations remains a profound source of inspiration.

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, 1838-1839

    • By: Frances Anne Kemble
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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    A personal indictment of the institute of slavery in the Southern United States, as witnessed directly by Fanny Kemble, a British actress in 1838 and 1839. In a very personal way, she relates her many varied experiences, efforts to make life easier for the slaves despite her husband's stubborn resistance. As an English citizen, she had seen the total end of slavery throughout the British Empire in 1833, just a few years before her journey to Georgia. She ends her account with a stirring defense of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

    Regular price: $18.16

    • The Triumph of the Egg and Other Stories

    • By: Sherwood Anderson
    • Narrated by: various narrators, Erica Sullivan, Kate Mulligan, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs
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    The Triumph of the Egg is a fictional panorama of a great region of our country, unfolded by a writer who - to quote the New York Times - "depicts life in the Midwest as Dostoevsky pictured the many colored life of Russia, with almost as wonderful a touch of genius, with a more concentrated and daring skill." This coveted 1921 collection is an example of what a book of stories can be when a writer of vision deals with the materials of American life.

    Regular price: $15.43

    • Solitude

    • By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    • Narrated by: Liz Aday
    • Length: 3 mins
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    A famous poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox dealing with the topic of fair weather friends. When things are good, everyone is around you. When times are rough you are often alone.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Parson of Jackman's Gulch

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Michael Richards
    • Length: 30 mins
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    This story by Arthur Conan Doyle is about the character known as the Reverend Elias B. Hopkins. It was generally understood that the title was an honorary one, awarded due to his many good qualities. He was also called "The Parson" in an area where the flock was scattered and the shepherds few.

    Regular price: $8.39

    • Leviathan (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Thomas Hobbes
    • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
    • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
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    In a world rife with willful chaos, how can order be restored? Philosopher Thomas Hobbes’s answer, composed amid the violence of the English Civil War, revolutionized political thought. His solution was a commonwealth, or Leviathan, a body politic ruled and protected by an absolute sovereign. Its power would be dependent on the people to exchange their freedom for the security and order of a common law. Only with this social contract, Hobbes argued, can civil peace be established.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Virginian

    • A Horseman of the Plains
    • By: Owen Wister
    • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
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    In this romantic and raw adventure set in the untamed wilderness of Wyoming of 1886, an anonymous college graduate ventures out west where he encounters gun fights, lynching, cattle rustlers, high-stake poker games, Indian attacks, and a brave, honest and imposing cowboy known simply as the Virginian. Presented as the archetypal, ideal hero of the "western" genre (which was novelized for the very first time in this same book), the Virginian, a foreman at Shiloh Ranch, carries a strong sense of justice.

    Regular price: $25.90

    • Rights of Man

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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    Written in 1791 as a response to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, Thomas Paine's Rights of Man is a seminal work on human freedom and equality. Using the French Revolution and its ideals as an example, he demonstrates his belief that any government must put the inherent rights of its citizens above all else, especially politics. After its publication, Paine left England for France and was tried in his absence for libel against the crown.

    Regular price: $18.90

    • The Open Boat and Other Stories

    • By: Stephen Crane
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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    The Open Boat and Other Stories features four prized selections by Stephen Crane, recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. "The Open Boat" is based on a harrowing incident in the author's life: the 1897 sinking of a ship on which he was a passenger; "The Blue Hotel" and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" reflect Crane's early travels in Mexico and the American Southwest; and the novella Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is a galvanizing portrait of life in the slums of New York City.

    Regular price: $18.16

    • La Rabouilleuse

    • The Black Sheep; The Two Brothers
    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
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    Brothers Philippe and Joseph Bridau are completely unalike: Philippe, braggart and soldier, formerly aide-de-camp to Napoleon, is their mother Agathe's favorite; Joseph, a poor and aspiring artist, is raised in his brother's shadow. When Agathe is reduced to poverty and Philippe accrues gambling debts, the family join forces to focus their attentions on Agathe's brother, Jean-Jacques Rouget, heir to the family fortune. The struggle for his inheritance pits the family against Rouget's beautiful maid Flore ("La Rabouilleuse"), the apple of her master's eye, and her crafty lover.

    Regular price: $21.70

    • Mystery Shorts Volume 2

    • By: H P Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Fitz-James O'Brien, and others
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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    Mysteries come in all sorts, and this collection of seven short stories reflects that, from hidden temples beneath the sea, to worlds discovered through a microscope. Murderers, ghosts and demons can also be found in this collection. The stories included are: "The Temple", "To Prove an Alibi", "The Diamond Lens", "The Adventure of the Red Circle", "An Episode in a Lodging House", "How Siva Spoke", and "The Nail." 

    Regular price: $4.57

    • The Great Keinplatz Experiment

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Michael Richards
    • Length: 36 mins
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     Professor von Baumgarten wants to prove his theory that the sprits of hypnotized people can see one another. His student, Fritz von Hartmann, participates in the experiment. A switch of souls and bodies takes place....

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    • The Captain of the Pole-Star

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Michael Richards
    • Length: 54 mins
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    Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Captain of the Pole-Star is a collection of mystery tales about amnesia, sea voyages, shipwrecks, lost love, and heists. It includes humorous stories and fairy tales.

    Regular price: $6.29

    • That Little Square Box

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Michael Richards
    • Length: 39 mins
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    A passenger travelling on the American steamer, The Spartan, becomes suspicious after overhearing the conversation of two other passengers. He suspects they want to destroy the ship with a bomb. He was wrong....

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    • Pegasus, The Winged Horse

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Arthur Walls
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Pegasus, The Winged Horse is Nathaniel Hawthorne's retelling of the Greek myth of Pegasus and Bellerophon, who wanted to fly with Pegasus to Olympus, the home of the gods. Bellerophon fell back to earth, but the winged horse reached Olympus. Pegasus was then appointed as a transporter of thunderbolts for Zeus.

    Regular price: $6.29

    • Jacob's Room

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Laura Orlando
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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    Jacob's Room was Virginia Woolf’s third novel. It is a character study about Jacob Flanders and is narrated through the impressions of other characters about Jacob. The narrative mainly unfolds through the two women, Clara Durrant and Florinda, and the book is considered an important modernist text. 

    Regular price: $45.49

    • The Japanese Fairy Book

    • By: Iwaya Sazanami
    • Narrated by: Catherine Westfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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    This collection of Japanese fairytales has been translated from the modern version by Sadanami Sanjin. They are not literal translations, and although the story and all the particularly Japanese expressions have been faithfully preserved, they are told with the view to interest a young Western audience. 

    Regular price: $27.29

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