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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Whistling Boy by Duveneck

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Total running time: 35 hours, 22 minutes

Dickens receiving his characters, by William Holbrook Beard

00 – Preface by the Author

01 – I Am Born

02 – I Observe

03 – I Have a Change

04 – I Fall Into Disgrace

05 – I Am Sent Away From Home

Henry Herbert LaThangue, Leaving Home, 1890

06 – I Enlarge My Circle of Acquaintance

07 – My First Half at Salem House

08 – My Holidays, Especially One Happy Afternoon

09 – I Have a Memorable Birthday

10 – I Become Neglected, And Am Provided For

11 – I Begin Life On My Own Account, And Don’t Like It

Boy in a red waistcoat, by Paul Cezanne.  This work of art and the reproductions thereof are in the public domain.  The reproduction is part of a collection of reproductions compiled by the Yorck project.  The compilation copyright is held by Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft MbH and licensed under GNU Free Documentation License.

12 – Liking Life On My Own Account No Better, I Form A Great Resolution

13 – The Sequel of My Resolution

14 – My Aunt Makes Up Her Mind About Me

15 – I Make Another Beginning

16 – I am a new boy in more senses than one

Manet, Boy in Flowers, Jacques Hoschede

17 – Somebody Turns Up

18 – A Retrospect

19 – I Look About Me and Make A Discovery

20 – Steerforth’s Home

21 – Little Em’ly

22 – Some Old Scenes And Some New People

23 – I Corroborate Mr. Dick, And Choose A Profession

24 – My First Dissipation

25 – Good and Bad Angels

26 – I Fall Into Captivity

27 – Tommy Traddles

28 – Mr. Micawber’s Gauntlet

29 – I visit Steerforth at his home, again

30 – A Loss

31 – A Greater Loss

Rental Coaches in Snow by Floris Arntzenius

32 – The Beginning of a Long Journey

33 – Blissful

34 – My Aunt Astonishes Me

35 – Depression

36 – Enthusiasm

37 – A Little Cold Water

38 – A Dissolution of Partnership

39 – Wickfield & Heep

Uriah Heep
40 – The Wanderer

41 – Dora’s Aunts

42 – Mischief

43 – Another Retrospect

44 – Our Housekeeping

45 – Mr. Dick Fulfills My Aunt’s Predictions

46 – Intelligence

47 – Martha

48 – Domestic
"Mystery" by Redon


49 – I Am Involved In Mystery

50 – Mr. Peggotty’s Dream Comes True

51 – The Beginning of a Longer Journey

52 – I Assist at an Explosion

53 – Another Retrospect

Mr. and Mrs. Micawber and the Twins by Fred Barnard

54 – Mr. Micawber’s Transactions

55 – Tempest

56 – The New Wound, And The Old

The Emigrants by James Tissot, 1873

57 – The Emigrants

58 – Absence

59 – Return

60 – Agnes

61 – I Am Shown Two Interesting Penitents

62 – A Light Shines on my Way

63 – A Visitor

64 – A Last Retrospect

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin by Duplessis

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Benjamin Franklin by Greuze

00-Introduction

01-Ancestry and Early Youth in Boston

02-Beginning Life as a Printer

03-Arrival in Philadelphia

04-First Visit to Boston

05-Early Friends in Philadelphia

06-First Visit to London

07-Beginning Business in Philadelphia

08-Business Success and First Public Service

09-Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection

Poor Richard's Almanac 1739

10-Poor Richard’s Almanac and Other Activities

11-Interest in Public Affairs

12-Defense of the Province

13-Public Services and Duties

Treaty of Paris by Benjamin West, unfinished

14-Albany Plan of Union

15-Quarrels with the Proprietary

16-Braddock’s Expedition

17-Franklin’s Defense of the Frontier

Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky, by Benjamin West

18-Scientific Experiments

19-Agent of Pennsylvania in London

20-Appendix

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The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Emmanuel' s land Window at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston(depicting Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress), image released to  public domain by its author Eliza JR

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Translated into over 100 languages, The Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most famous classics of literature. It is an allegorical novel, describing a Christian’s journey through life to reach heaven. Part 1 was written by John Bunyan in 1679 whilst he was imprisoned for conducting unauthorised religious services, whilst Part 2 was not written until 1684, and is not included in many versions of this text. This recording includes both parts, and inline scripture references. (Summary by Joy Chan for Librivox)

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Wicket Gate

Part One

Author’s Apology for His Book

The First Stage

The Second Stage

The Third Stage

The Fourth Stage

The Fifth Stage

The Sixth Stage

The Seventh Stage

The Eighth Stage

The Ninth Stage

The Tenth Stage

Conclusion of Part First

Christian and Apollyon

Part Two

The Author’s Way

Pilgrimage of Christiana and Her Children

The First Stage

The Second Stage

The Third Stage

The Fourth Stage

The Fifth Stage

The Sixth Stage ( part 1)

Christian and Hopeful  and the salt statue Lot's Wife by Henry Altemus, 1890

The Sixth Stage (part 2)

The Seventh Stage

The Eighth Stage

Author’s Farewell

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Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

Robin Hood and Little John by Frank Godwin

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood intro

Chapter 1, How Robin Hood Came to be an Outlaw

chapter 2, Robin Hood and the Tinker

chapter 3, The Shooting match at Nottingham Town

Will Scarlett

chapter 4, Will Stutely Rescued by his companions

chapter 5, Robin Hood turns butcher

chapter 6, Little John Goes to Nottingham Fair

The friar took Robin on his Back by  Louis Rhead

chapter 7, How Little John Lived at the Sheriff’s

chapter 8, Little John and the Tanner of Blyth

chapter9, Robin Hood and Will Scarlet

chapter10, The Adventure with Midge the Miller’s Son

Allan-a-dale

chapter11, Robin Hood and Allan a Dale

chapter12, Robin Hood Seeks the Curtal Friar

chapter13, Robin Hood Compasses a Marriage

Robin Hood and Little John by Louis Rhead

chapter14, Robin Hood aids a sorrowful Knight

chapter 15,How Sir Richard of the Lea Paid His Debts

chapter 16, Little John Turns Barefoot Friar

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

chapter 17, Robin Hood Turns Beggar

chapter 18, Robin Shoots before Queen Eleanor

chapter 19,The Chase of Robin Hood

Robin Shoots with Sir Guy by Louis Rhead, 1912

chapter 20,Robin Hood and Guy of Guisborne

chapter 21, King Richard comes to Sherwood Forest

chapter 22, Epilogue

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Frederick Douglass

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Cover of first English language edition.

Cover of first English language edition.

This recording of All Quiet on the Western Front was made for educational purposes to assist ESL learners.?Downloadable files are NOT available of this material, it is streaming only. Click on the link for the chapter you want to stream and the text will also appear, allowing you to follow along in the text while you listen.

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

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Click here to stream or download (a faithful though slightly abridged) radio adaptation of Animal Farm by George Orwell.

Here is an unabridged?version of Animal Farm, which is presented for ESL learners on a non-profit site. It cannot be downloaded, only streamed at this link.

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Beowulf by Anonymous, translated by Francis Barton Gummere

Beowulf first page

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Running time: 2 hours, 53 minutes

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Wealhtheow illustration by J. R. Skelton from Stories of Beowulf by H. E. Marshall

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Beowulf and the dragon by Skelton

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jekyll Hyde chapter 10, artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition

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Running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

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Jekyll Hyde chapter 1 drawing 3

Chapter 1  Story of the Door

Jekyll Hyde chapter 1

Chapter 2  Search for Mr. Hyde

Jekyll Hyde chapter 2 drawing 1

Chapter 3  Dr. Jekyll was Quite at Ease

Jekyll Hyde chapter 3, artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition

Chapter 4  The Carew Murder Case

Jekyll Hyde chapter 4, artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition

Chapter 5  Incident of the Letter

Jekyll Hyde chapter 5 drawing 1

Chapter 6  Incident of Dr. Lanyon

Jekyll Hyde chapter 6, artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition

Chapter 7  Incident at the Window

Jekyll Hyde chapter 8, artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition

Chapter 8  The Last Night

Jekyll Hyde chapter 8 drawing 2

Chapter 9  Dr. Lanyon’s Narrative

Jekyll Hyde chapter 9

Chapter 10  Henry Jekyll’s Full Statement of the Case

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Oedipus Rex (Storr Translation) by Sophocles

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Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles’s three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Run time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Catherine reading, public domain

Summary: Northanger Abbey is a hilarious parody of 18th century gothic novels. The heroine, 17-year old Catherine, has been reading far too many “horrid” gothic novels and would love to encounter some gothic-style terror — but the superficial world of Bath proves hazardous enough. (Summary by Kara for Librivox)

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Total running time:  7 hours, 10 minutes

Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Jane Austen Back View, watercolor by Cassandra Austen, public domain

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Posthumous engraving of Austen from A Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew J. E. Austen-Leigh, from a watercolor by James Andrews, public domain

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

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As You Like It by William Shakespeare

The Mock Marriage of Orlando and Rosalind by Walter Howell Deverell, public domain image

Summary: One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, As You Like It is a pastoral comedy of mistaken identity, wit, and love. Daughter of a banished duke and forced to flee the court, Rosalind hides in the Forest of Arden disguised as a man. When her true love Orlando also shows up in the forest, she courts him without revealing her identity. Meanwhile, Phebe mistakenly falls in love with her disguise, Silvius pines for Phebe, Jacques philosophizes, and Touchstone makes fun of it all, and love and happiness triumph (for the most part) as Rosalind orchestrates a happy ending amid the confusion. (Summary by Rosalind Wills for Librivox)

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Total running time:  2 hours, 24 minutes

Rosalind by Robert Walker Macbeth, public domain image

Dramatis Personae

Act 1

Act 2

Rosalind and Celia by Hugh Thomson, public domain image

Act 3

Act 4

Act 5

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

During all that time she never turned a page, 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

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He threw himself down on a swell of heath, and there lay still, 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

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Total running time: 18 hours, 14 minutes

Summary: Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote Thornfield Hall. She finds a kindred spirit in her employer, the mysterious and brooding Mr. Rochester, but he hides a terrible secret that threatens their chances of happiness. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett for Librivox)

"How dare I, Mrs. Reed? How dare I? Because it is the truth." 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

"Hush, Hannah, I have a word to say to the woman." 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

I was mortally afraid of its trampling fore-feet, 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

It removed my veil from its gaunt head, rent it in two parts, and, flinging both on the floor, trampled on them.  1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

She did not stoop towards me, but only gazed, leaning back in her chair.  1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Scarlet Letter by T. H. Matteson, public domain image

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Total running time: 9 hours, 11 minutes

Summary: The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter “A” represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia for Librivox)

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, painted by Charles Osgood, public domain image

# 00a – The Custom-House, Pt 1 – 00:51:22

# 00b – The Custom-House, Pt 2 – 00:46:47

# 01 – The Prison Door – 00:03:13

# 02 – The Market Place – 00:20:30

# 03 – The Recognition – 00:21:26

# 04 – The Interview – 00:16:55

# 05 – Hester at Her Needle – 00:21:16

# 06 – Pearl – 00:22:31

# 07 – The Governor’s Hall – 00:16:13

# 08 – The Elf-Child and the Minister – 00:18:33

# 09 – The Leech – 00:22:08

# 10 – The Leech and his Patient – 00:23:08

# 11 – The Interior of a Heart – 00:17:33

# 12 – The Minister’s Vigil – 00:25:53

# 13 – Another view of Hester – 00:20:13

# 14 – Hester and the Physician – 00:15:08

# 15 – Hester and Pearl – 00:15:30

# 16 – A Forest Walk – 00:14:18

# 17 – The Pastor and his Parishioner – 00:26:41

# 18 – A Flood of Sunshine – 00:14:03

# 19 – The Child at the Brook-Side – 00:16:29

# 20 – The Minister in a Maze – 00:21:08

# 21 – The New England Holiday – 00:19:01

# 22 – The Procession – 00:29:14

# 23 – The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter – 00:16:42

# 24 – Conclusion – 00:14:44

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