Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and PrejudicePride & Prejudice by Jane Austen – For decades this witty love story has shown people throughout the world that some times the last person you ever want to be with, is the one person you can not be without Lovingly recreated as an mp3 audio this cd contains the timeless story of Pride and Prejudice This humorous tale of love and values unfolds in class- conscious England of the late 18th century. The five Bennet sisters – the beautiful Jane, the …

Frankenstein

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FrankensteinVictor Frankenstein was the product of a supportive wealthy family that encouraged ambition and dedication to pushing oneself to the extreme to achieve greater understanding of all around him. From early boyhood Frankenstein obsessed on theories of science that promoted creating natural wonders. As a college student the new technique of galvanism caught Frankenstein’s attention and he began his experiment in creating a living being from golem. T…

Meditations

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MeditationsGeorge Long’s translation of Marcus Aerelius’ Meditations was first published as The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aerelius in 1862. Aerelius was emperor of Rome from 161 until 180, the year of his death. When Aerelius originally wrote the work, a collection of his reflections and his ponderings about life, he called it simply “To Himself.” He wrote the work not for others, but for himself, as a means to guide his own spiritual journey. Medita…

Moby Dick

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Moby DickConsidered a masterpiece and one of the major American novels, Moby Dick is an epic, allegorical tale of one man’s obsessive quest to hunt and kill a great sperm whale. To call it just a novel limits the scope of this work; it is a historical document, a picture of America, as well as a story that contains a plethora of metaphorical layers. Melville was inspired to write Moby Dick after reading about two separate whaling incidents: the sinking of…

Moby Dick, or the Whale

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Moby Dick, or the WhaleMoby Dick by Herman Melville is said to be a strange, disturbing and at the same time beautiful novel, and it certainly is. Though the novel failed to raise public interest when it was first published in 1851, it was – and still is – considered to be one of the Great American Novels.The story of Moby Dick and Captain Ahab is told in the novel by a sailor called Ishmael. The Captain became obsessed with hunting down the whale after the animal had …

The Woman in White

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The Woman in WhiteWilkie Collins’ fifth novel, The Woman in White, was written in 1859 and it is considered to be one of the first mystery novels in English literature.The sleuth investigating the mysterious case the story revolves around is Walter Hartright, but the plotting is woven by multiple characters, each of the participants telling their own versions. Hartright meets the mysterious woman in white from the title, then soon he finds out that she has escaped…

The Beautiful and Damned

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The Beautiful and DamnedThe Beautiful and Damned is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second novel. It was published in 1922, during the “Roaring twenties” of the Jazz age, and part of the story derives from Fitzgerald’s own life. The story of the novel focuses on the life of Anthony Patch and his wife Gloria. Anthony is a socialite who doesn’t seem to be doing much besides attending the usual social gatherings. His high class status, as well as his awaiting inheritance from a busi…

The Age of Innocence

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The Age of InnocenceThe novel opens as Newland Archer, a lawyer and member of New York’s elite upper class, is newly engaged to the beautiful and seemingly innocent May Welland. Archer is content and prepared for a life of calm domesticity when May’s cousin, the alluring Countess Ellen Olenska, disrupts his quiet existence. Archer is about to become married just as Ellen becomes separated from her philandering husband, a count in Poland. Ellen makes quite a splash u…

The Moonstone

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The MoonstoneWilkie Collins wrote what T.S. Eliot called the “first and greatest” detective novel ever written, and to this day The Moonstone remains one of the most acclaimed and revered literary works of all time. Those who enjoy the books of modern detective story writers such as Raymond Chandler, Mary Higgins Clark, or even Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle might have a few strong expectations from this novel, especially after reading what many g…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s DreamA Midsummer’s Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and most performed comedies. This fanciful tale follows a group of amateur thespians and two Athenian couples into a magical, moonlit forest where they encounter mischievous fairies, ruled by Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairy kingdom. The play begins in anticipation of the wedding between Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazonian Queen, Hippolyta. The lovely Hermia ar…