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The Odyssey

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Homer


The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly…

The Art of Public Speaking

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Joseph Berg Esenwein


The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie and Joseph B. Esenwein is a manual for people who have to speak in public, and it is still in us…

Dracula (version 2 dramatic reading)

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Bram Stoker


Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, to…

How to Speak and Write Correctly

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Joseph Devlin


This is a 1910 guide for those who wish to learn how to correctly (though maybe not "properly") create sentences, use figures of s…

The Divine Comedy

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Dante Alighieri


The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened "Divina" by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 an…

Dream Psychology

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Sigmund Freud


Not a few serious-minded students, [...], have been discouraged from attempting a study of Freud's dream psychology. The book in which he or…

The Meditations

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Marcus Aurelius


Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. The…

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

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E. M. Berens


This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of majo…

The Picture of Dorian Gray (version 2 dramatic reading)

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Oscar Wilde


The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty …

Beyond Good and Evil

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Friedrich Nietzsche


First published in 1886 at Nietzsche’s own expense, the book was not initially considered important. In it, Nietzsche denounced what he cons…

Les Mille et une nuits, tome 1

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Anonymoustranslated Byantoine Galland


Afin de ne plus être déçu par les femmes, le sultan Schahriar décide d'épouser une jeune fille chaque jour…

The Collected Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft

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H. P. Lovecraft


H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incom…

Buddhist Writings

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Varioustranslated Byhenry Clarke Warren


An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better und…

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Version 2)

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Jules Verne


Professor Pierre Aronnax is an academic whose thirst for knowledge carries him out of his ivory tower and on the trail of a mysterious sea b…

The Call of the Wild

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Jack London


In this novel (often mistakenly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a…

Les Misérables, Volume 1

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Victor Hugo


This is book 1 of 5. An ex-convict breaks parole and starts a new life as a righteous man, but is pursued by a police inspector. Along the w…

The Brothers Karamazov

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered …

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (version 2 dramatic reading)

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Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley's 1818 novel presents the Faustian story of a man who aspires to create life out of death, with disastrous results. The novel i…

Ghost Story Collection 001

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Various


A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

Grimms' Fairy Tales

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm


A classic collection of oral German folklore, brought together for posterity by the scholarly brothers Grimm in the 1800s, this epitome of f…

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