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by Washington Irving
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Librivox recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving. The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America's colonial period. The solitude of the woods was breathtaking, and not even a schoolmaster was immune from the eerie miasma which everyone knew permeated the dense forest. Written in 1820, Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow has become a classic of American literature, and has...
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Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/41
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by Charles Dickens
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A collaborative reading of Charles' Dickens classic tale of Christmas by Librivox volunteers: Mark Bradford Kara Shallenberg Kristen McQuillin Hugh McGuire Bill Stackpole For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more information or to volunteer to read books, poetry, and other works in the public domain, please visit www.librivox.org . Download...
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Topics: librivox, Christmas, literature, audiobook, Dickens
Source: Public domain
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by Joseph Jacobs
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LibriVox recording of English Fairy Tales, collected by Joseph Jacobs. Read by Joy Chan. A collection of traditional English fairy tales. (description by Joy Chan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (117MB)
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, jacobs, children, fairy tales, england
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jacob Abbott
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Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks. Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone. - Written by Wikipedia and Lizzie Driver For further information, including links...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, History, biography, alexander
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother. Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world, it is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, old English, poetry, hero, Grendel, Dane
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Hans Christian Andersen
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LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen. A collection of eighteen fairy tales – some popular, some lesser known – by famous Danish author H.C. Andersen. (Summary by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B audiobook of...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, fiction, fairy tales
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare. Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Marcus Antonius and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra's suicide. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, drama, tragedy, Roman Empire
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare. Cast: Claudius, King of Denmark -- Michael Sirois Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, and Mother of Hamlet -- Elizabeth Klett Ghost Of Hamlet, the Late King of Denmark -- dolohov Hamlet, Son to the former, and Nephew to the present King -- John Gonzalez Polonius, Lord Chamberlain -- Andy Minter Laertes, Son to Polonius -- Denny Sayers Ophelia, Daughter to Polonius -- Kristin Hughes Reynaldo, Servant to Polonius --...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, play, tragedy, shakespeare, hamlet
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. Murder and madness, witches and war: Librivox presents a recording of Macbeth , perhaps Shakespeare's best known tragedy. Macbeth, a general in King Duncan's army, is given a prophecy by a trio of witches: he himself will become king. Fired by ambition and goaded by his ruthless wife, he murders Duncan and assumes the throne. More killings follow as Macbeth attempts to retain his crown, until he discovers that prophecies are not always what...
Topics: Play, drama, tragedy, Librivox, audiobook
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anne Bronte
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LibriVox recording of Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte The novel tells the story of Agnes Grey, the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn the money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era – the role of governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families (the Bloomfields and the Murrays), she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to...
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Topics: fiction, novel, literature, agnes, grey, anne, bronte, audio books, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Mary W. Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in the book. Rejected by society, the Monster vows revenge on his creator. (Summary written by Gesine) Note: Audio files were volume adjusted and re-uploaded May 3, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Topics: audiobook, literature, librivox, horror
Source: LibriVox recording of Gutenberg e-text #84
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. Read by a full cast. The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, and was inspired by classical Roman comedy and the Italian commedia dell'arte. Baptista Minola, a rich gentleman of Padua, has two daughters: Katherina, renowned for her sharp tongue, and Bianca, who is sought after by multiple suitors. Baptista decides that Bianca cannot marry until her elder sister finds a husband. Enter Petruchio, who...
Topics: audiobook, librivox, drama, comedy, shakespeare
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde. Dorian Gray, a young man of wealth and stature in late 1800's London, meets Lord Henry Wotton while posing for a portrait by his friend Basil Hallward. Once the painting is complete, Dorian realizes that it will always be young and attractive, while he will be forced to age and wither with the years. Carelessly, he wishes the opposite were true. What happens is a treatise on morals, self-indulgence and how crucial personal...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, wilde
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray by 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 and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil’s, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry’s world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, poetry, fantasy, fiction, horror/ghost stories
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary de Gustave Flaubert. Enregistré pour LibriVox par Nadine Eckert-Boulet. Charles Bovary, médecin de campagne, veuf d'une mégère, fait lors d'une tournée la rencontre du père Rouault et de sa fille, Emma. Après leur mariage, Emma reste insatisfaite et rêve d'une nouvelle vie. Son premier amant lui donne le goût du luxe et fait miroiter un avenir à deux avant de l'abandonner. Une fois remise, Emma continue à faire de folles dépenses, qui peu à peu la mènent à la ruine...
Topics: francais, French, littérature, LibriVox, livre audio, livre lu, littérature francaise, Emma...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Sense and Sensibility (Version 3), by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel, focuses on the lives and loves of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. The sensible Elinor and the sensitive Marianne both fall for men whose affections are otherwise engaged. The novel includes a wonderful cast of colorful supporting characters, as well as Austen's trademark dry wit and ironic narration. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, love, romance, Jane Austen, Elinor Dashwood, Marianne Dashwood,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice , by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is most offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Austen at the height of her powers: the ironic narration, hilariously drawn...
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Topics: librivox, audio, austen, pride, prejudice, literature, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Persuasion by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Eight years ago, Anne Elliot fell in love with a poor but ambitious young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth. The Elliots were dissatisfied with Anne's choice, feeling he was not distinguished enough for their family, and her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's deceased mother, persuaded her to break off the match. Now 27 and considered a spinster, Anne re-encounters her former fiance, now a...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, austen, persuasion, romance, regency
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Mary Cowden Clarke
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LibriVox recording of Ophelia, the Rose of Elsinore , by Mary Cowden Clarke. Read by Elizabeth Klett. This story is from Mary Cowden Clarke's multi-volume work The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines, in which she imagined the early lives of characters from Portia to Beatrice to Lady Macbeth. In her revision of Ophelia from Hamlet, she creates a backstory for Shakespeare's tragic heroine, from her infancy to just before the action of Hamlet begins.(Summary by Elizabeth Klett) For more free audio...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Friedrich Schiller
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LibriVox recording of Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller (translated by Joseph Mellish). Schiller's tragedy depicts the final days of Mary, Queen of Scots, who has been imprisoned by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, because of her potential claim on the English throne. The action of the play revolves around an attempt to rescue Mary from prison and Elizabeth's indecision over whether or not to have her executed. The 1801 translation is by Joseph Mellish, a friend of Schiller's. Cast: Queen...
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Topics: librivox, audio, drama, schiller, mary stuart
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read in English by Elizabeth Klett A Little Princess is a classic of children's literature by the author of The Secret Garden. Seven-year-old Sara Crewe comes to London to attend Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, where she must live apart from her adored father. Sara is a bright and imaginative child who is both loved (for her friendliness) and hated (for her father's wealth) at Miss Minchin's. When Sara receives...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, based on true events, concerns the conspiracy against Julius Caesar, his assassination in 44 BC, and its immediate aftermath. Probably written in 1599 and among the first of Shakespeare's plays to be performed at the Globe Theater, Julius Caesar is one of his best-known dramas and has received innumerable performances throughout the centuries. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden after...
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Topics: Tragedy, history, Rome, play, drama, theater, Librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Edith Wharton
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LibriVox recording of The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with this 1920 novel about Old New York society. Newland Archer is wealthy, well-bred, and engaged to the beautiful May Welland. But he finds himself drawn to May's cousin Ellen Olenska, who has been living in Europe and who has returned following a scandalous separation from her husband. For further information, including links to...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Emma (version 3), by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Jane Austen famously described Emma Woodhouse, the title character of her 1815 novel, as "a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like." Yet generations of readers have loved Emma, as much for her blunders as for her wit and vivacity. Emma, "handsome, clever, and rich," has nothing else to do but try to pair off her friends, and she consistently mis-reads the relationships and situations...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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LibriVox - founded in 2005 - is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free downloads on the internet. If you are not in the USA, please check your country's copyright law before downloading. Please visit the LibriVox website where you can search for books that interest you. You can search or...
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by Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of Bram Stoker's Dracula . Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, told through a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper articles, and telegrams. It begins with lawyer Jonathan Harker's perilous journey to Castle Dracula in Transylvania, and chronicles the vampire's invasion of England, where he preys upon the lovely Lucy Westenra and Harker's fiancee, Mina. Harker and Mina...
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Topics: librivox, audio, dracula, drama, vampire
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Corneille, Pierre
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Le Cid de Pierre Corneille. Lu pour Librivox par Aldor, buenavista, Cebes, Christian, Dan Mewton, Elizabeth Klett, Ezwa, Herman Roskams, mb, Nadia, Nadine Eckert-Boulet et Stanley. Des deux prétendants de Chimène, son favori semble être agréé par son père. Ce digne fils d'un vieil homme vaillant et courageux n'est autre que Don Rodrigue. L'affront fait au père de ce dernier, par celui de Chimène, mettra-t-il en péril l'union des deux familles ? (par Ezwa) Pour obtenir d'autres...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, livre audio, littérature, French, français, francais, French,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sun Tzu
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Librivox recording of The Art of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles. Read by Moira Fogarty. "The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, war, Sun Tzu, Sunzi, Lionel Giles
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charlotte Brontë
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LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. Read by Elizabeth Klett. 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 further information, including links to online text,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, classic, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charlotte Bronte
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LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre is a masterpiece of romance and hardship, penned by beloved author Charlotte Brontë. From a childhood spent as a dependent relation amongst cruel relatives and then as a student at a spirit-crushing charity school, Jane grows to become a remarkable woman: poor and plain in an era that viewed women as little more than ornaments, she believes in her own worth and craves independence and adventure. She becomes governess to a little...
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Topics: librivox, audio, bronte, governess, love story, bildungsroman, madwoman, mystery, orphan, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Emily Bronte
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LibriVox recording of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Performed by a full cast. The story centers on the all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them. There are differing opinions on whether this is the ultimate love story or the ultimate story of revenge. (Summary by Wikipedia and Amanda Friday) Cast Mr. Lockwood: Jason Mills Heathcliff: Bruce Pirie...
Topics: librivox, audio, novel, bronte, victorian literature, yorkshire, gothic, classic, tragedy, moors
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text