The Sun Also Rises
An A+ Audio Study Guide
Ernest Hemingway's first critically acclaimed novel follows Jake Barnes, terribly injured in World War I, as he discovers the solace and shell-shocked immorality of the "lost generation" in post-war Paris.
This The Sun Also Rises on A+ AUDIO study guide was written by Robert Murray, a lecturer at Princeton University and the director of the... Read more »
The Three Musketeers (The d'Artagnan Romances vol. 1)
One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written, The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d’Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King’s Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the... Read more »
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dashing young Edmond Dantes has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Edmond is locked away for life in the infamous prison at the French Chateau d’If. But...Read more »
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
This tale, beloved by children and adults everywhere, follows Alice as she falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world, where she meets The Mad Hatter, the Ugly Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat—each character more eccentric than the last. Lewis Carroll, the master of sublime nonsense, has created one of the... Read more »
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Who could forget the pranks, the adventures, the sheer fun of Tom Sawyer? From Tom’s sly trickery with the whitewashed fence to his and Becky Thatcher’s calamities in Bat Cave, the enjoyment never ends.
Just what did boys do in a small town during the mid-1800s, a time when there were no televisions, no arcades, and no videos? They whitewashed...Read more »
Lord of the Rings
Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard's band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage... Read more »
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray, a handsome and narcissistic young man, lives thoughtlessly for his own pleasure—an attitude encouraged by the company he keeps. One day, after having his portrait painted, Dorian makes a frivolous Faustian wish: that he should always remain as young and beautiful as he is in that painting, while the portrait grows old in his...Read more »
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Length: 1 hours 54 minutes
Known as one of the greatest comedies written in English, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest attacks Victorian manners and morals in what can only be described as the most maliciously delicious way. A witty satire of Victorian social hypocrisy, Wilde pulls the strings on his cast of late-Victorian characters making them appear, first... Read more »
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin (Arsène Lupin Book 1)
The classic series that inspired the hit show Lupin: On a transatlantic voyage, Europe’s greatest criminal plots a daring caper . . . The ship is several days out to sea when the telegram comes through with a warning: Among the passengers is a disguised criminal: the fearsome Arsène Lupin. For months, Paris society has quaked at the name of... Read more »
A Study in Scarlet
The Sherlock Holmes Series: Book #1887
Two American travelers have been killed—one with poison, the other with a knife through the heart—and the only clues at the scene are a woman's wedding ring and the German word for "vengeance" written in blood. The military surgeon Dr. John Watson is brought in to investigate, along with his clever, arrogant new roommate, Sherlock Holmes. Thus...Read more »
or The Modern Prometheus
This special unabridged, multivoiced production of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothic horror is narrated by film and television star Anthony Heald, joined by Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki and actor Simon Templeman, under the direction of award-winning audio producer Yuri Rasovsky.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young...Read more »
This enduring classic tells of the fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, an English ship's surgeon who becomes a castaway in strange and faraway lands. Shipwrecked upon the shores of Lilliput, he encounters the six-inch-high Lilliputians, whose petty wars, civil strife, and vanities are human follies so reduced in scale as to be rendered...Read more »
Perhaps Stevenson’s best-known work, this adventure novel set in the eighteenth century is inspired by the actual exploits of pirate Captain Kidd and the search for his buried treasure. For pure imaginative delight, Treasure Island is unsurpassed. From the moment young Jim Hawkins meets the blind pirate Pew at the Admiral Benbow inn, to the...Read more »
This blood-curdling tale of blood-thirsty vampires continues to hold audiences spellbound more than a century after its publication.
Summoned to assist with legal matters regarding a real estate transaction, young Englishman Jonathan Harker journeys to the dismal, dreary castle of Count Dracula in Transylvania. The fledgling solicitor is...Read more »