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A Tale of Two Cities & Great Expectat...

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities: The "two cities" are Paris in the time of the French Revolution, and London. Dr. Manette, a French physician, having been called in to treat a young peasant and his sister, realizes that they have be...

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Published: Dec 2010

Such, Such Were the Joys and Other Es...

George Orwell

Viewed as too libelous to print in England until 1968, the title essay in this collection reveals the abuse Orwell experienced as a child at an expensive and snobbish boarding school and offers insights into his lifelong concern for t...

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Published: Jan 2010

For the Time Being

Annie Dillard

From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize -- winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for par...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2011

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl...

Harriet Jacobs

Published in 1861, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiographical account of the author's experiences as a slave in nineteenth-century North Carolina, from her relatively happy childhood to the brutality...

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Published: Jun 2011

Sucker's Portfolio: A Collection of P...

Kurt Vonnegut

Available for the first time, Sucker's Portfolio showcases a collection of seven never before published works from Kurt Vonnegut, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Short, sardonic, and dark, these six brief fiction stor...

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Published: May 2013

A Tale of Two Cities & Great Expectat...

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities: The "two cities" are Paris in the time of the French Revolution, and London. Dr. Manette, a French physician, having been called in to treat a young peasant and his sister, realizes that they have be...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2010

Distrust That Particular Flavor

William Gibson

William Gibson is known primarily as a novelist, with his work ranging from his groundbreaking first novel, Neuromancer, to his more recent contemporary bestsellers Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. During those ne...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2012

Distrust That Particular Flavor

William Gibson

William Gibson is known primarily as a novelist, with his work ranging from his groundbreaking first novel, Neuromancer, to his more recent contemporary bestsellers Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. During those ne...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jan 2012

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understan...

David Hume

Published in 1748, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is Scottish empiricist philosopher David Hume's distillation of his mature philosophy. Addressing themes including the limits of human understanding, the compatibility of fr...

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Published: Jun 2011

People We Meet: Unforgettable Convers...

NPR

Nationally known NPR on-air personalities―including Melissa Block, David Greene, Rachel Martin, Guy Raz, Scott Simon, Susan Stamberg and many more―share the lasting impressions made during interviews with a wide variety of excepti...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2014

Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentiona...

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Published: Apr 2015

A Literary Christmas: An Anthology

The British Library

For as long as Christmas has been celebrated, poets and writers have sought to explore every aspect of it, from the story of the nativity to the festive traditions families worldwide have established over the centuries. And such works...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2013
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