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Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
An orphan who endures a harsh childhood， Jane Eyre becomes governess at Thornfield Hall in the employment of the mysterious Mr. Rochester. Jane's moral pilgrimage and the maturity of Charlotte Bronte's characterization are celebrated aspects of the novel， as is its imagery and narrative power. Rapidly reprinted following its first publication in 1847， Jane Eyre still enjoys huge popularity as one of the finest novels in the English language.Show book
Tales from the Book of the...
Richard F. Burton
Bawdy and exotic, Tales from the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night features the wily, seductive Scheherazade, who saves her own life by telling tales of magical transformation, genies and wishes, flying carpets and fantastical journeys, terror and passion to entertain and appease the brutal King Shahryar. First introduced in the West in 1704, the stories of "The Thousand and One Nights" are most familiar to American readers in sanitized children's versions. This modern edition, culled from the first three volumes of Richard F. Burton's famous ten-volume translation, restores the sensuality and lushness of the original Arabic. Intricate and imaginative, these stories continue to captivate audiences as they have for centuries.The following stories can be found in this audiobook:"Tale of the Bull and the Ass""Tale of the Trader and the Jinni""The First Shaykh's Story""The Second Shaykh's Story""The Third Shaykh's Story""The Fisherman and the Jinni""The Tale of the Wazir and the Sage Duban""King Sindibad and his Falcon""The Tale of the Husband and the Parrot""The Tale of the Prince and the Ogress""The Tale of the Ensorcelled Prince""The Tale of the Three Apples""The Hunchback's Tale""The Nazarene Broker's Story""The Reeve's Tale""The Tale of the Jewish Doctor""The Tale of the Tailor""The Barber's Tale of Himself""The Barber's Tale of His First Brother""The Barber's Tale of His Second Brother""The Barber's Tale of His Third Brother""The Barber's Tale of His Fourth Brother""The Barber's Tale of His Fifth Brother""The Barber's Tale of His Sixth Brother""The End of the Tailor's Tale""Nur Al-Din Ali and the Damsel Anis Al-Jalis""The Birds and Beasts and the Carpenter""The Hermits""Tale of the Water Fowl and the Tortoise"Show book
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll...
Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde.The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality, split in the sense that within the same person there is both an apparently good and an evil personality each being quite distinct from each other; in mainstream culture the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" has come to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. This is different from multiple personality disorder where the different personalities do not necessarily differ in any moral sense. "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" was an immediate success and one of Stevenson's best-selling works.Show book
King Solomons Mines
H. Rider Haggard
"What was it that you heard about my brother's journey at Bamangwato?" asked Sir Henry, as I paused to fill my pipe before replying to Captain Good. "I heard this," I answered, "and I have never mentioned it to a soul till to-day. I heard that he was starting for Solomon's Mines." "Solomon's Mines?" ejaculated both my hearers at once. "Where are they?" ... And so begins the adventure of Allan Quatermain, Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good as they penetrate into the unknown regions of South Africa in search of a missing brother, and the fabulous wealth, said to still reside in "King Solomon's Mines". First published in September 1885 amid considerable fanfare, with billboards and posters around London announcing it as "The Most Amazing Book Ever Written", this tale of action and adventure by Sir H. Rider Haggard was released in 1885 and became an immiediate best seller.Show book
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera (French: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra), is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois from 23 September 1909, to 8 January 1910. It was published in volume form in late March 1910 by Pierre Lafitte and directed by Aluel Malinao. The novel is partly inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century and an apocryphal tale concerning the use of a former ballet pupil's skeleton in Carl Maria von Weber's 1841 production of Der Freischütz. It has been successfully adapted into various stage and film adaptations, most notable of which are the 1925 film depiction featuring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical.Show book
When a jealous Zeus discovers that the compassionate Titan, Prometheus, has introduced the gift of fire to liberate mere mortals from oppression and servitude, he has Prometheus bound to a rocky prison in the Scythian desert, where the god discloses the reason for his punishment - and in one brief sentence learns the whole at once- all arts among the human race are from Prometheus. Prometheus Bound is one of only seven surviving plays by the prolific Athenian playwright, Aeschylus. Born into a noble family in 525 BC, Aeschylus is credited with having introduced dialogue into the Greek drama, and indeed is a father of modern theater. Translated by E.H. Plumptre.Show book