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Mischievous Jerusha Abbott corresponds with her unknown benefactor after she leaves the orphan asylum for college, expanding horizons and romance. This reading was selected as a Notable Children's Recording in 1989 by the American Library Association.
One of Jane Austen's most complex and mature works, Mansfield Park shows the writer at the top of her form, tackling the manners and customs of early 19th-century society with wit and irony that still resonate with readers two centuries after the book's initial publication. Flo Gibson's compelling narration gives perfect voice to the trials and tribulations of Fanny Price, sent at a young age to live with her rich relations.
Dr. Stockman is ridiculed and persecuted by the town's politicians and townspeople for telling the truth about the town's polluted public baths. This theme of safety warnings and scientific data being ignored for political and economic gain can still be seen almost daily in today's news.
A little American boy is sent to England to live with his stern grandfather, a British Lord. In training to become heir to the title and vast holdings, Fauntleroy becomes more the teacher than the pupil.
This hilarious segment of a seaside novel was begun during Jane Austen's final illness and leaves off after the 10th chapter. One can only speculate at the intended conclusion! Also included are memorable excerpts from her six novels.
These are the valiant and lyrically descriptive letters, written in 1873, by Isabella Bird, a courageous and spirited Englishwoman, telling her sister of her adventures on horseback over 800 miles of American wilderness.
This book, one of Mark Twain's first, is a hilarious, sometimes biting account of the author's travels through France, Italy, Greece, Russia, Palestine, Turkey, and Egypt. His wry observations pepper the narrative with humor, while at the same time making pertinent comments on the human condition.
This is a beautiful description of Helen Keller's discoveries as she learns to appreciate, through the sense of touch, the world around her. Loss of sight and hearing only increase her joy of life and its treasures.
Against a background of industrial unrest, misery, suspicion, jealousy, and the deaths of family and dear friends, the star-crossed love between mill owner John Thornton and the cultivated Margaret Hale is put to the test.
This beloved Swiss children's tale has been beloved by generations of children and adults. Orphan Heidi's life in the Alps with her grandfather, Peter the goatherd, and her friendship with Klara, her invalid playmate, is both poignant and heartwarming.
The narrow escape of Eliza, the brutality of Simon Legree, the sweetness of little Eva and the kindness and faith of Uncle Tom are all part of this inspiring novel. This audiobook contributed significantly to the arousal of anti-slavery sentiment before the Civil War and helped to pave the way for civility and equal rights. Please be advised that this audiobook contains racial epithets of the period that may be offensive to some of today's listeners.
In this great tragedy, Macbeth's ambition to fulfill the three witches' prophecy that he will become King of Scotland spurs him and his wife to assassinate King Duncan. But for persistant ghosts, Lady Macbeth's conscience, and the vengeance of Duncan's son, they might have gotten away with murder!
Polynesia the parrot, Jip the dog, Too-Too the owl, Dab-Dab the duck, Gub-Gub the pig, Chee-Chee the monkey and many other animals accompany Dr. Doolittle on his adventurs in England, Africa and on the High Seas. Please note - due to certain unfortunate racial epithets and insensitivities contained in the narrative of this book, parental guidance is suggested.
These intimate glimpses of Jung by the narrator's mother, as told through personal recollections and years of written correspondences, capture his humor, his wisdom, and his deep kindness toward others.