Oedipus at Colonus

Sophocles (497 BC-406 BC), Aeschylus and Euripides formed a trio of ancient Greek tragedians whose works represent the foundation of the Western tradition of classic drama. Of the more than 100 plays written by Sophocles, seven have survived to the present day. Perhaps the most famous of these are the three which are now known…

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Over a 25-year period, author Maurice Leblanc wrote of the exploits of gentleman thief and master of disguise Arsène Lupin, to the delight of readers on the continent and elsewhere. Often referred to as France’s version of Sherlock Holmes, Lupin in this early appearance is wrongfully accused of the death of a prominent German millionaire…

Persuasion

Persuasion has certain similarities with Emma, another late novel by Jane Austen. In both stories, the heroine is a young woman who lives with her widowed father, and who has an enduring attachment to her eventual spouse from the opening of the action. Persuasion also incorporates certain elements common to Austen’s earlier novels, such as…

The Raven Edition, Volume 3; Six Stories

The Raven Edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) presents his complete literary output in five volumes. In addition to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Poe’s longest work, Volume 3 contains six stories, which feature Poe’s characteristic interest in death, dissolution, and twisted relationships. Contents 1. “Ligeia” 2. “Morella” 3….

Twelve Stories of Christmas

Listeners are invited to sit back and enjoy this collection of classic Yuletide tales. Contents “The Christmas Dream of Little Charles” by J. S. Redfield “A Christmas Inspiration” by L. M. Montgomery The Christmas Present” by Richmal Crompton A Country Christmas” by Louisa May Alcott The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry A Christmas…

The Story of the Amulet

The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit Presented by the Online Stage Narrated by Cate Barratt This is final installment in Edith Nesbit’s classic trilogy of time-traveling adventures by four enterprising children. The other volumes are Five Children and It and The Phoenix and the Carpet, both of which have also been recorded by…

The Raven Edition, Volume 2

The Raven Edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) presents his complete literary output in five volumes. The second volume contains 22 stories, which illustrate the author’s fascination with the macabre, the unexpected, and the terrifying. Contents 1. “The Purloined Letter” 2. “The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade” 3. “A Descent into the Maelstrom”…

Right Ho, Jeeves!

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (aka PG Wodehouse) wrote in excess of 90 books, 40 plays, and 200 short stories between 1902 and 1974 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest humorists of the 20th century. Right Ho, Jeeves! is his second in a series of books written about a luckless young British millionaire…

The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit, presented by the Online Stage, narrated by Cate Barratt. In The Phoenix and the Carpet, five adventurous children are given a carpet that, unknown by their parents, contains a magic egg that hatches into a phoenix. A series of escapades ensues, some amusing, others dangerous, and all…

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Edition: Volume One

Although Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is best known today as a master of macabre fiction, his writings cover a wide range of other forms, including poetry, drama, criticism, and historical commentary. The Raven Edition presents his complete literary output in five volumes, the first of which contains three tributes to Poe and eight of his…