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Fitzgerald Audio Recordings

F. Scott Fitzgerald Audio Recordings Listen to these 1940s recordings of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading and reciting famous literature — he has a magnificent, magical voice that seems to give insight into his works and personality. Note that in both … Continue reading

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Richard Austin Recites Hopkins’ Poetry

Richard Austin Recites Hopkins’ Poetry Richard Austin grew up in the same corner of England as Gerard Manley Hopkins. Thus blessed with the correct native accent, he now recites Hopkins’ poetry all over the world. Austin discovered this poetry as … Continue reading

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“A White Heron” Audio

Listen to “A White Heron” audio “A White Heron,” an 1886 short story by American author Sarah Orne Jewett, features Sylvia, a young girl who comes from a big city to live in the country with her grandmother. As she searches … Continue reading

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“The Diamond Necklace” Audio

“The Diamond Necklace” (La Parure) is a short story by French author Guy De Maupassant. It was first published in 1884 in the French newspaper, Le Gaulois, and has become one of De Maupassant’s most popular tales. If you would … Continue reading

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Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy

Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy (scroll down to listen to the audio version). It once occurred to a certain king, that if he always knew the right time to begin everything; if he knew who were the right people to … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf Radio Recording

You can hear Virginia Woolf talking about words, the English language, and the difficulties of writing in this BBC broadcast from 1937. Other Virginia Woolf resources Other British Literature (E4) videos

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John Gielgud and Edith Evans perform the handbag scene from Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Here is an audio recording of John Gielgud and Edith Evans doing the scene of Lady Bracknell interrogating John/Earnest Worthing. This includes the famous “handbag” line, as well as the lines, “To … Continue reading

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The Gold Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

The Gold Bug A short story by Edgar Allan Poe There is a reading of the story by Vincent Price at the bottom of this page. What ho! what ho! this fellow is dancing mad! He hath been bitten by … Continue reading

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