A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce's tour de force: a work that brought a new vitality to language and revolutionized the narrative structure of the novel. Published in Dublin in 1916, the novel...

Peter Pan

Critically-acclaimed narrator Donal Donnelly breathes magical new life into this classic of fantasy literature. Listeners may be surprised to discover that J.M. Barrie’s...

Candide

Sarcastic, satirical, irreverent -Voltaire s Candide is French literature at its cheekiest. Raised in an idyllic world where hope and positivity come easily, a young Candide is...

The Aran Islands

J.M. Synge, one of the greatest English language playwrites of the 20th century, immortalized the Aran Islands and its people with vivid written portraits that are among the...

Dubliners

Published in 1914 after 10 years of argument with publishers over charges of “obscenity,” these stories were once described by Joyce as “a chapter in the moral history of my...

The Amateur Emigrant

When Fanny Osbourne summoned from California her famous-he had already published Treasure Island-but penniless fiancE, he could not fail to heed the call. The cheapest route from...

Pinocchio

Pinocchio comes to life under the gentle hands of Geppetto, a humble cobbler with a loyal heart, who carves the little puppet from a piece of talking wood. Fond of Pinocchio and...

The Crock of Gold

The Crock of Gold is a fairy tale, which, like a winding Irish country road, wanders through a charming landscape of creatures little and large, mysterious and plain, mortal and...

The Philosophical Dictionary

A collection of Voltaire’s ideas and thoughts that were too short for pamphlets but worth saving for later development—wise and witty entries on subjects as diverse as atheism...

The Final Days of Socrates

The trial and condemnation of Socrates (469-399 B.C.) is one of the most tragic episodes in the history of Athens’ decline. Plato, Socrates’ most devoted disciple, has...