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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

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Booker T. Washington


Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War…

The Blue Fairy Book

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Andrew Lang


Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book (1889) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was f…

A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

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Jules Verne


Journey to the Interior of the Earth is an 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne (published in the original French as Voyage au centre d…

Sex

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Henry Stanton


Henry Stanton’s 1922 book Sex – Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English is intended as a frank (although conservative and moralistic) gu…

Confessions (Outler translation)

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Saint Augustine of Hippo


Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written betwee…

Don Quixote - Vol. 1

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in …

The Tragedy of Macbeth

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William Shakespeare


Murder and madness, witches and war: Librivox presents a recording of Macbeth, perhaps Shakespeare's best known tragedy. Macbeth, a genera…

Crime and Punishment

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg stude…

An Ideal Husband

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Oscar Wilde


An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of pub…

Hannibal

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Jacob Abbott


There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. They were origina…

Aesop's Fables, Volume 01 (Fables 1-25)

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Aesop


Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Tho…

Politics

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Aristotle


The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle exp…

The Scarlet Letter

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Nathaniel Hawthorne


The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town …

The Federalist Papers

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James Madison


The Federalist Papers (correctly known as The Federalist) are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Const…

The War of the Worlds

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H. G. Wells


H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be…

Beowulf

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Unknowntranslated Byfrancis Barton Gummere and Translated Byfrancis Barton Gummere


This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a my…

Horror Story Collection 001

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Various


An occasional collection of 10 horror stories by various readers. We aim to unsettle you a little, to cut through the pink cushion of illusi…

War and Peace, Book 01: 1805

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Leo Tolstoy


War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy,…

Peter Pan

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J. M. Barrie


Peter Pan is the well-loved story of three children and their adventures in Neverland with the boy who refuses to grow up. Swashbuckling, fa…

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