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Literature is alphabetical by author.  This is not a complete list, but a sample of the typical required readings for high school courses.  I recommend that parents listen ahead of the student.

 

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Anonymous

Beowulf (Unabridged) Beowulf (Unabridged)

Beowulf is considered the finest heroic poem in Old English....

Dante Alighieri

The Inferno from The Divine Comedy The Inferno from The Divine Comedy

"Abandon all hope you who enter here." Dante's Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages...

Purgatory from The Divine Comedy Purgatory from The Divine Comedy

Purgatory is the second part of Dante's The Divine Comedy. The listener finds the Poet, with his guide Virgil, ascending the terraces of the Mount of Purgatory...

Paradise from the Divine Comedy Paradise from the Divine Comedy

Led by his guide Beatrice, Dante leaves the Earth behind and soars through the heavenly spheres of Paradise. In this third and final part of The Divine Comedy...

 

 Austen

Sense and Sensibility (Unabridged) Sense and Sensibility (Unabridged)

Elinor Dashwood is a great believer in "sense," while her exuberant younger sister Marianne feels keenly that only "sensibility" serves to guide the heart....

Emma (Unabridged) Emma (Unabridged)

Emma Woodhouse has it all: She's beautiful, rich and very clever - maybe too clever - but she also has...

Pride and Prejudice (Unabridged) Pride and Prejudice (Unabridged)

Jane Austen's story of Mrs. Bennet's finding husbands for her daughters is told with wit and charm...

Hawes

The Dark Frigate (Unabridged) The Dark Frigate (Unabridged)

In 17th century England, a terrible accident forces orphaned Philip Marsham to flee London in fear for his life...

 

Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre (Unabridged) Jane Eyre (Unabridged)

Jane Eyre, a young orphan, leads a lonely life at a boarding school until she's old enough to take a job...

 

Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights (Unabridged) Wuthering Heights (Unabridged)

"If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be...I am Heathcliff...

Cather

 

O Pioneers! (Unabridged) O Pioneers! (Unabridged)

Life was hard on the Nebraska prairie, but for Alexandra Bergson, daughter of a Swedish immigrant...

Cervantes

Don Quixote (Unabridged) Don Quixote (Unabridged)

Don Quixote, the world's first novel and by far the best-known book in Spanish literature....

 

Cooper

The Last of the Mohicans (Unabridged) The Last of the Mohicans (Unabridged)

The Last of the Mohicans has all the elements of a classic frontier adventure; massacres and raids, innocent settlers, hardened soldiers, renegade Indians, and a doomed love affair....

 

Defoe

Robinson Crusoe (Unabridged) Robinson Crusoe (Unabridged)

One of the first true novels in the English language, Robinson Crusoe...

 

Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist (Unabridged) Oliver Twist (Unabridged)

With the publication of this fiercely comic second novel, Charles Dickens's eminent literary reputation...

  Nicholas Nickleby (Unabridged)

Young Nicholas's father dies, leaving him penniless and responsible for his mother and sister. When...

Great Expectations (Unabridged) Great Expectations (Unabridged)

Standing as one of the most revered works in all of English literature, Great Expectations traces the development of Philip Pirrip, called Pip....

David Copperfield, Volume 1 (Unabridged) David Copperfield, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

Of all Charles Dickens' novels, this is perhaps the most revealing, both of Dickens himself and of the society of his time...

David Copperfield, Volume 2 (Unabridged) David Copperfield, Volume 2 (Unabridged)

Of all Charles Dickens' novels, this is perhaps the most revealing, both of Dickens himself and of the society of his time...

  A Tale of Two Cities (Unabridged)

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." So begins this classic, one of the most beloved...

 

Dostoevsky

The Brothers Karamazov (Unabridged) The Brothers Karamazov (Unabridged)

Dostoevsky's novel tells the stirring tale of four brothers who are behind the murder of one of literature's most despicable characters: their father.

 

Doyle (most of Doyle's work is available from Audible...only a few are listed here)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Unabridged) The Hound of the Baskervilles (Unabridged)

An ancient family curse has caused the shocking death of all of Sir Henry Baskerville's ancestors...

The Sherlock Holmes Collection (Unabridged) The Sherlock Holmes Collection (Unabridged)

Enjoy this wonderful collection of Sherlock Holmes' adventures...

The Lost World (Unabridged) The Lost World (Unabridged)

On a zoology expedition up the Amazon, Professor Challenger has made an inexplicable discovery....

 

Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo: Part I (Unabridged) The Count of Monte Cristo: Part I (Unabridged)

The Count of Monte Cristo is the tense and exciting story of Edmond Dantes, a man on the threshold of a bright career and a happy marriage, who is imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If...

The Count of Monte Cristo: Part II (Unabridged) The Count of Monte Cristo: Part II (Unabridged)

The Count of Monte Cristo is the tense and exciting story of Edmond Dantes, a man on the threshold of a bright career and a happy marriage, who is imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If...

The Count of Monte Cristo: Part III (Unabridged) The Count of Monte Cristo: Part III (Unabridged)

The Count of Monte Cristo is the tense and exciting story of Edmond Dantes, a man on the threshold of a bright career and a happy marriage, who is imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If...

 

George Eliot

Middlemarch Middlemarch

Middlemarch is perhaps the finest novel in the English language. Set in a provincial town at the time of the Great Reform Bill...

  Silas Marner (Unabridged)

Betrayed by his closest friend and falsely accused of a crime he didn't commit, weaver Silas Marner...

 

Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter (Unabridged) The Scarlet Letter (Unabridged)

This powerful story of passion, adultery, honor, and repression caused a tremendous controversy...

The House of Seven Gables (Unabridged) The House of Seven Gables (Unabridged)

The House of the Seven Gables is a fixture in Salem - and seemingly fixed in time. As the ancestral home...

Hemingway

 

Ernest Hemingway: The Short Stories, Volume 1 (Unabridged) Ernest Hemingway: The Short Stories, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

Before he gained wide fame as a novelist, Ernest Hemingway established his literary reputation with his short stories...

O. Henry

The Best of O. Henry (Unabridged) The Best of O. Henry (Unabridged)

The best of O. Henry's stories: "The Gift of the Magi", "The Voice of the City", "The Ransom of Red Chief", and more....

Homer

 

The Odyssey The Odyssey

Homer's Odyssey is the thrilling and moving tale of the wanderings of the hero Odysseus after the end of the Trojan war. For ten years he experiences storms, shipwrecks, and...

Victor Hugo

Les Miserables, Volume 1 (Unabridged) Les Miserables, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

Les Miserables is a romantic novel packed with revealing incidents of slum life and poverty in 19th-century France...

Les Miserables, Volume 2 (Unabridged) Les Miserables, Volume 2 (Unabridged)

Les Miserables is a romantic novel packed with revealing incidents of slum life and poverty in 19th-century France...

Les Miserables, Volume 3 (Unabridged) Les Miserables, Volume 3 (Unabridged)

Les Miserables is a romantic novel packed with revealing incidents of slum life and poverty in 19th-century France...

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Unabridged) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Unabridged)

Quasimodo was born disfigured, hunchbacked and lame, and years spent ringing the bells of the Cathedral...

 

Huxley

Brave New World (Unabridged) Brave New World (Unabridged)

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming...

 

James

The American (Unabridged) The American (Unabridged)

A naive American finds himself out of his element in Europe....

 

London

The Call of the Wild (Unabridged) The Call of the Wild (Unabridged)

Jack London's most popular novel, set in the frozen wastelands of the Yukon, tells the story of the...

 

Machiavelli

The Prince (Unabridged) The Prince (Unabridged)

The Prince was the first great work of modern political and historical analysis, but it suffered...

 

Melville

Moby Dick (Unabridged) Moby Dick (Unabridged)

First published in 1851, this realistic account of a whaling voyage contains within a symbolic account of the conflict between man and his fate...

 

Milton

Paradise Lost (Unabridged) Paradise Lost (Unabridged)

Often considered the greatest epic in any modern language, Paradise Lost tells the story of the revolt of Satan and his banishment from Heaven, and the fall of man and his expulsion....

 

Baroness Orczy

  The Scarlet Pimpernel (Unabridged)

A blood-red flower is his calling card, daring rescues are his mission. The Scarlet Pimpernel...

 

Orwell

1984 (Unabridged) 1984 (Unabridged)

The year 1984 has come and gone, yet George Orwell's prophetic nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming...

 

Poe

The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection (Unabridged) The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection (Unabridged)

Universally acclaimed as the maestro of horror and the morbid, Edgar Allan Poe's dark gift has for more than a century and a half set the standard for the genre...

 

Rand

Atlas Shrugged (Unabridged), Volume 1 Atlas Shrugged (Unabridged), Volume 1

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator?...

Atlas Shrugged (Unabridged), Volume 2 Atlas Shrugged (Unabridged), Volume 2

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator?...

Atlas Shrugged (Unabridged), Volume 3 Atlas Shrugged (Unabridged), Volume 3

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator?...

 

Scott

Ivanhoe (Unabridged) Ivanhoe (Unabridged)

Sir Walter Scott's fanciful, vivid reinterpretation of medieval life makes for a successful novel that blends fact, myth, and romance....

 

Shelley

Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus (Unabridged) Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus (Unabridged)

The novel begins with an explorer, Robert Walton, spotting an enormous creature speeding across...

 

Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Unabridged) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Unabridged)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and deeply understanding story of childhood and family relationships. The Nolans lived in the Williamsburg slums...

 

Swift

Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged) Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)

Lemuel Gulliver, a surgeon and sea captain, journeys to different islands, where he meets some of the...

 

Wallace

Ben Hur (Unabridged) Ben Hur (Unabridged)

Ben-Hur could be said to be the first American blockbuster...

 

Wells

The Time Machine (Unabridged) The Time Machine (Unabridged)

The Time Traveller first steps out of his magnificent time transport machine in the year 802,700! He finds the Earth populated by a race of slender pacifists...

 

Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest (Unabridged) The Importance of Being Earnest (Unabridged)

Jack Worthington has invented a rakish brother, Ernest, who calls Jack away from family duties...

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