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  • The Art of War
    By Sun Tzu

    Librivox recording of The Art of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles. Read by Moira Fogarty. "The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspe...

  • Beyond Good and Evil
    By Friedrich Nietzsche (transl. Helen Zimmern)

    Librivox recording of Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche. First published in 1886 at Nietzsche's own expense, the book was not initially considered important. In it, Nietzsche denounced what he considered to be the moral vacuity of 19th century ...

  • Eve's Diary
    By Mark Twain

    Librivox recording of Eve's Diary, by Mark Twain. Read by Esther and Mike Lockwood Eve's Diary is a humorous monologue about Eve's experiences at the dawn of creation. She is fascinated by every aspect of the new world around her and...Adam! The follow...

  • Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
    By John Cleland

    LibriVox recording of Fanny Hill, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland. Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1749) was the first widely-read English novel in the genre "Erotica." It was written by John Cleland as he was serving hard time ...

  • The Divine Comedy
    By Dante Alighieri

    LibriVox recording of The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 132...

  • Don Quixote, Volume 1
    By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

    Librivox recording of Don Quixote Volume 1, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (transl. John Ormsby). Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of...

  • The Harvester
    By Gene Stratton-Porter

    LibriVox recording of The Harvester, by Gene Stratton-Porter. Read by Cindy Steib. The Harvester is one of Gene Stratton-Porter’s romantic novels which combine a love of nature, high moral ideals and a good plot.This is the story of a young man who lives...

  • The Iliad (Pope Translation)
    By Homer

    LibriVox recording of The Iliad by Homer. (Translated by Alexander Pope.) Read in English by Steven R. Perkins; Jan MoorehouseHomer’s Iliad is the first great work of Western literature. Composed in twenty-four books of Greek hexameter poetry, it portrays ...

  • The Invisible Man
    By H.G. Wells

    LibriVox's public domain recording of H.G. Well's The Invisible Man. The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of in...

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
    By Gilbert Keith Chesterton

    Librivox recording of The Man Who Knew Too Much by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Read by Martin Clifton Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an influential and prolific English writer of the early 20th century. He was a journalist, a poet and a novelist....

  • Meditations
    By Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. These memos survive and continue to inspire others to this day. These writings take the form of quotations varying in l...

  • The Odyssey
    By Homer

    Librivox recording of The Odyssey, by Homer (transl. Samuel Butler). The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is,...

  • Myths and Legends of All Nations
    By Logan Marshall

    Librivox recording of Myths and Legends of All Nations by various, edited by Logan Marshall. This excellent book contains many great stories from the various mythologies of man throughout the ages. For further information, including links to online text,...

  • The Prince
    By Niccolo Machiavelli

    LibriVox recording of The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli. Read by Paul Adams. The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a political treatise by the Italian diplomat, historian and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. The descriptions within The Prince have ...

  • Moby Dick, or the Whale
    By Herman Melville

    Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the o...

  • The Mysterious Island
    By Jules Verne

    LibriVox recording of The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne. Read by Mark F. Smith. A story of castaways, similar to Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson, this book details the escape from Civil War-era Richmond, Virginia, of five Northern men wh...

  • The Sea Wolf
    By Jack London

    LibriVox recording of The Sea Wolf, by Jack London. Read by Tom Crawford. The Sea-Wolf is a novel written in 1904 by American author Jack London. An immediate bestseller, the first printing of forty thousand copies was sold out before publication. Of it, ...

  • Pride and Prejudice
    By Jane Austen

    Librivox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/pride-and-prejudice-by-jane-austen/ Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels, and its opening ...

  • The Paradise Mystery
    By J.S. Fletcher

    LibriVox recording of The Paradise Mystery, by J.S. Fletcher. Read by volunteers. A quiet cathedral town in England, full of gossips and people who are not quite who they seem to be, is the setting for this murder mystery. (Summary by Gesine) For further...

  • Thoughts on Art and Life
    By Leonardo da Vinci

    LibriVox recording of Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci. (Translated by Maurice Baring; Lewis Einstein.) Read in English by Kathrine Engan; TomDavisBeal; Claire Stewart; Amy Gramour. This is a compilation of the thoughts on art, science and li...

  • Treasure Island
    By Robert Louis Stevenson

    Librivox recording of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English vi...

  • Typhoon
    By Joseph Conrad

    Librivox recording of Typhoon, by Joseph Conrad. Typhoon is a short novel by Joseph Conrad, begun in 1899 and published in Pall Mall Magazine in 1902. It is a classic sea yarn that describes how Captain Macwhirr sails the Siamese steamer Nan-Shan into a t...

  • A Tale of Two Cities
    By Charles Dickens

    LibriVox recording of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, shame, redemption and patriotism. The plot centers...

  • The Waste Land
    By T. S. Eliot

    Librivox recording of The Waste Land, by T. S. Eliot. Read by Basil Munroe Godevenos The Waste Land is a highly influential 433-line modernist poem by T. S. Eliot. It is perhaps the most famous and most written-about long poem of the 20th century, dealin...

  • War of the Worlds
    By H.G. Wells

    Librivox recording of War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Read by Rebecca. War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The mo...

  • War and Peace, Book 01: 1805
    By Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)

    Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 01, by 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, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki...

  • Typee
    By Herman Melville

    Librivox recording of Typee, by Herman Melville. Read by Michael Scherer Typee is Melville's first novel, based on his actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands. Extremely popular at the time of its initial publication, it prov...

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