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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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This recording of The Great Gatsby was made for educational purposes to assist ESL learners. Downloadable files are NOT available of this material, it is streaming only. Click on the link for the chapter you want to stream and the text will also appear, allowing you to follow along in the text while you listen.

Posted 11 months, 1 week ago.

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Edgar Allen Poe, selected short works

illustration to The Purloined Letter by E.A. Poe, illustrator unknown, public domain image

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The Tell Tale Heart

The Purloined Letter

The Fall of the House of Usher, illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, public domain

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Pit and the Pendulum

Posted 8 years ago.

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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton’s 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield, Massachusetts, the narrative centers on the title character’s fraught relationships with his “sickly, cantankerous” wife Zeena and his young, beautiful cousin Mattie Silver. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett for Librivox)

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Total running time: 3 hours, 13 minutes

Posted 8 years ago.

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The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Paul Revere's ride

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

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To read the text of this poem, click here.

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick which could be used to study the American Revolutionary War.

Click here to see a downloadable lapbook about Paul Revere.
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Posted 8 years ago.

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The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Battle of Antietam

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Chapter 01

Chapter 02

Chapter 03

Chapter 04

Chapter 05

Chapter 06

A slave auction house on Whitehall Street, Sherman Atlanta in fall 1864, before it was burned by Sherman's army

Chapter 07

Chapter 08

Chapter 09
Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Battle of Chicamauga

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Battle of Wilson's Creek

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

The Storming of Fort Wagner, lithograph by Kurz and Allison, 1890

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Posted 8 years ago.

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Emily Dickinson, selected poetry

Feather_1, published by author Louise Docker from Sydney Australia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick for studying poetry.

e-text for Hope….

Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska USA, near Toadstool Geologic Park, image released to public domain by author Brian Kell

The Grass… e-text

The Cemetery Entrance by Caspar David Friedrich, public domain image

e-text for Because I could not stop for Death

I Died for Beauty

Beauty e-text

Rain by Ivan Yendogurov, public domain image

Summer Shower

e-text for Summer Shower

I’m Nobody

e-text for I’m Nobody

Morning

e-text for Morning

Interesting Story by Laura Muntz Lyall, public domain image

There is no Frigate like a Book

e-text for Frigate

In a Library

Library e-text

A Word is Dead

e-text for A Word is Dead

If I can stop one heart from breaking

e-text for If I can stop…

Indian Summer, Vermont by Willard Leroy Metcalf, public domain image

Indian Summer

Indian Summer e-text

Our Share of Night to Bear

Our Share e-text

There’s a Certain Slant of Light

Slant of Light e-text

Posted 8 years, 1 month ago.

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The Declaration of Independence

Declaration_independence by John Trumbull

Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

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To listen to The Declaration of Independence, as read by Bill Barker, who interprets Thomas Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg, go to Monticello Podcasts. You’ll need to page most of the way down the page, to the podcast titled Jefferson’s Words: Two Declarations.

Read along by clicking here.

To see a video of the reading of the Declaration of Independence from Colonial Williamsburg, go to the Colonial Williamsburg Video page. This video is titled We Hold These Truths. You’ll need to page down to find it.  This video is archived  on June 29, 2009.

For more excellent audio and video podcasts from Colonial Williamsburg, go to History.org.

Page down to the April 27, 2009 podcast to hear Thomas Jefferson on religious freedom, and the April 20, 2009 podcast to hear Patrick Henry on religious freedom.

Posted 8 years, 1 month ago.

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin by Duplessis

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To listen to this book, click play in the box below, or click on the chapter titles.

To look at Benjamin Franklin’s book Poor Richard’s Almanac, click here. Use the arrows to turn the pages of the book.

Benjamin Franklin by Greuze

00-Introduction

01-Ancestry and Early Youth in Boston

02-Beginning Life as a Printer

03-Arrival in Philadelphia

04-First Visit to Boston

05-Early Friends in Philadelphia

06-First Visit to London

07-Beginning Business in Philadelphia

08-Business Success and First Public Service

09-Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection

Poor Richard's Almanac 1739

10-Poor Richard’s Almanac and Other Activities

11-Interest in Public Affairs

12-Defense of the Province

13-Public Services and Duties

Treaty of Paris by Benjamin West, unfinished

14-Albany Plan of Union

15-Quarrels with the Proprietary

16-Braddock’s Expedition

17-Franklin’s Defense of the Frontier

Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky, by Benjamin West

18-Scientific Experiments

19-Agent of Pennsylvania in London

20-Appendix

Posted 8 years, 2 months ago.

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Frederick Douglass

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This book can be streamed in 3 parts or downloaded as a zip file at Free Audio.org.

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick which could be used for a study of Frederick Douglass. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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Posted 8 years, 2 months ago.

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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, public domain image
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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Posted 9 years, 4 months ago.

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Scarlet Letter by T. H. Matteson, public domain image

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Total running time: 9 hours, 11 minutes

Summary: The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter “A” represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia for Librivox)

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, painted by Charles Osgood, public domain image

# 00a – The Custom-House, Pt 1 – 00:51:22

# 00b – The Custom-House, Pt 2 – 00:46:47

# 01 – The Prison Door – 00:03:13

# 02 – The Market Place – 00:20:30

# 03 – The Recognition – 00:21:26

# 04 – The Interview – 00:16:55

# 05 – Hester at Her Needle – 00:21:16

# 06 – Pearl – 00:22:31

# 07 – The Governor’s Hall – 00:16:13

# 08 – The Elf-Child and the Minister – 00:18:33

# 09 – The Leech – 00:22:08

# 10 – The Leech and his Patient – 00:23:08

# 11 – The Interior of a Heart – 00:17:33

# 12 – The Minister’s Vigil – 00:25:53

# 13 – Another view of Hester – 00:20:13

# 14 – Hester and the Physician – 00:15:08

# 15 – Hester and Pearl – 00:15:30

# 16 – A Forest Walk – 00:14:18

# 17 – The Pastor and his Parishioner – 00:26:41

# 18 – A Flood of Sunshine – 00:14:03

# 19 – The Child at the Brook-Side – 00:16:29

# 20 – The Minister in a Maze – 00:21:08

# 21 – The New England Holiday – 00:19:01

# 22 – The Procession – 00:29:14

# 23 – The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter – 00:16:42

# 24 – Conclusion – 00:14:44

Posted 9 years, 6 months ago.

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