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007 - Cats Cradle

9/30/2018
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Cat's Cradle is a science fiction novel by American writer Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1963. His fourth novel, it explores issues of science, technology, and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other targets along the way.

Duration:00:56:30

006 - Macbeth

8/30/2018
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Macbeth (full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare ; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.

Duration:01:17:34

005 - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

6/18/2018
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur.

Duration:00:57:12

005 - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

6/17/2018
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur.

Duration:00:57:13

004 - A Streetcar Named Desire

5/1/2018
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A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams that received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. This month we also have a special guest on the show. Thanks again Ellen for joining us.

Duration:01:00:09

003 - A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

3/31/2018
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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks amongst the most famous works in the history of literary fiction. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the...

Duration:00:49:40

002 - The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

2/28/2018
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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. Available now on iTunes,...

Duration:01:13:04

001 - Anthem - Ayn Rand

1/27/2018
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Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in the United Kingdom. Published January, 2018

Duration:01:12:56