An Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Part I

Book One of a history of the Christian churches in England, of England generally, and of Anglo-Saxon culture. It is the best known work of Venerable Bede, an English monk from northern England, and includes Julius Caesar’s invasion in 55 BC, an account of Christianity in Roman Britain, the martyrdom of St. Alban, and the…

Washington’s Masonic Correspondence

George Washington’s Masonic Correspondence as Found Among the Washington Papers in the Library of Congress allows for an insight of the great esteem in which the first President held Freemasonry. Since his early days, Washington had been an honored member of the fraternity, formerly established in England in 1717. This work groups the material together…

Journal of the First Voyage of Columbus

These are the words of Christopher Columbus – the record of his first voyage to America. His private journal from the trip was lost, but not before being studied and condensed by later writers like Spanish historian and Dominican friar Bartolomé de Las Casas, whose abridgment has been changed to first person perspective for this…

The Works of Julius Caesar: The Gallic Wars

Contained here is Julius Caesar’s own account of his military adventures in Gaul at the head of the Roman army, uniquely presented in Caesar’s first-person perspective (rather than as a third-person narrative as in the original Latin). Included are seven sections (“books”) of the Gallic War, each encompassing one year of Caesar’s battles and intrigues;…

The Color out of Space

This short story first appeared in science fiction magazine Amazing Stories and tells of a meteorite crash in rural Massachusetts…and of the horrific results. It was one of HP Lovecraft’s most popular works for its combination of science fiction and horror, and it was the author’s personal favorite short story. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not…

The Importance of Being Earnest

This Victorian farcical comedy was Oscar Wilde’s final play, published from exile in Paris. Wilde has his characters adopt false identities to escape their social obligations. The witty dialogue throughout this production’s dry approach to the material make for entertaining high farce. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click here.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

This famous tale featuring a headless horseman is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during Halloween. It is set in 1790 in the countryside around a Dutch settlement of present-day Tarrytown, New York, in a secluded area called Sleepy Hollow. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click…

Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend

This is a selection of the myths and legends of Scotland, filled with local color, from Scottish journalist, folklorist, and writer Donald Alexander Mackenzie. These stories offer not only glimpses of ancient times and of old habits of thought and life but also of the country itself at different times of the year. Amazon/Audible •…