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Literal Systems

LiteralSystems records free MP3 downloadable audio books of classic literary works that are in the public domain. All their audio books are featured on Gutenberg.org as the "Readings by people" titles. They feature numerous audio books, stories, and essays by Mark Twain and the Brothers Grimm, along with poetry by Walt Whitman and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.


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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Scarlet Letter is a novel published in 1850 and written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity.

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by Mark Twain
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Written by Mark Twain and performed by Marc Devine. This is an unabridged, 9-1/2 hour, literary, mp3 audiobook–that plays well for mature and young audiences.

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by Beatrix Potter
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“...your father had an accident there. He was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor...”

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by Charles Dickens
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A generous donation by Gordon W. Draper gives us the ability to bring to you this Charles Dickens classic.

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by Joseph Conrad
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"Heart of Darkness" was first published in 1902. In this novella, Joseph Conrad explores morality and human nature.

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by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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“The Wedding-Guest sat on a stone: He cannot chuse but hear;... “

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by Percy Bysshe Shelley
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“Be thou, Spirit fierce, My spirit! Be thou me, impetuous one!”

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by Hans Christian Andersen
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“...but the Emperor has nothing at all on, said a little child.”

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by Brothers Grimm
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“...all this must be spun into gold before morning, as you love your life...”

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by Hans Christian Andersen
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“...no one had given her a single farthing... “

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