Rediscover the World's Greatest Stories

Frank Lavallo hosts two readers and the three of them summarize the world’s greatest works of classic literature, giving their reactions along the way. If SparkNotes had an audio best friend, it would be us!

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"Billy Budd" by Herman Melville

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"Around The World In 80 Days" by Jules Verne

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"A Picture Of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

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'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is a story of a young, beautiful man named Dorian whose wish is granted his wish when his portrait ages on his behalf...
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"To The Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf

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'To The Lighthouse' is an introspective, philosophical novel about the small joys and quiet tragedies of everyday life....
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