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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"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens

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"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë

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This classic of English literature was originally penned under the name "Currer Bell", and details the story of the titular Jane as she struggles ...
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"The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells

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An irascible and mysterious man causes havoc in West Sussex in this science fiction classic by H.G. Wells....
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"My Antonia" by Willa Cather

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Willa Cather's evocative snapshot of 20th-century immigrant life in the American Great Plains...
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"Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson

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In this classic gothic novel, we unravel the strange connection between the upstanding Dr. Jekyll and the villanous Mr. Hyde through the lens of J...
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