Nineteenth Century Life Audios

What made the 19th century an interesting but tumultuous time? What technological, cultural and social changes influenced life then? Explore those issues in this story collection.

By the later part of 1939, Orson Welles and his Mercury-Theatre-on-the-Air players were sponsored by Campbell Soup.

Edgar Allan Poe published a poem entitled "Imitation," in 1827.

Mark Twain published his famous book, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in Britain (in December of 1884) and in America (in February of 1885).

After he leaves the house, around midnight, Huck Finn joins his buddy, Tom Sawyer.

Huck Finn's father - whom his boy calls "Pap" - has not been in his son's life for awhile.

Huck Finn is sceptical about many things, but he is also a realist.

Huck Finn has a father who beats him.

"Annabel Lee" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most-famous poems.

In the summer of 1816, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin - who married the poet Percy Shelley later that year - was visiting Lord Byron at his rented villa i...

Three years have passed since Victor Frankenstein created his monster.

After Victor Frankenstein refuses to create a female companion for his creature, the scientist learns just how murderously violent his monster can be.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was already a famous writer when she met, then married, Robert Browning.

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