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Tonight, we’ll read the next part of “Pride and Prejudice”, written by Jane Austen. If you’d like to listen from the beginning, please find and listen to all the previous episodes easily at snoozecast.com/series. “Pride and Prejudice” follows Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventu…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the opening to “Across Asia on a Bicycle,” published in 1894 and written by Thomas Allen and William Sachtleben. This book is made up of a series of sketches describing a bicycle journey around the world and specifically across Asia. Allen and Sachtleben set a record for the longest continuous land journey ever made around the w…
 
Tonight, we’ll read “The Maiden of the Mist” or “Anne of Geierstein”, by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1829. It is set mainly in Switzerland, shortly after the Battle of Tewkesbury in the 1400s. In this story, two exiles are on a secret mission to the court of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, hoping to gain his help in regaining the English cro…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to our “Magic Cloak” series, from the book “Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak”, a children's book written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1905. “The Magic Cloak” episode one aired on Nov 11, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode again, it aired November 13th, 2020. The events of th…
 
Tonight, we’ll read a folktale called “Aponibolinayen and the Sun”, from the book “Philippine Folk Tales” published in 1916, compiled by anthropologist Mabel Cook Cole. This story comes from the Ting-yen or Itneg people, who live in a mountainous region in the Philippines. The Itnegs believe in the existence of numerous supernatural powerful beings…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to the classic children’s story “Heidi”, published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. If you’d like to start from the beginning, you’ll find that the very first episode aired on March 8th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the last episode before this one, it aired on October 28th, 2020. “Heidi” is a novel about…
 
"Tonight, we’ll read the section on baking cookies from “Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery Volume 4”, written by The Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences. This is the same set of cookbooks Snoozecast’s “Breadtime” episode draws from. The Woman’s Institute was founded by Mary Brooks Picken in Scranton, PA. Born in Kansas in 1886, Picke…
 
Tonight, we’ll read “The Gift of the Magi” a short story by O. Henry, followed by the poem “The Night Before Christmas.” Published in 1905, this O.Henry story tells of a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. “The Night Before Christmas” is formally titled …
 
Tonight, we’ll read the opening to “The Exploits and Triumphs, In Europe, of Paul Morphy, The Chess Champion.” It was published in 1859 and written by Frederick Milnes Edge, who was Morphy’s secretary. Paul Morphy, born in New Orleans in 1837, was considered the greatest chess player of his era. He was a child prodigy who learned playing chess simp…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to “The Princess and the Goblin”, a children’s fantasy novel, published in 1872. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired on April 15th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode, part four aired November 6th, 2020. One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy tale…
 
Tonight, we’ll read a short story by Charles Dickens called “A Christmas Tree”, from 1850. It was only ten years earlier, in 1840, that Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, introduced the German concept of a Christmas tree to England. Before then, nobody in England had placed a Christmas tree in their home. Just as Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” …
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to "The Secret Garden", a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in 1911. Set in England, it is now one of Burnett's most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children's literature. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired March 9th, 2020. The most recent episode, part…
 
Tonight, for the 300th episode of Snoozecast, we’ll read a story about Princess Guinevere from our King Arthur’s series. If you’d like to listen to the first stories in this series, you can find our episode titled “The Sword Excalibur” that aired on April 10, 2020. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode, it aired on September 14, 2020. Kin…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to “Pride and Prejudice”, written by Jane Austen. If you’d like to listen from the beginning, episode one aired on August 28th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the last episode, it aired on October 19th, 2020. Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist, who learns about the repercussions…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next chapter to “Little Women” by American author Louisa May Alcott, published in 1868, titled “The PC and the PO”. Following the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her sisters. If you would like to start at …
 
Tonight, we’ll read a short story by H.G. Wells in 1897 titled “The Crystal Egg”. The story tells of a shop owner, named Mr. Cave, who finds a strange crystal egg that serves as a window into the planet Mars. This is the fifth time H.G. Wells has been featured on Snoozecast. If you enjoy this story, be sure to look for “The Time Machine”, The Islan…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the second and final part to “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving”, a short story written by Louisa May Alcott. Please find the first part that aired on November 16th, 2020. “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving” is a simple story set in the early 1800s, featuring a country family in New Hampshire. It’s full of idyllic and peaceful descripti…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the opening to ""The Influence of the Stars"" published in 1904. "The Influence of the Stars" was written by Rosa Baughan, the eldest daughter of an eminent London newspaper man. She soon established a reputation of her own - as one of the most intriguing spiritualists in Victorian Britain. In her short life, she published more …
 
Tonight, we’ll read “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving”, written by Louisa May Alcott after she wrote The Little Women trilogy. It’s a simple story set in the early 1800s, featuring a country family in New Hampshire. It’s full of idyllic and peaceful descriptions from an earlier time. Alcott was an American writer, raised in New England by her transcen…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to our Magic Cloak series, from the book “Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak”, a children's book written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1905. “The Magic Cloak” episode one aired on Nov 11, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode again, it aired October 5th, 2020. The events of the bo…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to "The Princess and the Goblin", a children’s fantasy novel, published in 1872. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired on April 15th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode, part four aired September 23rd, 2020. One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy ta…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the story "The Adventure of The Speckled Band" from "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", published in 1891 and written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story tells of Helen Stoner, a soon-to-be married young woman who suspects her stepfather may be trying to kill her in order to retain control of her inheritance. Convinced of her …
 
Tonight, we’ll read "Herbs for Incantations", an excerpt from "The Folk-lore of Plants" by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer, published in 1889. The Reverend Thiselton-Dyer was a British curate and vicar, along with a writer of popular non-fiction books such as this one along with “Strange Pages from Family Papers”, which was considered a masterpiece of popular…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to The Secret Garden, a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in 1911. Set in England, it is now one of Burnett's most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children's literature. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired March 9th, 2020. The most recent episode, part 3…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen. If you’d like to listen from the beginning, episode one aired on August 28th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the last episode, it aired on September 11th, 2020. Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist, who learns about the repercussions…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the second part to the ninth chapter of “Little Women” by American author Louisa May Alcott, published in 1868, titled “Meg Goes to Vanity Fair”. Following the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her sisters. If y…
 
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to our Magic Cloak series, from the book "Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak", a children's book written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1905. "The Magic Cloak" part 1 aired on Nov 11, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode again, it aired September 2nd, 2020. The events of the book …
 
Tonight, during our second annual October classic horror series, we’ll read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", a gothic story by American author Washington Irving. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, it is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during Halloween. The Headless Horse…
 
Tonight, we’ll read an excerpt from the 1912 book "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town", from a chapter called “The Speculations of Jefferson Thorpe”. You won’t need to listen to the first episode in order to listen to this episode, as they are non-sequential vignettes. However, if you would like to find the first episode in this series, it aired on…
 
Tonight, we’ll read part 6 to "The Princess and the Goblin", a children’s fantasy novel, published in 1872. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired on April 15th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode, part four aired August 19th, 2020. One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy tales, Georg…
 
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