‘No one understands you; being with you for just two hours is exhausting.’ -said of Charles Dickens
“Let me tell the stories and I care not who writes the textbooks.” -G. Stanley Hall
“When the world is in chaos, and not able to locate its identity, its the storytellers that bring it back to center. Because storytellers are the keepers of the culture.” -Michael Meade
“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” -Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” -Rudyard Kipling
“Stories are the secret reservoirs of values. Change the stories individuals and nations live by, and you change the individuals and the nations.” -Ben Okri, Poet & Novelist
The world is forgetting about the all sources of knowledge but the laboratory, we must fight to keep alive the schoolmaster of fine literature.
-see librivox.org for many public domain audiobook free downloads
-Orson Scott Card: see storyteller in zion book, Ender series, etc.
-Clement Wood: The complete rhyming dictionary
-Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter
-F Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
-Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina, etc.
-Louisa May Alcott: Little Women
-Miguel De Cervantes: Don Quijote
-Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
-John Bunyan: pilgrim’s progress
-Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
-Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels
-Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo
-Dante: Dinina Comedia
-James Joyce: Ulysses; The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
-Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, etc.
-Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
-George Orwell: 1984, Animal Farm, etc.
-William Golding: Lord of the Flies
-Thomas Moore: Utopia
-Caroll Quigley: Trajedy & Hope
-Bram Stoker: Dracula
-Paulette Collet: Le Famtome de l’Opera
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes
-Robert Louis Stevenson: children stories, treasure island etc.
-Jonathan Swing: Gulliver’s Travels
-Thomas Bulfinch: Bulfinch’s Mythology
-Ross King: florence paintings
-Anja Grebe: the vatican all paintings
-Frank Zollner: Michelangelo complete works
-Giorgio Vasari: the lives of the most excerllent painters sculptors architects
-Vincent Pomarede: The Louvre: All the Painings
-Tim Blanning: The Romantic revolution: a history
-Kathryn Calley Galitz: the Metropolitan museum of art masterpiece paintings
-Sebastian Schijtze: Caravaggio complete works