Novel Conversations

Novel Conversations is a podcast summarizing the world’s greatest works of classic literature: in 35 minutes you get the whole story from cover to cover. (If SparkNotes had an audio best friend, it would be us!) In each episode, Frank Lavallo hosts two readers, and the three of them give their reactions to the story and read their favorite passages along the way. Each episode features Endnotes by Ted Schwartz, a segment with interesting facts about the author.

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A compilation of outtakes featuring the host and readers from Season 5 of Novel Conversations. Enjoy!

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S5 Ep 8: An exploration of Mary Shelley’s 1818 Gothic novel and dark cautionary tale about the dangers of science.

Purchase “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley  on Amazon

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S5 Ep 7: A summary of Christopher Morley’s 1917 novel about a fictional traveling horse-drawn wagon filled with books.

Purchase “Parnassus on Wheels” by Christopher Morley  on Amazon

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S5 Ep 6: A summary of Mark Twain’s 1896 novel exploring the life of Joan of Arc and her heroic effort to end the Hundred Years’ War under Charles VII.

Purchase “The Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc” by Mark Twain on Amazon

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S5 Ep 5: A summary and explanation of Jack London's 1906 American classic exploring nature and instinct.

Purchase “White Fang” by Jack London on Amazon

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