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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S3 Ep 4: A summary and explanation of Sinclair Lewis’ 1922 satirical novel critiquing life in middle-class American

Purchase "Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis on Amazon Purchase "Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis on iTunes

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S3 Ep 3: A summary and explanation of George Orwell’s 1945 satirical take on Stalin’s Russia

Purchase “Animal Farm” by George Orwell on Amazon Purchase “Animal Farm” by George Orwell on iTunes

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S3 Ep 2: A summary and explanation of William Golding’s 1954 dystopia that reveals the dark side of social governance

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S3 Ep 1: A summary and explanation of Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel exploring post-war attitudes and adventures in Pamplona

Purchase “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway on Amazon Purchase “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway on iTunes

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S2 Ep 8: A summary and explanation of John Steinbeck's 1937 story of depression-era hardship

Purchase "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck on Amazon

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