Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism.
Deftly weaving three main strands of argument into an artistic whole—the ethical and political, the aesthetic and mystical, and the metaphysical—one of the West's greatest philosophers explores the elements of the ideal community, where morality can be achieved in a balance of wisdom, courage, and restraint.
What's the truth behind the legend of the hound of the Baskervilles? Is it really a devil-beast that's haunting the lonely moors? Enter Sherlock Holmes to find the answer in this, the only full-length novel written by the creator of one of the most popular and enduring detective series ever. Included in this audiobook is the bonus Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Dancing Men."
Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the most famous and influential work of Friedrich Nietzsche, is a philosophical novel that articulates the themes central to Nietzsche's mature thought—a rejection of religious morality, the will to power, and the idea of the "overman"—through the religious prophet-like character of Zarathustra.
Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Massachusetts, this tale of an adulterous entanglement resulting in an illegitimate birth engendered the first true heroine of American fiction.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby combines comedy and tragedy in a tale of triumph over adversity, where Nickleby succeeds despite social injustice—a story that mirrors Charles Dickens's own rise from poverty to great success.