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Apr 7, 2006 O. Henry
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LibriVox recording of O. Henry's short story collection The Four Million . Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henrys birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime. The Four Million is the second book written by O. Henry while he served time for embezzlement in a penitentiary in Ohio. The book is a series of short stories which take place in New York City in the early years...
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Apr 17, 2006 Stamp Act Congress of 1765
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LibriVox recording of the Declarations of Rights by the Stamp Act Congress of 1765. On June 8, 1765 James Otis, supported by the Massachusetts Assembly sent a letter to each colony calling for a general meeting of delegates. The meeting was to be held in New York City in October. Representatives from nine colonies met in New York. Though New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia did not send delegates, the Assemblies of those missing colonies nonetheless agreed to support the works of...
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Jun 7, 2006 Montague Rhodes James
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Librivox public domain recording of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James. Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King's College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle,...
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Jun 7, 2006 United States Rubber Company, edited by John Martin
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LibriVox public domain recording of the United States Rubber Company's The Romance of Rubber . This pamphlet was published in the early 20th century by the United States Rubber Company so that "coming generations of our country...have some understanding of the importance of rubber in our every day life...We believe the rubber industry will be better off if the future citizens of our country know more about it." Learn about Christopher Columbus's discovery of rubber, how the crafty...
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Jul 7, 2006 Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Librivox public domain recording of Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Following Anne of Green Gables , the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. Anne of Avonlea follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well new ones like Mr Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy. (Summary from Wikipedia.org) Download M4B (243MB) For...
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Aug 7, 2006 Oscar Wilde
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Librivox public domain recording of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest . The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic comedy of manners, in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are "Ernest," which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor. It was first performed for the public on February 14, 1895 at the St. James' Theatre in London, and is regarded by many critics and scholars as...
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Aug 12, 2006 Joseph Baudis (translator)
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Librivox public domain recording of The Key of Gold: 23 Czech Folk Tales translated by Joseph Baudis. Not your common fairy tales, this collection is a mixture of morals, quirkiness, and sarcasm. In it one finds ironic dirivitives (if not roots) of well known fairy tales such as "The Brave Little Taylor" and "Beauty and the Beast," as well as some more unusual settings to impart the popular fairy tale themes of justice and happily ever after. Most stories are told with wry...
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Aug 20, 2006 Various
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LibriVox public domain Ghost Story Collection, Vol. 001. A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (93mb)
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Sep 3, 2006 L. Leslie Brooke
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A charming little book full of the most gorgeous illustrations which can be viewed along with the Gutenberg text at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15661 . We see a number of stories in which kindness is rewarded and selfishness is punished but Brooke squeezes a number of intriguing and quite bizarre twists and turns into the story so it is not nearly so predictable as you might imagine. Victorian moral fairy tales from a delightfully inventive mind. (Summary by Jim) For further information,...
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Oct 22, 2006
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LibriVox public domain Ghost Story Collection, Vol. 002. A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (88mb)
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Oct 24, 2006 Margaret Sidney
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Librivox , public domain recording of Margaret Sidney's Five Little Peppers and How They Grew . Read by rachelellen. The Five Little Peppers series was created by Margaret Sidney covering the life of five children with the surname Pepper. The Pepper children were very poor, and their widowed mother was left to raise them by herself. In order of age (descending), the children's names were Ben (Ebaniezer), Polly (Mary), Joel, Davie, and Phronsie. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew is the first...
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Nov 12, 2006 Ernest Bramah
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LibriVox , public domain recording of Ernest Bramah's Four Max Carrodos Detective Stories read by Andy Minter . Ernest Bramah is mainly known for his ‘Kai Lung’ books - Dorothy L Sayers often used quotes from them for her chapter headings. In his lifetime however he was equally well known for his detective stories. Since Sherlock Holmes we have had French detectives, Belgian detectives, aristocratic detectives, royal detectives, ecclesiastical detectives, drunken detectives and even a...
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Nov 12, 2006 Carl Sandburg
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Carl Sandburg is beloved by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons (which is not in the public domain), a series of whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories he originally created for his own daughters. The Rootabaga Stories were born of Sandburg's desire for "American fairy tales" to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so populated his stories with animals, skyscrapers,...
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Dec 5, 2006 Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Librivox public domain recording of Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This is the continuing story of Anne Shirley and the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series. In it Anne attends Redmond College where she is studying for her BA. She has many trials and tribulations along the way, including some romance. In Anne of the Island the reader is also introduced to many new characters, that in the true sense of Anne are also "kindred spirits". (Summary from Wikipedia) For...
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Dec 19, 2006 Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
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Librivox public domain recording of Cobb's Anatomy by Irvin S. Cobb. Read by Carl Vonnoh, III. Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb was born on June 23, 1876. At seventeen years of age, he began writing for the Paducah Daily News , his hometown paper. At nineteen he became the managing editor; up to that point, our nation’s youngest. He worked as a columnist, a humorist and an author. But ‘horror,’ and ’short stories,’ are not why he is remembered. He is remembered because he was, and still is,...
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Dec 21, 2006 Rudyard Kipling
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LibriVox public domain recording of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories read by Reynard and his Dad. The Just So Stories for Little Children , first published in 1902, were written by British author Rudyard Kipling. They are a collection of fantastic stories, typically about how various animals came to be the way they are today. (Summary by Reynard with help from Wikipedia) For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (98MB)
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Dec 27, 2006 Lucy Maud Montgomery,
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LibriVox public domain recording of Lucy Maud Montgomery's The Golden Road . In the sequal to The Story Girl Sara Stanley returns to join the King children in publishing their own local magazine to entertain the town of Carlisle. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B part 1 (107MB) Download M4B part 2 (106MB)
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Librivox Short Story Collection 008: a collection of 20 short essays and fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (215MB)
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Jan 7, 2007
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Librivox Short Story Collection 009: a collection of 10 short essays and fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (149MB)
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Feb 13, 2007
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Librivox’s Short Story Collection 010 : a collection of 10 short essays and fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (118MB)
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Feb 20, 2007
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LibriVox's Horror Story Collection 001 recorded by various readers. An occasional collection of 10 horror stories by various readers. We aim to unsettle you a little, to cut through the pink cushion of illusion that shields you from the horrible realities of life. Here are the walking dead, the fetid pools of slime, the howls in the night that you thought you had confined to your more unpleasant dreams. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B(78mb)
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Mar 2, 2007
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Librivox’s Short Story Collection 011 : a collection of 10 short essays and fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (91MB)
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Mar 25, 2007
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Librivox's Ghost Story Collection Vol. 3 is a collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B(96mb)
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Apr 7, 2007 W.E.B. Du Bois
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LibriVox recording of The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B Du Bois read and performed by toriasuncle. The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in...
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Apr 7, 2007 Robert Ervin Howard
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LibriVox recording of Red Shadows by Robert E. Howard recorded by Paul Siegel. Red Shadows is the first of a series of stories featuring Howard’s puritan avenger, Solomon Kane. Kane tracks his prey over land and sea, enters the jungles of Africa, and even faces dark Gods and evil magic — all to avenge a woman he’d never met before. (Summary by Paul Siegel) For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . M4B audio book (28mb)
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Apr 15, 2007
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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 013 : a collection of 10 short essays and fiction in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (85MB)
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Apr 15, 2007
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LibriVox’s One-Act Play Collection 001 includes one-act plays in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (102MB)
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Apr 23, 2007 Kenneth Grahame
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LibriVox's Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame read by Adrian Praetzellis. The classic story of how Rat, Mole, and the other river-bankers saved Toad from his excesses. This book has it all: excitement, sentiment, destruction of private property (plenty of that), paganism, and a happy ending. The prose is beautiful and occasionally requires the use of a dictionary - I had to look up “asperities.” Written as a children’s story, The Wind in the Willows is enjoyed by many grown-ups who...
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Apr 24, 2007 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
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LibriVox's Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Collection Vol. 001 : A collection to celebrate Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 200th birthday, on 27th February, 2007. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (28MB)
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Apr 27, 2007 Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 01 , by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest...
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Apr 30, 2007 Robert Frost
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A Boy's Will by Robert Frost. Read for LibriVox by Becky Miller. A Boy's Will is Robert Frost's first full volume of poetry. Issued when Frost was approaching forty, it established his reputation and created a revolution in American poetry. With this publication, Frost became an established poet. He later became the major American poet of the twentieth century. A Boy's Will is characteristic of Frost's ability to conjure photographically clear physical images while ruminating on the...
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May 2, 2007 Ayn Rand
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LibriVox's Anthem by Ayn Rand. Read by Chere Theriot. Anthem is a dystopic science fiction story taking place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur, if at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the word "I" has disappeared from the language). As is common in...
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May 18, 2007 Joseph Conrad
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Librivox recording of Typhoon , by Joseph Conrad. Typhoon is a short novel by Joseph Conrad, begun in 1899 and published in Pall Mall Magazine in 1902. It is a classic sea yarn that describes how Captain Macwhirr sails the Siamese steamer Nan-Shan into a typhoon. Other characters include the young Jukes and Solomon, the head engineer. The novel classically evokes the sea-faring life at the turn of the century. While Macwhirr is emotionally estranged from his family and crew, and though he...
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Jun 3, 2007 O. Henry
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LibriVox's The Trimmed Lamp by O. Henry and read by Marian Brown. Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henry’s birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime. The Trimmed Lamp follows The Four Million and provides another series of short stories that take place in New York City in the early years of the 20th century and are representative of the surprise endings that...
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Jun 12, 2007 Ethel C. Pedley
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Librivox recording of Dot and the Kangaroo, by Ethel C. Pedley. Dot and the Kangaroo, written in 1899, is a children's book by Ethel C. Pedley about a little girl named Dot who gets lost in the Australian outback and is eventually befriended by a kangaroo and several other marsupials. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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Jun 16, 2007 Bill Nye
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LibriVox recording of Comic History of England, by Bill Nye. Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye (1850 – 1896) was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist. Jim "jimmowatt" Mowatt is a distinguished LibriVox volunteer, widely known for his continued devotion both to regularly producing the LibriVox Community Podcast and to regularly creating more and more history audiobooks for the public domain, renowned for his humor and his historically kind...
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Jun 24, 2007 Benjamin Franklin, ed. Frank Woodworth Pine
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, edited by Frank Woodward Pine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. (Summary by Gary) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available),...
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Jun 24, 2007 Plato
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LibriVox recording of Ion, by Plato. Read by Simon-Peter Zak. In Plato's Ion , Socrates questions Ion on whether he should really claim laud and glory for his 'rhapsodic' recitals of Homer's poetry. (Summary by Simon-Peter Zak) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org ....
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Jun 24, 2007 Lord Dunsany (Edward J. M. D. Plunkett)
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Wonder, by Lord Dunsany (Edward J. M. D. Plunkett). Read by Greg Elmensdorp. "Come with me, ladies and gentlemen who are in any wise weary of London: come with me: and those that tire at all of the world we know: for we have new worlds here." - Lord Dunsany, the preface to "The Book of Wonder" For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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Jun 26, 2007 G.K. Chesterton
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LibriVox recording of The Man who was Thursday, a Nightmare , by G.K. Chesterton. Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz. In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view. After some time, the frustrated Gregory finds Syme and leads him to a...
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Jun 28, 2007 H.L Mencken
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LibriVox recording of In Defense of Women, by H.L. Mencken. Read by ML Cohen. In Defense of Women is H. L. Mencken's 1918 book on women and the relationship between the sexes. Some laud the book as progressive while others brand it as reactionary. While Mencken didn't champion women's rights, he described women as wiser in many novel and observable ways, while demeaning average men. According to Mencken's biographer, Fred Hobson: Depending on the position of the reader, he was either a great...
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Jun 29, 2007 Louisa May Alcott
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LibriVox recording of Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott. Little Men (published 1871) is considered the second book of the Little Women trilogy written by Louisa May Alcott. (The book Good Wives (1869) was originally the sequel to the novel Little Women (1868), however those two novels are now usually published as a single volume.) The final book of the trilogy is Jo's Boys (1886). Little Men follows the life of Jo Bhaer and the students who live and learn at the Plumfield Estate School that she...
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Jul 2, 2007 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Through the Looking-glass and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. The sequel to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” finds Alice back in Wonderland and a pawn in a surreal chess game. This weird and wonderful book includes the poems “Jabberwocky” and “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” a talking pudding, and that immortal line “Jam yesterday, jam tomorrow, but never jam today.” Lewis Carroll was the nom de plume of Charles...
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Jul 4, 2007 Richard Harding Davis
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LibriVox recording of Miss Civilization, by Richard Harding Davis. Miss Civilization, a one act comedy, tells the story of a young woman who matches wits with three burglars attempting to rob her house. This recording was made in Chicago at the LibriVox World Gathering in May 2007. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books...
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Jul 5, 2007 Patrick Henry
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LibriVox recording of The Antifederalist Papers. During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all across the country. Initially, many of the articles in opposition were written under pseudonyms, such as "Brutus", "Centinel", and "Federal Farmer". Eventually, famous revolutionary figures such as Patrick Henry came out publicly against the Constitution. They argued that the...
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Jul 7, 2007 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Tales of Terror and Mystery, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in "Tales of Terror and Mystery", a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion. Sit back in the comfort of your armchair...
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Jul 8, 2007 Edward Gibbon
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LibriVox recording of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1. The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common...
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Jul 10, 2007 Antonio Ghislanzoni
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LibriVox recording of La Contessa di Karolystria, by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Read in Italian by Riccardo. Antonio Ghislanzoni, nato a Barco di Maggianico (Lecco) il 25 novembre 1824, è meglio noto come autore di numerosissimi libretti per opere liriche tra cui "Aida" e "La forza del destino" di Giuseppe Verdi. Personalità eclettica: baritono egli stesso fino al 1856, nonché ex seminarista cacciato per cattiva condotta, stimolato dalle idee di Mazzini, nel 1848 dirige a...
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Jul 12, 2007 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 02). Read by Mark F. Smith. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain creates an entertaining adventure of Middle America in the 1800's - afloat on a raft on the Mississippi River. Huck escapes his civilized life when he arranges his own "murder" and turns back into the backwoods, downriver yokel he started as, and in the process springing a slave, Jim, from bondage. Huck and Jim experience life as a series of...
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LibriVox recording of Dr. Esperanto's International Language, Introduction and Complete Grammar, by L.L. Zamenhof. Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater. In July 1887, Esperanto made its debut as a 40-page pamphlet from Warsaw, published in Russian, Polish, French and German: all written by a Polish eye-doctor under the pen-name of Dr. Esperanto (“one who hopes”). Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917) had a gift for languages, and a calling to help foster world amity: by a neutral “Internacia...
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Jul 15, 2007 Various
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LibriVox recording of selected poems and essays by African-American authors. This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry , edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson's collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States. (Summary by Alan) For more free audio...
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Jul 16, 2007 Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Lady Susan, by Jane Austen. Jane Austen demonstrated her mastery of the epistolary novel genre in Lady Susan, which she wrote in 1795 but never published. Although the primary focus of this short novel is the selfish behavior of Lady Susan as she engages in affairs and searches for suitable husbands for herself and her young daughter, the actual action shares its importance with Austen’s manipulation of her characters' behavior by means of their reactions to the letters...
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Jul 17, 2007 Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Peter Mink, by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read by Lucy Burgoyne. Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 – 1949) was author of more than forty children's books. Bailey's writing has been described thusly by the Newark Evening News: "Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator's approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. He made it a habit to never 'write...
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Jul 19, 2007 E.M. Forster
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LibriVox recording of A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster. Read by Kara Shallenberg. When Lucy Honeychurch travels to Italy with her cousin, she meets George Emerson, a bohemian and an atheist who falls in love with her. Upon her return to England, she is forced to choose between free-spirited George and her more conventional fiancé, Cecil Vyse. The story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. (Summary from wikipedia) For more free audio books...
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Jul 23, 2007 Lewis Hodus
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LibriVox recording of Buddhism and Buddhists in China, by Lewis Hodus. Buddhism and Buddhists in China is an anthropological text describing Buddhism as practiced in China at the beginning of the 20th Century. Interestingly, it also compares and contrasts Buddhism with Christianity with respect to or in response to missionary work. (Summary by Scott) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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Jul 26, 2007 William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Read by Chris Hughes. Shakespeare's Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. The poems were probably written over a period of several years. (Summary from wikipedia) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Jul 28, 2007 Charles Austin Beard and Mary Ritter Beard
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LibriVox recording of History of the United States, Vol. II, Charles Austin Beard and Mary Ritter Beard. Charles Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first greek-letter society for women, Kappa Alpha Theta. Many of his...
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Jul 28, 2007 Carl Sandburg
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LibriVox recording of Carl Sandburg's Cornhuskers read by Betsie Bush . Carl Sandburg’s collection of 103 poems that earned a Pulitzer Prize Special Letters Award in 1919. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (64MB)
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Jul 28, 2007 Hugh Lofting
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LibriVox recording of The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting. Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world.(summary from Wikipedia) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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Jul 29, 2007 Grenville Kleiser
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LibriVox recording of Grenville Kleiser's Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases read by a variety of LibriVox members. A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and The Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B part 1 (179MB) Download M4B part 2 (262MB)
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Jul 29, 2007 Omar Khayyam
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Librivox recording of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyám, translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Read by Alaaious. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام). The Rubáiyát (Arabic: رباعیات) is a collection of poems, originally written in the Persian language and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to the Persian mathematician and astronomer Omar Khayyám (1048 – 1123). "Rubaiyat" (derived from the Arabic root word for 4) means...
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Jul 30, 2007 A. E. Housman
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LibriVox recording of A Shropshire Lad, by A.E. Housman. Read by Alaaious. A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman. A Shropshire Lad was first published in 1896 at Housman's own expense after several publishers had turned it down. At first the book sold slowly, but during the Second Boer War, Housman's nostalgic depiction of rural life and young men's early deaths struck a chord with English readers and the book became a bestseller. Later,...
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Jul 31, 2007 Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of Bram Stoker's The Lair of the White Worm read by Betsie Bush . The Lair of the White Worm (also known as The Garden of Evil ) is a horror novel by Anglo-Irish author Bram Stoker, who also wrote Dracula . It was published in 1911. This book centers on Adam Salton who is contacted by his great uncle in England, for the purpose of establishing a relationship between these last two members of the family. Adam travels to Richard Salton's house in Mercia, and quickly finds...
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Jul 31, 2007 American Standard Version
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LibriVox recording of The First Epistle of John. Read by Sam Stinson. The First Epistle of John is a book of the Bible New Testament, the fourth of the catholic or “general” epistles. It was written in Ephesus about 90-110 AD, apparently by the same author or authors who wrote the Gospel of John and the other two epistles of John. Not actually a letter, it is a sermon written to counter the heresy that Jesus did not come “in the flesh” but only as a spirit. It also defines how...
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Jul 31, 2007 American Standard Version
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LibriVox recording of The Third Epistle of John. Read by Sam Stinson. The New Testament Third Epistle of John (often referred to as 3 John) is the 64th book of the Bible. Written in the form of an epistle, it is the second-shortest book of the Christian Bible by number of verses, and the shortest in regard to number of words (according to the KJV). (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Jul 31, 2007 American Standard Version
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LibriVox recording of The Second Epistle of John. Read by Sam Stinson. The Second Epistle of John (normally just called 2nd John or 2 John) is a book of the Bible New Testament. It is the 63rd book of the Bible, and the shortest, weighing in at a mere 13 verses. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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Jul 31, 2007 American Standard Version
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LibriVox recording of The Epistle of Philemon. Read by Sam Stinson. Paul, who is apparently in prison (probably in either Rome or Ephesus), writes to a fellow-Christian Philemon and two of his associates. Paul writes on behalf of Philemon's slave, Onesimus. Beyond that, it is not self-evident as to what has transpired. Onesimus is described as having been 'separated' from Philemon, once having been 'useless' to him (a pun on Onesimus' name, which means 'useful'), and having done him wrong....
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Jul 31, 2007 American Standard Version
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LibriVox recording of The Epistle of Jude. Read by Sam Stinson. The epistle is titled as written by "Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James" NIV. If taken literally this means that the author is a brother of Jesus, an attribution which is now increasingly considered as the most probable. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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Aug 1, 2007 Garrett P. Serviss
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LibriVox recording of Garrett P. Serviss' The Moon Metal read by Betsie Bush . Garrett Putnam Serviss (1851-1929) was an astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer. Serviss showed a talent for explaining scientific details in a way that made them clear to the ordinary reader. Serviss’s favorite topic was astronomy, as shown by the fact that of the fifteen books he wrote, eight are devoted to that science. He unquestionably was more widely read by the public on that...
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Aug 1, 2007 יוסף חיים ברנר Yosef Haim Brenner
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LibriVox recording of Out of a Gloomy Valley, by Yosef Haim Brenner. Read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau. Yosef Haim Brenner (1881-1921) was a Ukrainian-born Hebrew-language author, one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew literature. Born to a poor family, Brenner grew up in grinding poverty. Brenner immigrated to Palestine (then part of the Ottoman Empire) in 1909. He worked as a farmer, eager to put his Zionist ideology into practice. Later he devoted himself to literature and teaching at the Gymnasia...
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Aug 4, 2007 White, Gilbert
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LibriVox recording of The Natural History of Selborne, by Gilbert White. Read by Peter Yearsley. The Reverend Gilbert White was the curate of the village of Selborne, a village in Hampshire, from 1784 to his death in 1793, living most of his life in the village. The book is in the form of a collection of letters to two friends, discussing the natural history of the areas that he knew, and natural history in general. White's intense curiosity and his love for the world about him flow through his...
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Aug 5, 2007 Israel Zangwill
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LibriVox recording of The Big Bow Mystery, by Israel Zangwill. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. It's a cold and foggy night in London. A man is horribly murdered in his bedroom, the door locked and bolted on the inside. Scotland Yard is stumped. Yet the seemingly unsolvable case has, as Inspector Grodman says, "one sublimely simple solution" that is revealed in a final chapter full of revelations and a shocking denouement. Detective fiction afficionados will be happy to learn that all the...
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Aug 7, 2007 Thomas Hardy
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Librivox recording of Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and offers in ample measure the details of English rural life that Hardy so relished. Hardy's growing taste for tragedy is also evident in the novel. It first appeared, anonymously, as a monthly magazine serial, where it gained a wide readership and critical acclaim. According to Virginia Woolf, "The subject was right; the method...
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Aug 11, 2007 Zitkala-Sa
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Librivox recording of Old Indian Legends retold by Zitkala-Sa. Read by Robert Scott. Fourteen Old Indian Legends by Native American ( Dakota ) Author Zitkala-Sa. These Legends feature the exploits of Iktomi the Native American Trickster god. (summary by Robert Scott) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (78MB)
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Aug 11, 2007 Anthony Hope
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LibriVox recording of Rupert of Hentzau, by Anthony Hope. Read by Andy Minter. This is the sequel to ' The Prisoner of Zenda '. Five years have passed. The King has become jealous of Rudolf Rassendyll and suspicious of the queen (Flavia)'s feelings towards him. Flavia decides that this must be the last year in which she sends to Rudolf the single red rose that betokens her love, and therefore she also sends via Fritz von Tarlenheim, her letter of good-bye. Count Rupert of Hentzau, banished from...
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Aug 15, 2007 Andrew Lang
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LibriVox recording of The Lilac Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang. Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books are a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources (who had collected them originally), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As...
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Aug 21, 2007 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Having left Sherlock Holmes apparently deceased at the conclusion of The Final Problem (in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes), we now find that he is alive after all! In this collection, first published in 1905, the great detective causes Watson to faint (The Empty House), demonstrates that cryptography is elementary (The Dancing Men), and gets engaged (Charles Augustus Milverton). Join in the fun as Holmes deduces his...
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Aug 22, 2007 Alfred Russel Wallace
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Librivox recording of Is Mars Habitable? by Alfred Russel Wallace. Read by Caliban In 1907 Wallace wrote the short book Is Mars Habitable? to criticize the claims made by Percival Lowell that there were Martian canals built by intelligent beings. Wallace did months of research, consulted various experts, and produced his own scientific analysis of the Martian climate and atmospheric conditions. Among other things Wallace pointed out that spectroscopic analysis had shown no signs of water vapor...
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Aug 25, 2007 Frederick Douglass
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LibriVox recording of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Read by Jeanette Ferguson. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel...
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Aug 25, 2007 Robert Green Ingersoll
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LibriVox recording of Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1. Read by Ted Delorme. Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll (1833–1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his defense of atheism. This book is the first of two volumes collecting Ingersoll's speeches. CD cover and album art For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...
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Aug 25, 2007 George Eliot
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LibriVox recording of Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot. Read by Becky Miller. In this enduring Victorian classic written in 1876, two stories weave in and out of each other: The first is about Gwendolen, one of Eliot's finest creations, who grows from a self-centered young beauty to a thoughtful adult with an expanded vision of the world around her. The second is about Daniel Deronda, adopted son of an aristocratic Englishman who becomes fascinated with Jewish traditions when he meets an ailing...
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Aug 27, 2007 Edgar Rice Burroughs
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LibriVox recording of The Warlord of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by JD Weber. Warlord of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the third of his famous Barsoom series. John Carter continues his quest to be reunited with his wife, the princess Dejah Thoris, and discovers more fantastic creatures and ancient mysterious Martian races. (Summary from Wikipedia) Cataloger's Note: Our reader, JD, disappeared before recording the last chapter. Hope he's ok! After waiting several...
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Aug 28, 2007 Robert Smythe Hichens
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Librivox recording of The Spell of Egypt by Robert Smythe Hichens. Read by Sibella Denton The author, a British journalist and novelist, is interested in the feel of the places he visits. He describes at length a visit he has made to Egypt, with emphasis on the emotional response the places generate. (summary by Sibella Denton) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (111MB)
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Aug 31, 2007 Lucy Maud Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Anne's house of Dreams, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne's House of Dreams is book five in the series, and chronicles Anne's early married life, as she and her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe begin to build their life together. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Sep 7, 2007 Honore de Balzac
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LibriVox recording of Letters of Two Brides, by Honore de Balzac. Letters of Two Brides is an epistolary novel. The two brides are Louise de Chaulieu (Madame Gaston) and Renée de Maucombe (Madame l'Estorade). The women became friends during their education at a convent and upon leaving began a life-long correspondence. For a 17 year period, they exchange letters describing their lives. Michelle Crandall reads Renee's letters, and Kara Shallenberg reads Louise's. Letters from the men in their...
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Sep 7, 2007 William Shuler Harris
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LibriVox recording of Life in a Thousand Worlds, by William Shuler Harris. A jolly romp, which could be perhaps be described as Gulliver's Travels Through Our Solar System and Beyond, as written by a great admirer of C. S. Lewis, on a rainy Sunday afternoon, after one too many mugs of cocoa. Includes some thought on alien philosophies and how to apply them to moral and social problems here on Planet Earth. Unrelated to the book, this was also the one-thousandth project to be started at...
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Sep 7, 2007 Eugene Field
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LibriVox recording of Love-Songs of Childhood, by Eugene Field. Read by Squid Varilekova. This book contains verse for young and old. It is full of fantastic stories, breathtaking images, and brilliant rhymes. Including classics from "The Duel" to "The Delectable Ballad of Walter Lot," the author, a devout Christian, keeps his religious overtones to a minimum. When listening, please keep in mind that the text was originally written in the 1800s. (Summary by Squid Varilekova)...
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Sep 8, 2007 John Buchan
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LibriVox recording of Greenmantle, by John Buchan. Greenmantle is the second of five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan, first published in 1916 by Hodder & Stoughton, London. It is one of two Hannay novels set during the First World War, the other being Mr Standfast (1919); Hannay's first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), is set in the period immediately before the war started. - Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and...
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Sep 9, 2007 Emily Post
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LibriVox recording of Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home, by Emily Post. From advice on planning the perfect wedding to eating an artichoke correctly, Emily Post offers instruction on how to live a well-mannered life circa 1922. With a sometimes gentle, sometimes sharp wit, she maintains that true ladies and gentlemen are characterized not by wealth but by their behavior toward others. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden) For further information, including links to online...
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Sep 10, 2007 Various
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Librivox recording of LibriVox Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 002 Read by Librivox Volunteers A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, religion, science and humor. Included in this collection are the "Oath of Hippocrates" and "The Funeral Oration of Pericles" along with Patrick Henry's "The Call to...
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Sep 10, 2007 Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Love and Freindship [sic], by Jane Austen. Read by Cori Samuel. Love and Freindship [sic] is a juvenile story by Jane Austen, dated 1790, when Austen was 14 years old. Love and Freindship (the misspelling is one of many in the story) is clearly a parody of romantic novels Austen read as a child. This is clear even from the subtitle, "Deceived in Freindship and Betrayed in Love," which neatly undercuts the title. Written in epistolary form, it resembles a fairy...
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Sep 11, 2007 Charles Kingsley
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LibriVox recording of The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley, first published in its entirety in 1863. Though some of the author's opinions are very dated now, the journey of a little chimney-sweep water-baby through rivers and storms, under sea and over iceberg, is still a classic, wonderful children's adventure. Summary by Cori Samuel. Music from Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture at musopen.com For further information, including links to...
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Sep 15, 2007 Various
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Librivox recording of Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 003 Read by Librivox volunteers A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics science and religion. Included in this collection are Martin Luther’s “Ninety-five Theses,” Jefferson Davis’ speech before the United States Senate in 1861 “On Withdrawing from the...
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Sep 20, 2007 Anders Ramsay
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Librivox recording of Från barnaår till silfverhår. Första afdelningen by Anders Ramsay. Read by Måns Broo. "Från barnaår till silfverhår" (From childyears to silverhairs) by Anders Ramsay (1832-1910) is one of the most widely read autobiographies of Fenno-swedish literature. Anders Ramsay's eight volumes offer a great wealth of information about aristocratic life in 19th century Finland, as well as of life in Paris, on the grand tour in Italy and so on. Ramsay's style of...
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Sep 22, 2007 Richmal Crompton
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LibriVox recording of More William, by Richmal Crompton. Read by Kara Shallenberg. The second of Crompton's series of 39 books about William Brown, our cheeky 11 year-old protagonist. A hero to some, a dastardly villain to others, this book is structured round a year in his life. Starting with William waking up on Christmas morning and ending with him going to sleep the following Christmas Eve, there are the usual round of misadventures, misunderstandings, and general mayhem in between. When a...
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Sep 25, 2007 Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Librivox recording of A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Read by ej. This work presents Rousseau's belief in the profoundly transformational effects of the development of civilization on human nature, which Rousseau claims other political philosophers had failed to grasp. Specifically, before the onset of civilization, according to Rousseau, natural man lived a contented, solitary life, naturally good and happy. It is only...
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Sep 25, 2007 Various
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Librivox recording of LibriVox Nonfiction Collection 005 by Various. Read by LbriVox Volunteers A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, philosophy, nature and religion. Included in this collection are "The Emanicpation Proclamation" and Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln, "Prinicpal...
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Sep 25, 2007 Various
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Librivox recording of Librivox Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 004 by Various Authors Selected and Read by Librivox volunteers. A collection of eleven short nonfiction works in the public domain. The items included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, conservation, philosophy, politics, religion and cooking. Included in this collection are Thomas Jefferson's first Inaugural Address, "Secession" by Alexander H. Stephens,...
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Sep 25, 2007 Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
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Librivox recording of Peace On Earth, Good-Will To Dogs by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Read by Allyson Hester. If you don't like Christmas stories, don't read this one! And if you don't like dogs I don't know just what to advise you to do! For I warn you perfectly frankly that I am distinctly pro-dog and distinctly pro-Christmas, and would like to bring to this little story whatever whiff of fir-balsam I can cajole from the make-believe forest in my typewriter, and every glitter of tinsel, smudge...
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Oct 2, 2007 Edna Ferber
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Librivox recording of Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber. Read by J. M. Smallheer. Fanny Herself is the story of Fanny Brandeis, a young girl coming of age in the Midwest at the turn of the 20th century. It is generally considered to have been based on Ferber’s own experiences growing up in Appleton, Wisconsin. Regarded by many as the “greatest American woman novelist of her day,” Ferber would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize in a 1925 for her book So Big , and is also the author of Showboat and...
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