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LibriVox recording of Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 13 by Various. Read in English by ToddHW; Heather Eney; Chad Jackson; Sonia; Jennifer Wilson; Rita Boutros; docdlmartin; MaryAnn; zandra; yourbookvoice; Owlivia; Sonia; Sonrisa Jones; calbrummie; Michele Eaton; Alan Mapstone; Colleen McMahon; Rita Boutros; Larry Wilson The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens, published by Richard Bentley in 1838. The story is about an orphan Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin,...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Passionate Friends, by H. G. Wells. Read by Peter Eastman. H. G. Wells is best known for his science fiction, but some of his greatest works were in other genres. The Passionate Friends is a love story. It also is a story about dreams, despair, jealousy, sex, the struggle against social convention, the future of civilization, and much much more. It is written by a father to his son, "not indeed to the child you are now, but to the man you are going to be." He...
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by Nikolai Chernyshevsky
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LibriVox recording of A Vital Question, or, What is to be Done? by Nikolai Chernyshevsky. (Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole; Simon S. Skidelsky.) Read in English by Expatriate Despised by Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, What Is To Be Done? is a fascinating, sympathetic story of idealistic revolutionaries in mid-nineteenth century tsarist Russia; translator Nathan Haskell Dole affirms in his preface his conviction that it is a thriller that no one can put down once s/he begins it. Its variegated cast...
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by Various
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A collection of LibriVox recordings, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers and has links to the source texts. A collection of LibriVox volunteers’ favourite chapters. Some were chosen for being the key chapter in a great novel, others for the wonderful clarity with which great ideas are expressed, and still others because the reader did a wonderful job. Whatever the reason they were chosen, we hope they will give you as much pleasure as they...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Verses on a Young Lady Playing on a Harpsicord and Singing by Tobias Smollett. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 21st, 2010. Tobias George Smollett (19 March 1721 – 17 September 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. (summary by...
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by Stephen Hawker
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of The Song of the Western Men by Robert Stephen Hawker. This poem is also known by the title of "Trelawny". Hawker wrote the song in 1824, telling of events that took place in 1688. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 29th, 2010. 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...
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by Lord George Gordon Byron
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LibriVox recording of The Siege of Corinth, by Lord George Gordon Byron. Read by Nathan In this moving poem, Byron recounts the final, desperate resistance of the Venetians on the day the Ottoman army stormed Acrocorinth: revealing the closing scenes of the conflict through the eyes of Lanciotto - a Venetian renegade fighting for the Ottomans - and Francesca - the beautiful maiden daughter of the governor of the Venetian garrison: Minotti. For further information, including links to online...
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by E.M. Forster
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This is a LibriVox recording of Howards End by E. M. Forster. Read by Elizabeth Klett. The book is about three families in England at the beginning of the twentieth century. The three families represent different gradations of the Edwardian middle class: the Wilcoxes, who are rich capitalists with a fortune made in the Colonies; the half-German Schlegel siblings (Margaret, Tibby, and Helen), who represent the intellectual bourgeoisie and have a lot in common with the real-life Bloomsbury Group;...
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by Various
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A collection of LibriVox recordings, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers and has links to the source texts. A collection of LibriVox volunteers’ favourite chapters. Some were chosen for being the key chapter in a great novel, others for the wonderful clarity with which great ideas are expressed, and still others because the reader did a wonderful job. Whatever the reason they were chosen, we hope they will give you as much pleasure as they...
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Gambler, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by C.J. Hogarth. Read by Jason Ingolfsland and Bill Boerst. The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline so he could pay off gambling debts. (Summary from Wikipedia)...
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by Leo Tolstoy
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LibriVox recording of Youth, by Leo Tolstoy. Translated by C.J. Hogarth. Read by Bill Boerst. Youth is the third in Tolstoy's trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including Childhood and Boyhood, published in a literary journal during the 1850s. (Introduction by Bill Boerst) 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...
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by Rudyard Kipling
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LibriVox recording of Letters of Travel, by Rudyard Kipling. Read by Tim Bulkeley. Three books of travel writing (between them covering the USA, Canada, Japan and Egypt) by the Nobel Prize winning author of the Just So Stories and the Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling (an Englishman born and raised in India) offers an interesting outsider's view of the places he visits, candid and sharp witted, yet with a deep humanity. Letters of Travel comprises three books: From Tideway to Tideway 1892-95...
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by Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov
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LibriVox recording of A Hero of Our Time (Version 2) by Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov. (Translated by Marr Murray; J. H. Wisdom.) Read in English by Expatriate One of the iconic characters of all Russian literature, Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is the ultimate “superfluous man.” An aristocratic rake who loves the game of manipulating the lives of those around him, he callously kidnaps a Chechen teenager to be his bride, wagers the life of an inveterate gambler in a kind of philosophical...
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by Henrik Ibsen
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LibriVox recording of Hedda Gabler (version 2) by Henrik Ibsen. (Translated by Edmund Gosse; William Archer.) Read in English by Expatriate Hedda Gabler has just returned from her honeymoon. She has married out of ennui, and is already heartily sick of her husband, who is a plodding, pedantic academic. Upon moving into her new Christiania home, she soon discovers that Thea Elvsted, an old schoolmate whom she always envied and despised, has boldly left her marriage in order to be with Eilert...
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by Ivan Goncharov
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LibriVox recording of Обыкновенная история by Ivan Goncharov.  Read in Russian by tovarisch Обыкновенная история» — роман воспитания, повествующий о взрослении молодого дворянина Александра Адуева. Полный противопоставлений (провинции со столицей, старшего поколения с молодым, и т.п.), роман имел...
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Emily Climbs by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read in English by Nancy Halper “Emily Climbs” is the second book in a series by the author of "Anne of Green Gables." Emily Byrd Starr, an orphan living with her New Moon aunts, is destined to be a writer. When she is permitted to attend high school in Shrewsbury with her pals she is overjoyed, until she is told there are two conditions: she must board with Aunt Ruth, and she must give up writing fiction while she is...
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by Elias Lönnrot
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LibriVox recording of Kalevala, The Land of the Heroes by Elias Lönnrot. Translated by William Forsell Kirby. Read in English by Expatriate. The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national epic of Karelia and Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. The Kalevala played an instrumental role in the development of the Finnish national identity, the...
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by Henry A. Beers
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LibriVox recording of A Brief History of English and American Literature , by Henry A. Beers. Read by Kalynda. Henry Augustin Beers (1847-?), native of Buffalo, NY and professor of English at Yale, with the help of John Fletcher Hurst (1834-1903), Methodist bishop and first Chancellor of American University, has written a sweeping thousand 900 year history of English literature, up to the end of the 19th century. Although at times biased and sometimes misguided (as when he dismisses Mark Twain...
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Unknown.) Read in English by Expatriate The House of the Dead is a novel published in 1861 by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which portrays the life of convicts in a Siberian prison camp. Dostoyevsky himself spent four years in exile in such a camp following his conviction for involvement in the Petrashevsky Circle. This experience allowed him to describe with great authenticity the conditions of prison life...
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by Theodor Storm
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LibriVox recording of Der kleine Haewelmann, by Theodor Storm. Read in German by Franziska Nelson . Das beruehmte Maerchen von Theodor Storm erzaehlt von einem kleinen Jungen, der Haewelmann hieß. Haewelmann schlief in einem Bett mit Rollen, “wenn er aber nicht muede war, so musste seine Mutter ihn darin in der Stube umherfahren”. - In der Nacht von der diese Geschichte handelt, schlief die Mutter aber so tief ein, dass sie sein Rufen nach “Mehr, mehr!” nicht mehr hoeren konnte. Und so...
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by Louis Couperus
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LibriVox opname van Hooge Troeven door Louis Couperus. Gelezen door Marcel Coenders. Het derde en laatste deel van de koningsromans van Louis Couperus voorgelezen ter gelegenheid van de kroning van Koning Willem-Alexander en Koningin Maxima 30 april 2013. Een verhaal over hofintriges waarin moeder en zoon elkaar willen aftroeven, maar waarin ze geen rekening houden met Othomar XII (de listige). (Samenvatting geschreven door Marcel Coenders) Voor meer informatie, inclusief een link naar het M4B...
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by Alfred J. Church
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Librivox recording of The Iliad for Boys and Girls by Alfred J. Church. Read by Lizzie Driver. Alfred J. Church wrote many books looking at classical literature, but is especially well known for his re-telling of classic books in a style so that younger readers may follow the story. The Iliad for Boys and Girls is a retelling of Homer’s Iliad, centred around the events of the siege of Troy during the final year. (Summary by Lizzie Driver) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer...
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by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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Librivox recording of The Man Who Knew Too Much by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Read by Martin Clifton Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an influential and prolific English writer of the early 20th century. He was a journalist, a poet and a novelist. He wrote 80 books and 200 short stories in addition to his other work. He is perhaps best remembered for his ‘Father Brown’ stories; two collections of which are available at Librivox.org. ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ has some...
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by Jane Austen
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Librivox recording of Pride and Prejudice , by Jane Austen. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/pride-and-prejudice-by-jane-austen/ Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797,...
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by Henry David Thoreau
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Librivox recording of Walden by Henry David Thoreau Read by Gord Mackenzie. Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the shores of Walden Pond. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. Along with...
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by Herman Melville
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Librivox recording of Typee, by Herman Melville. Read by Michael Scherer Typee is Melville's first novel, based on his actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands. Extremely popular at the time of its initial publication, it provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated by Melville's fellow castaway, Richard T. Greene, who appears in the story as the character Toby. While the book is factually based, Melville exercised his artistic...
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by Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 04 , by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: ²ÞÙÝÐ Ø ÜØà, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: ²ÞÙÝÐ Ø ÜØàê, 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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by Leo Tolstoy
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 15 , 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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by Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 12 , 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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by Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 11 , 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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by Jack London
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LibriVox recording of Call of the Wild, by Jack London. In this novel (often mistakenly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves. (Summary written by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by R. Dillon Boylan. The Sorrows of Young Werther (German, Die Leiden des jungen Werther, originally published as Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) is an epistolary and loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774. The story follows the life and sorrows of Werther after he falls desperately in love with a young woman who is married to another. A climactic scene...
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by Vernon Lee
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LibriVox recording of A Phantom Lover, by Vernon Lee. Read by Anthony Leslie. A Phantom Lover is a supernatural novella by Vernon Lee (pseudonym of Violet Paget) first published in 1886. Set in a Kentish manor house, the story concerns a portrait painter commissioned by a squire, William Oke, to produce portraits of him and his wife, the eccentric Mrs. Alice Oke, who bears a striking resemblance to a woman in a mysterious, seventeenth century painting. (Summary by Anthony Leslie) For further...
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by Various
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A collection of LibriVox recordings, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers and has links to the source texts. A collection of LibriVox volunteers’ favourite chapters. Some were chosen for being the key chapter in a great novel, others for the wonderful clarity with which great ideas are expressed, and still others because the reader did a wonderful job. Whatever the reason they were chosen, we hope they will give you as much pleasure as they...
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by Sigrid Undset
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LibriVox recording of Jenny by Sigrid Undset. (Translated by W. Emme.) Read in English by Expatriate Jenny Winge is a Norwegian expatriate studying art in Rome, part of a Bohemian group of friends who explore the ancient City in an intoxicating passion for Beauty. Yearning for an immortal Love, she allows herself to fall into less-than-ideal romantic relationships and then has to struggle with all her might to recover her independence. Constantly resisting conformity, she demands absolute...
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by Olive Schreiner
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LibriVox recording of The Story of an African Farm, by Olive Schreiner. Read by SallyMc. The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults - Waldo, Em and Lyndall - who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late Nineteenth century - the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name. The book is semi-autobiographical: in particular, the two principal protagonists (Waldo and Lyndall) display strong...
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by Booth Tarkington
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LibriVox recording of Monsieur Beaucaire, by Booth Tarkington. Read by Chymocles. A madcap Frenchman posing as an ambassador's barber blackmails a dishonest duke to introduce him as a nobleman to a wealthy belle of Bath. Since the duke himself hopes to mend his fortunes by wedding this very woman, he attempts to murder Beaucaire, and failing that to discredit him. To test the lady's mettle, Beaucaire allows his deception to be exposed--up to a point--and there we must draw the curtain to...
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by William Hazlitt
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LibriVox recording of The Spirit of the Age; Or, Contemporary Portraits by William Hazlitt. Read in English by Craig Campbell; Daniel Davison; Kazbek; Shreya Sethi; Garfield Dsouza; Steven Watson; Rolv Robole; jenno; Kat Andrews; weezer; Jesse Zuba; Arden William Hazlitt was a keen observer of his time and the people populating the literary landscape. He presents short monographs on such illustrious persons as Jeremy Bentham, known for his philosophy of utility, William Godwin, who raised the...
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LibriVox recording of English Literature: Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English Speaking World by William J. Long. Read in English by Tony Oliva This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature....
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by Margery Williams
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Librivox recording of The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. Read by Marlo Dianne "What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day... Written in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit , or, How Toys Become Real is the tale of a sweet unassuming toy rabbit who questions what it is to live and to love. It was the first children's title written by Margery Williams (1881 - 1944), who had previously created only for adults. This story eclipsed all others, to become her most famous work, and an ever adored...
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by G. K. Chesterton; Edward Garnett; George Herbert Perris
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LibriVox recording of Leo Tolstoy by G. K. Chesterton; Edward Garnett; George Herbert Perris. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Three men of letters give insightful essays on the work of Leo Tolstoy. (Summary by Larry Wilson) 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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by Various
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LibriVox recording of L'Art Pour l'Art by Various. Read in English by kilpatrick83; RebeccaG A disparate assemblage of lingual mastery spanning genres and prowess with an eye toward style in favor of capitulation. (summary by kilpatrick83) Tocsin was translated by W. H. Lowe (1848-1917) Maldoror was translated by John Rodker (1894-1955) Gridale was translated by F. S. Flint (1885-1960). For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. Dickens’ last complete novel was published serially 1864-5. It begins with an intriguing fortune offered to John Harmon by his late father, a rich dust contractor, in his will. To receive the money, John must marry a certain Bella Wilfer who he does not know from Eve. He is returning from the exile enforced by his father and confides in a...
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by Honoré de Balzac
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LibriVox recording of Farewell, by Honoré de Balzac. Read by Martin Geeson. In his startling and tragic novella Farewell (‘Adieu’), Balzac adds to the 19th century’s literature of the hysterical woman: sequestered, confined in her madness; mute, or eerily chanting in her moated grange. The first Mrs Rochester lurks in the wings; the Lady of Shalott waits for the shadowy reflection of the world outside to shatter her illusion. Freud’s earliest patients will soon enter the waiting-room...
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by Anton Chekhov
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LibriVox recording of Ward No. 6 by Anton Chekhov. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Expatriate. The line between sanity and insanity is blurred in this classic novella by Anton Chekhov. The disillusioned idealist Dr. Rabin is in charge of a provincial lunatic asylum, overseeing with weary, dubious policies a motley group of patients, a group that mirrors in microcosm all of human and especially Russian society. Seeking answers to profound questions, Dr. Rabin enters into...
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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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LibriVox recording of Mosses from an Old Manse, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read by Bob Neufeld. "Mosses from an Old Manse" is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes several previously-published short stories and is named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three years of their marriage. A second edition was published in 1854, which added "Feathertop," "Passages from a...
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by Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels
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Librivox recording of The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Read by Jon Ingram 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 audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org/ . Download M4B (46MB) CD booklet Album Art CD booklet Album Art
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by Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 5 , 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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by Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 8 , 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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by Giovanni Verga
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Librivox public domain recording of Vagabondaggio , by Giovanni Verga. Read in Italian. A witty collection of 12 short stories based on the Verga idea of “Humankind perennial moving state”. They have been published in 1887. (Summary by Daniele) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook (123MB)
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by Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay
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Librivox recording of History of England, from the Accession of James the Second (Volume 1, Chapter 1) , by Thomas Babington Macaulay. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/history-of-england-volume-1-chapter-1/ This is chapter 1 of volume 1 of a series of books written by the Baron Macaulay in the 19th century. It starts with a brief resume of the history of England up until the Stuart kings and then starts to delve into a little more detail. Macaulay...
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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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LibriVox recording of The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read by Mark F. Smith. "The wrongdoing of one generation lives into the successive ones and... becomes a pure and uncontrollable mischief." Hawthorne's moral for "The House of the Seven Gables," taken from the Preface, accurately presages his story. The full weight of the gloomy mansion of the title seems to sit on the fortunes of the Pyncheon family. An ancestor took advantage of the Salem witch...
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by G. K. Chesterton
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Librivox recording of The Innocence of Father Brown , by G. K. Chesteron. Read by Brian Roberg . The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton starring an unimposing but surprisingly capable Roman Catholic priest. Father Brown's ability to uncover the truth behind the mystery continually surpasses that of the "experts" around him, who are fooled into underestimation by the priest's unimpressive outward appearance and,...
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by Charles Dickens
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A LibriVox recording of No Thoroughfare, by Charles Dickens. Read by Alan Chant . Two boys from the Foundling Hospital are given the same name, with disastrous consequences in adulthood. Two associates, wishing to right the wrong, are commissioned to find a missing heir. Their quest takes them from fungous wine cellars in the City of London to the sunshine of the Mediterranean — across the Alps in winter. Danger and treachery would prevail were it not for the courage of the heroine and the...
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by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Power of Words by Letitia Elizabeth Landon. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 23, 2014. Read in English by Claudia Salto; CaprishaPage; David Lawrence; Elise C. Boucher; Jason Mills; Julia Niedermaier; John Sercel; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson and ravenotation. Letitia Elizabeth Landon was an English poet and novelist, better known by her initials L. E. L. For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by 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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Librivox recording of Aesop's Fables, Volume 5 (Fables 101-125). Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 5 of 12. (Summary by Chip) For more information on our readers, please see our catalog page...
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Librivox recording of the Amendments to the United States Constitution (version 2). Read by Jim Cadwell The Constitution has a total of 27 amendments. The first ten, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified simultaneously. The following seventeen were ratified separately. (Summary from wikipedia.org) 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...
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by George MacDonald
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Librivox recording of At the Back of the North Wind, by George MacDonald. Diamond the little boy sleeps in the hayloft above the stall of Diamond the horse. The loft is snug but drafty, and after plugging a hole in the wall one night, Diamond is scolded by the beautiful Lady North Wind for closing her "window" into his room. Thus begins their friendship. Spirited away by the North Wind, Diamond embarks on a series of adventures both near to and far from his home. His pure heart and...
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by Florence Roma Muir Wilson
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LibriVox recording of The Death of Society: A Novel of Tomorrow by Florence Roma Muir Wilson. Read in English by Expatriate A weary survivor of the Great War, Major Rane Smith wanders in a great ennui amidst the mystical beauties of the fjords of Norway after the War, seeking a spiritual renewal. Deep in the forest he stumbles fatefully upon the strange, almost elvish home of Karl Ingman, an iconoclastic old Ibsen scholar. There Major Smith meets Ingman's two beautiful young daughters and his...
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by Florence Roma Muir Wilson
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LibriVox recording of Martin Schüler by Florence Roma Muir Wilson. Read in English by Expatriate Romer Wilson's first novel is a study in the life of Genius, a theme that would preoccupy her throughout her life. The eponymous Martin Schüler is a young German composer of genius in the years leading up to the Great War. His great passion is to create one magnificent work that will live forever. With his passions so consumed in his art, he makes sacrifices in his human relationships, going...
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by Alexander Pushkin
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LibriVox recording of The Daughter of the Commandant, by Alexander Pushkin. Read by Kevin Davidson "The Daughter of the Commandant" (better known as "The Captain's Daughter") is a historical novel by the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, and is considered to be his finest prose work. The novel is a romanticized account of Pugachev's Rebellion in 1773-1774. The 17-year-old Pyotr Andreyich is sent by his father to military service in a remote Russian outpost, where he leans...
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by May Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of The Tysons by May Sinclair. Read in English by Expatriate Another frank May Sinclair exploration of fin de siècle English love and sex, marriage and adultery, "The Tysons" is the story of the caddish Nevill Tyson and his beautiful but frivolous young wife Molly. Sinclair uses a different narrative voice than we hear in much of her fiction, a sort of witty Jane Austen archness as she dissects the characters of the provincial village Drayton Parva. As always, she...
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LibriVox recording of French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France The tales included in this little book of translations are derived mainly from the "Lays" of Marie de France. I do not profess them to be a complete collection of her stories in verse. The ascription varies. Poems which were included in her work but yesterday are withdrawn to-day, and new matter suggested by scholars to take the place of the old. I believe it to be, however, a far...
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by Henry James
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LibriVox recording of The Bostonians, vol. 1 and 2, by Henry James This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty, young protégée of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the struggle between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political...
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by Henry James
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LibriVox recording of IN THE CAGE, by HENRY JAMES. Read by LEE ANN HOWLETT. In the Cage is a novella by Henry James, first published as a book in 1898. This long story centers on an unnamed London telegraphist. She deciphers clues to her clients' personal lives from the often cryptic telegrams they submit to her as she sits in the "cage" at the post office. Sensitive and intelligent, the telegraphist eventually finds out more than she may want to know. (Introduction from Wikipedia)...
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by John Keats
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of To Autumn by John Keats. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 21st, 2010. To Autumn" is the final work in a group of poems known as Keats's "1819 odes". He composed "To Autumn" after a walk near Winchester one autumnal evening. The work marks the end of his poetic career as he needed to earn money and could no longer devote himself to the lifestyle of a poet. A little over a year following the publication of...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was the fourth of 14 Oz books written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919). Published in 1908, while Baum was resident in Coronado, California, it is considered one of the "darker" of the Oz tales. However, it also is enlivened by Baum's considerable wit, penchant for puns, and dry social commentary. In this title, Dorothy, her kitten Eureka, Jim, a cab horse, and Zeb, a...
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by Jules Verne
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Librivox recording of Dick Sands the Boy Captain by Jules Verne, translated by Ellen E Frewer. Read by Alex C. Telander Dick Sands, a youth of fifteen, must assume command of a ship after the disappearance of its captain. Nature’s forces combined with evil doings of men lead him and his companions to many dangerous adventures on sea and in Central Africa. (Summary by Kikisaulite) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Brothers Karamazov , by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. The book portrays a parricide in which each of a murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that explores deep into the ethical debates of God, free will, and...
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by Washington Irving
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Librivox recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving. The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America's colonial period. The solitude of the woods was breathtaking, and not even a schoolmaster was immune from the eerie miasma which everyone knew permeated the dense forest. Written in 1820, Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow has become a classic of American literature, and has...
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by Myrtle Reed
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Librivox recording of The Spinster Book , by Myrtle Reed. A cross between guidebook and social commentary, The Spinster Book gives clever and humorous insights on topics such as courting, handling men and women, love letters, marriage and spinsterhood. (Summary by Kristin Hughes) 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. Read by Librivox volunteers...
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by George Eliot
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Librivox recording of Silas Marner, by George Eliot. Read by rachelellen. Silas Marner (originally published in 1861): Betrayed by a beloved friend and accused of a crime he didn’t commit, awkward Silas Marner is expelled from his beloved religious community — the only community he has ever known. He exiles himself in the remote village of Raveloe. Friendless and without family, set apart from the villagers by their superstition and fear of him, he plies his weaving trade day after day,...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues, Volume 1, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best,...
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by Henry James
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LibriVox recording of "An International Episode," by Henry James, from the 1892 Harper and Brothers edition, illustrated by H. W. McVickar. This edition is in the University of California Berkley collection, and has been scanned and uploaded to the Internet Archive, found here . LibriVox has separated the work into 6 sections, recorded by: Section 1: Alex Foster Section 2: Gordon Mackenzie Section 3: Paula Berinstein, The Writing Show Section 4: Kara Shallenberg Section 5: Neal Foley,...
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by Oscar Wilde
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Librivox recording of The Happy Prince and Other Tales, by Oscar Wilde. Read by Joy Chan 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 audiobooks or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (47MB)
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LibriVox’s Long Poems Collection 004: a collection of 8 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in length. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/long-poems-collection-003/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (42MB)
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by Charlotte Turner Smith
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LibriVox recording of THE OLD MANOR HOUSE, by CHARLOTTE TURNER SMITH. The proud, cruel and arrogant Mrs. Rayland never married. Therefore, "Rayland Hall", the old Manor House of the title, had to pass to their heir, Somerive, whom they never treated kindly. According to the British laws at the time, the heir must be the oldest son. But what is to be done when the second son is more worthy of it - and is more beloved by Miss Rayland herself? And must the fact that he is in love with a...
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by Willa Cather
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Librivox recording of O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Read by rachelellen O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country near Hanover, Nebraska, (a fictional town near Glenvil) around the turn of the 20th century. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when her father dies, and she devotes her life to making the farm a viable enterprise at a time when other immigrant families are giving up and leaving the prairie. The...
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by Upton Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of They Call Me Carpenter, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Tom Weiss. The story takes place in the fictional city of Western City circa 1920. It begins with a man named Billy who is attacked by a mob of ex-servicemen outside a theater after watching a German film. Billy stumbles into a church to escape the mob and is visited by Carpenter, that is Jesus, who walks out of the stained glass window of the church. Carpenter is shocked and appalled by his observations of greed,...
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by United States
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Read for librivox.org by Michael Scherer . The Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address. 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. Download M4B (20MB)
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by Jack London
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Librivox's public domain recording of Jack London's White Fang from Project Gutenberg's etext #910 . White Fang (1906) was written as a companion to Jack London's successful Call of the Wild (1903). It is the tale of a wild dog born in the wild and eventually brought to civilization. The story is viewed primarily through the eyes of its canine protagonist and deals with themes of morality and redemption. (Summary by Gord Mackenzie.) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader,...
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by Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 6 , 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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by Leo Tolstoy
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 16, first epilogue , 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...
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by Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 9 , 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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by Joseph Bedier
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Librivox recording of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier. This is the Arthurian legend of Tristan and Iseult. It is a tale of love, honour, intrigue, betrayal and jealousy, ending ultimately in tragedy. This story predates that of Lancelot and Guinevere, and it one of the most influential romances of the medieval period, inspiring many artists, from story-tellers to painters to composers. (Summary by Joy Chan) Read by Joy Chan . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please...
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Librivox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic children's novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can't help but love. Despite her "tragical" past, Anne's optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne's life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to help out...
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by Platon
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L'apologie de Socrate par Platon, traduit par Victor Cousin. Lu pour Librivox par leyla. « Je ne sais, Athéniens, quelle impression mes accusateurs ont faite sur vous. Pour moi, en les entendant, peu s’en est fallu que je ne me méconnusse moi-même, tant ils ont parlé d’une manière persuasive ; et cependant, à parler franchement, [...] ils n’ont pas dit un mot qui soit véritable ; et de ma bouche vous entendrez la vérité toute entière, ... » (de « L'apologie de Socrate ») How...
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by Edna Lyall
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of a Slander, by Edna Lyall. Read by Rhonda Federman. The Autobiography of a Slander exposes the consequences of reckless words or, even worse, intentionally disparaging words. In this moral tale, told from the point of view of "the slander", Edna Lyall (pseudonym used by Ada Ellen Bayley) reveals her ideals and goals in life and relationships. (Summary by Rhonda Federman) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Emily Bronte
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 different recordings of High waving heather 'neath stormy blasts bending by Emily Brontë. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 6th, 2008. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/high-waving-heather-neath-stormy-blasts-bending-by-emily-bronte/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (7MB)
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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 34 different recordings of Jabberwocky , by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of January 21st, 2007. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/jabberwocky-by-lewis-carroll/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (26MB)
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by Jean Webster
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LibriVox recording of Just Patty, by Jean Webster. Read by Lorelle Anderson and Patty Cunningham. Patty, Conny, and Priscilla are the best of friends, and roommates at boarding school. While the teachers might say they are mischievous, even troublemakers, Patty and her friends act only in accordance with their convictions. From forming a labor union to furnishing a house for the neighbors, Patty's ideas are unconventional, yet loads of fun. Just Patty is the prequel to When Patty Went to...
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by Lord George Gordon Byron
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LibriVox recording of Lara, A Tale, by Lord George Gordon Byron. Read by Nathan. This powerful poem narrates the fateful return of Count Lara to the British Isles after spending years abroad traveling the orient. Returning to his patrimony with a retinue consisting of one foreign-born page, Count Lara resumes the management of his landed estates. Lara's first efforts are crowned with success: only to be undermined by the jealousy and envy of his his peers. After a successful duel to defend his...
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by Theodore Dreiser
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LibriVox recording of Jennie Gerhardt, by Theodore Dreiser. Read by Richard Kilmer. This is a story of an innocent, caring, beautiful young girl from and extremely poor family who throughout her life is drawn into affairs with two different men from a much higher social class. How members of her family, the family of one of the wealthy men, and society in general react to her situation is the basis of this story. (Summary by Richard Kilmer) For further information, including links to online...
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by Emily Dickinson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 6 different recordings of One day is there of the series by Emily Dickinson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of November 25th, 2007. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/one-day-is-there-of-the-series-by-emily-dickinson/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (3MB)
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Librivox recording of A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Kara Shallenberg. The novel tells of the troubles of a wealthy young girl, Sara Crewe, who is sent to an oppressive London boarding school during her father’s campaign in India. Thanks to Capt. Crewe’s money, Sara is treated as a little princess until, one day, word comes of her father’s tragic death. Miss Minchin, the school’s greedy headmistress, wastes no time in putting the now-penniless Sara to work for...
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by Edward Lear
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Librivox 's weekly poetry project for the week of January 22, 2006: The Owl and the Pussycat , by Edward Lear. Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of January 22, 2006: The Owl and the Pussycat is a famous nonsense poem by Edward Lear, first published in 1871. Its most notable historical feature is the introduction of the runcible spoon. (Summary from wikipedia.org) For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-owl-and-the-pussycat-by-edward-lear/ For...
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by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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LibriVox recording of Zapiski iz podpolya (Notes from the Underground) by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Read in Russian by Yakovlev Valery Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky is a sophisticated novell with extremely hard to comprehend philosophical ideas lying on the border of paranoia, orthodoxal believing of God and psychological researches on human nature. Every sentence sounds like a sort of revelation to an unprepared reader's mind and causes a deep flashback thoughts which are impossible to...
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by Walt Whitman
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Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of December 4, 2005: A Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman (from Leaves of Grass, Book 30). For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/a-noiseless-patient-spider-by-walt-whitman/ For more free audiobooks in the public domain, and to find out how to become a volunteer reader, please visit Librivox . Download M4B (5MB)
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