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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 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 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 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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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 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 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 (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 03 , 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 7 , 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 Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett)
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Librivox public domain recording of Crime and Punishment , by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett). Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil. Crime and Punishment is considered by many as the first...
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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 02 , 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 13 , 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 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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by Leo Tolstoy
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 17, second 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 10 , 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 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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by 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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by May Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of The Creators: A Comedy by May Sinclair. Read in English by Expatriate Jane Holland is a genius, the greatest of a group of extraordinary literary friends. She has an intense artistic and intellectual kinship with George Tanqueray, another remarkable novelist. Despite this keen spiritual relationship, both Holland and Tanqueray allow themselves to fall against their wills into more conventional romantic commitments, leading to agonizing crises of heart and mind and art....
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by Robert Browning
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of My Last Duchess by Robert Browning.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 28, 2017. Read in English by ashleighjane; Algy Pug; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Leonard Wilson; Ryan Finch; Tony Addison; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and Winston Tharp. NOTES: "My Last Duchess" puts in the mouth of a Duke of Ferrara, a typical husband and art patron of the Renaissance, a description of his last wife, whose happy nature and...
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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 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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by 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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by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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LibriVox recording of Don Quixote, Vol. 2 (Ormsby Translation) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. (Translated by John Ormsby.) Read in English by Expatriate Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly...
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by Coventry Patmore
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Revelation by Coventry Patmore. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 15, 2014. Read in English by Andrew K Waugh; Algy Pug; Arup Sen; Bruce Kachuk; Claudia Salto; David Lawrence; EddS; Jason Mills; Jennifer Moorhouse; John-Michael Reed; James Simenc; Joseph Karson; Lee Ann Howlett; Megan Clavie-Parker; Rosslyn Carlyle; ravenotation; SkyAlbatross; Sandra; Salma Yasser and Timothy Miller. Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore was an English poet...
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by Leo Tolstoy
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 14 , 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 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 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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LibriVox recording of Don Quixote, Vol. 1 (Ormsby Translation) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. (Translated by John Ormsby.) Read in English by Expatriate Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly...
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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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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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LibriVox recording of My Life in Christ: Extracts from the Diary of Saint John of Kronstadt by Saint John of Kronstadt. (Translated by E. E. Goulaeff.) Read in English. Moments of Spiritual Serenity and Contemplation, of Reverent Feeling, of Earnest Self-Amendment, and of Peace in God. 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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LibriVox recording of Силуэты русских писателей, Выпуск 3 by Yuly Aykhenvald. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky Бесконечно преданный русской литературе, Юлий Айхенвальд видел писателя как уникальную личность и не признавал литературных школ и течений. Oн погиб в Париже, возвращаясь ночью от Набоковых...
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by May Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of Life and Death of Harriett Frean by May Sinclair. Read by Expatriate. Harriett Frean is a well-to-do, unmarried woman living a life of meaningless dependency, boredom, and unproductivity as she patiently cares for her aging parents, waiting for a man to marry. When her opportunity for Love finally comes, she is offered a moral dilemma: the man is engaged to her best friend. Should she sacrifice what, according to the priorities of the time, seems like her "one chance...
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by Ivan Turgenev
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LibriVox recording of A House of Gentlefolk by Ivan Turgenev. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by tovarisch The novel titled in Russian "Дворянское Гнездо" (Dvoryanskoye Gnezdo, sometimes translated as Home of the Gentry, A Nest of the Gentlefolk, A Nest of the Gentry) is considered a sequel to "Rudin". It is the story of the protagonist Fyodor Ivanych Lavretsky, a son of a nobleman and a serf, brought up at his family's country estate home...
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by 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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LibriVox recording of The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (Markham translation) by Unknown. (Translated by Clements Markham.) Read in English by Expatriate. A whimsical collection of stories about a wandering street urchin, Lazarillo de Tormes is a classic of the Spanish Golden Age, even paid homage in Cervantes’ Don Quixote . Rendered homeless by the arrest of his father and poverty of his mother, the boy Lazarillo has no choice but to go out and find masters to serve. Unfortunately, each of his...
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by S.E. Kiser
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Father by Samuel E. Kiser.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 9, 2017. Read in English by AnttiV; Bruce Kachuk; emtbev; David Lawrence; Elizabeth P.; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Jason in Panama; jpercival; Lee Ann Howlett; Gadish; Matthew Datcher; Rick Chamberlin and tovarisch. A tribute to fatherhood by a little known author, Kiser, Samuel Ellsworth. ( David Lawrence) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by 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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by Henry James
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Librivox recording of The Golden Bowl by Henry James. Read by Lee Ann Howlett. The Golden Bowl is a 1904 novel by Henry James. Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery completes what some critics have called the "major phase" of James' career. The Golden Bowl explores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses. The novel focuses deeply and almost exclusively on the consciousness of the central characters,...
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by Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Rock Me to Sleep by Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 18, 2015. Read in English by Adele de Pignerolles; Ardallion; elliot; DomBombadil; David Lawrence; Ezwa; fshort; Greg Giordano; Gemma L Myers; Jannie Meisberger; kgon; Larry Wilson; Leonard Wilson; MaryAnn; SteveToner; TriciaG and Vanessa Garcia. Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen was an American author, journalist and poet. (Summary from Wikipedia) For...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of A Christmas Miscellany by Various. Read in English by David Wales A selection of eight short works, chapters, or poems about Christmas. - Summary by david wales 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 . M4B Audiobook (55MB)
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by William Lisle Bowles
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The River Wainsbeck by William Lisle Bowles.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 14, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Chamlis; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. William Lisle Bowles was an English priest, poet and critic. The Wainsbeck is a sequestered river in Northumberland, having on its banks "Our Lady's Chapel," three-quarters of a mile west of Bothal. It has...
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by Anton Chekhov
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LibriVox recording of The Steppe by Anton Chekhov. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Expatriate Little Yegorushka goes off to school for the first time, setting out on the journey in the company of his Uncle Ivan, the local priest Father Christopher, and the fun-loving servant Deniska. Along the way they meet an extraordinarily colorful array of characters, named and nameless: the innkeeper Moisey Moisevitch, the beautiful Countess Dranitsky, the mysterious Varlamov, Emelyan...
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by Soren Kierkegaard
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LibriVox recording of In Vino Veritas from Stages on Life’s Way by Soren Kierkegaard. (Translated by Lee M. Hollander.) Read in English by KevinS; Craig Campbell In Vino Veritas is one section of Kierkegaard's Stages on Life's Way, originally published in 1845. In a conscious reference to Plato's Symposium, it is determined that each participant must give a speech, and that their topic shall be love. Lee M. Hollander said, "it excels Plato's work in subtlety, richness, and refined humor....
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by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
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LibriVox recording of A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, vol 6 by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot. Read in English by Cate Barratt. François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. He played a significant role in French politics before the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King Charles X before his overthrow in the July Revolution of 1830, then in government service to the "citizen king" Louis...
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by May Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of The New Idealism by May Sinclair. Read in English by Expatriate The genius of May Sinclair lies in her brilliant bridging of the Victorian and the modern eras, in her determination never to become ossified in an outdated way of thought or of Art. Though a generation older than the famous literati of the postwar era, she clearly perceived what was worth saving of the old and what was worth embracing of the new. This is clear, of course, in her remarkable fiction,...
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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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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of Crime and Punishment (version 2) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Expatriate "Crime and Punishment" is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in...
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by 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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by 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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by William Makepeace Thackeray
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LibriVox recording of Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Read in English by Helen Taylor One of the great Victorian novels by an author at the height of his powers, Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of the calculating, upwardly-mobile Becky Sharp and her gentle, good-hearted friend Amelia Sedley as they leave their boarding school and embark upon their lives in Vanity Fair – the social climbing, wealth-obsessed world of Regency England in the time of the Napoleonic Wars. - Summary by...
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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 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 Saint Augustine of Hippo
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Librivox public domain recording of Confessions , by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions. (Summary by Wikipedia) For more...
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by 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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by 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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by Fay Inchfawn
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LibriVox recording of The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman, by Fay Inchfawn. Read by Clarica. Published by the Religious Tract Society in London, The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman is a collection of domestic, spiritual, and fanciful poems from the point of view of a woman, a housewife, and a Christian. The natural, supernatural, and solidly mundane are mixed together as well as separated into two parts: Indoors and Outdoors . (Summary by Clarica) For further information, including links to online...
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by Franz Kafka
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LibriVox recording of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. (Translated by Ian Johnston.) Read in English by Bob Neufeld. The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself...
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LibriVox recording of Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 12 by Various. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of...
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by Jonathan Swift
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of On A Shadow In A Glass by Jonathan Swift. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for August 2, 2015. Read in English by Ann K; Domenica Campbell; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; JoeBlu; J. McDougall; Julia Niedermaier; Larry Wilson; Leonard Wilson and Maria Kasper. Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral,...
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by Henry Lawson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of The Shame of Going Back by Henry Lawson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 26, 2015. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Beth Thomas; Claudia Salto; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ezwa; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Ian King; J. McDougall; Julia Niedermaier; Larry Wilson; Leonard Wilson; NoelBadrian; Olga Byelova and Rosslyn Carlyle. Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson was an Australian writer and poet. Along with his...
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by Sara Teasdale
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The India Wharf by Sara Teasdale. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for JUne 29, 2014. Read in English by Andrew K Waugh; Algy Pug; Anders Stigö; Claudia Salto; David Lawrence; Jason Mills; J Korth; Jannie Meisberger; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson and Rosslyn Carlyle. Sara Teasdale was an American lyric poet. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by 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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by Nikolai Leskov
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LibriVox recording of The Steel Flea by Nikolai Leskov. (Translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood.) Read in English by Expatriate An 1881 comic story by Nikolai Leskov, presented in the form of a traditional skaz or folk-tale, but entirely of Leskov's invention. It tells the story of a left-handed Russian artisan required to impress Tsar Nikolas I with his craftsmanship by outdoing some famous Englishmen who have created a tiny mechanical flea. The Russian smith barricades himself with two skilled...
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by 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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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 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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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 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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by William Butler Yeats
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of A Deep-Sworn Vow by William Butler Yeats. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 10, 2016. Read in Dutch by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Brian Darby; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Jennifer Fournier; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Patrick Wallace and Winston Tharp. This is the weekly poem for the week of 10.01.2016. Have fun. ( Stav Nisser. ) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by 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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by William Wordsworth
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Ode To Duty by William Wordsworth. This was the Fortnightly Poerty Project for May 31, 2020. Read in English by ambsweet13; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; empleished; fshort; Gyan Moorthy; Graham Scott; John Pederson; Larry Wilson; Lydia19 and Phil Schempf. “Ode to Duty” is an appeal to the principle of morality for guidance and support.  This Fortnightly Poem is taken from The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 3 (of 8) by William...
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by David Cory
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LibriVox recording of Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Liza R. Fox; Julian Pratley; Valentina Vocelli; Jenn Broda; Kathleen Moore; JB; Mike West; Sarah Heggaton; Brent "Buddha" George David Cory is the author of more than 40 childrens books. This is the one in his series of Puss in Boots, Jr. The roots fo the legend of Puss in Boots seems to back to Italian folklore. These books are written for younger readers, about second...
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by Archibald Lampman
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of In November by Archibald Lampman. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 13, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Kangaroo; Matthew Datcher; Maria Kasper; Rosslyn Carlyle; Tasleem Khan; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Archibald Lampman FRSC was a Canadian poet. "He has been described as 'the Canadian Keats;' and he is perhaps the most outstanding exponent of the Canadian school of nature poets."...
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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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by Matthew Arnold
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Lake by Matthew Arnold. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 9, 2015. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Domenica Campbell; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Ian King; J. McDougall; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Leonard Wilson; Matthew Smith; Maria Kasper and SkyAlbatross. Matthew Arnold was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a...
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by Various
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LibriVox  recording of Poems of To-Day: an Anthology by Various. Read in English by Lynda Marie Neilson This is a book of more modern poetry by various authors. - Summary by Lynda Marie Neilson 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 .  M4B Audiobook 000-098 (101MB) M4B...
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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 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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by Mark Lemon
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of How to Make a Man of Consequence by Mark Lemon. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 29, 2014. Read in English by Andrew K Waugh; Algy Pug; Arup Sen; Anders Stigö; Bruce Kachuk; Claudia Salto; David Lawrence; Jason Mills; J Korth; Jannie Meisberger; Julia Niedermaier; Kimberly Hirsh; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Rosslyn Carlyle; Ruth Golding and SkyAlbatross. Mark Lemon had a natural talent for journalism and the stage, and, at...
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by H. Rider Haggard
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LibriVox  reading of Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Michele Eaton This follows the story of Godfrey and Isobel and their relationship as they grow up. ( Michele Eaton ) 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 .  M4B Audiobook (312MB)
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Old Wives' Tale, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Andy Minter. The Old Wives' Tale is a novel by Arnold Bennett, first published in 1908. It deals with the lives of two very different sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, following their stories from their youth, working in their mother's draper's shop, into old age. It is generally regarded as one of Bennett's finest works. It covers a period of about 70 years from roughly 1840 to 1905, and is set in Burslem and Paris....
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by Walt Whitman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Song of Myself, section 51 by Walt Whitman This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 20, 2022.  Read in English by Alan Mapstone; Andrew Gaunce; Algy Pug; Adrian Stephens; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Jacqueline Tyler.; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Lee Vogler; Patrick Randall and Rochelle Berenyi.  The final form of Song of Myself contains 52 sections, the work remains among the most acclaimed and influential in...
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by James Weldon Johnson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Sonnet (From the Spanish of Plácido) by James Weldon Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 26, 2015. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Greg Giordano; Ian King; J. McDougall; Larry Wilson; Leonard Wilson and Rosslyn Carlyle. James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered for his leadership of...
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by John Charles McNeill
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Trifles by John Charles McNeill. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  December 1, 2019. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Christine Lehman; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; Doug Fajardo; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Graham Scott; Joseph Campbell ; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; Tomewing; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Many years before the position was established, poet and journalist John Charles McNeill was unofficially...
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by 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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by 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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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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by Thomas Moore
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 readings of Love Thee ? by Thomas Moore. This was the Weekly Poem for the week of November 29th, 2015. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson and Maria Kasper. Another romantic love poem by the irish poet Thomas Moore. - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Mark F. Smith. David Balfour, a lad of seventeen and newly orphaned, is directed to go and live with his rich uncle, the master of the estate of Shaws in the lowlands of Scotland near Edinburgh. His uncle, Ebenezer (as close a miser as Dickens' Ebenezer Scrooge), is shocked to suddenly have his young relative descend on him and tries to rid himself of David with an arranged accident. Failing that, he pays the captain of a brig...
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by Dora Sigerson Shorter
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15  recordings of A Friend in Need by Dora Sigerson Shorter. This was the Weekly  Poetry project for  March 4, 2018. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; LingusTheCunning; David Lawrence; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; RajVO; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and VelmaCariss. Dora Maria Sigerson Shorter was an Irish poet and sculptor, who after her marriage in 1895 wrote under the name Dora Sigerson...
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by Edith M. Thomas
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of ''Frost To-Night'' by Edith M. Thomas This was the Weekly project for  October 15, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ClaudiaSterngucker; Algy Pug; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Kara Shallenberg; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; MaryAnn; Phil Schempf; StephenChristie; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Edith Matilda Thomas was an American poet who "was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city." This...
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by May Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of The Flaw in the Crystal by May Sinclair. Read in English by Expatriate One of May Sinclair’s “uncanny” stories, this novella explores many of Sinclair’s most treasured themes: the bounds of marriage, the conflict between flesh and spirit, the complexity of human emotions in relation to other humans, the practical everyday implications of philosophical Idealism. In the story, when Agatha Verrall enters into an extra-marital affair with Rodney Lanyon, she struggles...
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by Eugene Field
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of "BOOH!" by Eugene Field. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 9, 2014. Read in English by Claudia Salto; Garth Burton; Jason Mills; Jannie Meisberger; Julia Niedermaier; James Simenc; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; micky and ravenotation. Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Robert Browning
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9  recordings of A Wall by Robert Browning. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  January 7, 2018. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Elizabeth Brown; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and flowerpower91. Browning, when at his best in vigor, clearness, and beauty, is peculiarly a poet for young people. His freedom from sentimentality, his liveliness of conception and narration, his high optimism, and his interest in the...
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by D. H. Lawrence
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Librivox recording of Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence. Read by Ruth Golding. Women in Love is a novel by British author D. H. Lawrence published in 1920. It is a sequel to his earlier novel The Rainbow (1915), and follows the continuing loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gudrun Brangwen, an artist, pursues a destructive relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist. Lawrence contrasts this pair with the love that develops between Ursula and Rupert Birkin, an...
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