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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 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 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 James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Dead Joke and The Funny Man by James Whitcomb Riley.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 8, 2017. Read in English by Bev J Stevens; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void. James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and "Children's...
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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 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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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 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 John Campbell
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9  recordings of Niagara by John Campbell This was the Weekly Poetry project for  November 26, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ian King; Mirthy; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf andTomas Peter. John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, usually better known by the courtesy title Marquess of Lorne, by which he was known between 1847 and 1900, was a British nobleman and was the fourth...
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by Walter Richard Cassels
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of To My Dream-Love by Walter Richard Cassels.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 16, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Garrett Goodison; Greg Giordano; Joy Baker; KyoBlanchett; Michael Fassio; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Walter Richard Cassels is the speculated author of the anonymous work Supernatural Religion. He wrote poetry and was an art collector. Never married, he died in London on 10 June 1907. ( Wikipedia) For...
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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 Robert F. Murray
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of A Late Good Night by Robert F. Murray.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 25, 2016. Much is written about success and failure in the career of literature, about the reasons which enable one man to reach the front, and another to earn his livelihood, while a third, in appearance as likely as either of them, fails and, perhaps, faints by the way. Mr. R. F. Murray, the author of The Scarlet Gown, was among those who do not attain...
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by Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Oh, For a Home of Rest! by Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 15, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bev J Stevens; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; argonant; Eva Davis; Jason in Panama; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; Nick J. Gold; Peter Thomlinson; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void. Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney was a Quaker minister who, when her husband Joseph John...
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by Emily Brontë
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Hope by Emily Brontë.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 26, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Jude; backaswords; Lee Ann Howlett; mushie; Maria Kasper; MayNight; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith; Tony Addison; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Emily Jane Brontë was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature....
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by Young's Literal Translation
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LibriVox  recording of 1 Samuel (YLT) by Robert Young.  Read in English by Mark Penfold.  The First Book of Samuel ushers in the era of kings, notably Saul and David, who represent the battle between the kingdoms of law and grace, between flesh and spirit, between disingenuous apology for sins and Godly repentence. The imperfect, but Godly, King David is seen in stark contrast to the bragging, self-exalting, and carnal rule of King Saul. This book is a drama fit for the theater, a story of...
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by Christina Rossetti
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Uphill by Christina Rossetti.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 22, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Newgatenovelist; Bruce Kachuk; Beth Thomas; David Lawrence; Ezwa; Greg Giordano; Ian King; J A Carter; Lee Ann Howlett; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; Petula; Peter Yearsley; Scotty Smith and Tomas Peter. Rossetti began writing down and dating her poems from 1842, mostly imitating her favoured poets. From 1847 she began...
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by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To a Blank Sheet of Paper by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 16, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Gerald; Jason in Panama; Jude; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, he...
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by John Donne
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of To His Mistress Going to Bed by John Donne.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 12, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Dafni Ma; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Jenny Adamson; Jason in Panama; Matthew Datcher; Patrick Wallace; Tony Addison; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and Vickie Rayhill. John Donne was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His...
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by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of A Year's Spinning by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 14, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Newgatenovelist; dg73; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Ezwa; Greg Giordano; Julia Niedermaier; Katherine Rivera; Michael S Milne; RecordingPerson and Tomas Peter. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime....
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by Michael Field
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 8 recordings of Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne by Michael Field. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  October 8, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Jessie Percival; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. This Fortnightly Poem is taken from Underneath the Bough, A Book of Verses by Micheal Field. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by George MacDonald
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Bedtime by George MacDonald. T his was the Weekly Poetry project for March 19, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; David Lawrence; fshort; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; SaraHale; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been...
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by Cecil Warburton
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LibriVox  reading of Spiders by Cecil Warburton. Read in English by Sue Anderson. The mental capacity of spiders; web architecture; spiders that live under water, even though they need air to breath; spiders that mimic ants; spiders that mimic bird droppings; cannibalism; odd spider mating rituals--these are just some of the topics in this lively book about the modes and habits of common spiders, written by a zoologist. ( Sue Anderson) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Thomas Hardy
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 3, 2017 Read in English by annie70; David Lawrence; Ezwa; fshort; Greg Giordano; Scotty Smith; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; Sonia; Tony Addison; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 30, 2107. Read in English by Antonio Soto Patiño; Burt Culver; Bruce Kachuk; dg73; David Lawrence; Joy Baker; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Sonia; Tony Addison and Tomas Peter. Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as...
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by Sara Teasdale
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Kind Moon by Sara Teasdale.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 7, 2107. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Joy Baker; Lee Ann Howlett; MaryAnnS; Michelle Grebe; Michelle Furlong; Ronelle Spiegel; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Ever wonder how the moon seems to follow you around through the sky? Sara Teasdale gives her version of this observation in this poem taken from her collection 'Helen of...
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by T. W. H. Crosland
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 6 recordings of To The Common Golfer by T. W. H. Crosland.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 26, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Greg Giordano; Ian King; SaraHale and Tomas Peter. Thomas William Hodgson Crosland was a British author, poet, journalist and friend of royalty. ( Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Sun Shadows by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 21, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Katherine Rivera; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; RecordingPerson; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. This Weekly Poem is taken from her...
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (version 5) by L. Frank Baum. Read in English by W. Blaine Dowler The story that started it all, and inspired plays, movies, and more. Young Dorothy Gale is whisked away to a magical land, meets wonderful friends, and has several adventures. - Summary by W. Blaine Dowler 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 Basil Hall Chamberlain
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LibriVox recording of Aino Folk-Tales by Basil Hall Chamberlain. Read in English by Expatriate. Not for the squeamish or for children, these folk-tales are from the Ainu, the somewhat mysterious indigenous people of Japan, thousands of whom still live in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Ranging over all of the usual themes of folklore, from creation to marriage to war, these stories have a pungent, ribald frankness concerning all aspects of human life that offended their scholarly...
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by François-René de Chateaubriand
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LibriVox recording of Memoirs of Chateaubriand 1768 to 1800 by François-René de Chateaubriand. (Translated by Unknown.) Read in English by Nicole Lee This is the first volume of Chateaubriand's Memoires d'Outre Tombe, in a Victorian translation. It covers the period from his birth, including the extraordinarily evocative childhood years and his travels in America, the source of some of his later writing, up to his return to France in 1800. Writer, politician and the father of French...
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by Sara Teasdale
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Driftwood by Sara Teasdale.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 2, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth P.; Ian King; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Phil Schempf; Rhys Harrison; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Sara Teasdale was an American lyric poet. This poem is taken from her 1920 collection Flame and Shadow. ( David Lawrence) For further information, including...
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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The End of Summer by Madison Cawein.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 3, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Elizabeth P.; Garth Burton; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. Cawein's poetry allied his love of nature with a devotion to earlier English and European literature, mythology, and classical allusion. ( Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online...
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by Kate Seymour MacLean
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Thanksgiving by Kate Seymour MacLean. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  November 12, 2017. Read in English by aravagarwal; Bruce Kachuk; Chase Landkamer; ClaudiaSterngucker; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ian King; Jude; MaryAnn; Maria Kasper; Nemo; DrPGould; Phil Schempf; Rosemarie DeSapio; Meg Dorsett; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. A tribute to the autumn season, taken from THE COMING OF THE PRINCESS, AND OTHER POEMS (1881) ( David...
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by Mary Cholmondeley
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LibriVox  recording of Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley.  Read in English by Simon Evers The book follows a period in the lives of two friends, Rachel West and Hester Gresley. Rachel is a wealthy heiress who falls in love with the weak-willed Hugh Scarlett after he has broken off an affair with Lady Newhaven (which he does not originally realize has been discovered by her husband). Hester, a novelist, lives with her brother, the pompous vicar of the fictional village of Warpington.  The book...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  recording of You Never Can Tell by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone". - Summary by Wikipedia For further...
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by Francis William Lauderdale Adams
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 8 recordings of One Among So Many by Francis William Lauderdale Adams.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 26, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist & Algy Pug; Greg Giordano; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; Peter Yearsley and Tony Addison. Adams' energy and drive can be seen through his large output of written work in his short lifetime. He often wrote quickly and did little revision, living as he did on the...
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by George MacDonald
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13  recordings of Autumn's Gold by George MacDonald. This was the Weekly  Poetry project for  October 1, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; ClaudiaSterngucker; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Jude; Jessie Percival; Lee Ann Howlett; MaryAnn; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of...
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by Archibald Lampman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Refuge by Archibald Lampman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 8, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Craig Franklin; Chase Landkamer; ClaudiaSterngucker; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth P.; Garth Burton; Ian King; Jude; Jessie Percival; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; MaryAnn; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Archibald Lampman FRSC was a Canadian poet. "He has been described as 'the Canadian Keats;'...
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by Edward Powys Mathers
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LibriVox   volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Bamboo Garden by Edward Powys Mathers.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 26, 2017. Read in English by Barbara Anne Scott; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Michelle Grebe; SaraHale and Tomas Peter. Edward Powys Mathers was an English translator and poet, and also a pioneer of compiling advanced cryptic crosswords. He is well known as the translator of J. C. Mardrus's French...
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by Edith M. Thomas
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of What The Pine Trees Said by Edith M. Thomas. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  DEcember 10, 2107. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf; 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.  (Wikipedia) For further information, including links to...
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by T. W. H. Crosland
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of To The Next Christmas by T. W. H. Crosland. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  December 10, 2107. Read in English by nighthawks; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Elanor; Newgatenovelist; fshort; MaryAnn; Nemo; Phil Schempf and Tomas Peter. Thomas William Hodgson Crosland was a British author, poet, journalist and friend of royalty. Thomas was a humanitarian who frequently wrote in his poems about the impoverished and sick and...
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by Archibald Lampman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of God-Speed to the Snow by Archibald Lampman.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 2, 2017. Read in English by angibridges; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Michelle Grebe; SaraHale; Scotty Smith; 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...
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by Max Beerbohm
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LibriVox  recording of And Even Now by Max Beerbohm. Read in English by Kirsten Wever.]  This is a diverse collection of essays by English writer Max Beerbohm, whose circle included such notables as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Ezra Pound, and Somerset Maugham. Much of Beerbohm's work was humorous, including parodies of various aspects of the upper class life into which he was born. Some of these pieces are humorous, some philosophical, and some even sad. They include, for instance: a...
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by Knud Rasmussen
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LibriVox recording of Eskimo Folk-Tales by Knud Rasmussen. (Translated by W. W. Worster.) Read in English by Expatriate Quote: "No man is better qualified to tell the story of Greenland, or the stories of its people. Knud Rasmussen is himself partly of Eskimo origin; his childhood was spent in Greenland, and to Greenland he returned again and again, studying, exploring, crossing the desert of the inland ice, making unique collections of material, tangible and otherwise, from all parts of...
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by John Farrar
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LibriVox recording of The Bookman, March 1921 by John Farrar. Read in English by Elanor; Larry Wilson; Lazlo; VfkaBT; Devorah Allen; BettyB; Chris Pyle This precursor to The New Yorker magazine features several Algonquin Roundtable regulars, including Broun, Woolcott, and Morley. Editor is John C. Farrar, an American editor, writer and publisher. Farrar founded two publishing companies — Farrar & Rinehart and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ( Matt Pierard) For further information, including...
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by Isaac D'Israeli
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LibriVox recording of Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 by Isaac D'Israeli. Read in English by Jim Locke; JPHarlos; Professor X; Julia Niedermaier; Barbara Baker; Lazlo; bulbasaur; Jason in Panama; Larry Wilson; Anusha Iyer; deongines; Diana Majlinger; Lisa Reichert; Greg Giordano; Kalynda; Mary K Jatkowski; Sonia; Tomas Peter; jftocanada; April6090; Holly Jenson; Sandra Schmit; Judith Vainman; ksoules This is a collection of short essays on literature. Various subjects are discussed, such as...
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by יהודה לייב גורדון Judah Leib Gordon
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LibriVox recording of קוצו של יוד (The Point on Top of the Yodh) by יהודה לייב גורדון (Judah Leib Gordon). Read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau קוֹצוֹ שֶׁל יוּד היא פואמה עברית רחבת-יריעה של יהודה ליב גורדון (יל"ג), שהתפרסמה בהמשכים בכתב העת "השחר" שבעריכת פרץ סמולנסקין בשנת תרל"ו (1876), ואחר-כך שוכללה על ידי המשורר וקיבלה...
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by Rudyard Kipling
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 readings of The Power of the Dog by Rudyard Kipling. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for September 3, 2107. Read in English by Andy Harrington; Bruce Kachuk; Cyndy; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth P.; Ian King; Michael Fassio; Maria Kasper; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and LibriSkub. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1907, at the age...
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by Harriet Anna Cheever
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LibriVox  reading of The Rock Frog by Harriet Anna Cheever Read in English by Lynda Marie Neilson.  The story of Ker-Chunk, the frog, and his friends on the Long Pond. How he became known as the Rock-Frog and was called Judge Ker-Chunk, due to the wisdom he dispensed to the froglings who came and visited his rock. his encounters with the large frog Boom-a-Room, and his encounters with nature are all told in a story designed for the child in all of us. ( DrPGould) For further information,...
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by William Mackay MacKeracher
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Canada, My Land by William Mackay MacKeracher. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 25, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Jason in Panama; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. W. M. MacKeracher was a Canadian poet. This poem, celebrating Canada on the 150th year of Confederation, is taken from Canada, My Land; and Other Compositions in Verse by William M....
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by William Wordsworth
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of A Place Of Burial In The South Of Scotland by William Wordsworth. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 10, 2107. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Elizabeth P.; Garth Burton; Ian King; Jude; John Van Stan; Lee Ann Howlett; Maria Kasper; Tomas Peter; tovarisch; LibriSkub and Winston Tharp. This poem is part of the "Ecclesiastical Sonnets," writen by Wordsworth between 1821 - 22. ( David Lawrence) For...
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by Henry Lawson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of When Your Pants Begin To Go by Henry Lawson.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 30, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Barbara Baker; Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; Chris Pyle; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth P.; Larry Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Phil Schempf; Shana Burns; Son of the Exiles; Sonia; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson was an Australian writer and bush poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson,...
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by Robert F. Murray
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Where's The Use by Robert F. Murray.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 20, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; CoMo290; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth P.; Ezwa; Garth Burton; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; aunrietta; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Robert Fuller Murray was a Victorian poet. Although born in the United States, Murray lived most of his life in the United Kingdom, most notably in St Andrews,...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Domestic Bliss by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 4, 2017. Read in English by Ahmad Abdullah; Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Elizabeth P.; Garth Burton; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and becevka. This scene of 'Domestic Bliss' is from Poems of Cheer by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. (Pub 1914) (Summary by David Lawrence) For further information, including links to...
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by Adelaide Crapsey
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To The Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window by Adelaide Crapsey. This was a Holloween Poetry project for October 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chase Landkamer; ClaudiaSterngucker; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Garth Burton; Ian King; MaryAnn; mnlopez; Nemo; Patrick Wallace; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Her death was tragic. Full of the desire of life she yet was forced to go, leaving her work all unfinished. Her last year...
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by Michael Earls
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Sailor by Michael Earls.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 5, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Michelle Grebe; Scotty Smith and tovarisch. Michael Earls, S.J. was a Jesuit priest, as well as a writer, poet, teacher, and administrator. ( Wikipedia)  This poem is taken from his collection, Ballads of Peace in War (1917) For further information, including...
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by Isaac D'Israeli
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LibriVox recording of Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 2 by Isaac D'Israeli. Read in English by Jim Locke; Jason in Panama; Kate Follis; Sonia; Kalynda; Greg Giordano; Diana Schmidt This is the second volume of the collected Curiosities of Literature by Isaac D'Israeli. As in volume one, D'Isreali again takes us on a tour around literature, with a dash of history and politics here and there. The subjects are so varied that all listeners can count on learning something new. - Summary by Carolin...
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by Virna Sheard
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of When Christmas Comes by Virna Sheard. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  December 17, 2017. Read in English by nighthawks; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; MaryAnn; Nemo; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Virna Stanton was born in Cobourg, Ontario, the daughter of Elizabeth Butler Stanton and Eldridge Stanton, a photographer. Her brother Eldridge Stanton Jr. and his wife both died at Niagara Falls, in the Ice Bridge...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Life by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 23, 2017. Read in English by Angi Bridges; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Greg Giordano; Joy Baker; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. The following statement expresses Wilcox's unique blending of New Thought, Spiritualism, and a Theosophical belief in reincarnation: "As we think, act, and live here today, we build the structures of our homes...
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by Edward Tyson Allen
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LibriVox  recording of recording of Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest by Edward Tyson Allen.  Read in English by KHand Written by a forester, this book aims to educate people on the importance of maintaining forests and those events which pose a danger to forests. It looks at forests from multiple points of view, the public, lumbermen, and the farmer. Given the author's association with the forestry department in the Pacific Northwest, the book focuses primarily on that region;...
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by John Drinkwater
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Symbols by John Drinkwater.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 16, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Cael Campbell; Craig Franklin; David Lawrence; Emma Charlotte; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth P.; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Kim; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; Phil Schempf; Rick Chamberlin; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and Winston Tharp. John Drinkwater was an English poet and dramatist. In the period immediately...
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by Robert Laurence Binyon
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Seasons' Comfort by Robert Laurence Binyon.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 11, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; MaryAnn; Phil Schempf; Ricker; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Robert Laurence Binyon, was an English poet, dramatist and art scholar. His most famous work, For the Fallen, is well known for being used in Remembrance Sunday...
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by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Hurrahing in Harvest by Gerard Manley Hopkins. This was the Weekly  Poetry project for  November 19, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Lee Ann Howlett; MaryAnn; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Tony Addison and Tomas Peter. Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ was an English poet, Catholic and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His manipulation of prosody...
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by Eugene Field
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LibriVox   volunteers bring you 11 recordings of A Fairy Glee by Eugene Field.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 1, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void. This poem is taken from Volume X, A Library of American Literature: An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891. Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV.,...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of In A Box by James Whitcomb Riley.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 30, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Ezwa; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; DrPGould; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley authored, the majority...
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by Griffith Alexander
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Life by Griffith Alexander. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  September  24, 2017. RRead in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; ClaudiaSterngucker; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Joy Baker; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter; Queen Tiffany Rose; tovarisch and YZeng. "What is life?" we ask. "Just one darned thing after another," the cynic replies. Yes, a multiplicity of forces and interests, and each of them, even...
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by T. W. H. Crosland
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 7 recordings of To A Hotel Keeper by T. W. H. Crosland.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 11, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Ezwa; Jeni McCann; Leonard Wilson; DrPGould and Tomas Peter. We have all had mysterious charges added on to our hotel bills. ( David Lawrence) 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...
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by Heinrich Heine
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 7 recordings of Song by Heinrich Heine.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for JUne 25, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Newgatenovelist; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Ian King; Leonard Wilson; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Christian Johann Heinrich Heine was a German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as...
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by George R. Sims
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 2 recordings of In The Workhouse: Christmas Day by George Robert Sims.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 29, 2017 Read in English by Greg Giordano and Matthew Datcher. George R. Sims was a journalist of the Victorian era who was mostly concerned with social reforms. He was very interested in the life of the poor. This is a dramatic monologue by an inmate at a workhouse, exposing the hypocrisy of the law. A vivid ballad which you would not be...
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by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of A Canadian Summer Evening by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 13, 2017. ead in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; CoMo290; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth P.; Garth Burton; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. "From this imperfect sketch of Mrs. Leprohon’s literary life it will be seen that she was no sluggard. But we would leave a wrong impression if we gave it to be...
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by Sara Teasdale
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of In A Subway Station by Sara Teasdale.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 23, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Elanor; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth P.; Ian King; Jason in Panama; Jennifer Fournier; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; Phil Schempf; Peter Yearsley and Tomas Peter. Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933) was an American lyric poet. - Summary...
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by Andrew Marvell
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 29, 2017. Read in English by Amelia Chesley; Algy Pug; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ezwa; Greg Giordano; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; Nick J. Gold; Peter Thomlinson; Scotty Smith; Tony Addison and Tomas Peter. Andrew Marvell was an English metaphysical poet, satirist and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678....
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by Giacomo Leopardi
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To The Moon by Giacomo Leopardi.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 28, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Don Will; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Jude; Leonard Wilson; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Giacomo Leopardi is a great name in Italy among philosophers and poets, but is quite unknown in this country, and Mr. Townsend has the honor of introducing him, in the...
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by Ring Lardner
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of A Visit From Young Gloom by Ring Lardner. This was the Weekly  Poetry project for  November 12, 2017. Read in English by aravagarwal; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth Martinson; Garth Burton; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; MaryAnn; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical...
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by Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of At the Piano by Anna Katharine Green.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 1, 2017. Read in English by Bev J Stevens; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Emilie Olsen; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Josephina Yatar; Leonard Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void. Anna Katharine Green was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of A Solar Eclipse by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 27, 2017. Read in English by Austen Woods; Bruce Kachuk; bubbaspeare; Chase Landkamer; David Lawrence; Elizabeth Davis; Emily Hall; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth P.; FraserP; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. A commemoration of the recent solar eclipse is presented in this week's group...
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by Andrew Barton Paterson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of ''In Re a Gentleman, One'' by Andrew Barton Paterson.  his was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 15, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bev J Stevens; Bruce Kachuk; Beth Thomas; David Lawrence; fshort; Greg Giordano; Jude; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Paterson lived and worked in Sydney for most of his adult life, but his poems mostly presented a highly romantic view of the bush and the iconic figure of the...
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by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
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LibriVox  recording of Household Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.  Read in English by Beth Thomas; Peter Yearsley; Melvin Lee; Kurt; Rogthey; deongines; Patrick Saville; Lyn Stanley; Garth Burton; larryhayes7; Jessi McDaniel; Evan Smith; Vittoria Conn; Sonia; Bob Seybold; April6090; aniroo; Jason in Panama; ysevechan; JamesMcAndrew; Larry Turner; Hannah Parrott; Jim Nyenhuis; boatharbor; SaraHale; projund; realisticspeakers; Greg Giordano; Eva K.; J Kyle Sullivan; Tomas Peter; Jennifer...
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by Arthur Bingham Walkley
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LibriVox recording of Pastiche and Prejudice by Arthur Bingham Walkley. Read in English by Ulrike Denis; Jordan Watts; bernadette; Katherine Edman; Rich Burgess; Annyiee Hill; Teresa D. Lee.; ToddHW; Tom Penn; Jason Wright; Jason in Panama; Stuart Partin; Keir; DrPGould; jenno; Lynda Marie Neilson; Emma Charlotte; Jim Locke; Kalynda; April6090; S.E. Ross; Jeni McCann Arthur Bingham Walkley was an exceedingly popular critic, working as a drama critic at The Times alone for no less than 26 years,...
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by Walter De la Mare
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Listeners by Walter De la Mare. This was a Holloween Poetry project for October 2017. Read in English by Amy Gramour; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; MaryAnn; Nemo; Rosemarie DeSapio; Tony Addison; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. This year's Hollowe'en offering is an eerie tale by Walter de La Mare. ( David Lawrence ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by Walt Whitman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer by Walt Whitman.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 19, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Christine Lehman; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ezwa; fshort; Ian King; Jason in Panama; Julia Ward; Lee Ann Howlett; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; notno; Phil Schempf; Peter Yearsley; Rachel Murray; Scotty Smith and Tomas Peter. Whitman claimed that after years of competing for...
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by Theodore Hook
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of On Punning by Theodore Hook. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  September 26, 2017. Read in English by aravagarwal; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Joy Baker; Jessie Percival; Larry Wilson; MaryAnn; DrPGould; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Theodore Edward Hook was an English man of letters and composer and briefly a civil servant in Mauritius. He is best known for his practical jokes, particularly the Berners Street hoax in...
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by W.H.D. Rouse
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LibriVox recording of The Giant Crab And Other Tales From Old India by W.H.D. Rouse Read in English by David Wales This is the first collection by this author of charming folk tales from India. There is a second entitled The Talking Thrush (LibriVox audio here ). Parents or those in loco parentis should be aware that as in all folk literature, in addition to humor and wisdom, here is some degree of suffering and death. These tales may not be suitable for the very young. (Summary by david wales)...
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by Margaret Steele Anderson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of To The Men Who Went Down On The Titanic by Margaret Steele Anderson.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 18, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Rick Chamberlin; Rhys Harrison; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Margaret Steele Anderson's tribute to the men left on board the doomed ship, some of whom followed the "Women and Children first" tradition of the...
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LibriVox  recording of The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book by Various Read in English by David Lawrence; Rosalind Walsh; Larry Wilson; BettyB; Melissa Perry; phxtopdog; Robin Lamb; Steve C; Alitheia; Garth Burton; annie70; The Voice before the Void; James K. White; Abby; April6090; Nemo; ToddHW; Larry Hansen; Lyre; Kalynda; Diana Schmidt and Lazlo. A fourth grade English textbook published by the Minister of Education for Ontario in 1909. This reader features various pieces of Poetry and Prose by...
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LibriVox recording of Confessions of a Book-Lover by E. Walter Walters. Read in English by DrPGould. "I am of the company of book men who read simply for the love of it," confesses E. Walter Walters, in this gently written tome. Walters documents his habit of "book fishing--" seeking and finding quality volumes in the discount binds at his booksellers, and as a connoisseur of wine might match varieties with courses, he matches his books with the contexts in which he reads...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Tobogganing by Hattie Howard This was the Weekly   Fortnightly Poetry project for   Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; runcaleb; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Ian King; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void. "This author's verse shows a hearty, wholesome, human spirit, sometimes overflowing into downright fun, and a straightforward directness always. It is a pleasant book, sure to be welcomed...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Afternoon in School - the last lesson by D. H. Lawrence.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 4, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and Winston Tharp. David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His collected works represent, among other things,...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Woodman, Spare that Tree! by George Pope Morris.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 16, 2017. Read in English by Angi Bridges; Amelia Chesley; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; KyoBlanchett; Michael Fassio; Nemo; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. George Pope Morris was an American editor, poet, and songwriter. In addition to his publishing and editorial work, Morris was popular as a poet and songwriter; especially...
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LibriVox  recording of Bible (WEB) NT 11: Philippians by World English Bible.  Read in English by Beth Thomas.  Paul's letter to the Philippians contains some of the most quoted passages of the pastoral letters, including "to live is Christ and to die is gain" and "closes with the poetic passage urging Christians to contemplate whatever is true, pure and lovely. This reading is the whole letter complete in one chapter to encourage listeners to engage with the flow of Paul's...
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LibriVox recording of The Talking Thrush And Other Tales From India by W.H.D. Rouse. Read in English by David Wales This is the second collection by this author of charming folk tales from India. The first collection is entitled The Giant Crab (LibriVox audio here ). Parents or those in loco parentis should be aware that as in all folk literature, in addition to humor and wisdom, here is some degree of suffering and death. These tales may not be suitable for the very young. (Summary by david...
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LibriVox recording of Reminiscences and Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers - Banker, Poet and Patron of the Arts (1763-1855) by Samuel Rogers. Read in English by Barbara Baker Samuel Rogers was a renowned conversationalist who associated with the most distinguished persons of his time. This volume contains fascinating source material for the social and literary history of Great Britain over the span of his long life. - Summary by barbara2 For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of Elizabethan Demonology by Thomas Alfred Spalding. Read in English by Eva Davis Elizabethan Demonology: An Essay in Illustration of the Belief in the Existence of Devils, and the Powers Possessed By Them, as It Was Generally Held during the Period of the Reformation, and the Times Immediately Succeeding; with Special Reference to Shakespeare and His Works This Essay is an expansion, in accordance with a preconceived scheme, of two papers, one on "The Witches in...
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LibriVox recording of Life of Charles Dickens by Sir Frank T. Marzials.   Read in English by Colleen McMahon. Early biography of Charles Dickens published just 17 years after Dickens' death. Summary by Colleen McMahon. 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...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13  recordings of Scots Of The Riverina by Henry Lawson. This was a Remembrance Poetry project for  November 1, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth Martinson; Garth Burton; Jude; Matthew Datcher; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Sonia; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. This poem tells the story of a boy in Australia who leaves the farm at harvest time. "and to run from home was a crime."  The story is set in the...
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by H. L. Mencken
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you Ventures into Verse by H. L. Mencken.  Read in English by Larry Wilson; Dru Conway; DebK; BettyB and Michaelanthony Mitchell. Better known for his biting satire, Mencken's first book was this small volume of verses. - 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...
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by François Fénelon
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LibriVox recording of The Lives of the Ancient Philosophers by François Fénelon. Read in English by Linda Johnson; Craig Campbell; timli; Gillian Hendrie; Mayah; Patrick Saville; Gerwin Kramer; kingkenry François Fénelon became a priest in 1675, Archbishop of Paris in 1679, was spiritual advisor to Madame Guyon, and was appointed tutor to Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682-1712) by Louis XIV in 1689. He wrote Dialogues of the Dead, and The Lives of the Ancient Philosophers as well as The...
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LibriVox   recording of A Captivity of Nearly Three Years Among the Savages of Nootka Sound by John R. Jewitt .  Read in English by Sue Anderson. John Jewitt (1783-1821), a blacksmith by trade, spent the years 1803-1806 as a slave among the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Nootka Sound, off the Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, after the trading vessel on which he served as armorer was attacked and its crew murdered by the native tribal chief Maquinna. Maquinna spared Jewitt's life on...
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by מיכה יוסף ברדיצ'בסקי Micha Josef Berdyczewski
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LibriVox recording of סיפורים (Stories) by מיכה יוסף ברדיצ'בסקי Micha Josef Berdyczewski. Read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau מיכה יוסף בן גוריון (ברדיצ'בסקי), (19 באוגוסט 1865 מז'יבוז', חבל פודוליה, האימפריה הרוסית - 18 בנובמבר 1921, ברלין גרמניה) היה סופר והוגה דעות עברי אשר טבע דפוסי כתיבה חדשים בספרות העברית, קרא לשינוי ערכים...
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LibriVox  recording of Night Operations For Infantry - Compiled For The Use Of Company Officers (1916) by Charles Tyrwhitt Dawkins.  Read in English by David Wales "It must be remembered that many of our men up to the time of their enlistment have passed their lives entirely in large towns, and have rarely been beyond the range of street lamps. Such men, when first taken out in the dark, are helpless; they start at every shadow, stumble even on level ground, make a terrible amount of...
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