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An Eileen Myles lecture, "Friendship: the force of community in poetry and prose." Myles discusses the role of friendship and poetry in bringing one's inner world, which she likens to the world of her early friendships with women, to the outer world, which she relates to her early friendships with men. She discusses the growing laterality of the art world and emphasizes the defining importance of context.
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by O. Henry
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LibriVox recording of Waifs and Strays, by O. Henry These 12 O. Henry stories all deal with waifs and strays in one way or another; people who have somehow become adrift in the current of life. Will they find their way on their own or be helped by kind hearted folk or perhaps, stay a waif and stray, somehow outside the normal life of society? All naturally have the wonderful O. Henry beautiful way with words and people. So if you are in the mood to enjoy some sensuous sounds and convoluted...
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by O. Henry
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LibriVox recording of O. Henry's short story collection The Four Million . Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henrys birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime. The Four Million is the second book written by O. Henry while he served time for embezzlement in a penitentiary in Ohio. The book is a series of short stories which take place in New York City in the early years...
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by O. Henry
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LibriVox recording of THE FOUR MILLION, by O. HENRY The man with the surprise endings: that was O. Henry's trademark. This is the second published collection of short stories by O. Henry originally released in 1906. There are twenty five stories of various lengths including several of his best known works such as "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Cop and the Anthem". The book's title refers to the then population of New York City where many of the stories are set. Some society...
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by O. Henry
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LibriVox recording of Roads of Destiny by O. Henry. Read in English by Scott Foster; Phil Schempf; CeeBeeVee This is another collection of O. Henry short stories. - Summary by Sid 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 (247MB)
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LibriVox recording of Whirligigs by O. Henry. Read in English by Richard Kilmer A collection of short stories. - Summary by Richard Kilmer 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 . Download M4B (227MB)
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LibriVox's The Trimmed Lamp by O. Henry and read by Marian Brown. Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henry’s birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime. The Trimmed Lamp follows The Four Million and provides another series of short stories that take place in New York City in the early years of the 20th century and are representative of the surprise endings that...
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by O. Henry
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LibriVox recording of Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry. Read in English by Elliot Gage; Eric Metzler This work is O. Henry's first published volume and is considered to be his only novel. The plot is composed of several short stories, which were inspired by the author's six-month stay in Honduras in the late 1890s. "The incidents embracing as they do, a variety of subjects, hang loosely together, so loosely in fact, that at times one finds no apparent connection between them at all, and yet...
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LibriVox recording of The Gentle Grafter, by O. Henry. Read by Leslie Walden. If Jefferson "Parleyvoo" Pickens had appeared in print just a few years later, he might have been the "Gentle Grifter" instead of the "Gentle Grafter", the name O. Henry picked for him. His situation as an ethical graft artist gives Jeff an extra impediment in pursuing his craft, but he never wanted it to be too easy. The result is fourteen delightful tales for us and a number of new...
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LibriVox recording of Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million by O. Henry. Read in English by Warren Kati O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). His short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings. Indeed, O. Henry is often credited with defining the short story as a literary art form. Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million, is a collection of twenty-three short stories that...
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LibriVox recording of Five Beloved Stories by O. Henry Read by Phil Chenevert O. Henry wrote over 600 short stories. Naturally I have my personal top 20 stories that just seem to stand out because of their form, writing style and ability to convey real personalities in a very few words. From these 20 I've chosen five that seem outstanding examples of the short story art form. Stories like The Gift of the Magi; The Cop and the Anthem; Man about Town; A Cosmopolite in a Cafe and Mammon and the...
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by O. Henry
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LibriVox recording of Heart of the West by O. Henry. Read in English by Bob Neufeld; Ellen Preckel; Steven Bateman; Gabriela Cowan; Phil Schempf; Walt Allan; Rebecca Braunert-Plunkett; Lynne Ray; nomorejeffs; Lynne Thompson; Elliot Gage; Sam Naishtat; imenadel; HappyMiamiDad A collection of short stories by the legendary O. Henry. (Summary by sidhu177) 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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LibriVox recording of O. Henryana by O. Henry. Read in English by Phil Schempf A book of poems and short stories. - Summary by Fritz 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 (33MB)
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LibriVox recording of Options by O. Henry. Read in English by Michele Fry; Ed Humpal; Aaron Walsh; tovarisch; Chris Pyle; J. E. Vorble; Roxanne Weber; Jim Cotter; Larry Wilson O. Henry needs no introduction of course; the man who made the short story with the surprise ending famous. These 16 stories are all wonderful examples of his word sculpting art. They include: "The Rose of Dixie"; The Third Ingredient; The Hiding of Black Bill; Schools and Schools; Thimble, Thimble; Supply and...
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LibriVox recording of O. Henry Encore by O. Henry. Read in English by Thomhand; Phil Schempf These 45 early stories, sketches and poems by the famed O. Henry, nearly all published under the pseudonym of the "Post Man", were discovered in the files of the Houston Post, 1895-1896, by Mary Sunlocks Harrell while she was conducting research in 1934-35 for her M.A. degree at the University of Texas. These writings were published just before O. Henry, or Will Porter as he was known at that...
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Librivox recording of The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry. Read by Betsie Bush . The Gift of the Magi is an O. Henry short story in which a young couple are very much in love with each other but can barely afford their one-room apartment. For Christmas, they each make a sacrifice to purchase a gift for the other, with ironic results. The moral of the story is that physical possessions, however valuable they may be, are of little value in the grand scheme of things. The true unselfish love that...
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Source: Librivox recording of Gutenberg e-text #7256
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by Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
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LibriVox recording of All-Time Favorite Cranberry Recipes by Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Published by Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., this book of recipes features cranberries in appetizers, salads, side dishes, main dishes, breads, cakes, cookies. desserts, and beverages. (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...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, recipes, cooking, baking, home economics, desserts, beverages, appetizers,...
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by Octave Mirbeau
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Au Fil des lectures Une nouvelle d' Octave Mirbeau lue par Victoria (8min). « On est venu m’annoncer, ce matin, que ma voisine, la vieille Claudine Horteur est morte... Elle est morte on ne sait de quoi. Et comment... Cette mort foudroyante étonne et n’émeut pas... Peut-être Claudine s’est-elle tuée ?... On ne sait pas... [...] »
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Au Fil des Lectures Nouvelle d' Octave Mirbeau lu par Prof. Tournesol . 19 min Mise en ligne le 29/03/2010
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Au Fil des Lectures . Une nouvelle tirée de Contes cruels d' Octave Mirbeau lue par Juliette et Milunisu (1h). « - D’abord, ça l’a pris dans l’vent’e,... y a pas tant seu’ment huit jou’s. Mon Dieu, t’nez, c’tait jeudi d’ l’au’ semaine... des c’liques, des c’liques, ça y tordait les bouyaux... Et il allait, il allait, y n’arrêtait point d’aller... i n’mangeait quasiment ren... eune p’tite poire l’matin, un morceau d’fromage l’soir... Alors i s’a...
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Au Fil des Lectures Sept dialogues d' Octave Mirbeau . Lecture collective : Ar Men David D. R. Depasse Prof. Tournesol Stefano Victoria Octave Mirbeau déploie dans ce texte (publié dans un recueil posthume) toute sa verve caustique et polémique. Chez L'Illustre écrivain est un prétexte pour railler Paul Bourget, la plume de la bourgeoisie conservatrice, au tournant du XXème siècle. Ces dialogues ont une double portée : humoristique dans sa plus grande partie, politique lorsque l'Affaire...
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Au Fil des Lectures . Une nouvelle d'Octave Mirbeau lu par Milunisu (1h 25min). « Je ne crois pas avoir jamais été méchant. Non, en vérité, je ne le crois pas. Tout enfant, j’étais même doué d’une sensibilité excessivement, exagérément douloureuse qui me portait à plaindre, - jusqu’à en être malade - les souffrances des autres... pourvu - cela va de soi, car je suis un artiste - qu’elles ne se compliquassent point de laideurs anormales ou de monstruosités physiologiques....
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Au Fil des lectures Nouvelle d' Octave Mirbeau , lue par Victoria . 14 min
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Au Fil des Lectures . Nouvelle d' Octave Mirbeau lue par Juliette (13min). « [...] C’est là qu’habite la mère Riberval. Soixante ans, haute, droite sur ses jambes, les bras musclés, les reins puissants, elle est plus dure au travail qu’un terrassier. C’est elle qui fauche sa prairie, qui fane son foin, qui met son foin en meules, en inutiles meules, car, lorsque le vent ne le disperse pas, toujours le foin pourrit sur place, et personne ne l’achète. L’hiver, sa jupe roulée et...
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Au Fil des lectures . Lecture : Victoria (13h 40min). « Ah ! je puis me vanter que j'en ai vu des intérieurs et des visages, et de sales âmes... Et ça n'est pas fini... A la façon, vraiment extraordinaire, vertigineuse, dont j'ai roulé, ici et là, successivement, de maisons en bureaux et de bureaux en maisons, du Bois de Boulogne à la Bastille, de l'Observatoire à Montmartre, des Ternes aux Gobelins, partout, sans pouvoir jamais me fixer nulle part, faut-il que les maîtres soient...
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Au Fil des lectures Nouvelle d' Octave Mirbeau , lue par Victoria (14min). « L’hiver, alors que les bestiaux restaient à l’étable, engourdis sur leur litière chaude, Turc, lui, restait à la niche : un misérable tonneau défoncé et sans paille, au fond duquel, toute la journée, il dormait roulé en boule, ou bien, longuement, se grattait. Il mangeait une maigre et puante pitance, faite de créton et d’eau sale qu’on lui apportait, le matin, dans une écuelle de grès ébréchée...
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Au Fil des Lectures . Nouvelle d' Octave Mirbeau lue par Milunisu (38min). « Petit, vif, très laid, les yeux fourbes, la bouche lâche, tel était, au physique Théodule-Henri-Joseph Lechat, de l’ancienne maison Lechat et Cie : Cuirs et Peaux, maison célèbre dans tout l’ouest de la France. Au temps de la guerre, Lechat avait eu cette idée de génie de fabriquer, pour l’armée, des cuirs avec du carton, des chiffons et de vieilles éponges. Il en était résulté que vers 1872, il se...
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by Octavus Roy Cohen
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LibriVox recording of Midnight, by Octavus Roy Cohen. Read by Roger Melin. The crime seemed to have lost itself in the sleety cold of the December midnight upon which it was committed. The trails were not blind--there were simply no trails. The circumstances baffled explanation--a lone woman entering an empty taxicab; a run to a distant point in the city; the discovery of the woman's disappearance, and in her stead the sight of the dead body of a prominent society man--that, and the further...
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by Okakura Kakuzo
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Librivox recording of The Book of Tea , by Okakura Kakuzo. The Book of Tea was written by Okakura Kakuzo in the early 20th century. It was first published in 1906, and has since been republished many times. - In the book, Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is noted to be accessibile to Western audiences because though Kakuzo was born and raised Japanese, he was trained from a young age to speak English;...
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by Olaf Baker
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LibriVox recording of Shasta Of The Wolves by Olaf Baker. Read in English by KirksVoice She-wolf Nitka finds an abandoned Native American baby and raises him with her cubs. Shasta learns the wolf ways and meets his kin, where he learns his true history. Eventually he can walk with the wolves and his human kin, which leads to more adventures. ( Kirk Ziegler ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano , written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time spent in slavery, serving primarily on galleys, documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his own freedom and in business thereafter. The book contains an interesting discussion of slavery in West Africa and illustrates how the experience differs from the dehumanising slavery of...
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by Olavo Bilac
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LibriVox recording of Poesias Infantis, by Olavo Bilac. Read in Portuguese by Ariane. Esta é uma coleção de poesias infantis, do autor brasileiro Olavo Bilac, lidas em português por uma criança brasileira. This is a collection of children's poems by the Brazilian writer Olavo Bilac, read by a Brazilian child. (Summary by Leni) 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 Olavo Bilac
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LibriVox recording of Contos para Velhos, by Olavo Bilac. Olavo Brás Martins dos Guimarães Bilac (Rio de Janeiro, 16 de dezembro de 1865 — Rio de Janeiro, 28 de dezembro de 1918) foi um jornalista e poeta brasileiro, membro fundador da Academia Brasileira de Letras. Criou a cadeira 15, cujo patrono é Gonçalves Dias. Sua obra compreende além de poemas, textos publicitários, crônicas, livros escolares e poesias satíricas. Foi considerado na sua época, o "Príncipe dos Poetas...
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by Olegario Víctor Andrade
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LibriVox recording of Prometeo by Olegario Víctor Andrade. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans Prometeo, es un poema escrito por Olegario Victor Aandrade y tiene como base la famosa historia contada por Hesíodo en la literatura griega. El poema que aquí se presenta está compuesto por VII secciones poéticas. 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....
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by Olive Beaupre Miller
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LibriVox recording of From the Tower Window of My Bookhouse by Olive Beaupre Miller. Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the fifth volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They progressed in difficulty through the different volumes. (Summary by Maria...
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by Olive Beaupre Miller
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LibriVox recording of Up One Pair of Stairs of My Bookhouse, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller. Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the second volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They progressed in difficulty through the different volumes. (Summary by...
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by Olive Beaupre Miller
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LibriVox recording of The Latch Key of My Bookhouse by Olive Beaupre Miller. This is the final book in a six volume set of the "My Bookhouse" books. This final title in the series leaves off the format of the previous volumes and is geared towards the parent or teacher. The major part of the books deals with short biographies of the authors whose works appeared in the previous five volumes. Then follow several interesting sections, some of which include: the History of Mother Goose,...
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by Olive Beaupre Miller
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LibriVox recording of The Treasure Chest of My Bookhouse, by Olive Beaupre Miller. Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the fourth volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They progressed in difficulty through the different volumes. (Summary by Maria...
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by Olive Custance
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LibriVox recording of The Inn of Dreams by Olive Custance. Read in English by Nemo. Dedication read by Eva Davis. At age 16, London blueblood Olive Custance already figured in literary circles shared by Oscar Wilde and John Gray. She later wrote for the "Yellow Book", a notorious British quarterly of the late 1890's, featuring poems, essays, short stories and artwork by many well-known writers and artists of the age. In 1902 she married Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas, famed for his...
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by Olive Custance
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LibriVox recording of Rainbows by Olive Custance. Read in English by Nemo At age 16, London blueblood Olive Custance already figured in literary circles shared by Oscar Wilde and John Gray. She later wrote for the "Yellow Book", a notorious British quarterly of the late 1890's, featuring poems, essays, short stories and artwork by many well-known writers and artists of the age. In 1902 she married Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas, famed for his relationship with Oscar Wilde. Opals, her...
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by Olive Custance
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LibriVox recording of Opals by Olive Custance. Read in English by Nemo At age 16, London blueblood Olive Custance already figured in literary circles shared by Oscar Wilde and John Gray. She later wrote for the "Yellow Book", a notorious British quarterly of the late 1890's, featuring poems, essays, short stories and artwork by many well-known writers and artists of the age. In 1902 she married Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas, famed for his relationship with Oscar Wilde. Opals, her...
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by Olive Gilbert
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LibriVox recording of The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, by Olive Gilbert. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is the gripping autobiographical account of Sojourner Truths life as a slave in pre-Civil War New York State, and her eventual escape to Freedom. Since Sojourner could neither read or write, she dictated her story to Olive Gilbert after they met at a Women’s Rights rally. The Narrative was first published in 1850, and was widely distributed by the Abolitionist Movement. It was one of the...
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LibriVox recording of The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (version 2) by Olive Gilbert; Sojourner Truth. Read in English by Holly Jenson Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree) was born into slavery in 1797 (or thereabouts) in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York. This narrative, as told by Sojourner Truth to her friend Olive Gilbert, recounts to the best of her recollection what she and her family endured while they were the legal property of other human beings. These life experiences served as...
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by Olive Green
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Librivox recording of How to Cook Fish , by Olive Green. Olive Green is the pseudonym for the prolific late 19th Century/early 20th Century author, Myrtle Reed. She wrote over thirty-three books and hundreds of magazine articles and pamphlets during her short lifetime. Ms. Reed was best known for writing romance novels that often included themes of everlasting and unrequited love, ironic revenge, mystery, and the occult. Her best known book is Lavender and Old Lace , which later became the...
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by Olive Schreiner
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LibriVox recording of The Story of an African Farm, by Olive Schreiner. Read by SallyMc. The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults - Waldo, Em and Lyndall - who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late Nineteenth century - the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name. The book is semi-autobiographical: in particular, the two principal protagonists (Waldo and Lyndall) display strong...
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by Olive Schreiner
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LibriVox recording of Woman and War by Olive Schreiner. Read in English by NoelBadrian Olive Schreiner was a South African writer born in 1855 to missionary parents in the Eastern Cape. She is credited with being the first Internationally famous South African Novelist. She was an extraordinary person and was one of the earliest campaigners for women's rights, including the right to equal pay for equal work, saying: "The fact that for equal work equally well performed by a man and by a...
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LibriVox recording of Dreams by Olive Schreiner. Read in English by NoelBadrian Olive Schreiner was a South African writer and intellectual born in 1855 to missionary parents in the Eastern Cape. She was one of the earliest campaigners for women's rights. She was also very critical of British Imperialism in her homeland and particularly of their racist policies against the Boers, Jews, Indians and the Black races of South Africa. As a result of her public support for the Boers, all her...
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LibriVox recording of Thoughts on South Africa by Olive Schreiner. Read in English by Rachel May Ferriman 'Thoughts on South Africa' is a collection of Schreiner's observations of colonial South Africa in the early 19th century, mostly regarding Boer-English relations. The book was published posthumously in 1923. Prospective listeners should be aware that it reflects the place, culture and language of the time in which it was written.   For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Olive Wadsley
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LibriVox recording of Almond-Blossom by Olive Wadsley. Read in English by mlcui At the beginning of the story, Tony and Fay had lost a child. One day, Tony saves a little girl, Doro, from drowning. He and Fay end up adopting Doro. Soon after this, Fay discovers that she is with-child. She gives birth to a son, Rex, but tragedy soon follows. We follow the story of Doro and Rex, their unusual upbringing, and how time works its ways upon their relationships with their family members and with each...
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by Oliver Curwood
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Snare, by Oliver Curwood: Read by Roger Melin With but two years of service in the RNMP Philip Raine finds himself somewhat unwillingly on the trail of Bram Johnson, wanted for murder and a wild, untamed and savage man who commands a pack of wolves as his brethren. But most peculiar of all is the snare which Bram had had in his posession and had somehow lost. It was a golden snare intricately woven out of the finest, most delicate flaxen hair of a woman. But...
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by Oliver Goldsmith
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LibriVox recording of The Good-Natured Man by Oliver Goldsmith. By the playwright of the more popular She Stoops to Conquer, The Good-Natured Man is the comedic story of misguided philanthropy, mistaken identity, and secret romance. Will Honeywell, The Good-Natured Man, see through the lies and trickery surrounding his generosity? Will Leontine and Olivia's true relationship be found out? And just what is that Lofty guy up to...? (Summary by Amanda Friday) Cast: Narrator: Katy Fossil Sir...
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Richard Nash, Esq., Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath (2nd edition), by Oliver Goldsmith and edited by Peter Cunningham. Read by volunteer readers. Beau Nash (1674–1762), born Richard Nash, was a celebrated dandy and leader of fashion in 18th-century Britain. He is best remembered as the Master of Ceremonies at the spa town of Bath. (Wikipedia) This, the best of Goldsmith's Biographies, was published the year after Nash's death. It was at once popular,...
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by Oliver Goldsmith
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LibriVox recording of She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith. In She Stoops to Conquer, or The Mistakes of a Night, a young lady pretends to be a servant in order to win the notice of a young man who is painfully shy around women of his own class. Hilarious misadventures and mayhem ensue before matters are neatly wrapped up at the end. This play, one of the great English comedies, was first performed in 1773 and continues to be very popular with audiences today. (Summary by LA Walden) Cast:...
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by Oliver Goldsmith
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Librivox recording of The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith. Read by Martin Clifton Published in 1766 'The Vicar of Wakefield' was Oliver Goldsmith's only novel. It was thought to have been sold to the publisher for £60 on Oliver Goldsmith's behalf by Dr Johnson to enable Goldsmith to pay off outstanding rent and to release himself from his landlady's arrest. It is the story of the family of Dr Primrose, a benevolent vicar, and follows them through their fall from fortune and their...
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by Oliver Goldsmith
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LibriVox recording of The Vicar of Wakefield, by Oliver Goldsmith. Read by Tadhg. First published in 1766, the loveable and innocent Dr Primrose and his family have given pleasure to all that have read it.The story opens with the vicar losing his fortune and moving to another parish. What follows is a tale of love,deceit,betrayal,humour and a hidden hero…..It was one of Charles Dickens favourite books and a source of inspiration to him. No further recommendation is needed. Enjoy. (Summary by...
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by Oliver Hartley
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LibriVox recording of HUNTING DOGS, by OLIVER HARTLEY. The title of this book quotes its object. To tell something of night hunting, and especially to suggest how the ever necessary dog can best be selected, trained, maintained and utilized, is the consideration of first importance. To round out the subject all forms of hunting will receive some notice, and the various breeds of dogs will be so far dealt with, that their value and usefulness in their given fields may be determined. Best of all,...
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by Oliver Herford
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LibriVox recording of The Kitten's Garden of Verses by Oliver Herford. Read in English by Rachel. The Kitten's Garden of Verses is a book of short poetry, modeled after Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. Of course, the poems in this book are intended for kittens rather than children! (Summary by Rachel) 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...
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by Oliver Herford
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LibriVox recording of Neither Here nor There by Oliver Herford. Read in English by Nemo; DrPGould; Elanor; Ed Fenton; Adir S.; Mindle Hastings; Larry Wilson; Steve C; Sean McElrath; deongines Oliver Herford, and American humorist, writer, and illustrator here gives us short vignettes from topics as seemingly insignificant things as the creases in trouser, several pieces on cats, and societal mores and foibles. Each piece is filled with humorous barbs and insights into the human condition. -...
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by Oliver Herford
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LibriVox recording of THIS GIDDY GLOBE, by OLIVER HERFORD. Is there a genre called FUN? Yes, and this is it! Insanely humorous geography that will have you rolling on the floor laughing with your sides hurting. (Summary by Neeru Iyer) 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...
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by Oliver Herford; John Cecil Clay
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LibriVox recording of Cupid's Cyclopedia by Oliver Herford; John Cecil Clay. Read in English by David Wales This 1910 short work is by the English-born American humorist, satirist, and illustrator Oliver Herford, aided by another caricaturist and illustrator, John Cecil Clay. Herford’s books were usually short and quite popular in their time. He is a master of the witty remark and joke, i.e., “Many are called but few get up” and “Only the young die good”. Cupid’s Cyclopedia is a...
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by Oliver Lodge
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Librivox recording of Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. This book takes its origin in a course of lectures on the history and progress of Astronomy arranged for Sir Oliver Lodge in the year 1887. The first part of this book is devoted to the biographies and discoveries of well known astronomers like Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. In the second part, the biographies take a back seat, while scientific discoveries are discussed more extensively, like...
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by Oliver Onions
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LibriVox recording of The Beckoning Fair One, by O;iver Onions. Read by Morgan Scorpion. A classic ghost story of a haunted house, and the haunted man who lives in it.(Summary Morgan Scorpion) 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 (77MB)
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by Oliver Onions
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LibriVox recording of Widdershins by Oliver Onions. Read by Don W. Jenkins Onions wrote several collections of ghost stories, of which the best known is Widdershins (1911). It includes the novella The Beckoning Fair One, widely regarded as one of the best in the genre of horror fiction, especially psychological horror. On the surface, this is a conventional haunted house story: an unsuccessful writer moves into rooms in an otherwise empty house, in the hope that isolation will help his failing...
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by Oliver Onions
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LibriVox recording of The Compleat Bachelor by Oliver Onions. Read in English by David Wales. George Oliver Onions (1873 – 1961) was a British writer of story collections and over 40 novels…. Onions wrote detective fiction, social comedy, historical fiction and romance novels. This social comedy of late Victorian England is among his first published materials. Rollo Butterfield, the compleat bachelor, looks upon his family and friends with an affectionate, gently humorous eye. - Summary by...
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by Oliver Onions
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LibriVox recording of Widdershins, by Oliver Onions. Read by volunteer readers. Onions wrote several collections of ghost stories, of which the best known is Widdershins (1911). It includes the novella The Beckoning Fair One , widely regarded as one of the best in the genre of horror fiction, especially psychological horror. On the surface, this is a conventional haunted house story: an unsuccessful writer moves into rooms in an otherwise empty house, in the hope that isolation will help his...
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by Oliver Optic
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LibriVox recording of Watch and Wait; The Young Fugitives by William Taylor Adams. Read in English by Scarlett Martin One soft summer evening, when Woodville was crowned with the glory and beauty of the joyous season, three strangers presented themselves before the Grant family, and asked for counsel and assistance. The party consisted of two boys and a girl, and they belonged to that people which the traditions of the past have made the "despised race;" but the girl was whiter and...
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by Oliver Optic
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LibriVox recording of Haste and Waste; The Young Pilot of Lake Champlain by Oliver Optic. Read in English by Scarlett Martin The sixth and last volume of the Woodville stories contains the record of a mechanical, rather than a moral triumph, though the virtues of patience and perseverance are incidentally illustrated, and the "little captain" of the Woodville is always a good son, a forbearing brother, and a kind friend. Lawry Wilford, the young pilot, is a boy of spirit and energy,...
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by Oliver Optic
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Flora Lee's birthday came in July. Her mother wished very much to celebrate the occasion in a proper manner. Flora was a good girl, and her parents were always glad to do any thing they could to please her, and to increase her happiness. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (18MB)
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by Oliver Optic
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LibriVox recording of Rich and Humble; The Mission of Bertha Grant by William Taylor Adams. Read in English by Scarlett Martin. This is the first story in the Woodville collection of tales about the interesting people in Woodville. As the characters grow, they learn many lessons. This is the story of Bertha Grant and her brother, Richard Grant. One of these siblings is good and wise living their life for a higher purpose. The other has to overcome many trials to learn what is truly important in...
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by Oliver Optic
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LibriVox recording of Work and Win; Noddy Newman on a Cruise by Oliver Optic. Read in English by Scarlett Martin The fourth book of the Woodville Series shares the progress of a boy whose education had been neglected, and whose moral attributes were of the lowest order, from vice and indifference to the development of a high moral and religious principle in the heart, which is the rule and guide of a pure and true life. The incidents which make up the story are introduced to illustrate the...
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by Oliver Optic
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LibriVox recording of In School and Out; The Conquest of Richard Grant by William Taylor Adams. Read in English by Scarlett Martin. The second volume of the Woodville Stories contains the experience of Richard Grant, "in school and out." We are sorry to say that Richard had become a bad boy, and was in the habit of getting into the most abominable scrapes, some of which are detailed in the first chapters of this book. But he is not what is sometimes called a vicious boy, for he has...
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by Oliver Optic
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LibriVox recording of Hope and Have; Fanny Grant Among the Indians by Oliver Optic. Read in English by Scarlett Martin The fifth volume of the Woodville stories contains the experience of Fanny Grant, who from a very naughty girl became a very good one, by the influence of a pure and beautiful example. The story is not an illustration of the "pleasures of hope;" but an attempt to show the young reader that what we most desire, in moral and spiritual, as well as worldly things, we...
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by Oliver Optic
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LibriVox recording of Down South or Yacht Adventure in Florida, by Oliver Optic. Read by Stevan Simmons "Down South" is the fifth and last volume but one of the "Great Western Series." The action of the story is confined entirely to Florida; and this fact may seem to belie the title of the Series. But the young yachtsman still maintains his hold upon the scenes of his earlier life in Michigan, and his letters come regularly from that State. If he were old enough to vote, he...
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by Oliver Optic
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LibriVox recording of Up the River by Oliver Optic read by Stevan Simmons. Up the River is the sixth and last of "The Great Western Series." The events of the story occur on the coast of Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, and on the Mississippi River. The volume and the series close with the return of the hero, by a route not often taken by tourists, to his home in Michigan. His voyaging on the ocean, the Great Lakes, and the Father of Waters, is finished for the present; but the writer...
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by Oliver Optic; William Taylor Adams
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LibriVox recording of Riverdale Stores: A Story for Little Folks by William Taylor Adams (pen name Oliver Optic). Read in English by Scarlett Martin. A compilation of stories of the children of Riverdale who learn life lessons of how to be kind, polite, and helpful as they grow up. Written by William Taylor Adams under the pen name "Oliver Optic." For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...
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