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by W. H. Davenport Adams
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LibriVox recording of Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams. Read in English by Ellies; Jim Locke; Lynne T; Dovie Cross; Michele Fry; Piotr Nater; realisticspeakers; jenno; ADKreader; Sandra Schmit The nineteenth century saw the expansion in popularity of travel among the wealthy. Add to this the independence more women were enjoying as they were released from work in the home, and we have the recipe for some intrepid female travelers. Here we see the...
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by W. L. Hunter
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LibriVox recording of Jesus Christ Had Negro Blood in His Veins by W. L. Hunter. Read in English by Jim Locke This short work attempts to establish that Jesus had black ancestry dating back to Ham, the son of Noah, who had been made black-skinned as a punishment for having seen his father naked. Furthermore, Canaanites are here also identified as being black, and according to the author, several important Jewish figures and ancestors of Jesus had children by this group of people. - Summary by...
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by W. S. Gilbert
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LibriVox recording of The Mikado by W. S. Gilbert. Read in English by a full cast. In the town of Titipu, flirting is punishable by death on the command of the Mikado himself! But what happens when the Lord High Executioner is himself condemned to die? And what secret does the wandering minstrel Nanki-Poo hide, that the Mikado and his entire entourage come to witness his execution? "The Mikado" premiered in 1885, when it broke all records for the longest-running musical. It remains...
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by Walt Whitman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Long I Thought that Knowledge by Walt Whitman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 30, 2019. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; Cornel Nemes; David Lawrence; dfrakk; Greg Giordano; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Nicholi Volta; Phil Schempf; rumpledpoetry; Skip Gaul and Tomas Peter. This poem is taken from Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass" For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Walt Whitman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you13 recordings of Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night by Walt Whitman. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 9, 2019. Read in English by Algy Pug; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; InArcadia; KevinS; Phil Schempf; rumpledpoetry and Tomas Peter. This poem about a battlefield death is taken from Whitman's Leaves Of Grass. ( David Lawrence) For further information, including...
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by Walt Whitman
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LibriVox recording of The Half-Breed: A Tale of the Western Frontier by Walt Whitman. Read in English by Chuck Williamson Published anonymously in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (with an earlier draft also appearing as “Arrow-Tip” in The Aristidean), The Half-Breed: A Tale of the Western Frontier is one of the few known works of long-form fiction written by Walt Whitman during the earliest part of his career. It tells the story of Arrow-Tip, a Native American who falls victim to frontier...
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by Walt Whitman
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LibriVox recording of Leaves of Grass (version 2) by Walt Whitman. Read in English by Foon. In honour of Walt Whitman's 200th birthday (31 May 2019) we bring you a solo recording of his seminal work Leaves of Grass. Originally published in 1855, the work started as a collection of 12 unnamed poems. However, Whitman spent most of his life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, resulting in many different editions published throughout his life. The final collection, which is recorded here, is a...
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by Walter De la Mare
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LibriVox recording of Crossings: A Fairy Play by Walter De la Mare. Read in English by a full cast. Under the terms of a will, the Wildersham children have to relocate from the family house in the city to "Crossings" in the country, and to spend the first fortnight alone fending for themselves in the house. The children encounter interesting country neighbors, including ghosts and fairies. Or are they dreaming? Walter De La Mare was a poet, and we have a number of his poems available...
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by Walter Savage Landor
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Maid's Lament by Walter Savage Landor. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 25, 2019. Read in English by Algy Pug; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; Christina M Clark; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Graham Scott; Lee Ann Howlett; Tomas Peter and Kudrna. Walter Savage Landor was an English writer, poet, and activist. The critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity. As...
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by Walter W. Ellis
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LibriVox recording of A Little Bit of Fluff by Walter W. Ellis. Read in English by a full cast of LibriVox volunteers. According to the website www.stagebeauty.net, this is the 5th longest running play ever, with over 1200 original performances. Like Charley's Aunt (number 2 on the list and released by Librivox earlier in 2018), this also is a farce. An insurance investigator, a possible fraudulent injury claim, a lost necklace, an aged aunt with a more than passing resemblance to someone else,...
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by Washington Irving
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LibriVox recording of Tales of a Traveller by Washington Irving. Read in English by Greg Giordano Writing under the pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon, Washington Irving chronicled his travels through Europe in the early 1820’s. He wrote of people he met, places he saw and stories he was told. In fact, much of the work is recounting tales told to him by those with exotic adventures that were waiting to be shared. “Tales of a Traveler” is broken up into four separate parts or “Books,” as...
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by Wilhelm Hauff
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LibriVox recording of Swanhilde, and other Fairy Tales by Wilhelm Hauff. (Translated by Carolyn Norris Horwitz.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Wilhelm Hauff was a German poet and novelist, perhaps best known for his fairy tales ( Märchen ). Some of his stories, such as the Caliph Stork found in this volume, are popular in German-speaking countries to this day. In this book of fairy tales, we find the tale of the beautiful Swanhilde and various other stand-alone fairy tales, as well...
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LibriVox recording of Early Rome, from the Foundation of the City to its Destruction by the Gauls by Wilhelm Ihne. Read in English by Pamela Nagami In this short scholarly work the German historian, Wilhelm Ihne, elucidates what is known or can be deduced about Rome's early history, from the time of its legendary founders and kings, through the establishment of the Republic, to the invasion of the Gauls in 390 B.C. Ihne writes that "No great state known to history can be traced to such a...
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by Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by SteveMiller; Christopher Simonsen; acousticwave; jenno; Linda Andrus; Paul Thomas; Elsie Selwyn; Rita Boutros; ToddHW; racquelolea Amelius Goldenheart, the hero of this story, is expelled from a Utopian community in New England and finds himself in London. His story is dominated by a number of women, all of them in some way a "fallen leaf", whom he tries to rescue. One of them is the reason he was expelled...
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by Willa Sibert Cather
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LibriVox recording of A Lost Lady by Willa Sibert Cather. Read in English by Rob Marland The young Niel Herbert idolizes Marian Forrester, the beautiful and charismatic wife of a pioneering railroad magnate. After discovering Mrs Forrester’s affair with another man, Herbert loses faith in her and all he thought she represented. Content warning for one use of the N-word. - Summary by Rob Marland For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by William Blades
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LibriVox recording of The Enemies of Books by William Blades. Read in English by Maria Kasper. The author, an avid book collector, calls for the better protection of books against the "enemies" which lead to their physical destruction. In a series of brief chapters, he details the losses caused by raging fire, floods of water, noxious gases, sheer neglect, ignorant bigotry, invasions of bookworms and other vermin, inept bookbinders, clueless book collectors, clumsy servants, and...
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by William Blake
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LibriVox recording of Songs of Innocence and Experience (version 2) by William Blake. Read in English by Foon. "Innocence" and "Experience" are definitions of consciousness that rethink Milton's existential-mythic states of "Paradise" and "Fall". Blake categorizes our modes of perception that became standard in Romanticism: childhood is a state of innocence rather than original sin, but not immune to the fallen world (experience). The first part of this...
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by William Booth
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LibriVox recording of In Darkest England and the Way Out by William Booth. Read in English by Tom Hirsch William Booth (1829 – 1912) was the founding General of the Salvation Army in late nineteenth century England. Finding his salvation as a teenager, he went on to become one of the most controversial and, ultimately, well-loved and respected social reformers of his day. Published in 1890 amidst the turmoil of the death of his beloved wife, Catherine, “In Darkest England” was hailed as a...
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by William Carlos Williams
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LibriVox recording of Al Que Quiere! (and 18 more poems) by William Carlos Williams. Read in English by KevinS A book of William Carlos Williams's early poetry. Included in this recording are 18 poems published by Williams in Volume 13 of 'Poetry' literary journal in 1919. - Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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by William Carpenter
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LibriVox recording of One Hundred Proofs That the Earth Is Not a Globe by William Carpenter. Read in English by volunteer readers. A bit of pseudo-science that will baffle, confuse, and amaze! Until the Space Age, there was little every-day, self-evident proof that the earth was a globe, and plenty of people believed in a flat Earth. (Even today, some are still of this opinion.) Here are 100 short arguments for a flat Earth. Some of them can be proven wrong fairly easily; others confound; and...
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by William Clark Russell
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LibriVox recording of The Frozen Pirate (version 2) by William Clark Russell. Read in English by Marilyn Rakes; mbm0rxi; jenno; Matthew Tink; Steve C; M. E. Allen; Angela Jefferies; Hopeforce1; Aidan Mayne; Sophia Gannaoui; Lynne T; KHand; Pmiddy Drawing on his own experience as a merchant seaman, Russell gives us the fictionalized narrative of one Paul Rodney who found an icebound vessel in the South Atlantic, while captaining a pirate ship. Russell has been hailed as the pre-eminent English...
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by William Clark Russell
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LibriVox recording of The Phantom Death and Other Stories by William Clark Russell. Read in English by James K. White, Gareth Rowlands, David McKay, Maria de Fátima da Silva, CJ Thorpe, Molly Griffin, and Clay Beauchamp This is a book of remarkable nautical ghost and horror stories written by William Clark Russell in 1893. The stories are for the most part set on ships and bring the reader on board for ghostly nights, wonderful sights, and strange occurrences. (Summary by Carolin) For further...
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by William Cowper
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Inscription For A Stone by William Cowper. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  May 12, 2019. Read in English by Brian Dirkx; Bruce Kachuk; Bill Mosley; Cornel Nemes; Campbell Schelp; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Josh Kibbey; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; NarratorJ; rumpledpoetry; Tomas Peter and William Mosqueda. INSCRIPTION FOR A STONE Erected at the sowing of a grove of oaks at Chillington,...
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by William Cowper Brann
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LibriVox recording of The Complete Works of Brann, the Iconoclast, Volume 1 by William Cowper Brann. Read in English by William Allan Jones; Rita Boutros; Brett Boone; Michele Fry; Josh Kibbey; Jim Gallagher; Brian Keenan; Betsy Walker; Scotty Smith; Greg Giordano; VoiceofLandis; tovarisch; Stefan Von Blon; Cornel Nemes; Lucretia B. William Cowper Brann earned the nickname “The Iconoclast” by fearlessly attacking established beliefs and institutions which he thought to be pompous and...
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by William Cullen Bryant
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LibriVox recording of The Little People of the Snow by William Cullen Bryant. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk Filled with the exuberance of youth and the thrill of discovery, Eva embarks on a Winter walk across snowy fields venturing farther and longer than she had promised her mother. Enticed by a friendly playmate along the way and driven by an insatiable spirit of adventure Eva discovers a wonderful world of snowy elegance peopled by amazing creatures of this Winter land. Fascinated by the...
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by William Dean Howells
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LibriVox recording of Une rencontre by William Dean Howells. (Translated by Louis-Honoré Fréchette.) Read in French by Margot Kitty Ellison, orpheline vit avec la famille de son oncle dans l'Etat de New York. En voyage, sur le bateau à vapeur quittant le Québec pour remonter le Saguenay, elle fait la connaissance de l'aristocrate Miles Arbuton de Boston. Il s'éprend de la jeune fille et la demande en mariage. Kitty est consciente de leur différence de milieu, mais accepte sa proposition....
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by William Dean Howells
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LibriVox recording of A Traveller from Altruria by William Dean Howells. Read in English by Foon; realisticspeakers; Mark Nelson; Matthew D. Robinson; taniles1364 Set in the early 1890s, at a fashionable summer resort somewhere on the East Coast of the United States, this book tells the story of Mr. Twelvemough, an author who has been selected to function as host to a visitor from the faraway island of Altruria. The visitor, Mr. Homos, has come all the way to the United States, a country which...
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by William Dean Howells
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Hope, by William Dean Howells. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 7, 2019. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; dfrakk; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Ian King; KHand; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Michele Fry; Nemo; rumpledpoetry; Rebecca Zimmerman; tovarisch and William Allan Jones. A short, vivid seafaring poem that holds out hope for an afterlife, wonderfully crafted by William Dean Howells, an American novelist,...
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by William Dean Howells
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LibriVox recording of Heroines of Fiction by William Dean Howells. Read in English by Jim Locke This two-volume work includes heroines from the works of Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, Harte, Austen, Edgeworth, Scott, Dickens, Hawthorne, E. Bronte, Thackeray, and others. These studies of nineteenth-century literature were by a critical light of the time. (Summary by Jim Locke) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by William Elliot Griffis
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LibriVox recording of Korean Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis. Read in English by NoelBadrian Everywhere on earth the fairy world of each country is older and perhaps more enduring than the one we see and feel and tread upon. So I tell in this book the folk lore of the Korean people, and of the behavior of the particular kind of fairies that inhabit the Land of Morning Splendor. (From the Preface by William Elliot Griffis) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by William Harrison Ainsworth
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LibriVox recording of The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 2 by William Harrison Ainsworth. Read in English by OliverBoliver; deongines; Jennifer Borkowski The second volume of a romance with the backdrop of the notorious Star Chamber of the English legal system. The Chamber began as purely administrative, but gradually took on more of a judicial role, enforcing the monarch's will when the courts could or would not do so. As the mix of fact and fiction unfolds in this tale, the court...
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by William Harrison Ainsworth
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LibriVox recording of The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 1 by William Harrison Ainsworth. Read in English by Lynne T; OliverBoliver; Roohi; Bill Mosley; Asia Wilcox A romance with the backdrop of the notorious Star Chamber of the English legal system. The Chamber began as purely administrative, but gradually took on more of a judicial role, enforcing the monarch's will when the courts could or would not do so. As the mix of fact and fiction unfolds in this tale, the court is...
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by William Henry Harrison Murray
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LibriVox recording of Short Stories Of William Henry Harrison Murray by William Henry Harrison Murray. Read in English by David Wales Murray (1840-1904) was a sometime clergyman, journalist, and purveyor of the outdoor life. His books did much to popularize the virtues of outdoor experience, especially in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Here are stories, some humorous some serious, of the out-of-doors, of love between man and woman, man and horse, man and dog, teacher and acolyte,...
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by William Hope Hodgson
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LibriVox recording of The House on the Borderland (Version 2) by William Hope Hodgson. Read in English by John Van Stan This story helped propel 19th Century gothic fiction in the direction of “cosmic” horror. In fact, H.P. Lovecraft lists it as among his greatest influences. It begins simply enough: with two friends stumbling upon a ruined and curious house while vacationing in a remote village. After reading the tattered journal of the old recluse who lived there, they are shocked to...
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LibriVox recording of The New Republic; or Culture, Faith and Philosophy in an English Country House by William Hurrell Mallock. Read in English by Foon A group of upper class men and women gather together in an English country house to discuss their ideas for a utopia (their "New Republic"). The novel is a satire mocking most of the important figures at Oxford University at the time of publication, with regards to aestheticism and Hellenism. Some of the famous characters that are...
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by William Jennings Bryan; Francis Whiting Halsey
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LibriVox recording of The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. IV: Great Britain - II by William Jennings Bryan; Francis Whiting Halsey. Read in English by DrPGould; Nemo; Michele Fry; Larry Wilson; pmstrahm; Phil Schempf; jenno; TRUEBRIT In 1906, William Jennings Bryan, himself a famous American orator, and Francis Whiting Halsey published a series of the most famous orations of all time. They are ordered by both geographic area and time period, ranging from Ancient Greece to their contemporary...
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by William John Locke
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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Year by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers Martin Overshaw and Corinna Hastings are leading dull and unproductive lives in Paris, having fled humdrum England. They fall in with Fortinbras, who calls himself a Marchand de Bonheur. He predicts a bright future for them and suggests they set out on a journey through France together. The book follows their adventure which turns out to be far more complicated than it might at first seem. They meet a...
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by William John Locke
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LibriVox recording of Jaffery by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers The book follows the lives of Hilary, the narrator, and three of his friends whom he met at Cambridge. One soon dies - another (Adrian) writes a hugely successful novel and marries Doria. Jaffery is a larger than life character who falls in love with Doria at first sight. Also in the story are Liosha, a fiery Albanian widow rescued from a life of servitude partly by Jaffery’s intervention, and Barbara, the...
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by William John Locke
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LibriVox recording of The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William John Locke. Read in English by David Wales This 1912 collection of short stories is of lighthearted adventures of an irresponsible -- and irrepressible -- Frenchman in England and Paris. The author (1863-1930) was a popular British novelist, dramatist, and playwright, known especially for his short stories. Several of his works were made into London and Broadway stage plays as well as motion pictures (starring Mary...
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by William Makepeace Thackeray
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LibriVox recording of The History of Pendennis by William Makepeace Thackeray. Read in English by Kristin Lewis; Eli27; Winston Coltart; MargaretD; Michelle Tan; jenno; Mike Moffatt; Jim Locke; Joseph Tabler In Pendennis, William Makepeace Thackeray skillfully shows the coming of age of Arthur Pendennis, a young gentleman trying to make his way in the world. Pen's difficulties in finding his place in the difficult maze of social obstacles are created to some extent by his being raised in the...
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by William Morris
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LibriVox recording of The Roots of the Mountains by William Morris. Read in English by Phil Benson The Roots of the Mountains was the second in a projected series of three historical novels set in a pre-medieval Germanic world (the third was not completed). It follows the themes of House of the Wolfings, which was published in the same year, into a later generation. A loose alliance of Dalesmen, Woodlanders and Shepherds who have lived in peace around the valley of Burgdale for so long that...
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by William Platt and Mrs William Platt
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LibriVox recording of Stories of the Scottish Border by Mr and Mrs William Platt. Read in English by Jhiu Nothing seems to be known about Mr and Mrs William Platt, the writers of Stories of the Scottish Border. What they produced is an eccentric guidebook and history, seen partly through the ballads of the region. The book recounts the military stratagems, treachery and courage of those who struggled for control of the Border lands and of the whole country, and tells of the triumphs or tragic...
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by William Richard Bradshaw
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LibriVox recording of The Goddess of Atvatabar by William Richard Bradshaw. Read in English by Nigel Fisher An accident during a polar expedition leads the crew of the Polar King to the discovery of an entire world within the earth. Within the interior realm lies a vast ocean with continents and civilisations unknown to the outside world. The societies within possess new technologies and magics unknown to the outside world and these are lovingly described in great detail by the author. The crew...
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by William Ruschenberger
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LibriVox recording of Elements of Conchology by William Ruschenberger. Read in English by Lauren Huff; Bhavya The fifth of the Series of First Books of Natural History, embraces that branch of our subject which treats of the Mollusca, or soft animals, and consequently, includes the Elements of Conchology. In the beauty and singularity of their forms, the variety and brilliancy of their colors, shells only yield to flowers…. Limited as this little volume is, it may prove a key to stores of...
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LibriVox recording of Silver Chimes in Syria: Glimpses of a Missionary's Experiences by William S. Nelson . Read in English by Larry Wilson; Joseph Barbaccia; Joseph Tabler; Ruth P.; Lucretia B.; KevinS; Elsie Selwyn; Diana Majlinger; Henrieke; Farrah William S. Nelson, D.D., was appointed as a missionary to Syria by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, USA in 1888. In this short works, as the title suggests, he gives glimpses into his life as a missionary against the...
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 14 by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Nemo; Foon; TJ Burns; alanmapstone; Peter Thomlinson; Graham Scott; Phil Schempf; billyp; Algy Pug; Ian King; JayKitty76; Leanne Yau This is the 14th edition of the Shakespeare Monologues Collection, in which librivox volunteers bring you their favourite characters' monologues. All topics and emotions are covered, from love to hate, comedies and tragedies, world-famous and lesser known...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Measure for Measure (version 3) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin Measure for Measure is one of William Shakespeare's more enigmatic works. As one of the so-called "problem plays," it mixes a dark plot with light overtones, without resolving the tensions inherent in either. Its central conflict is spurred on when the Duke of Vienna, Vincentio, confers his powers on the law-abiding judge Angelo before leaving on...
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LibriVox recording of The Tempest (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin Few plays have been seen as a more fitting conclusion to a playwright's career than Shakespeare's The Tempest . Focusing on the aging sorcerer and rightful Duke of Milan, Prospero, we are transported to a remote island where magic and strange music fill the air, and the monstrous slave Caliban roams in bitterness. Seeing an opportunity to restore his slandered...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 32 recordings of Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  April 23, 2019.    Read in English by Brian Dirkx; Bruce Kachuk; Eunah Choi; Carrie-Lorraine Sherry; Cornel Nemes; Campbell Schelp; Cammie Vavich; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Gail Wamba; Ian King; Jim Gallagher; Josh Kibbey; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Maria Kasper; Michele Fry; NoelBadrian; Phil Schempf; Peter...
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by William Tenn
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LibriVox recording of 3 Science Fiction Stories by William Tenn. Read in English by Phil Chenevert These are three imaginative SF stories by an author I admire a lot, William Tenn. Venus is a Man's World, (Galaxy Science Fiction, July 1951), Project Hush (Galaxy Science Fiction, 1954_ and Of All Possible Worlds. (Galaxy, Sept 1956) - Summary by phil chenevert For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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LibriVox recording of A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity by William Wilberforce. Read in English by Lillis Joy William Wilberforce was an English politician best known for his leadership in the movement to stop the slave trade. He began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Yorkshire (1784–1812). In 1785, he...
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LibriVox recording of The Roman Empire of the Second Century: Or, The Age of the Antonines by William Wolfe Capes. Read in English by Pamela Nagami This short overview of the Roman Empire from AD 96-180 opens as the murderers of Domitian raise to power the wise old senator, Nerva. Ignoring assassination rumors, his successor, the brave soldier Trajan, "went about the streets almost unguarded" and was easy of access to all classes. He was followed by the brilliant, gay emperor,...
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by William Wordsworth
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Tables Turned; an Evening Scene by William Wordsworth. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 28, 2019. Read in English by Brenda J. Davis; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Cornel Nemes; Jim Gallagher; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Hopeforce1; Ian King; kwunder; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Mayah; Ryan Fink and tovarisch. Our author is urging his friend to quit his books, get outdoors and appreciate nature. ( David Lawrence ) For further information,...
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by William Wycherley
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LibriVox recording of The Country Wife by William Wycherley. Read in English by a full cast. One of the most notorious Restoration comedies in existence, William Wycherley’s The Country Wife is a lively and riotous exploration of courtly and city life in the seventeenth century, which was rife with unremitting sexual intrigue and conquest. For the basis of his plot, Wycherley here borrows heavily from the work of Molière, but abandons the French master’s unity and economy by introducing...
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by Winston Churchill
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LibriVox recording of The Crossing by Winston Churchill. Read in English by Bob R. This is an historical fiction novel. Many real characters of history are included, as well as fictitious ones. The saga takes place in the period slightly before the American Revolution, and extends for some years after that war. It covers the first movement of southern colonists, over the mountains, into Kentucky, then into the lands that would become Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The battles to take these lands...
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by Wu Ming 1 & Bhutan Clan
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La storia degli Aloadi, giganti sconfitti dal #metoo Anteprima del reading/concerto di WM1 & Bhutan Clan tratto dal romanzo La macchina del vento (Einaudi, 2019). Live at Radio Solipsia, Bologna, 12 novembre 2019. Estratto dal capitolo 28.
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by Wu Ming 1, Elem
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Atena antifascista al Dodekatheon Il 9 maggio, al Mezzocannone Occupato di Napoli, Wu Ming 1 ha letto cinque brani del romanzo accompagnato in diretta dalle musiche di Marco Messina (membro storico dei 99 Posse, co-fondatore del trio Elem e non solo) e Fabrizio Elvetico (co-fondatore degli Elem e di Illachime Quartet), ovvero il duo che già aveva composto la colonna sonora per la versione teatrale de L’Armata dei Sonnambuli. Su questa formula continueremo a lavorare, e in autunno...
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by Wu Ming 1, Francesco Cusa, Fabrizio Puglisi
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Voce, tastiere, batteria Una session di improvvisazione radicale svoltasi a Catania il 31 agosto scorso, nell’ambito della rassegna «Stralunata». La rassegna è curata dal musicista Francesco Cusa – uno dei più inventivi batteristi d’Europa – insieme all’associazione Gammazita e a Lunaria Edizioni. Quella sera, in piazza Federico di Svevia, Wu Ming 1 ha letto brani de La macchina del vento accompagnato da due storici ed eccelsi sodali: lo stesso Cusa e il pianista e...
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«Una potente lettura epica di un'importante pagina di storia, ma anche del nostro presente» Wu Ming 1 parla con Graziano Graziani del suo nuovo romanzo solista ambientato sull'isola di Ventotene tra il 1939 e il 1943.
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by Wu Ming, Adriano Prosperi, Carlo Ginzburg
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All'Archiginnasio di Bologna si è chiuso un cerchio (ultra)ventennale Il 4 giugno 2019, alla Biblioteca dell’Archiginnasio di Bologna, alle h.17, si è il convegno «Vent’anni di Q: sul rapporto tra ricerca storica e narrativa». C'eravamo noi in formazione completa –quella originale, ossia i quattro autori di Q, Luca/Wu Ming 3 compreso – e, soprattutto, due dei più importanti storici europei degli ultimi cinquant’anni (almeno): Adriano Prosperi e Carlo Ginzburg. Abbiamo già...
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by Wu Ming, Giuliano Santoro, Kollektiv Ulyanov
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Il romanzo di Wu Ming e il romanzo-nel-romanzo di Bogdanov Il primo festival Contrattacco è stato organizzato dal Vag61 di Bologna ed Edizioni Alegre. Si è svolto al Vag61 dal 9 all'11 novembre 2018. L'evento culmine della seconda serata è stato la presentazione del nuovo romanzo di Wu Ming Proletkult con gli autori, Giuliano Santoro e il Kollektiv Ulyanov, traduttori della nuova edizione di Stella rossa di Aleksandr Bogdanov (Alcatraz, 2018).