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LibriVox recording of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, Vol. 2, No. 23, August, 1921 by W. H. Fawcett. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. "Captain Billy's Whiz Bang" was an iconic magazine of American wit and humor launched by W.H. Fawcett in 1919. Each 64-page issue is packed with jokes, quips, and humorous bits of writing. Each year it grew in popularity, and Fawcett’s success lead to the formation of the well-known Fawcett Publications, which issued "Whiz Comics" and...
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LibriVox recording of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, Vol. 2. No. 16, January, 1921 by W. H. Fawcett. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers "Captain Billy's Whiz Bang" was an iconic magazine of American wit and humor launched by W.H. Fawcett in 1919. Each 64-page issue is packed with jokes, quips, and humorous bits of writing. Each year it grew in popularity, and Fawcett’s success lead to the formation of the well-known Fawcett Publications, which issued "Whiz Comics" and...
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LibriVox recording of Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, Vol. 2. No. 13, October, 1920 by W. H. Fawcett. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. "Captain Billy's Whiz Bang" was an iconic magazine of American wit and humor launched by W.H. Fawcett in 1919. Each 64-page issue is packed with jokes, quips, and humorous bits of writing. Each year it grew in popularity, and Fawcett’s success lead to the formation of the well-known Fawcett Publications, which issued "Whiz Comics" and...
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by W. K. Tweedie
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LibriVox recording of Joseph and his Brethren by W. K. Tweedie. Read in English by volunteer readers. "The story of Joseph is at once so simple that childhood is arrested and rivetted by it, and so profound that sages may deepen their wisdom by meditating on the truths which it embodies. An attempt is here made to point out some of the more important lessons which the narrative teaches,—to manifest the wisdom and the watchfulness of Providence,—and show how God on high exercises his...
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by W. Somerset Maugham
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LibriVox recording of Lady Frederick, a Comedy in Three Acts by W. Somerset Maugham. Read in English by ToddHW; David Purdy; Tomas Peter; Lynette Caulkins; Scott Caulkins; John Payton; Anthony Joseph; Christina Fu; Anna Maria; GlennProud3; Ailis; ToddHW; David Purdy; Tomas Peter; Lynette Caulkins; John Payton; WendyKatzHiller; Anthony Joseph; Christina Fu; Anna Maria; James R. Hedrick; GlennProud3; Ailis; ToddHW; Rapunzelina; Tomas Peter; Lynette Caulkins; John Payton; Anthony Joseph; Christina...
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by W. Warde Fowler
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LibriVox recording of A Year with the Birds by W. Warde Fowler. Read in English by Owlivia William Warde Fowler was a true polymath; although his early studies focused on natural history, he became a well-known authority on the history and religious traditions of ancient Rome — recognized as a peer of James Frazer in the understanding and interpretation of Roman beliefs and their influence on the character of the Roman people. Additionally, Professor Frazer was celebrated as an expert in...
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by Walt Whitman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Song of Myself, section 51 by Walt Whitman This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 20, 2022.  Read in English by Alan Mapstone; Andrew Gaunce; Algy Pug; Adrian Stephens; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Jacqueline Tyler.; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Lee Vogler; Patrick Randall and Rochelle Berenyi.  The final form of Song of Myself contains 52 sections, the work remains among the most acclaimed and influential in...
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by Walter Bates
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LibriVox recording of Henry More Smith: The Mysterious Stranger by Walter Bates. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Sometime in the month of July, 1812, nearly a hundred years ago now, a well dressed, smooth spoken man, less than thirty years of age, made his appearance at Windsor, Nova Scotia. The story as told in subsequent pages by Sheriff Bates is unique in criminal annals and is worthy of careful perusal. - Summary Adapted from the Preface For further information, including links to...
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by Walter Ben Hare
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LibriVox recording of The Hoodoo by Walter Ben Hare. Everybody is in town for the wedding of Brighton Early and Miss Amy Lee. Unfortunately that includes Brighton's former flame, his handsome friend Billy with wandering eyes, a king's ransom in family jewels, a marvelous Egyptian scarab with a supposed history of evil influence. And, of course, a clever burglar. Along with several other characters to round out the cast of this farce.... - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Brighton Early, about to be...
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by Walter De la Mare
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LibriVox recording of The Disguise by Walter De la Mare. Read in English by volunteer readers. Librivox volunteers bring you 7 recordings of The Disguise by Walter De La Mare. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 17, 2022. ----- Walter De La Mare (25 April 1873 - 22 June 1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, best known for his works for children and ghost stories, the latter of which were a favorite of H. P. Lovecraft. His first book of poetry, Songs of...
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by Walter Geer
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LibriVox recording of Napoleon The First, An Intimate Biography by Walter Geer. Read in English by Celine Major Excerpt: "Now that one hundred years have elapsed since the " long-drawn agony " of Saint Helena we think that the time has come for a more impartial estimate. Facts are clearer, motives are better known, much new evidence is available. Let us then endeavor to depict Napoleon as he was, and " nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice." - Walter Geer For...
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by Walter Higgins
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LibriVox recording of Father Thames by Walter Higgins. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Originally published in 1922, this work details the history and importance of one of Great Britain's grandest rivers, the River Thames. It includes information on the river's geography and its role in the founding of London. This is a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the history of the river. The River Thames takes its name from the Middle English Temese, which is derived from the...
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by Walter Seymour Percy
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LibriVox recording of Muse and Mint by Walter Seymour Percy. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Born in Ontario, Canada, Walter Percy entered the ministry and pastored churches in New England and Pennsylvania, often speaking on behalf of the temperance movement. Many of his poems were written for his children and are here collected under the topics: nature, fireside, sentiment, memories, philosophy, homilies, country, humor. sacred, song poems, and miscellaneous poems. - Summary by Larry...
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by Walter Terence Stace
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LibriVox recording of A Critical History of Greek Philosophy by Walter Terence Stace. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers This book contains the substance, and for the most part the words, of a course of public lectures delivered during the first three months of 1919. The original division into lectures has been dropped, the matter being more conveniently redivided into chapters. - Summary by Walter Terence Stace For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Wilfrid Douglas Newton
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LibriVox recording of Double Crossed by Wilfrid Douglas Newton. Read in English by Howard Skyman Clement Seadon is a young man of free spirit and a lust for a life of independence. However after receiving an odd request from a lawyer he is compelled to involve himself in the prevention of a dangerous plot to swindle an heiress. - Summary by Howard Skyman 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 Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of The Biter Bit by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by Louise J. Belle and bletheringape. "The Biter Bit" is a humorous short story by British writer Wilkie Collins. Originally published as "Who is the Thief?" in the April 1858 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, it was retitled and published with nine other short stories in the 1859 book, The Queen of Hearts. The tale is told in epistolary form, recounting a comedy of errors involving a young wannabe police...
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by Willa Sibert Cather
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LibriVox recording of The Professor's House by Willa Sibert Cather. Read in English by Amy Dunkleberger A portrait of Americas many social groups with the chief interest centered on a university professor and his family - Summary by Publishers Weekly September 5 1925 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...
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by Willa Sibert Cather
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LibriVox recording of My Mortal Enemy by Willa Sibert Cather. Read in English by Amy Dunkleberger In the small Midwestern town of Parthia, Myra Henshawe was a legend. The grandniece and ward of Parthia’s richest resident, Myra had shocked the locals by sacrificing her inheritance to run off and marry her true love Oswald. Thirty-odd years later, the still feisty Myra, now enjoying a sophisticated life with Oswald in New York, takes Nellie, the teenage niece of her oldest friend, under her...
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by William Allen White
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LibriVox recording of In Our Town by William Allen White. Read in English by volunteer readers. Some humorous, some heartwarming, some heartstring-pulling stories from the newspaper office of a small Kansas town, "in that part of the country called the West by those who live east of the Alleghenies, and referred to lovingly as 'back East' by those who dwell west of the Rockies. It is a country town where, as the song goes, 'you know everybody and they all know you,' and the country...
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by William Brooke O'Shaughnessy
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LibriVox recording of On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp by William Brooke O'Shaughnessy. Read in English by Peter Yearsley The author investigated the uses of cannabis resin as an anticonvulsant and relaxant in cases of tetanus, cholera, and infantile convulsions. He and others also carried out animal studies on its use, and noted its low toxicity. He recommended that British doctors assessed the drug's use in such cases. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) For further information, including links...
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by William Clark Russell
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LibriVox recording of The Wreck of the Corsaire by William Clark Russell. Read in English by Steven Seitel This book was published in 1897. When cabin passenger Mr. Catesby climbs into the rigging of the Ruby in search of cooler air, he is struck full in the face and chest by an errant seabird bearing a sealed tin box tied about its neck. What he finds in that box leads him to unexpected encounters with a wrecked ship, chests of gold, thirst, desperation, and some curiously courteous...
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by William Cowper
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Epitaph on a Hare by William Cowper. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 13, 2022. Read in English by Algy Pug; Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; yourbookvoice; Kaydence; czandra; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Lee Vogler; Patrick Wallace and Winnifred Assmann. This Fortnightly Poem features an ode to a pet hare. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by William Cullen Bryant
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Thanatopsis, by William Cullen Bryant. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 12, 2022.   Read in English by Adrian Stephens; Bruce Kachuk; CalmDragon; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Michele Fry; Peter Yearsley; Richa Jain and William Allan Jones.  The author was only 18 when he wrote this contemplation on death, his most famous poem. His teenage musings on nature's capacity to delight us and calm us while we live,...
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by William Drake Westervelt
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LibriVox recording of Legends of Old Honolulu by William Drake Westervelt. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Hawai'i: land of wonder and beauty and a culture rich in history and mythology. Dr. Westervelt settled in Hawai'i as a young man and collected stories and myths from his adopted home. Here we have a collection dedicated to the largest city, Honolulu. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by William Edgar Brown
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LibriVox recording of Echoes of the Forest by William Edgar Brown. Read in English by volunteer readers. Twenty-six stories of first nations' origin rendered in English in verse. The author's dedication claims the stories "help us to understand that the white man and red man are brothers." His Ojibway name was Nwah-ke-nah-go-zid. The content and tone of the poems are distinctly indigenous. An extensive bibliography provides the sources for the stories. (Summary by Czandra) For further...
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by William Faulkner
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LibriVox recording of Soldiers' Pay by William Faulkner. Read in English by czandra Soldiers return from the War to a mixed reception in America. The first novel by one of the 20th century's most poetic writers experimenting in stream of consciousness, and adept at dialogue. - Summary by Czandra 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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LibriVox recording of The Wild North Land, The Story of a Winter Journey with Dogs across Northern North America by William Francis Butler. Read in English by Steven Seitel. This book was published in 1910. Not only do Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun, but it seems that sometimes they venture into the frozen north as well, in winter, on foot, and alone. The author summarizes his "long tramp" across the Canadian wilderness thus: "I started in the autumn of 1872...
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by William Graham Sumner
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LibriVox recording of The Forgotten Man and Other Essays by William Graham Sumner. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Sumner's popular essays were to give him a wider audience to distribute his anti-imperialism, his advocacy of free markets and the gold standard. He also had a long term influence over modern American conservatism. This is the final collection of his essays and is edited by Albert Galloway Keller. It concludes with The Forgotten Man where Sumner argued that, in his day,...
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by William Henry Samuel Jones
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LibriVox recording of Malaria: A Neglected Factor in the History of Greece and Rome by William Henry Samuel Jones. Read in English by Leon Harvey. This short book has the objective of showing how important it is to stamp out malaria as soon as possible. Unlike a plague that suddenly takes it victims and leaves its survivors, malaria is a debilitating infection. It seizes all, fit and unfit alike, gradually lessening the general vitality until, in some cases, it has exterminated the people among...
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by William Henry Samuel Jones; Edward Theodore Withington
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LibriVox recording of Malaria in Greek History by William Henry Samuel Jones; Edward Theodore Withington. Read in English by Leon Harvey This book is an attempt to correct and develop the theory proposed tentatively in the little work Malaria. Put briefly, this theory is as follows. In the struggle for existence man has competed, not only with his fellow-men, but also with wild animals and disease- parasites. The fight against beasts was decided long before the historic period, but parasites...
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by William John Locke
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LibriVox recording of The House of Baltazar by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers Twenty years ago, John Balthazar, a notable and brilliant Cambridge mathematician, left England abruptly as he found himself falling in love with a woman who was not his wife. No one hears from him for 20 years and it's assumed he's dead. He travels to China where he steeps himself in the culture and returns incognito 20 years later with his Chinese pupil, Quong Ho. They live in a remote farmhouse...
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by William John Locke
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Triona by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers Olivia is a newly orphaned young woman looking for adventure and excitement. She rents out her house to Blaise Olifant whose friend Alexis Triona soon moves in to stay with him. Olivia moves to London and enjoys life in London society before she meets Triona again. Triona writes a book about his rather mysterious past experiences which is an instant bestseller. The book follows their relationship and...
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by William Le Queux
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LibriVox recording of The Count's Chauffeur by William Le Queux. Read in English by Steven Seitel When car-crazy George Ewart accepts employment as chauffeur to Count Bindo di Ferraris, an Italian aristocrat, he has no idea what he has just let himself in for. The opportunity to drive the powerful six-cylinder, 40 horsepower Napier open touring car provides happiness enough. The Count, however, has a secret agenda. Why is he always on the move? What mystery sees the Count Bindo rushing to the...
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by William Makepeace Thackeray
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LibriVox recording of The Newcomes by William Makepeace Thackeray. Read in English by Volunteer Readers The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family was written in serial form in 1854- 1855 by the author of such works as Vanity Fair, The Book Of Snobs. It tells the story of a few generations of the Newcome family: their rise to respectability, marriages, love, and the culture in which they lived. The novel teaches the reader what it was like to live in Victorian England - Summary by Stav...
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by William Morris
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LibriVox recording of Summer Dawn by William Morris. Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of "Summer Dawn" by William Morris. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 10, 2022. ------ When this poem was first published in 1856 it had no title. Subsequently, the 1858 edition gave the sonnet its title of "Summer Dawn." And it is a sonnet, though it does not follow traditional English or Italian models. Perhaps Morris was giving...
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by William Murray Graydon
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LibriVox recording of The Song of the Waters by William Murray Graydon. Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of The Song of the Waters by William Murray Graydon. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 2, 2022. ----- William Murray Graydon, February 4, 1864 – April 5, 1946, was an extremely prolific American writer who also wrote under the pen-names Alfred Armitage, William Murray, and Tom Olliver. He published a wide variety of...
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by William Penn Cresson
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LibriVox recording of The Cossacks: Their History and Country by William Penn Cresson. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. One of the earliest histories of the Cossacks to appear in English, with an emphasis on the exploits of famous Cossack leaders and Cossack struggles for political autonomy. Originally published in 1919. From the Foreword: "It is the proudest boast of the Cossacks of today -- as of their forbears of the Ukraine -- that they have never been classed as serfs nor for a...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of The Second Part of King Henry IV (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin; Jenn Broda; Kelly S. Taylor. This sequel and third entry of the Henriad immediately follows the events of Henry IV, Part 1 and the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, which saw the Percys’ rebellion against the King quashed and its leader, Hotspur, killed in combat with the Prince of Wales. Upon hearing of Hotspur’s death, his father, the Earl...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of The Merry Wives of Windsor (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin; Jenn Broda; Kelly S. Taylor. After the character’s colorful exploits proved a rousing success in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2 , William Shakespeare brought back the roguish knight Sir John Falstaff for one last adventure in The Merry Wives of Windsor , which is notable for being the only play he wrote that is set in his contemporary...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of The London Prodigal by William Shakespeare. Published in 1605 with the title: "The London Prodigall. As it was plaide by the Kings Maiesties servants. By William Shakespeare, London." And included in the 3rd and 4th Shakespeare folios. But Tucker Brooke, author of The Shakespeare Apocrypha (available separately here at Librivox) says "any theory which supports the play's authenticity may safely be branded as utterly untenable.... Shakespeare's catholicity...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 17 (Multilingual) by William Shakespeare. This is the 17th edition of the Shakespeare Monologues Collection, in which Librivox volunteers bring you their favorite characters' monologues. All topics and emotions are covered, from love to hate, drawn from Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies, world-famous and lesser known lines. Recordings are mostly in English, with two in Ukrainian. - Summary by ToddHW For further information,...
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by William Washburn Nutting
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LibriVox recording of The Track of the "Typhoon" by William Washburn Nutting. Read in English by Alan Dove. In 1920, William Nutting, editor of Motor Boat Magazine and an experienced sailor, commissioned his friend, legendary naval architect William Atkin, to design a boat for an Atlantic crossing. The nominal goal of the voyage was to compete in the yacht races off Cowes, England, but Nutting and Atkin also wanted to prove that one could cross a large ocean in what was then...
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by William Wilfred Campbell
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LibriVox recording of Lake Lyrics and Other Poems by William Wilfred Campbell. Read in English by Librivox volunteers A Collection of poems by the Canadian poet William Wilfred Campbell most of which describe the natural beauty of the Great Lakes region of Ontario. These poems reflect Campbell's deep love of Nature as God's Creation. (Summary by Alan Mapstone) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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by William Wilfred Campbell
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LibriVox recording of Sagas of Vaster Britain by William Wilfred Campbell. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. A collection of poems by the Canadian poet William Wilfred Campbell addressing themes of National Identity, Imperialism and the Divinity of Man. - Summary by Alan Mapstone For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by Winchell Smith; Byron Ongley
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LibriVox recording of Brewster's Millions by Winchell Smith; Byron Ongley. Monty Brewster has just inherited a million dollars from the grandfather he has never met. The newly acquired wealth staggers young Monty Brewster, and he is about to launch into his new life when an attorney in the west advises him that his uncle, George Brewster, has left him seven million dollars, contingent upon his getting rid of the million dollars left him by his grandfather. "He mistreated your mother and...
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by Winifred Boggs
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LibriVox recording of Sally on the Rocks by Winifred Boggs. Read in English by annie70 Sally Lunton has led a bohemian lifestyle in Paris, but now at 31 she returns to Little Crampton disillusioned, no job, no money and no hopes for the future except a safe, if loveless, marriage.. Little Crampton has its complement of “typical” villagers – the pompous bank manager, the local gossip, the ageing parson – but this is spring 1915, and the young men are away fighting and dying in the Great...
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LibriVox recording of Wild Pastures by Winthrop Packard. Read in English by Ryan Hammond; Owlivia; TR Love; Victor Seremet; fred; Susan Floerchinger; Jeffrey Michals-Brown; ChristineO; Nan Dodge; Seamus W. K. American naturalist, Winthrop Packard, takes on a journey along pastures, ponds, bogs, brooks and woods alerting us to their many inhabitants. He points out the birds, butterflies, fish, frogs and even skunks, and describes them and their habitat with free flowing narrative that is both...
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LibriVox recording of Wildwood Ways by Winthrop Packard. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers American naturalist, Winthrop Packard, takes us on a journey among the wild woods and ponds alerting us to their many inhabitants. He points out the birds, hornets, muskrat and mink and their habitat, particularly during the New England winter, with free flowing narrative that is both informative and entertaining, sometimes dramatic and sometimes poetic - Summary by Larry Wilson For further...
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Il 7 maggio 2022 alla libreria Modo Infoshop di Bologna si è svolta una presentazione congiunta del libro del collettivo Moira Dal Sito Quando qui sarà tornato il mare. Storie dal clima che ci attende (a cura di Wu Ming 1, Alegre, 2020) e del libro di Sandro Abruzzese e Marco Belli Niente da vedere. Cronache dal Polesine e altri spazi sconfinati (Rubbettino, 2021). Nel corso della chiacchierata, si è parlato anche di svariati altri libri, da La grande cecità di Amitav Ghosh a Viaggio nel...
Topics: Wu Ming, cambiamento climatico, Quando qui sarà tornato il mare, Moira Dal Sito, Niente da vedere,...
Il 29 novembre 2021, al Circolo dei Lettori di Torino, Giacomo Costantini e Wu Ming 2 illustrano la genesi dello spettacolo L'Uomo Calamita, le varie fasi delle sua scrittura e messa in scena e le ricerche storiche che ha richiesto. Ogni tanto, si coglie il riferimento alle immagini proiettate sullo schermo, ma queste non sono essenziali per seguire il filo del discorso. Purtroppo la registrazione parte dopo pochi minuti dall’inizio dell’incontro. Nella parte off the records, Giacomo...
Topics: L'Uomo Calamita, circo El Grito, Wu Ming, Giacomo Costantini
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Il 23 aprile 2022 Wu Ming 1 ha partecipato a un ricordo collettivo di Valerio Evangelisti nell’ambito dell’evento di strada «Oltre il ponte – festa partigiana», svoltosi alla Bolognina, all’incrocio tra via Ferrarese e via Algardi. Wu Ming 1 ha parlato dell’uso del fantastico e del soprannaturale nei libri di Valerio (in particolare nella «Trilogia del Metallo»: Metallo urlante , Black Flag e Antracite ). La visione, il sogno e l’evocazione di spiriti erano al tempo stesso...
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Il ventennale del collettivo Kai Zen , la parola Bolzano uccide, lo sfascio qualunquista del «noir all’italiana», apologia di Fruttero & Lucentini , che fine ha fatto Marco Felder , una guida all’ascolto del folk apocalittico e tante altre cose nella conversazione tra un 50% di Kai Zen e un 66,6666666% di Wu Ming . La chiacchierata si è svolta alla libreria Ubik di Bologna il 16 marzo scorso, in forma di presentazione de La parola amore uccide , romanzo di Jadel Andreetto e Guglielmo...
Topics: La parola amore uccide, Guglielmo Pispisa, Jadel Andreetto, Wu Ming, Radio Giap Rebelde
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La sera del 20 luglio 2022, a Rio nell'Elba, per la precisione in piazza Matteotti, Loredana Lipperini , Mariano Tomatis e Wu Ming 1 , pungolati dal direttore artistico di ElbaBook Festival Marco Belli , hanno discusso di incanto, disincanto, reincanto, meraviglia e magia, a partire dai loro ultimi libri, rispettivamente: Nome non ha (Hacca Edizioni), Incantagioni (Nero) e La Q di Qomplotto (Alegre). Durante la serata sono stati eseguiti un numero di mentalismo e un rituale con cui si è...
Topics: Wu Ming, ElbaBook, Marco Belli, Loredana Lipperini, Mariano Tomatis, magia, reincanto