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by Xavier Marmier
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LibriVox recording of L' arbre de Noël: contes et légendes by Xavier Marmier. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne; Margot; Stéphanie; Martine; Sandra Schmit; Rémi Dans ce livre, Xavier Marmier (1808-1892) a rassemblé 44 contes et légendes, collectionnés du monde entier. Parmi eux on trouve des contes allemands des frères Grimm, des légendes des peuples de l'Amérique du Nord, des histoires régionaux de France, des récits orientaux, et bien plus encore. - Summary by Sonia For further...
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by Xavier de Maistre
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LibriVox recording of A Journey Round My Room by Xavier de Maistre. (Translated by Henry Attwell.) Read in English by Steven Watson Sentenced to house arrest for forty-two days owing to his participation in a duel, Xavier de Maistre was inspired to write a travel memoir about the greatest journey a man can take. It is a journey which costs nothing, one which is equally well-suited to the "miserly or prodigal, rich or poor, young or old" -- even the idlest man will enjoy this...
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by Xenophon
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LibriVox recording of Anabasis by Xenophon. Read in Ancient Greek by bedwere Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C. "Anabasis" is a Greek word which means "journey from the coast to the center of a country." This is Xenophon's account of his...
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LibriVox recording of The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates by Xenophon. (Translated by Edward Bysshe.) Read in English by btuten; RHelfmann; Craig Campbell; shibe; Dave Stevens; jenno; Kristine Bekere; DJRickyV; Paul Fleischman; Darren Beckham; Jay Mistry; Phil Schempf; Jeremy Sherwood; Ian Virly; Daniel Shorten Xenophon's best memorial of his old guide, philosopher, and friend is this work, in which Xenophon brought together in simple and direct form the views of life that had been made clear to...
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LibriVox recording of Xenophon's Anabasis translated by H. G. Daykins, read by LibriVox volunteers, and proofed, coordinated, and produced by Karen Merline. Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C. "Anabasis" is a Greek work which means "journey...
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LibriVox recording of die Vertheidigung des Sokrates von Xenophon , translated by Christoph Eberhard Finckh. Read in German by redaer. Xenophon möchte zeigen, dass Sokrates ganz bewusst in den Tod gegangen sei. Das Unglück seines Todes war kein Zufall. Denn der Philosoph habe gespürt, dass seine Zeit gekommen sei, um das Leben zu vollenden und zu sterben. (Zusammenfassung von Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Xenophon
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LibriVox recording of Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus by Xenophon. (Translated by H. G. Dakyns.) Read in English by Larry Wilson; Lynne T; John Ottens; Kane Mercer; Peter Gardner; Lucy Perry; Omar H. Eldahan; John Martin; Anna Simon; Rosie Roberts; Emory; Mark Chulsky; J. McDougall The Cyropaedia (or Cyropedia) is a partly fictional biography of Cyrus the Great, written in the early 4th century BC by the Athenian gentleman-soldier, and student of Socrates, Xenophon of Athens. The title...
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LibriVox recording of The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians (Spartans) by Xenophon. (Translated by H. G. Dakyns.) Read in English by Phil Chenevert The Polity of the Lacedaemonians talks about the laws and institutions created by Lycurgus, which train and develop Spartan citizens from birth to old age. It only because of Xenophon that we have most of our knowledge about the Spartans. Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans,...
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by Xueqin Cao
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LibriVox recording of The Dream of the Red Chamber Book I by Xueqin Cao. (Translated by Henry Bencraft Joly.) Read in English by LIbrivox volunteers. The Dream of the Red Chamber (also known as The Story of the Stone ) is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of China, and considered the greatest of them all. Almost 40 main characters and some 500 minor characters tell the fortunes of the Chia family; the book details mainly the life of Chia Pao-yü, the heir apparent, who is described as very...
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by Xueqin Cao
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LibriVox recording of The Dream of the Red Chamber Book II by Xueqin Cao. (Translated by Henry Bencraft Joly.) Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. The Dream of the Red Chamber (also known as The Story of the Stone ) is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of China, and considered the greatest of them all. Almost 40 main characters and some 500 minor characters tell the fortunes of the Chia family; the book details mainly the life of Chia Pao-yü, the heir apparent, who is described as...
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by Xun Lu
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LibriVox recording of 徬徨 (Wandering or Pang Huang) by Xun Lu. Read in Chinese by Tina Ding. Wandering or Pang Huang was Lu Xun's second collection of stories. It was published near the end of 1925 and included 11 stories written between 1924 and 1925. (Note: The Librivox reading is based on the Gutenberg version which includes only 8 stories, omitting “A Happy Family”, “Soap” and “Brothers”.) The title Lu Xun gave to the collection is Pang Huang, translated as Wandering, but...
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by Xun Lu
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LibriVox recording of The True Story of Ah Q by Xun Lu. Read in Chinese by Vivienne Wong. The True Story of Ah Q (simplified Chinese: 阿Q正传; traditional Chinese: 阿Q正傳; pinyin: Ā Q Zhèngzhuàn; Wade–Giles: A Q Cheng-chuan), is an episodic novella written by Lu Xun, first published as a serial between December 4, 1921 and February 12, 1922. It was later placed in his first short story collection Call to Arms (吶喊, Nahan) in 1923 and is the longest of the stories in the...
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