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That Pup by BUTLER, Ellis Parker
That Pup by BUTLER, Ellis Parker
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A puppy, unanounced and unordered, arrives in a crate at Mr. Murchison's house. Humorous events follow. - Summary by david wales Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/that-pup-by-butler-ellis-parker/id752785885. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Spirits in Bondage by LEWIS, C. S.
Spirits in Bondage by LEWIS, C. S.
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Spirits in Bondage is C.S. Lewis’s first book and the first of his works to be available in the public domain. It was released in 1919 under the pseudonym of Clive Hamilton and was written in a period of darker thought for C.S. Lewis than was later evidenced in his Christian apologist writings. The darkness of the verse is most evident in Part One (The Prison House), begins to change in the short transitional Part Two (Hesitation) and attains a more hopeful tone in the final Part Three...
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Tamburlaine the Great is the name of a play in two parts by Christopher Marlowe. It is loosely based on the life of the Central Asian emperor, Timur 'the lame'. Written in 1587 or 1588, the play is a milestone in Elizabethan public drama; it marks a turning away from the clumsy language and loose plotting of the earlier Tudor dramatists, and a new interest in fresh and vivid language, memorable action, and intellectual complexity. Along with Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, it may be...
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Their Yesterdays by WRIGHT, Harold Bell
Their Yesterdays by WRIGHT, Harold Bell
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The story of a man and a woman, as they experience The Thirteen Truly Great Things of Life: Dreams, Occupation, Knowledge, Ignorance, Religion, Tradition, Temptation, Life, Death, Failure, Success, Love, and Memories.(Introduction by Megan Kunkel) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/their-yesterdays-by-wright-harold-bell/id666132612. Items in this collection are restricted.
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"This comical children's tale about the funny adventures of a funny pig written by an unknown author. The publisher has hired authors to write children's tales, and gave them "house names". The "name" of the author who wrote this tale is Richard Barnum. It became very successful, the most well known of Richard Barnum's tales. So, if you want to laugh a little, even if you are not a child, read this book". Summary by Stav Nisser. Archived from iTunes at...
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Slant Book, The by NEWELL, Peter
Slant Book, The by NEWELL, Peter
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This recording of Peter Newell’s The Slant Book (1910) kicks off voiced renderings by LibriVox of public domain books in the International Children's Digital Library (ICDL). The ICDL book can be found at: http://www.childrenslibrary.org/. The Slant Book is literally the shape of a parallelogram, with the spine of the book running down one side. When opened, facing pages form a "V" shape. All the pictures on the slanted recto pages show a way-too-precocious infant in a carriage [the...
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Under the Andes by STOUT, Rex
Under the Andes by STOUT, Rex
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Under the Andes was written by Rex Stout years before his creation of the immensely popular Nero Wolfe series of novels, and while perhaps his future writing style is still blossoming, certainly his knack for weaving a fantastic tale of mystery and adventure will have most readers anxious for the next phase of adventure at every turn. The story finds two brothers and a pretty female companion on a journey which eventually takes them to a series of underground caves under the Andes of South...
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This little book, whose design is to lead the devout Bible student into the Green Pastures of the Good Shepherd, thence to the Banqueting House of the King, and thence to the service of the Vineyard, is one of the abiding legacies of Mr. Hudson Taylor to the Church. In the power of an evident unction from the Holy One, he has been enabled herein to unfold in simplest language the deep truth of the believer's personal union with the Lord, which under symbol and imagery is the subject of The Song...
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Vóór Adam's tijd by LONDON, Jack
Vóór Adam's tijd by LONDON, Jack
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"Vóór Adam's tijd" is het verhaal van een jongen die droomt dat hij het leven leidt van een vroege mensachtige, Australopithecus. Het verhaal geeft een vroege visie op de menselijke evolutie weer. Het grootste deel van het verhaal wordt verteld door het prehistorische alter-ego van de jongen, één van de holenmensen. Naast de holenmensen waren er de geavanceerdere vuurmensen, en de primitievere bomenmensen. Ook wilde dieren, zoals een sabeltandtijger, spelen een rol. Samenvatting...
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Ward No. 6 by CHEKHOV, Anton
Ward No. 6 by CHEKHOV, Anton
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The line between sanity and insanity is blurred in this classic novella by Anton Chekhov. The disillusioned idealist Dr. Rabin is in charge of a provincial lunatic asylum, overseeing with weary, dubious policies a motley group of patients, a group that mirrors in microcosm all of human and especially Russian society. Seeking answers to profound questions, Dr. Rabin enters into dialogues with both staff members and patients, trying to make sense out of what has become of his life, until it...
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Witch of Salem, The by MUSICK, John R.
Witch of Salem, The by MUSICK, John R.
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A historical novel about the Salem Witch Trials. A fantastic illustrated historical novel by the prolific American author John R. Musick. From the author’s preface: The "Witch of Salem" is designed to cover twenty years in the history of the United States, or from the year 1680 to 1700, including all the principal features of this period. Charles Stevens of Salem, with Cora Waters, the daughter of an indented slave, whose father was captured at the time of the overthrow of the Duke...
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Jane Austen’s classic novel chronicles the events in the lives of the Bennet family. Take a family with five unmarried daughters and a lack of wealth, throw in a new wealthy neighbor or two, plus a whole regiment of soldiers in town, and add a heaping spoonful of pride and a pinch of prejudice. Mix it all together and you get a story full of tears and laughter, embarrassment and pride, and, of course, love. (Summary by Annie Coleman) Archived from iTunes at...
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Rachel Ray by TROLLOPE, Anthony
Rachel Ray by TROLLOPE, Anthony
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The love that develops between Luke Rowan and Rachel Ray is not universally welcomed. Mrs. Tappitt- a rich, influential, and bad woman - wishes him to marry one of her own daughters, while Rachel's mother and older sister are not sure he is worthy of her. After many adventures, everybody gets what they deserve. Characteristically to Trollope's works, there is also a secondary plot involving the election of parliament in Baslehurst."Summary by Stav Nisser. The book lives still because of...
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Have you every read a bed time story to a child? Or had one read to you? Fun, isn't it? These 28 delightful, short, well written and whimsical stores by the famous storyteller Abby Phillips just beg to be read aloud by adults or children. With titles like THE REVENGE OF THE FIREFLIES and SALLIE HICKS'S FOREFINGER how can you go wrong? Turn on the nightlight, tuck 'em in, settle down in the rocking chair and ... enjoy. (Summary by phil chenevert) Archived from iTunes at...
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Small Catechism, The by LUTHER, Martin
Small Catechism, The by LUTHER, Martin
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Luther's Small Catechism (Der Kleine Katechismus) was written by Martin Luther and published in 1529 for the training of children. Luther's Small Catechism reviews The Ten Commandments, The Apostles' Creed, The Lord's Prayer, The Sacrament of Holy Baptism, The Office of the Keys & Confession, and The Sacrament of the Eucharist. It is included in the Lutheran Book of Concord as an authoritative statement of what Lutherans believe. The Small Catechism is widely used today in Lutheran churches...
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Gift of the Magi, The by HENRY, O.
Gift of the Magi, The by HENRY, O.
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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 the characters, Jim and Della, share is greater than their possessions. O. Henry...
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This poem tells a story that begins in 1823 - just after the Leavenworth campaign against the Arikara Indians - and follows an expedition of Major Andrew Henry during a series of arduous journeys over the Trans-Missouri region. The poem focuses upon the relationship between two trappers - Hugh Glass and Jamie - who, after fighting and hunting together, consequently develop a close friendship. The poem revolves around the betrayal of Hugh by Jamie: who leaves Hugh alone "as good as...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of The Song of the Western Men by Robert Stephen Hawker.This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 29th, 2010.This poem is also known by the title of "Trelawny". Hawker wrote the song in 1824, telling of events that took place in 1688. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/song-of-the-western-men-the-by-hawker-robert-stephen/id417850757. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Will Barrent awakes without memories just before being deposited on Omega, a planet for criminals where the average life expectancy is 3 years. He’s listed as a murderer and released into the illicit society as a “peon” the lowest class imaginable. A mysterious girl gives him a weapon that starts him on his path to status, a path that requires constant brutality. But it must be borne if our hero is to discover the reason for his imprisonment; A reason that pits him against himself, and...
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This version of the classic tale of the three pigs, their houses and a wolf, published in 1904, has a new twist in its second half. This recording can be enjoyed by itself, or you can read along with the Library of Congress facsimile version from the International Children's Digital Library: Here. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/story-of-the-three-little-pigs-the-by-brooke-l-leslie/id736336507. Items in this collection are restricted.
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This is a collection of amusing anecdotes about quirky couples from a rural part of Scania, in the south of Sweden. Written by a man from that same region and read in the local accent, these stories may offer insights on love as well as a few laughs to those who comprehend it.Henrik Wranér är känd för sina humoristiska skildringar av skånskt allmogeliv. I Sockerpullor och Pepparkorn möter vi ett antal bybor i alla åldrar som har ett eller annat att säga om kärleken. Historierna handlar...
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THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN LITERATURE is a collection of essays reviewing contemporary authors on the literary scene at the turn of the century and assessing the uniquely American characteristics of their growing body of work. Excerpted from the author’s preface: “In this book something is said about most, if not quite all, of the emergent figures in American literature; an attempt is made to survey the four corners of the national library and to give an impression of its shape and size. If its...
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Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, born Genoa 1447 – 15 September 1510) is an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in 1497 and 1501. She died in that city in 1510.In 1551, 41 years after her death, a book about her life and teaching was published, entitled Libro de la vita...
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Mostly a collection of story-telling poems told by a group of friends in a tavern late one night. "Tales" includes the famous Paul Revere's ride, together with poems of many tales, countries and styles. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-of-a-wayside-inn-by-longfellow-henry-wadsworth/id384750854. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Way of the Lawless by BRAND, Max
Way of the Lawless by BRAND, Max
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He made one mistake in the beginning. He pushed the chestnut too hard the first and second days, so that on the third day he was forced to give the gelding his head and go at a jarring trot most of the day. On the fourth and fifth days, however, he had the reward for his caution. The chestnut's ribs were beginning to show painfully, but he kept doggedly at his work with no sign of faltering. The sixth day brought Andrew Lanning in close view of the lower hills. And on the seventh day he put his...
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Wheel Of Time, The by JAMES, Henry
Wheel Of Time, The by JAMES, Henry
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Fanny Knocker is a very, very plain young woman. She is introduced to the extremely handsome, thoroughly impoverished, younger son of an old family. What will transpire? (David Wales) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wheel-of-time-the-by-james-henry/id742320065. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Whittington and his Cat, or Harlequin Lord Mayor of London was the 26th Grand Comic Christmas Annual, written by E. L. Blanchard for performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London in 1875. Pantomimes are a favourite Christmas entertainment in England, and in Victorian times were usually written in rhyming couplets. They featured a Principal Boy (played by a girl) and a Dame (played by a man). Over the years they became ever more elaborate with fantastic costumes, huge casts and...
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Wild Duck, The by IBSEN, Henrik
Wild Duck, The by IBSEN, Henrik
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The Wild Duck (1884) (original Norwegian title: Vildanden) is by many considered Ibsen's finest work, and it is certainly the most complex. It tells the story of Gregers Werle, a young man who returns to his hometown after an extended exile and is reunited with his boyhood friend Hjalmar Ekdal. Over the course of the play, the many secrets that lie behind the Ekdals' apparently happy home are revealed to Gregers, who insists on pursuing the absolute truth, or the "Summons of the...
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Alaska has only been a state since 1959, and the breathtaking terrain remains mostly unspoiled and natural. In modern times, many of us have had the pleasure of visiting Alaska via a luxurious cruise ship, where we enjoyed gourmet meals, amazing entertainment, and a climate-controlled environment. It's easy to also book a land package that enables you to see more of the country by train.Imagine what it was like to visit the same wild, untamed countryside in 1899. Instead of boarding a sleek,...
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To a Faded Rose by SWITZER, Maurice
To a Faded Rose by SWITZER, Maurice
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LibriVox readers bring you 16 recordings of "To a Faded Rose" by Maurice Switzer. This was the Weekly Poetry selection for June 16, 2013. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/to-a-faded-rose-by-switzer-maurice/id668270690. Items in this collection are restricted.
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To My Cat by WATSON, Rosamund Marriott
To My Cat by WATSON, Rosamund Marriott
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 different recordings of To My Cat by Rosamund Marriott Wilson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of August 19th, 2007 Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/to-my-cat-by-watson-rosamund-marriott/id782470886. Items in this collection are restricted.
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The first book of the Pentateuch - Genesis. Presented according to weekly parshah.Praised are You, Adonai, Our G-d, ruler of the Universe, who has made us holy with commandments and commanded us to engage in the study of Torah.(Summary by Linette Geisel and traditional prayer) Parshat descriptions provided by Wikipedia. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/torah-jpsa-01-genesis-by-jewish-publication-society/id667238041. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Four short stories by Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938), an American author and illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short stories and novels portraying life in the mining communities of the turn-of-the-century American West. She is famous for her stories of place, in which she portrayed the rough, picturesque life she experienced and observed in the old West, especially that in the early mining towns. She wrote several novels, and illustrated stories and novels by other authors...
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An early booklet, designed to encourage tourism in the northern parts of New South Wales, and the southern parts of Queensland, particularly the area now in the Gold Coast. (Introduction by Timothy Ferguson) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tours-in-the-south-coast-district-by-queensland-railways/id666137883. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Train Dogs, The by JOHNSON, E. Pauline
Train Dogs, The by JOHNSON, E. Pauline
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of The Train Dogs by E. Pauline Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 6th, 2011.Emily Pauline Johnson (Mohawk: Tekahionwake –pronounced: dageh-eeon-wageh, literally: 'double-life')(10 March 1861 – 7 March 1913), commonly known as E. Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson, was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century. Johnson was notable for her poems and performances that celebrated her First Nations...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 23 recordings of A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea by Allan Cunningham. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 4, 2012.Allan Cunningham was a Scottish poet and author. Cunningham was apprenticed to a stonemason, but gave his leisure to reading and writing imitations of old Scottish ballads. His prose is often spoiled by its misplaced and too ambitious rhetoric; his verse also is ornate, and both are full of mannerisms. Some of his songs, however, hold a high...
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This is a collection of 4 stories by Leo Tolstoy, all dealing with the question asked in the title of the first story: What Does Man Live By. What is the purpose of life? How are we expected to live with others? What is all of this about anyway? And the answer to that question by the way is answered in a style that is uniquely and perfectly Tolstoy's. But these are not essays, but well written stories that tell about real people as they live real lives. The first story is broken into two parts...
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This is the inspiring story of Saint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231). The son of a wealthy Portuguese family, he was initially ordained a priest of the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine. In 1221, he took up the habit of a poor Franciscan friar and devoted his life to fervently preaching the Word of God. His extensive knowledge of Sacred Scripture and keen insights into its profound spiritual meaning astonished his hearers. To confirm the efficacy of his words, God gave him the gifts of prophecy...
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Wonderful Garden, The by NESBIT, E.
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Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups.E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy summer days of a well-to-do Edwardian childhood, liberally spiced with magic, humour and lessons learned.Published exactly 100...
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Wopsy is the story of a very young Guardian Angel, sent to watch over a pagan baby in Africa. Wopsy desperately wants his baby's soul to become white and clean in baptism, but what is a small guardian angel to do when there is no missionary priest in the village?The author was a member of the missionary order of priests known as the White Fathers (So named because of the white habits they wore). He wrote the "Wopsy" series of books in order to encourage missionary vocations in young...
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Struwwelpeter: In dem Buch erzählt Hoffmann Geschichten von Kindern, die nicht brav sind, nicht auf ihre Eltern hören und denen deshalb allerlei grausames Unheil widerfährt. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24571 König Nussknacker und der arme Reinhold: ist eine Geschichte von einem kranken Jungen, der in seinen Fieberträumen von einem Nussknacker durch eine Fantasiewelt geführt wird. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32034 (Zusammenfassung von Wikipedia und Elli) Archived from iTunes at...
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In the Fog by DAVIS, Richard Harding
In the Fog by DAVIS, Richard Harding
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The story is set in London, at an elite gentleman’s club called "The Grill," where an American gentleman arrests the attention of four other men by relating how one night he got lost in a thick London fog. He stumbled upon a house where a double murder was just committed. The victims of the murder were a young nobleman and a Russian princess. He escaped from the house and reported the killings to Scotland Yard. But they were unable to find the location of the dwelling. All very...
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On 27 February 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave this address at the Cooper Union in New York City. When he gave the speech, Lincoln was considered by many to be just a country lawyer. After he gave the speech, he soon became his party's nominee for president. (Summary by henkelsc) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lincoln-at-cooper-union-by-lincoln-abraham/id729686352. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Norie's series of piloting and sailing directions was something of a staple in the chart-room of 19th century British (and other) merchant vessels. The description of landmarks and ports, as well as the rules and regulations provide another viewpoint to an earlier age. Please note that these piloting directions are rather completely out of date. They are given here for purposes of historical interest only, and should not be used for navigation purposes. (Summary by P Hirvonen) Archived from...
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Rheinsberg by TUCHOLSKY, Kurt
Rheinsberg by TUCHOLSKY, Kurt
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Ein Bilderbuch für Verliebte. Claire und Wolfgang, ein verliebtes Paar aus Berlin fahren für einige Tage nach Rheinsberg. (Summary by Wolfgang) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rheinsberg-by-tucholsky-kurt/id382746215. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Rhodora, The by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo
Rhodora, The by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo
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To celebrate Earth Day, LibriVox volunteers bring you six different recordings of The Rhodora, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 16th, 2006.(Summary by Annie Coleman) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rhodora-the-by-emerson-ralph-waldo/id727848819. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Sappho lived in the Greek-speaking Aeolian islands off the coast of Turkey. She is one of the very few female poets from antiquity. Although her work was very popular in ancient Greece and Rome, only small fragments survive today. This book includes translations of these fragments, as well as a poem from Ovid's Heroides, "Sappho to Phaon," a fictional letter from Sappho to her assumed lover. (Summary by Libby Gohn) Archived from iTunes at...
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Justin Huntly McCarthy (1859 - 1936) was an Irish scholar, author and nationalist politician. In 1889 his prose translations of 466 quatrains of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám was published by David Nutt. An abbreviated edition, containing a shorter introduction and translations of 373 quatrains, was published by David Nutt in 1898, and this has been used for the present recording. (Summary by Algy Pug) Archived from iTunes at...
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A valuable ruby is lost during a disturbance in the snow before a ball at The Evergreens. A detective is called for right away to recover it, but who, of the few guests, might have the jewel, and how to solve the mystery without causing a scandal? (Summary by Carolin) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ruby-and-the-caldron-the-by-green-anna-katharine/id667527476. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Secret Mark, The by SNELL, Roy J.
Secret Mark, The by SNELL, Roy J.
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Student Lucile Tucker works part-time at the library of the large university she attends in Chicago to help pay her tuition. One night, while closing the library for the evening, she glimpses a small child – a girl – in the stacks. Carefully following her, Lucile can’t believe her eyes when the child, unaware that she has been seen, manages to steal a valuable book from the collection and practically disappear from the library right before Lucile’s eyes. This is only the beginning of...
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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-020-by-various/id665709183. Items in this collection are restricted.
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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-014-by-various/id666543142. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Librivox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 006: a collection of 10 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short-mystery-story-collection-006-by-various/id382858010. Items in this collection are restricted.
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This is a collection of short stories and fairy tales by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of The Secret Garden and A little Princess. (Summary by Elli) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/racketty-packetty-house-other-stories-by-burnett-frances/id667767969. Items in this collection are restricted.
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The story is set in Padua in a distant, but unspecified past. From his quarters, Giovanni, a young student of letters, observes Beatrice, the beautiful daughter of Dr. Rappaccini, a scientist working in isolation. Beatrice is confined to the lush and locked gardens filled with poisonous plants by her father. Having fallen in love, Giovanni enters the garden and meets with Beatrice a number of times regardless of the warning of his mentor, Professor Baglioni, that Rappaccini is up to no good and...
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Project Mastodon by SIMAK, Clifford D.
Project Mastodon by SIMAK, Clifford D.
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Clifford Simak deals with the implications of time travel in his own unique way in this story. What if a group of guys did it on their own, without any help from government or industry? On a shoestring,so to speak? Would anyone believe them? What would you do if you could go back 150,000 years to a time when mastodons and saber toothed tigers roamed North America? And what happens when they run out of money? All these questions are explored in the usual humorous, wry Simak way in this story....
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Third Miss Symons, The by MAYOR, F. M.
Third Miss Symons, The by MAYOR, F. M.
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Miss Mayor tells this story with singular skill, more by contrast than by drama, bringing her chief character into relief against her world, as it passes in swift procession. Her tale is in a form becoming common among our best writers; it is compressed into a space about a third as long as the ordinary novel, yet form and manner are so closely suited that all is told and nothing seems slightly done, or worked with too rapid a hand. (Summary from the Preface by John Masefield) Archived from...
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American friends begin to summer in a beautiful French country house when WWI breaks out. They decide not to evacuate as the war encroaches. Their interactions are interwoven by the stories that they take turns telling after dinner each night to stimulate their nightly conversation and distract their thoughts from the war. (Summary by A.L. Gramour) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/told-in-a-french-garden-by-aldrich-mildred/id417830821. Items in this collection are...
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“Der tolle Mensch” ist der Aphorismus 125 aus dem dritten Buch der “Fröhlichen Wissenschaft” und befaßt sich mit dem Thema “Gott ist tot”. Der stilistisch dichte Aphorismus enthält Anspielungen an klassische Werke der Philosophie und Tragödie. Dieser Text lässt den Tod Gottes als bedrohliches Ereignis erscheinen. Dem Sprecher in diesem Text graut vor der Aussicht, dass die zivilisierte Welt ihr bisheriges geistiges Fundament weitgehend zerstört hat. Der unfassbare Vorgang des...
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The Titus Brothers Contractors company have won a government contract in Peru to blast a tunnel through a mountain and connect two isolated railroad lines. The deadline is approaching, and the contractors have hit a literal wall: excessively hard rock which defies conventional blasting techniques. The company is under pressure to finish, or else the contract will default to their rivals, Blakeson & Grinder. Mr. Job Titus has heard of Tom Swift and Tom's giant cannon, which is used in...
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Treny - Laments by KOCHANOWSKI, Jan
Treny - Laments by KOCHANOWSKI, Jan
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Jan Kochanowski (1530-84) was the greatest Polish poet of his time and probably the most famous name in Polish literature before Adam Mickiewicz (1798 - 1855). His masterpiece is considered to be his Laments, a series of nineteen poems commemorating his daughter Ursula, who died in 1579 at the age of two and a half . In simple but eloquent language, Kochanowski describes his journey from savage grief to reconciliation, and even in translation his verse retains much of its power and...
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"What a joy! How exciting! Margret Kendall returned home, to her loving and equally beloved mother's arms after 4 years in the slums of New York City- where she endured unimaginable hardships. This hardship made the naturally brilliant nine-years-old strong, resourceful, and full of questions which her mother finds it hard to answer. But this is not the end of the problems she would have to face. Those will include her mother's intended marriage, her need to get along with her stepfather's...
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Howard Garis, one of the most prolific children's writers of the 20th century, is credited with writing over 1500 Uncle Wiggily stories. In this collection, the loveable old rabbit visits other childhood friends from the "Alice In Wonderland" stories, once he discovers his rheumatism is not bothering him so much one day and he feels the need for adventure. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) Archived from iTunes at...
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Swan Song, The by CHEKHOV, Anton
Swan Song, The by CHEKHOV, Anton
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In 'The Swan Song' an aging actor reminisces about his life and the parts he's played. The piece takes a tragic look at ambition and the sacrifices that must be made in order to succeed. Chekhov’s ability to capture and explore human nature and experience is showcased here. (Summary by Lucy Perry)Cast:VASILI SVIETLOVIDOFF, a comedian, 68 years old - Peter YearsleyNIKITA IVANITCH, a prompter, an old man - PhillippaNarrated by Lucy PerryAudio edited by Peter Yearsley Archived from iTunes at...
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”This book, the rather unpremeditated production of several months’ work, is by a man who is not a novelist and who is therefore entirely unfitted to write about women who are novelists.” The author is a literary reporter and from that perspective he offers a short biographical sketch “of all the living American women novelists whose writing, by the customary standards, is artistically fine . . . [or] whose writing has attained a wide popularity.” This book was published in 1918....
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"At thirty-four Mr. Wrenn was the sales-entry clerk of the Souvenir Company. He was always bending over bills and columns of figures at a desk behind the stock-room. He was a meek little bachelor--a person of inconspicuous blue ready-made suits, and a small unsuccessful mustache." Mr. Wrenn, however has a rich inner life embellished by his own imagination. When he comes into a modest inheritance, he feels he ought to learn to get out and wander a bit, and then his education begins. He...
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Three fellow travelers on a train enter into a discussion concerning what they would call an 'indiscreet letter.' The discussion, albeit short, produces some rather interesting revelations during the journey and at journey's end. (Summary by Kehinde) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/indiscreet-letter-the-by-abbott-eleanor-hallowell/id784987237. Items in this collection are restricted.
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English as She is Wrote by ANONYMOUS
English as She is Wrote by ANONYMOUS
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"...Showing Curious ways in which the English Language may be made to convey Ideas or obscure them." A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language. Sections of the work: How she is wrote by the Inaccurate, By Advertisers and on Sign-boards, For Epitaphs, By Correspondents, By the Effusive, How she can be oddly wrote, and By the Untutored. (Summary by TriciaG) Archived from iTunes at...
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Mark Twain pulls no punches while exposing the "real" Percy Shelley in this scathing condemnation of Edward Dowden's "Life of Shelley". Even though, as Twain writes, "Shelley's life has the one indelible blot upon it, but is otherwise worshipfully noble and beautiful", Twain shows how Shelley's extra-marital conduct might easily be seen to have been the cause of his wife Harriet's suicide. (Introduction by John Greenman) Archived from iTunes at...
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Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin (1770-1840) was an emigre Russian aristocrat and Catholic priest who is acclaimed as "The Apostle of the Alleghenies." He is the son of Prince Dimitri Alexeievich, a Russian ambassador to the Netherlands, and the German Countess Adelheid Amalie von Schmettau. Demetrius was raised Russian Orthodox, but at age seventeen he converted to Catholicism, the faith of his mother, following her miraculous recovery from a serious illness. Although the ambassador had...
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Richard le Gallienne was an English poet and critic, who, although unfamiliar with the Persian language, had a profound interest in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. In 1897 he published a collection of 211 quatrains, which was based on earlier English translations, in particular the prose version by Justin Huntly McCarthy. A expanded edition, containing fifty additional quatrains was published in 1901, and this has been used for the present recording. (Summary by Algy Pug) Archived from iTunes at...
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New Year Greeting by WAITE, Louise R.
New Year Greeting by WAITE, Louise R.
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 7 recordings of New Year Greeting by Louise R. Waite . This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 21st, 2010.,The 21st of March is the ancient Persian festival of Naw-Rúz, also spelled "Noruz" (New Day) which is the Iranian and Zoroastrian New Year's Day. Naw-Rúz is also a Bahá'í holy day and the Baha'i New Year.Louise R. Waite (nee Spencer) was a Bahá'í poet and song writer. She wrote this poem, entitled “New Year Greeting”, for Naw-Rúz,...
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Kriton by PLATO (Πλάτων)
Kriton by PLATO (Πλάτων)
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Kriton by Platon (428/427 v. Chr. – 348/347 v. Chr.). Übersetzung durch Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher (1768-1834) von 1818. Der Dialog Kriton schließt inhaltlich an die Apologie des Sokrates an und dokumentiert das Gespräch zwischen dem zum Tode verurteilten Philosophen Sokrates und dessen wohlhabendem Freund und Schüler Kriton, welcher ihn in seiner Zelle aufsucht. Sein Ziel ist es, Sokrates' Leben zu retten, indem er ihm zur Flucht aus dem Gefängnis verhilft. Dieses kann aber...
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A second volume of humorous essays on various subjects, following the success of Idle thoughts Of An Idle Fellow. (Summary by Chris Garbett) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/second-thoughts-of-an-idle-fellow-by-jerome-jerome-k/id666513925. Items in this collection are restricted.
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This is a lovely collection of melodic poems, many melancholy in tone, many featuring Housman's constant theme of living this short life to the fullest. (Summary by Jon Sindell) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shropshire-lad-version-2-a-by-housman-a-e/id667524510. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Genial Idiot, The by BANGS, John Kendrick
Genial Idiot, The by BANGS, John Kendrick
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John Kendrick Bangs once again takes us on a journey with the loveable, but somewhat self-opinionated and irritating Mr Idiot. (Summary by Michele Eaton) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genial-idiot-the-by-bangs-john-kendrick/id668404230. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Rainbow Valley by MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud
Rainbow Valley by MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud
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Rainbow Valley, the seventh book in the Anne of Green Gables series explores the world of Anne & Gilbert’s six children along with the exploits of the Merediths, the children of the town’s new minister. With no mother and an absent-minded father, the Meredith children are not being properly brought up. This leads to their many adventures causing the ladies of the town to gossip, risking their father's job. These kind-hearted, but misguided children fumble their way through bringing...
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Rape of the Lock, The by POPE, Alexander
Rape of the Lock, The by POPE, Alexander
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The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope, first published anonymously in Lintot's Miscellany in May 1712 in two cantos (334 lines), but then revised, expanded and reissued under Pope's name on March 2, 1714, in a much-expanded 5-canto version (794 lines). The final form was available in 1717 with the addition of Clarissa's speech on good humour. The poem satirizes a petty squabble by comparing it to the epic world of the gods. It was based on an incident...
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Reviews by WILDE, Oscar
Reviews by WILDE, Oscar
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Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a...
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Arthur Chamberlain has problems. His one-man engineering firm is faltering and his pretty secretary Estelle barely notices him. But these problems are put aside when his Manhattan office building falls into the fourth dimension. Madison Square is filled with wigwams and it’s up to Arthur to engineer a way to make his building to fall back to the future. – The Runaway Skyscraper first appeared in the February 22, 1919 issue of Argosy magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite) Archived from...
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Because of the illness of her grandfahter, Lloyd Sherman, the Little Colonel, finds herself being sent off to boarding school from her home in Lloydsboro Valley, Kentucky. Jolly times are mixed with lessons in this 7th book in the "Little Colonel" series for girls. (Summary by Maria Therese) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/little-colonel-at-boarding-school-by-johnston-annie/id667712393. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Little Sister Snow by LITTLE, Frances
Little Sister Snow by LITTLE, Frances
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American author Fannie Caldwell, under pen name of Frances Little, tells the story of young Yuki San growing up in Japan circa early 1900s, and of her dreams of an American. (Introduction by Cheri Gardner) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/little-sister-snow-by-little-frances/id668403209. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Madame Butterfly by LONG, John Luther
Madame Butterfly by LONG, John Luther
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Madame Butterfly is the story of the young Japanese girl Cho-Cho San, who marries a flighty American naval officer, and is thenceforth outcast from her relatives. Anxiously she awaits the return of her beloved husband, but when he finally anchors in the harbour, Cho-Cho San does not get the happy ending she was hoping for. This short story by John Luther Long has inspired Giacomo Puccini to write the opera of the same name. (Introduction by Availle) Archived from iTunes at...
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Manfred by BYRON, George Gordon, Lord
Manfred by BYRON, George Gordon, Lord
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Manfred is a dramatic poem in three acts by Lord Byron, and possibly a self confessional work. A noble, Manfred, is haunted by the memory of some unspeakable crime. In seeking for forgetfulness and oblivion, he wanders between his castle and the mountains. He has several encounters with the people who try to assist him, as well as spirits that rule nature and human destiny. The poem explores themes of morality, religion, guilt and the human condition. (Summary by TimSC)CastManfred: TimSCFirst...
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Mann im Nebel, Der by FALKE, Gustav
Mann im Nebel, Der by FALKE, Gustav
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Es wird die Geschichte von Randers erzählt, der versucht seine Rolle im Leben zu finden und der auf der Suche nach einem Platz ist, wo er sich zuhause fühlen kann. Dabei steht er sich aber oft selbst im Wege, da er damit zu kämpfen hat, über bloße Träumereien hinauszukommen und diese endlich auch einmal zu verwirklichen. (Zusammenfassung von Jessi) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mann-im-nebel-der-by-falke-gustav/id666890882. Items in this collection are...
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Red Dust, The by LEINSTER, Murray
Red Dust, The by LEINSTER, Murray
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You who have read "The Mad Planet" by Murray Leinster, will welcome the sequel to that story. The world, in a far distant future, is peopled with huge insects and titanic fungus growths. Life has been greatly altered, and tiny Man is now in the process of becoming acclimated to the change. We again meet our hero Burl, but this time a far greater danger menaces the human race. The huge insects are still in evidence, but the terror they inspire is as nothing compared to the deadly Red...
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The Relations (in Spanish Relaciones) is an extention of St Teresa's Autobiography. In The Relations she tells of her inner and outer experiences in the form of letters. - Summary by Ann Boulais Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/relations-saint-teresa-avila-by-teresa-avila-saint/id791217038. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Robin by BURNETT, Frances Hodgson
Robin by BURNETT, Frances Hodgson
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Starting with a summary of the 1922 novel The Head of the House of Coombe, which followed the relationships between a group of pre-WWI English nobles and commoners, this sequel, called Robin, completes the story of Robin, Lord Coombe, Donal and Feather. (Introduction by Linda Andrus) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robin-by-burnett-frances-hodgson/id667405732. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Rock Crystal by STIFTER, Adalbert
Rock Crystal by STIFTER, Adalbert
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On Christmas Eve, two children, a brother and sister, leave their grandmother's house in an Alpine village and get lost in the mountain snow. They become trapped among the rock crystals of the frozen glacier. This short and gripping novel, by 19th century Austrian master Adalbert Stifter, influenced Thomas Mann and others with its suspenseful, simple, myth-like story and majestic depictions of nature. Poet W.H. Auden called the work "a quiet and beautiful parable about the relation of...
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This novel, which Shakespeare adapted in his pastoral comedy As You Like It, is the archetypal pastoral adventure. Two young persons of high birth, who have recently lost their fathers (one to death, one to banishment), fall in love but are separated almost at once and forced to flee to the Forest of Arden. There they meet again, but as Rosalynde is disguised for safety as a boy, named Ganymede, her lover Rosader does not recognize her. Once Rosader has confided his love to Ganymede, they play...
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Rosa Bonheur by CRASTRE, François
Rosa Bonheur by CRASTRE, François
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A Masterpieces in Colour series book. Very informative with a biography and critique of the artist's work and how well she was beloved. (Summary by Susan Morin) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rosa-bonheur-by-crastre-fran%C3%A7ois/id673852417. Items in this collection are restricted.
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A primer for those interested in the basic philosophy, beliefs & secrets of the Rosicrucians. (Summary by Kirk Ziegler) Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rosicrucian-mysteries-the-by-heindel-max/id667403464. Items in this collection are restricted.
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Rosmersholm by IBSEN, Henrik
Rosmersholm by IBSEN, Henrik
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Rosmersholm is a play written in 1886 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. In the estimation of many critics the piece is Ibsen's masterwork, only equalled by The Wild Duck of 1884. As expressed by the protagonist, Rosmer, the theme of the play is social and political change, in which the traditional ruling classes relinquish their right to impose their ideals on the rest of society, but the action is entirely personal, resting on the conduct of the immoral, or amoral, "free...
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Round the Sofa (1859), is a book of stories by the lady that Charles Dickens called his “dear Scheherazade” due to her skill as a story teller. That Lady was Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (North and South, Wives and Daughters, Cranford etc.). Mrs. Gaskell begins with Round the Sofa, a short story which she uses as a device to stitch together six previously published stories into a single work. It introduces us to a set of characters who take turns to recount stories to one another during their...
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Police Your Planet by REY, Lester del
Police Your Planet by REY, Lester del
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Bruce Gordon looked at his ticket, grimaced at the ONE WAY stamped on it, then tore it into bits and let the pieces scatter over the floor. He counted them as they fell; thirty pieces in all, one for each year of his life. Little ones for the two years he'd wasted as a cop. Shreds for the four years as a kid in the ring before that--he'd never made the top. Bigger bits for two years also wasted in trying his hand at professional gambling; and the six final pieces that spelled his rise from...
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Albatros ont été décrits comme "le plus légendaire de tous les oiseaux". Un albatros est un emblème central à La Rime du vieux marin de Samuel Taylor Coleridge, un albatros en captivité est également une métaphore de la poète maudit dans un poème de Charles Baudelaire. C'est à partir du poème de Coleridge que l'utilisation d'albatros comme une métaphore est tirée, quelqu'un avec un fardeau ou un obstacle, dit-on "un albatros autour du cou", la peine infligée...
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The Poor Little Rich Girl is a children’s fantasy about a little girl named Gwendolyn who is lonely and longs for a friend. But she is isolated by rich parents who ignore her and left to the care of servants who are indifferent. Her nanny’s carelessness with some medicine plunges Gwendolyn into a bewildering world in which metaphors literally come to life. (Summary by Susan Umpleby) Archived from iTunes at...
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Posterior Analytics by ARISTOTLE
Posterior Analytics by ARISTOTLE
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Posterior Analytics is the fourth of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon ("Instrument"). Posterior Analytics deals with demonstration, definition, and scientific knowledge. Demonstration is distinguished as a syllogism productive of scientific knowledge, while Definition is marked as the statement of a thing's nature, a statement of the meaning of the name, or of an equivalent nominal formula. (Introduction adapted from Wikipedia) Archived from...
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a Jacobean play written at least in part by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected works despite questions over its authorship, as it was not included in the First Folio. Modern editors generally agree that Shakespeare is responsible for almost exactly half the play—827 lines—the main portion after scene 9 that follows the story of Pericles and Marina. Modern textual studies indicate that the first two acts of 835 lines detailing the...
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Kalimát-i-Maknúnih (کلمات مکنونه) or The Hidden Words is a book written in Baghdad around 1857 by Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. This work is written partly in Arabic and partly in Persian. The Hidden Words is written in the form of a collection of short utterances, 71 in Arabic and 82 in Persian, in which Bahá'u'lláh claims to have taken the basic essence of certain spiritual truths and written them in brief form. Bahá'ís are advised by `Abdu'l-Bahá, the...
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