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    A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selections from the epics of Homer and Hesiod. The contemporary rhapsode performs the classical poetry of his or her language, culture, and tradition. Any particular collection and arrangement of poems for performance I term a “rhapsody.” In general terms, a rhapsody is an ecstatic expression of feeling and enthusiasm. In music, a rhapsody is an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation. The poems in this rhapsody comprise a number of poems that I have performed in public and known for much of my life as well as...read more

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    A fascinating collection of short stories by some of the greatest Victorian female writers. This anthology covers every theme from spirits and the occult to love and sexuality to sentimentality and romance to social observation and critique. 'The Operation' by Violet Hunt 'Satan's Circus' by Eleanor Smith 'A Dream of Wild Bees' by Olive Schreiner 'A Dill Pickle' by Katherine Mansfield 'Squirrel in a Cage' by E. M. Delafield 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin 'The Artist's Secret' by Olive Schreiner 'The Marquise' by George Sand 'Mansize in Marble' by...read more

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    A delightful collection of short stories by some of the luminary authors of the Victorian era. These stories explore the truth behind the victorian marriage. - Summary by Gina...read more

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    Few ghost stories are as chilling as the ones written by Victorian writers. Featuring work by Jerome K. Jerome, Rhoda Broughton, R.L. Stevenson and Violet Hunt, this second collection of eight enduring horror stories, some well-known, others less familiar, transports you to a candlelit fireside to hear tales of cursed paintings, mysterious locked chests and the consequences of promises...read more

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    Victor Hugo is one of the best-known French writers, and is part of the greatest literary figures of all time. His poetry made him famous very early, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest lyric poets when he was only 20 years old. He was also a novelist and a dramatist, and furthered the cause of Romanticism, this exalted artistic movement which toyed with Sublime and soared on the winds of emotion. The high-achieving poet was also actively involved in politics, defending the poor until his last breath; he was even forced into exile, from which he kept on writing, beloved by the masses he stood up for. When he died, it was an intense day of mourning in France, and more than two...read more

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    Dit is een verzameling van kort Nederlandstalig proza van allerlei aard - fictie en non-fictie. Uitgekozen en gelezen door vrijwilligers van...read more

  • Various Authors

    Dit is een verzameling van kort Nederlandstalig proza van allerlei aard - fictie en non-fictie. Uitgekozen en gelezen door vrijwilligers van...read more

  • Various Authors

    Dit is een verzameling van kort Nederlandstalig proza van allerlei aard - fictie en non-fictie. Uitgekozen en gelezen door vrijwilligers van...read more

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    A selection of some of the best short stories about Vampires ever written. Includes The Vampire Maid by Hume Nisbet, Fragment of a Novel by Lord Byron, Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker, and Count Magnus by M.R....read more

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    A collection of classic love poetry Composed by many of the world’s best known and most celebrated poets—including William Blake, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Robert Frost, James Joyce, Christina Rossetti, William Butler Yeats, and others—Valentines spans not only the ages, but the full range of passionate expression of love in all its forms and...read more

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    Fifty unusual and enchanting short stories. 1. A Lucky Number by S. B. Hale 2. The Brown Wallet by Stacy Aumonier 3. The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin 4. A Strange Thing by John Galsworthy 5. Rats by M. R. James 6. The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling 7. My Adventure in Norfolk by A. J. Alan 8. Gabriel-Ernest by Hector Hugh Munro 9. The Pig and Whistle by George Gissing 10. The Misogynist by Henry Prothero 11. An Egyptian Cigarette by Kate Chopin 12. Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty by Stacy Aumonier 13. The Changeling by W. W. Jacobs 14. A Strange Goldfield by Guy Boothby 15. A Poor Gentleman by George...read more

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    A delightful collection of lesser known traditional and modern fairy stories: 1. "The King of the Golden River" 2. "The Empty Drum" 3. "The Fire Spirit" 4. "The Tree of Death" 5. "The Smuggler’s Daughter" 6. "A Dream of Wild Bees" 7. "The Fisherman" 8. "The Masked Ball" 9. "The Petrified Man" 10. "The Were-Wolf" 11. "The Walled Nun of Avila" 12. "The Little Grey Mouse" 13. "The Serpent Woman" 14. "The Castle of Jativa" 15. "Ourson" 16. "The Magic Turban, the Magic Sword and the Magic Carpet" 17. "The Three Silver Citrons" 18. "The Magic Pipe" 19. "The Triumph of Truth" 20. "Life’s Secret" 21. "The King of Root Valley" 22. "The Wonderful Pear Tree" 23. "The Stone...read more

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    From scraps of papyrus to shapes carved into stone and wood, there's nothing more fascinating to anthropologists, archeologists and paleontologists than the visual abstractions left behind by former inhabitants of this planet. Even more intriguing are symbols meant to mislead and deceive, like the signs left by secret, medieval societies like the Freemasons and Knights Templar. Before The Da Vinci Code there lies a two-thousand year history of myth and symbolism, an attempt by Man to distill in a few figures the nature of himself and God. For those who desire to crack this code, the journey is long and arduous, but the reward may be...read more

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    This collection comprises recordings of seven historic speeches given to the UK House of Lords between 1641 and 1945. Readings are of speeches origninally given by the 1st Earl of Strafford (Thomas Wentworth), the 1st Earl of Chatham (William Pitt the Elder), the 6th Baron Byron (the poet Lord Byron), the 1st Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley), the 3rd Earl of Lucan (George Lord Bingham) and the 3rd Earl Russell (the philosopher Bertrand Russell). (Summary by Carl...read more

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    This is the third LibriVox collection of speeches given in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The collection comprises recordings of 10 historic speeches given to the UK House of Commons between 1601 and 1960. Readings are of speeches originally given by Queens Elizabeth I and Victoria, and by parliamentarians Edmund Burke, Herbert Asquith, Winston Churchill, Barbara Castle, Margaret Thatcher and Michael Foot. (Summary by Ruth...read more

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    This collection comprises recordings of 17 historic speeches given to the UK House of Commons between 1628 and 1956. Readings are of speeches origninally given by parliamentarians including Oliver Cromwell, Edmund Burke, William Wilberforce, William Gladstone, Keir Hardie, Winston Churchill and Aneurin Bevan. (Summary by Carl...read more

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    This collection comprises recordings of 17 historic speeches given to the UK House of Commons between 1628 and 1956. Readings are of speeches origninally given by parliamentarians including Oliver Cromwell, Edmund Burke, William Wilberforce, William Gladstone, Keir Hardie, Winston Churchill and Aneurin Bevan. (Summary by Carl...read more

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    A captivating anthology of some of the more unusual short stories written by well-known classic writers. "A Witch in the Peak" by R. Murray Gilchrist "War" by Sherwood Anderson "Self-Help" by W. W. Jacobs "The Wolf" by Guy de Maupassant "Makes the Whole World Kin" by O. Henry "The Stone Dragon"" by R. Murray Gilchrist "The New Englander" by Sherwood Anderson "Berenice" by Edgar Allan Poe "The Man with the Watches"" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "The Adventure of the Diamond Necklace" by G. F. Forest "Nine O’Clock" by Wilkie Collins "One Thing Leads to Another" by Stacy Aumonier "Seeds" by Sherwood Anderson "The Man-Wolf"...read more

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    A spine-chilling collection of tales of uncanny happenings, ghostly apparitions, unexplained mysteries, evil deeds and tragic events. •The Upper Berth - F. Marion Crawford •Andreas Vasalius the anatomist - Petrus Borel •They - Rudyard Kipling •The Parricide Punished - Anon •The Poisoner of Montremos - Richard Cumberland •The Vindictive Monk - Isaac Crookenden •The Phantom Coach - Emilia B. Edwards •The Bottle Imp - Robert Louis Stevenson •The Shadow in the Corner - M.E.Braddon •Number 17 - Edith Nesbit •The Finest Story in the World - Rudyard...read more

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    This is the inside story from the UK's top UFO investigator. Listen to straight-arrow information from a man who investigated alien visitation and other phenomena for the British government's Ministry of Defence for over two decades. Hard science and first-hand evidence characterize this pioneer's work on this highly controversial subject. A must for UFO believers and skeptics...read more