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  • François Maynard

    LibriVox volunteers bring you ten different recordings of a poem in French: Épigramme, by François Maynard. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 9th, 2006. (Summary by Annie...read more

  • Hamlin Garland

    In all the region of autobiography, so far as I know it, I do not know quite the like of Mr. Garland's story of his life, and I should rank it with the very greatest of that kind in literature. . . . It is the poet who sees the vast scale of human struggle with nature or the things she will withhold unless they are forced from her by man's tireless toil and mighty mechanism, and in the vision he knows a battle-joy as distinctive of this Son of the Middle Border as his fidelity to the sordid and squalid details of the campaign, or his exultation of the beauty of the West which he has so passionately hated and finally so passionately loves. As you read the story of his life you realize it the...read more

  • William Alexander Mackay

    By Zorra, in the following sketches, is meant a little district in Oxford county, Ontario, some ten miles square, composed of part of East and part of West Zorra, and containing a population of about fourteen hundred. It was settled about the year 1830, chiefly by Highlanders from Sutherlandshire, Scotland. Within the last forty years there have gone from this district over one hundred young men who have made their mark in the world. With most of these it has been the writer's good fortune to be personally and intimately acquainted; and companionship with some of them has been to him a pleasure and a benefit. It is not intended to include all these in the following sketches; this were...read more

  • Harry A. Franck

    Harry A. Franck was an American travel writer. After publishing Vagabond Journey Around the World, he spent 3 months in the Canal Zone of Panama as a census-taker and police officer. This work is a series of vignettes of the Panama Canal under construction, with plenty of color and dialect. NOTE: There are racial terms and attitudes expressed in this work that will be objectionable...read more

  • Marcellus Emants

    Novellen van Marcelles Emants: Een avontuur, Najaarsstormen en Fanny verschenen samen in een boek uit 1879, nadat de eerste twee al eerder waren afgedrukt in een literair tijdschrift. Het laatste verhaal was ook bedoeld voor een tijdschrift, maar werd daaruit teruggetrokken, omdat de redacteuren bang waren dat het te erotisch was. De inleiding bij dit luisterboek hoort bij deze eerste drie novellen. Dood, Ontwaakt en Op zee verschenen in De Gids in 1890, 1896 en 1897. Deze drie zijn later ook in diverse boekuitgaven uitgekomen. Short English description: Six short stories, all but one published in literary magazines in the...read more

  • Lily Dougall

    "When travelling in Canada, in the region north of Lake Ontario, I came upon traces of the somewhat remarkable life which is the subject of the following sketch. Having applied to the school-master in the town where Bartholomew Toyner lived, I received an account the graphic detail and imaginative insight of which attest the writer's personal affection. This account, with only such condensation as is necessary, I now give to the world. I do not believe that it belongs to the novel to teach theology; but I do believe that religious sentiments and opinions are a legitimate subject of its art, and that perhaps its highest function is to promote understanding by bringing into contact minds that...read more

  • Eva Katherine Gibson

    Annie Elfrida McLane lives in a little brown house of the South Dakota prairie, within sight of the Black Hills. Her father is a widower and prospects for gold there; Annie lives at home with her grandmother and the servants, Marthy Stubbs and Pete Pumpernickle. Annie has no neighbours, no other children to play with, and no school to attend; she is sometimes lonely and despondent. She is dependent for company on her black cat Silvertip, the farm animals around her, and creatures of the surrounding fields and meadows that she sometimes makes her pets. In the summer when she turns six years old, Annie rescues a wounded prairie dog from a trap. It is a strange little animal, and the other...read more

  • George W. Bateman

    If you have read any accounts of adventure in Africa, you will know that travelers never mention animals of any kind that are gifted with the faculty of speech, or gazelles that are overseers for native princes, or hares that eat flesh. No, indeed; only the native-born know of these; and, judging by the immense and rapid strides civilization is making in those parts, it will not be long before such wonderful specimens of zoölogy will be as extinct as the ichthyosaurus, dinornis, and other poor creatures who never dreamed of the awful names that would be applied to them when they were too long dead to show their resentment. As to the truth of these tales, I can only say that they were told...read more

  • Voltaire

    Zadig, ou La Destinée, ("Zadig, or The Book of Fate") (1747) is a famous novel written by the French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. It tells the story of Zadig, a philosopher in ancient Babylonia. The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are thinly disguised references to social and political problems of Voltaire's own day. The book is philosophical in nature, and presents human life as in the hands of a destiny beyond human control. It is a story of religious and metaphysical orthodoxy, both of which Voltaire challenges with his presentation of the moral revolution taking place in Zadig himself. Voltaire's skillful use of the literary...read more

  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Youth's Spring-Tribute by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. This was the Weekly Poetry Poetry project for April 15, 2012. Dante Gabriel Rossetti was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. His early poetry was influenced by John Keats. His later poetry was characterised by the complex interlinking of thought and feeling, especially in his sonnet sequence The House of Life. Poetry and image are closely entwined in Rossetti's work. (Summary by...read more

  • George Manville Fenn

    Ever wonder how Robin Hood became Robin Hood? Well, now you can read how a young boy was molded into the famous hero who "robbed from the rich and gave to the poor". This imaginative story gives zesty details into the development and growth of the famous Robin Hood Summary by Phil...read more

  • Hamilton Wright Mabie

    This is the second book in a twelve volume series, and highlights myths and legendary heroes from around the world, from Ancient Greece to Scandinavia and the Far East. They are aimed at the junior audience. (Summary by Lynne...read more

  • LibriVox Volunteers

    Young Adults Short Works Collection Vol....read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 different recordings of You are Old, Father William by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 20th,...read more

  • Henry Austin Dobson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of "You Bid Me Try" by Austin Dobson . This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 24, 2011. Henry Austin Dobson , commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist. His official career was uneventful, but as a poet and biographer he was distinguished. Those who study his work are struck by its maturity. It was about 1864 that he turned his attention to writing original prose and verse, and some of his earliest work was his best. It was not until 1868 that the appearance of St Paul's, a magazine edited by Anthony Trollope, gave Harry Dobson an opportunity and an audience; and during the next six years he contributed some of his favourite...read more

  • Thomas Middleton

    A Yorkshire Tragedy: Not So New as Lamentable and True (1619) tells the gruesome tale of Walter Calverly who stabbed his wife and killed his two young sons in April 1605. This recording is based on the text of the second quarto, which was attributed to William Shakespeare on its title page. This transcription is based on the 1619 quarto at the Boston Public Library. Students completed the transcription in the fall of 2013 for English 422 (Seminar on Renaissance Drama: Gender and Print) taught by Professor Tara Lyons at the University of...read more

  • Patanjali

    Yoga sutras by Patanjali is a seminal work in yoga, this book is more about control of mind and the true goal of yoga. The sutras are extremely brief, and the translation in neat English makes it very easy for people to understand the ancient Sanskrit text. It starts with the birth and growth of spiritual man through the control of mind. In all, this is a "all in one" book for yoga philosophy written by the master himself. (Summary by...read more

  • Francis P. Church

    "Is There A Santa Claus?" was the headline that appeared over an editorial in the September 21, 1897 edition of the New York Sun. The editorial, which included the response of "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus," has become an indelible part of popular Christmas lore in the United States. LibriVox brings you eight different Versions of this classic. (Summary from...read more

  • LibriVox Volunteers

    An atomic bomb explodes in the mountains of Montana. But was there really a bomb? And was it really in Montana, or in Tokyo? Are Liz and Elizabeth the same woman, is she married with children, is her husband a spy? These and many other questions are constantly asked, and answered, in this round-robin small book written and recorded by LibriVox volunteers during the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) November 2007. (Summary by...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    "Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books are a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources (who had collected them originally), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories." (summary from...read more