Literature Podcasts

Librivox: I Do Not Love Thee by Norton, Caroline Elizabeth Sarah show

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Librivox volunteers bring you twenty different readings of Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton’s I Do Not Love Thee , a weekly poetry project. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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Librivox: Where My Books Go by Yeats, William Butler show

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Librivox volunteers bring you thirteen different readings of the short poem Where My Books Go by William Butler Yeats, a weekly poetry project. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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Librivox: Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin’s Boarding School by Burnett, Frances Hodgson show

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The story told in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, A Little Princess , was first written as a serialized novella, Sara Crewe, or What Happened at Miss Minchin’s , and published in St. Nicholas Magazine , in 1888. It tells the story of Sara Crewe, an intelligent, wealthy, young girl at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Sara’s fortunes change when her father dies, and she goes from being a show pupil and parlor boarder at the school to a drudge, but eventually she finds happiness and a home again. (Summary by Treesh)

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Librivox: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Carroll, Lewis show

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In this children's classic, a girl named Alice follows falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm full of talking creatures. She attends a never-ending tea party and plays croquet at the court of the anthropomorphic playing cards. (Summary written by Gesine)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 002 by Various show

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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 002: a collection of 22 public-domain poems.

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Librivox: Pilgrim's Progress,  The by Bunyan, John show

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Translated into over 100 languages, The Pilgrim's Progress is one of the most famous classics of literature. It is an allegorical novel, describing a Christian's journey through life to reach heaven. Part 1 was written by John Bunyan in 1679 whilst he was imprisoned for conducting unauthorised religious services, whilst Part 2 was not written until 1684, and is not included in many versions of this text. This recording includes both parts, and inline scripture references. (Summary by Joy Chan)

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Librivox: Owl and the Pussycat, The by Lear, Edward show

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Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of January 22, 2006: The Owl and the Pussycat is a famous nonsense poem by Edward Lear, first published in 1871. Its most notable historical feature is the introduction of the runcible spoon. (Summary from wikipedia.org)

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Librivox: Bible (Biblia Sacra Vulgata) 19: Psalmi XXII by Biblia Sacra Vulgata show

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Psalm 22 appears as Psalm 23 in modern English translations of the Bible. - Psalmi XXII Bibliae Sacrae Vulgatae, recitatus in lingua Latina. (Summary by Jim Cadwell)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 003 by Various show

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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 003: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

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Librivox: Typee by Melville, Herman show

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Typee is Herman Melville's first book, recounting his experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands in 1842, and becoming a captive of a cannibal island tribe. It was an immediate success in America and England, and was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime. It was not until the end of the 1930's that it was surpassed in popularity by Moby Dick, more than thirty years after his death. The story provoked harsh criticism for its condemnation of missionary efforts in the Pacific Islands. Many sought to discredit the book, claiming that it was a work of fiction, but this criticism ended when the events it described were corroborated by Melville's fellow castaway, Richard T. Greene, who appears in the story as the character Toby (Summary by Michael)

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