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A student discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster Frankenstein. Rejected by society, Frankenstein vows revenge on his creator. (Summary written by Gesine)

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Librivox: Notes from the Underground by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor show

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short masterpiece about a ranting, slightly mad civil servant. The stylistic inventiveness, and the insights into the absurdities and weakness of humans seem so fresh and incisive today that if published now (a century and a half later) Notes would be considered an avant-garde post-modernist triumph. In some ways this is a heavy text, laden with conversational philosophizing; but the vividness of the narrator make it a wonderful read, and funny. (Review by Hugh McGuire)

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Librivox: Cow, The by Stevenson, Robert Louis show

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Librivox volunteers bring you eight different readings of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Cow, a weekly poetry project. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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Librivox: In Flanders Fields by McCrae, John show

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Librivox volunteers bring you seven different readings of John McCrae’s In Flanders Field , a weekly poetry project. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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Librivox: Constitution of the United States of America, 1787, The by United States, Founding Fathers of the show

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This 1787 document defines the rights and responsibilities of federal government of the United States of America.

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Librivox: Gift of the Magi, The by Henry, O. show

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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 ends the story by clarifying the metaphor between the characters in the story, Della and James (or Jim), and the Biblical Magi. The Gift of the Magi features O. Henry's characteristic twist ending and use of flowery diction. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia.org)

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Librivox: Modest Proposal, A by Swift, Jonathan show

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Jonathan Swift almost defines satire in this biting and brutal pamphlet in which he suggests that poor (Catholic) Irish families should fatten up their children and sell them to the rich (Protestant) land owners, thus solving the twin problems of starving children and poverty in one blow. When the “Proposal” was published in 1729, Swift was quickly attacked, and even accused of barbarity – the exact state the “Proposal” was written to expose. (Summary by Hugh)

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Librivox: Christmas Carol, A by Dickens, Charles show

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A classic tale of what comes to those whose hearts are hard. In a series of ghostly visits, Scrooge visits his happy past, sees the difficulties of the present, views a bleak future, and in the end amends his mean ways. (Summary written by Kristen McQuillin)

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Librivox: International Episode, An by James, Henry show

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Two men visting the US from London meet a pair of charming women who return the visit the following year in London. Romantic intrigues, miscommunication and cultural faux pas abound in this short but delightful novel. (Summary written by Kristen McQuillin)

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Librivox: Road, The by Sassoon, Siegfried show

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Librivox volunteers bring you eight different readings of Siegfried Sassoon's The Road , a weekly poetry project. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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