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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: Voice of the Ancient Bard, The by Blake, William show

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Librivox volunteers bring you six different readings of The Voice of the Ancient Bard , by William Blake. This is a weekly poetry project. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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Librivox: Sonnet 023 by Shakespeare, William show

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Librivox volunteers bring you eight different readings of William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 23, a weekly poetry project. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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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: 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: Noiseless Patient Spider, A by Whitman, Walt show

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Librivox volunteers bring you eight different readings of Walt Whitman’s A Noiseless Patient Spider, a weekly poetry project. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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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: Five Children and It by Nesbit, E. (Edith) show

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This delightful novel begins when a family of five children moves from London to the English countryside. While playing in a gravel pit soon after the move, they discover an ancient and rather grumpy sand-fairy known as the Psammead, who agrees to grant one wish of theirs per day. The children’s wishes send them on adventure after adventure, but rarely turn out as expected. (Summary by Kara)

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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: Little Princess, A by Burnett, Frances Hodgson show

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The novel tells of the troubles of a wealthy young girl, Sara Crewe, who is sent to an oppressive London boarding school during her father’s campaign in India. Thanks to Capt. Crewe’s money, Sara is treated as a little princess until, one day, word comes of her father’s tragic death. Miss Minchin, the school’s greedy headmistress, wastes no time in putting the now-penniless Sara to work for her room and board. It is only through the friendship of two other girls, her own resolute nature, and some astonishing luck that Sara eventually finds her way back to happiness. (Summary from wikipedia.org)

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