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Librivox: Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor show

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For killing an albatross, the mariner and his crew are punished with drought and death. Amidst a series of supernatural events, the mariner's life alone is spared and he repents, but he must wander the earth and tell his tale with the lesson that "all things great and small" are important. (Summary written by Gesine)

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Librivox: Aesop's Fables, Volume 01 (Fables 1-25) by Aesop show

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Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 1 of 12. (Summary by Chip)

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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: Declaration of Independence of the United States of America by United States, Founding Fathers of the show

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Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. It was ratified by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. (Summary from wikipedia.org)

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Librivox: Pride and Prejudice (version 2) by Austen, Jane show

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Jane Austen’s classic novel chronicles the events in the lives of the Bennet family. Take a family with five unmarried daughters and a lack of wealth, throw in a new wealthy neighbor or two, plus a whole regiment of soldiers in town, and add a heaping spoonful of pride and a pinch of prejudice. Mix it all together and you get a story full of tears and laughter, embarrassment and pride, and, of course, love. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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Librivox: Song (Donne version) by Donne, John show

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Librivox volunteers bring you seven different readings of the short poem Song by John Donne, a weekly poetry project. Song is a bitter little poem on the falsity of women: search the world for ages, see mythical wonders, but you’ll not find a true woman. Deep hurt is the bane of the loving heart. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)

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Librivox: North of Boston by Frost, Robert show

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One of the first collections of poetry by Robert Frost, published in 1914. (Summary written by Gesine) Contents (with beginning time): Part 1 Mending Wall (00:01:20) The Death of the Hired Man (00:03:45) The Mountain (00:12:20) A Hundred Collars (00:18:14) Part 2 Home Burial (00:00:18) The Black Cottage (00:06:16) Blueberries (00:12:56) A Servant to Servants (00:18:44) Part 3 After Apple-picking (00:00:16) The Code (00:02:16) The Generations of Men (00:08:01) The Housekeeper (00:18:55) Part 4 The Fear (00:00:16) The Self-seeker (00:05:27) The Wood-pile (00:16:35) Good Hours (00:18:47)

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Librivox: Waste Land, The by Eliot, T. S. show

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The Waste Land is a highly influential 433-line modernist poem by T. S. Eliot. It is perhaps the most famous and most written-about long poem of the 20th century, dealing with the decline of civilization and the impossibility of recovering meaning in life. Despite the alleged obscurity of the poem—its shifts between satire and prophecy, its abrupt and unannounced changes of speaker, location and time, its elegiac but intimidating summoning up of a vast and dissonant range of cultures and literatures—the poem has nonetheless become a familiar touchstone of modern literature. Among its famous phrases are “April is the cruelest month” (its first line); “I will show you fear in a handful of dust”; and “Shantih shantih shantih” (its last line). The title is sometimes mistakenly written as “The Wasteland”. (Summary from wikipedia.org)

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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: 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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