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Warden, The by TROLLOPE, Anthony show

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<p> Amongst the great popular novelists of the nineteenth century who are still read today, Anthony Trollope stands alongside his contemporary, Charles Dickens. His two series of novels, the political (The Pallisers) and the clerical (The Barsetshire Chronicles) are the best known. This book is the first of the Barsetshire series and was also Trollope’s first really successful novel. <br><br>In the mid nineteenth century there were a number of financial scandals in the Church of England including those of Rochester, where the endowments which should have supported the King’s School Canterbury had been diverted to the Dean and Chapter; and of the hospital of St Cross at Winchester where the Rev. Francis North, later the Earl of Guildford, had been appointed to the mastership of the hospital by his father the bishop. The revenues of the hospital were very considerable, the work involved minimal. The scandal soon broke. <br><br>Trollope based ‘The Warden’ on the St Cross case, but in the novel the Warden is a kindly, devoted, priest, beloved by all that knew him and is racked by fear that he is accepting money to which he is not entitled. His antagonist is his prospective son-in-law John Bold and his (somewhat unwelcome) ally is one of Trollope’s strongest characters, the Archdeacon of Barchester, Dr. Theophilus Grantly. (summary by Andy Minter) </p>

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Army of Death, The by SORLEY, Charles Hamilton show

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<br>Captain Sorley was among 16 Great War poets commemorated in Westminster Abbey's Poets' Corner. The inscription was written by Wilfred Owen. It reads: "My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity." <br><br>This is regarded as one of Sorley's finest poems, and was discovered in his kit after his death. (Summary by Ruth Golding)<br><br>

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Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation by BAUM, L. Frank show

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Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation is a juvenile novel for girls, written by L. Frank Baum. It is the seventh in the ten volumes in the Aunt Jane's Nieces series, and carries forward the continuing story of the three cousins Lousie Merrick Weldon, Patsy Doyle, and Elizabeth De Graf. Like all the books in the series, it was issued under Baum's "Edith Van Dyne" pseudonym. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

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Historic Adventures: Tales from American History by HOLLAND, Rupert S. show

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This is a collection of early American stories, interesting read. (Summary by sidhu177)

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History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 1, Chapter 02), The by MACAULAY, Thomas Babington show

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<p>This is the second chapter of Thomas Babington Macaulay’s History of England from the Succession of James II.<br><br>In this chapter we see the restoration of the House of Stuart. The mood of the people sours toward the Roundheads, Army and, of course the Puritans. An examination of the character of Charles II. We see Charles attempting to recruit assistance from France so he can attain absolute monarchy and so emulate Lewis the Fourteenth, the French Sun King. <br>(Summary by Jim Mowatt)</p>

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Rosary, The by BARCLAY, Florence Louisa show

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<p>"The Rosary" is a beautiful love story. Gareth Dalmain falls in love with the Honorable Jane Champion. She loves him back, but does not trust his love, as is known to be a great lover of beauty, and she - alas - is very plain. Just as she decides to trust him, she receives news that he has been blinded in a hunting accident. She wants to go visit him, but he will not receive her, as he wants only her love - not her pity. With the help of their mutual friend and doctor, she gets the position as his nurse under a presumed name, and thereby gets to know the 'new' Gareth. (Summary by Maria Elmvang)</p>

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Marge Askinforit by PAIN, Barry show

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A rollicking parody of the Margot Asquith memoirs, in which Pain's character, Marge, beguiles us with the most personal details of her dysfunctional family, and delights in relating every cringing, if not wholly accurate, minutiae of her exciting private life. (Summary by Nigel Boydell)

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Miss Civilization by DAVIS, Richard Harding show

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<br><em>Miss Civilization</em>, a one act comedy, tells the story of a young woman who matches wits with three burglars attempting to rob her house. This recording was made in Chicago at the LibriVox World Gathering in May 2007.<br><br><strong>Cast:</strong><br><a href="">Kristin Hughes</a><br><a href="">Betsie Bush</a><br><a href="">Julian Jamison</a><br><br>

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Fables de La Fontaine, livre 10 (version 2) by FONTAINE, Jean de La show

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<p>Voici le dixième des douze livres des Fables de La Fontaine. Celles-ci datent du XVIIe siècle et sont lues par des lecteurs de divers horizons.</p><p> This is the tenth book from a collection of 12. The fables were written and first published in the 17th century. They portray humans' behaviour in the society.</p><br> (Summary by Ezwa)

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Short Poetry Collection 030 by VARIOUS show

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<p>LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 030: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.</p>

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