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Confessionum Libri Tredecim by AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, Saint show

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Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. Its original title was "Confessions in Thirteen Books", and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit. (Summary by Wikipedia)<p></p>

By LibriVox

Chimneysmoke by MORLEY, Christopher show

Chimneysmoke by MORLEY, ChristopherJoin Now to Follow

A collection of short poems on various themes by the author. (Summary by Carmen H)

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Short Poetry Collection 019 by VARIOUS show

Short Poetry Collection 019 by VARIOUSJoin Now to Follow

<p>Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 019: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.</p>

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Interventions by PANGBORN,  Georgia Wood show

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A collection of short stories of social commentary, tales of love, mystery, and loss. Many of the stories revolve around children, women, and relationships with friends of varying classes, often in odd, unusual, or difficult circumstances in life. (Introduction by Psudonae Vox)<p></p>

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Calendar of Sonnets, A by JACKSON, Helen Hunt show

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Helen Hunt Jackson is probably most famous for her work on behalf of Native Americans’ rights. However, this short volume presents a sonnet for each month of the year, devoted simply and beautifully to the shifting wonder of nature through the seasons. (Summary by Laura Fox)

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Mardi Vol. 2 by MELVILLE, Herman show

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Mardi is Melville's first purely fictional work. In it he contemplates man's beliefs, and questions whether or not one faith has value over another--or is it all simply a sham? Mardi is a poetically existential analysis of religious truths as told through the protagonist's allegorical wanderings across the South Pacific. But is this all that Mardi is? (Summary by James K. White)

By LibriVox

Old Christmas by IRVING, Washington show

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<p>A tale of the quaint and old English traditions of celebrating Christmas. Irving travels to the English countryside and meets an old schoolmate, who invites him home to spend Christmas at the family estate. (Summary written by Gesine)</p>

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Gettysburg Address (version 3), The by LINCOLN, Abraham show

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<p>The Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, in November, 1863, followed a few short months after the roiling, acrid clouds of gun smoke dissipated, leaving a little crossroads town in Pennsylvania heir to the human tragedy of over 7,000 corpses and 21,000 men suffering wounds. It was a most unnatural disaster. On November 19, the chief executive made the trip to the still-dazed, shot-torn community to deliver, almost as an afterthought (for he was not the keynote speaker), an address that clarified his belief that the Negro race should be liberated from their slavery, and that despite the loss of so much blood and life, the Union should hold to the goal of completing this emancipation. That he knew the eyes of the nation would rest of him was evident; this address was the first speech since his inauguration that he prepared in advance. But these carefully crafted words - only 269 of them - became a vital part of our nation's identity, and are a signature to the bedrock of our beliefs.</p>

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Romantic Poetry Collection 001 by VARIOUS show

Romantic Poetry Collection 001 by VARIOUSJoin Now to Follow

A collection of romatic poems for St Valentine's day.<p></p>

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Rider on the White Horse, The by STORM, Theodor show

Rider on the White Horse, The by STORM, TheodorJoin Now to Follow

Hauke Haien, a young man of 24 years, has just beome dikemaster in Northern Frisia. Against the resistance of many of the townfolk, he has a new dike built, not according to the old customs, but to his own specifications. For years, everything goes well, but when the big storm hits the land, a small oversight will cost him dearly. <br><br> Storm tells the life of Hauke Haien from his beginnings as the clever son of a small landowner to his rise as dikemaster, where Hauke has to weather many storms - both literally and figuratively speaking. The story inside a story inside a story is considered Theodor Storm's masterpiece. (Summary by Availle)

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