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Frankenstein (Edition 1831) by SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft show

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A mentally unstable genius, Victor Frankenstein, inspired by the dreams of ancient alchemists and empowered by modern science, creates a humanoid but fails to nurture and educate it after it comes to life. It wanders alone into a hostile world, where fear of its size and ugliness subjects it to violence and ostracism, which in time it learns to blame upon its maker. As compensation for its suffering, it demands that he create a companion with whom to share its outcast life. Moved by the creature's account of its sufferings, the scientist agrees, but a long period of procrastination awakens doubts that ultimately cause him to break his promise. In retaliation, the creature begins a campaign of vengeance. Although its serious crimes are limited to those which will wound his maker's heart, Victor imagines much more widespread harm, supposing the human race itself to be the creature's intended victim. There then follows a chase into the frozen north, which the creature prolongs so as to destroy his pursuer by exposure and exhaustion. This story, narrated by Victor, forms a frame surrounding the creature's tale of its wanderings, education, and unhappy encounters with human beings. Victor's narrative is itself framed within a series of letters written by the young mariner who rescues him from an iceberg while engaged in his own ambitious scientific endeavor, searching for the North Pole. This novel was begun while the author and her lover, Percy Shelley, were in hiding from her father and Percy's wife on the shores of Lake Geneva, where they were the frequent house guests of Lord Byron. The young people all began to write "ghost" stories, but only Mary's was destined to enjoy success. The novel was published in 1818. Percy contributed a preface and later made extensive emendations. After his death Mary herself thoroughly revised the text and published it again in 1831. This is the text read in this project. (Summary by Thomas Copeland) <p></p>

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Angels of Mons, The by MACHEN, Arthur show

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The Angels of Mons is a popular legend about a group of angels who supposedly protected members of the British army in the Battle of Mons at the outset of World War I. The story is fictitious, developed through a combination of a patriotic short story by Arthur Machen, rumours, mass hysteria and urban legend, claimed visions after the battle and also possibly deliberately seeded propaganda. (Summary by Wikipedia)

By LibriVox

Librivox: Fifty Famous Stories Retold by Baldwin, James show

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Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin is a collection of short stories that give a snapshot into the life of a legendary hero or an event in history. Hear how Alexander the Great tamed Bucephalus, the kindness of Doctor Goldsmith, William Tell, George Washington and his hatchet, King Alfred as well as many other interesting tales. (Summary by Laura Caldwell)

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Three Impostors, The by MACHEN, Arthur show

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Three friends in a large old dilapidated house are laughing. They seem as giddy as an acting troupe at closing night. But their laughter is callous, cruel; you might say, evil. One of them, a young woman described as piquant rather than beautiful with eyes of a shining hazel, carries a neatly wrapped parcel. She says it is for the doctor's museum. It is dripping. Do you want to know why? Then, listen! There's more than one tale told, but what is the truth? My dears, are you sure you want to know? Summary by Tony Oliva and put in the public domain.

By LibriVox

Art Share show

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Art Share is a bi-monthly art webcast featuring artist/writer Brigid Ashwood and fellow artists and creatives. We talk about the process and business of the creative arts. Previously recorded shows are available via iTunes, YouTube and our website http://www.art-share.org . Got a question or a topic in mind you'd like to see covered? Let us know via the website or find us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/artsharepodcast/ Brigid Ashwood - http://www.brigidashwood.com Ash Evans - http://www.ashevans.con Meredith Dillman - http://www.meredithdillman.com Teri Rosario - http://www.terirosario.com Jennifer Kelley - http://www.illusoryarts.com Tom Brown - http://www.hopelessmaine.com

By Brigid Ashwood

Light Princess and Other Fairy Tales, The by MACDONALD, George show

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<p>George MacDonald claimed that he did not write for children, but for the child-like. Some of his longer works are clearly intended for adults, and this fantastic fiction influenced later writers such as G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. But you can find some of his best writing in the stories aimed squarely at children, and these are three of the finest.<br><br><em>The Light Princess.</em> A wicked aunt curses her baby niece so that gravity has no effect on her, and she floats through the air as if it were water.The only way to break the curse is to make the princess cry.<br><br><em>The Giant's Heart.</em> Two children argue and run away to Giantland. There they find out that one of the Giants steals children from the land of men and eats them, but how can they kill the Giant when he has hidden his heart where no one can find it?<br><br><em>The Golden Key.</em> A boy discovers a Golden Key, but cannot find the lock. He meets a girl, and together they search for the land from where the shadows fall, hoping that the key will allow them in. Summary by Clive Catterall)</p>

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Classic Artists Today | One To Remember show

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Classic Artists Today One To Remember Podcast is a tribute to Artists whose music changed our lives. CAT is a syndicated radio program that features Classic Artists from Rock, Pop and Soul. Our radio program features performer's current music, along with interviews and classic cuts. We have been aired by affiliate radio stations throughout North America and the Caribbean for nearly eight years. You can find out what’s happening with “The CAT and Coool CAT" on our web site - http://www.classicartiststoday.com/

By Ray White

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 021 by VARIOUS show

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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

By LibriVox

The Kevin Virginia and Jason Show show

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Hot Topics...Dysfunctional Characters. Listen weekday mornings on HITS 97-3!

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This is THE podcast for writers and authors, bringing you a new dimension of interviews, poetry readings, vignettes, stories with ambient music &amp; sounds as well as singer/songwriters for the Eat Sleep Write Podcast. Put on your headphones, listen closely, and experience an intimate escape from your world for a few minutes with all that creative writing resonates. We urge you to listen and get close to our song’s lyrics, stories and poetry by tuning in to Voices of the Writers. There is nothing quite like the joy of discovering a fantastic new musician or poet and then realizing that they have a huge body of work to dive into. The following is for keyword searches only: Eat Sleep Write, books, authors, writers, poets, interviews, EatSleepWrite.net

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