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Librivox: Black Moth, The by Heyer, Georgette show

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The year is 1752. Devil, the Duke of Andover, and highwayman Jack, the Earl of Wyncham are at odds over a country squire's beautiful daughter. Cheating at cards, the marital problems of the younger sister of the Duke and the younger brother of the Earl, and debts beyond imagination form the backdrop for this romance, Heyer's first work and the only one in the public domain. (Summary by Sibella Denton)

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Librivox: Fish Answers, A by Hunt, Leigh show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of A Fish Answers by James Leigh Hunt. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 26th, 2008.

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Librivox: Initiative Psychic Energy by Hilton, Warren show

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Learn how to accomplish your goals through increasing your mental power, avoiding energy drains, and becoming more mentally efficient. (Summary by Andrea Fiore.)

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Librivox: War and Peace, Book 09: 1812 by Tolstoy, Leo show

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War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels. War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, age and marriage. While today it is considered a novel, it broke so many novelistic conventions of its day that many critics of Tolstoy's time did not consider it as such. Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Hurlbut's Story of the Bible Part Seven by Hurlbut, Jesse Lyman show

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Some years ago, the editor of an English magazine sent a communication to "the hundred greatest men in Great Britain" asking them this question: "If for any reason you were to spend a year absolutely alone, in a prison for instance, and could select from your library three volumes to be taken with you as companions in your period of retirement please to inform us what those three books would be." The inquiry was sent to peers of the realm, prominent leaders in politics, judges, authors, manufacturers, merchants, gentlemen of leisure—men who would represent every aspect of successful life. In the answers it was found that ninety-eight of the hundred men named "The Bible" first on the list of the three books to be chosen. (From Book introduction)

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Librivox: Nez d’un notaire, Le by About, Edmond show

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Un brillant notaire parisien, Alfred L'Ambert, épris d’une danseuse de ballet de quatorze ans est provoqué en duel par son rival turc après une altercation. Ayant perdu son nez au cours du duel, le notaire se tourne alors vers un chirurgien pour une greffe de peau. Le donneur est un auvergnat simple du nom de « Chébachtien Romagné ». Le notaire doit passer trente jours le visage collé contre le bras de l’auvergnat. Mais, une fois ce délai écoulé, il n’en est pas au bout de ses peines... A successful Parisian notary, Alfred L’Ambert, is smitten with a fourteen years old ballett dancer. After a quarrel, his Turkish rival challenges him to a duel during which the notary gets his nose cut off. Thereupon, a surgeon is called for a grafting. The donor is a simple man from the Auvergne with whom the notary is forced to spend thirty days, his noze being literally glued to the arm of the man. But even after this term, his bad fortune doesn’t come to an end... (Summary by Didier)

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Librivox: Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey, Giles show

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Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was "Eminent Victorians" (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. With a dry wit, he exposed the human failings of his subjects and what he saw as the hypocrisy at the centre of Victorian morality. This work was followed in the same style by "Queen Victoria" (1921). (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Masters of Space by Smith, E. E. “Doc” show

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The Masters had ruled all space with an unconquerable iron fist. But the Masters were gone. And this new, young race who came now to take their place--could they hope to defeat the ancient Enemy of All? (Summary by Gutenberg)

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Librivox: Odyssee by Homer show

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Odyssee von Homer (vermutlich gegen Ende des 8. Jahrhunderts v. Chr.) Translated by: Johann Heinrich Voß (1751-1826) Language: German (Deutsch) Ein Meisterwerk. Gilt als eines der ältesteten erhaltenen Werke der abendländischen Literatur. Voß übersetzte das die Erlebnisse des Odysseus und seiner Gefährten auf der Heimfahrt nach dem Trojanischen Krieg erzählende Epos aus dem Altgriechischen ins Deutsche (erschienen 1781). Aufgrund dieses Werkes bezeichnet man im Deutschen mit Odyssee, wie mit dem entsprechenden Wort in vielen anderen Sprachen, eine Irrfahrt. (Zusammenfassung von redaer)

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Librivox: Nussknacker und Mausekoenig by Hoffmann, E.T.A. show

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Ein weihnachtliches Märchen. Marie Stahlbaum bekommt zu Weihnachten einen Nussknacker geschenkt, den sie gleich sehr lieb gewinnt. Noch in der Christnacht wird sie Zeuge, wie Leben in den Nussknacker und die anderen Spielzeuge kommt. Sie beobachtet eine Schlacht zwischen der Spielzeugarmee unter dem Kommando von Nussknacker und den feindlichen Mäusen, angeführt vom siebenköpfigen Mausekönig. Als sich das Schlachtenglück den Mäusen zuneigt, wirft sie ihren Pantoffel und rettet damit die Spielzeugarmee. Wie es zur Feindschaft zwischen dem Nussknacker und dem Mausekönig kam, erzählt Pate Droßelmeier im Märchen von der harten Nuss. Frau Mauserinks, Königin im Reich Mausolien und Mutter des siebenköpfigen Mausekönigs, fraß einmal einem König den Speck weg. Zur Strafe wurden sie und ihre Sippe verfolgt und aus dem Schloss vertreiben. Aus Rache verwandelte sie die schöne Prinzessin Pirlipat in eine hässliche Missgestalt. Nur dem Neffen des Hofmechanikus Droßelmeier konnte es gelingen, die Prinzessin wieder zurückzuverwandeln. Dabei tötete er jedoch aus Versehen die Frau Mauserinks und wurde von ihr in einen hässlichen Nussknacker verwandelt. Die undankbare Prinzessin Pirlipat liess ihn wegen seiner Hässlichkeit aus dem Schloss werfen. Marie ist überzeugt, dass ihr Nussknacker niemand anderes ist als der verzauberte Neffe ihres Paten Droßelmeier. Sie ist fest entschlossen, ihm gegen den Mausekönig beizustehen. (Summary by Hokuspokus)

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