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Librivox: Märchen - Almanach auf das Jahr 1826 by Hauff, Wilhelm show

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Hauffs Märchen entstanden in der Spätromantik. Der erste Band mit der Rahmenerzählung “Die Karawane” zeichnet sich durch hohes Einfühlungsvermögen in die orientalische Lebensweise aus. Er enthält neben den bekannte Märchen “Kalif Storch” und “Der kleine Muck” “Die Geschichte von dem Gespensterschiff”, “Die Geschichte von der abgehauenen Hand”, “Die Errettung Fatmes” und “Das Märchen vom falschen Prinzen”. “Das Gespensterschiff” und “Die abgehauene Hand” sind nach heutigem Empfinden für Kinder nicht geeignet. (Summary by Wikipedia and Hokuspokus)

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Librivox: Man of Means, A by Wodehouse, P. G. show

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A Man of Means is a collection of six short stories written in collaboration by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill. The stories all star Roland Bleke, a nondescript young man to whom financial success comes through a series of "lucky" chances, the first from a win in a sweepstake he had forgotten entering. Roland, like many a timid young man seeks love and marriage. In this pursuit his wealth is regularly a mixed blessing. The plot of each story follows its predecessor, sometimes directly, and occasionally refer back to past events in Bleke's meteoric career. The writing style is crisp and droll, and shows much of the skill and polish of the later Wodehouse. The disasters that befall the hapless Bleke are entertainingly recounted and his unforeseen rescues surprise and delight. In the character of the butler, Mr Teal, we meet an early draft of the ingenious Jeeves. The stories first appeared in the United Kingdom in The Strand in 1914, and in the United States in Pictorial Review in 1916. They were later published in book form in the UK by Porpoise Books in 1991; the collection was released on Project Gutenberg in 2003. (Summary by Wikipedia adapted by Tim Bulkeley)

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Librivox: Short Story Collection Vol. 028 by Various show

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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 028: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

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Librivox: Greener Than You Think by Moore, Ward show

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Do remember reading a panic-mongering news story a while back about genetically engineered “Frankengrass” “escaping” from the golf course where it had been planted? That news story was foreshadowed decades previously in the form of prophetic fiction wherein a pushy salesman, a cash-strapped scientist, and a clump of crabgrass accidentally merge forces with apocalyptic consequences. A triple-genre combo of science fiction, horror, and satire, Greener Than You Think is a forgotten classic that resonates beautifully with modern times. This is a faithful reading of a 1947 first edition text. (Summary by Lee Elliot)

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Librivox: Merkwürdiges Beispiel einer weiblichen Rache by Diderot, Denis show

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Friedrich von Schillers (1759 - 1805) Übertragung der "Mme de la Pommeraye"-Episode aus Diderots (1713-1784) "Jacques le Fataliste", erschienen 1785. Aber die kühne Neuheit dieser Intrige, die unverkennbare Wahrheit der Schilderung, die schmucklose Eleganz der Beschreibung haben mich in Versuchung geführt, eine Übersetzung davon zu wagen, welche freilich die Eigentümlichkeit des Originals nicht erreicht haben wird. --Friedrich von Schiller This reading is in German.

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Librivox: Bible (ASV) 34: Nahum by American Standard Version show

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Nahum prophesied, according to some, in the beginning of the reign of Ahaz (740s BC). Others, however, think that his prophecies are to be referred to the latter half of the reign of Hezekiah (700s BC). Probably the book was written in Jerusalem, where he witnessed the invasion of Sennacherib and the destruction of his host (2 Kings 19:35). And still others support the idea that the "book of vision" was written shortly before the fall of Nineveh (612 BCE). This theory is evidenced by the fact that the oracles must be dated after the Assyrian destruction of Thebes in 663 BCE as this event is mentioned in Nah 3:8. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Beasts of Tarzan, The by Burroughs, Edgar Rice show

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This is the third of Burrough's Tarzan novels. Originally serialized in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914, the novel was first published in book form by A. C. McClurg in 1916. In the previous novel Tarzan reclaimed his name and title as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke. In this novel he finds that proper society is just as vicious as the jungle when greedy men threaten him and his new family. Jane and her infant son Jack are kidnapped by Tarzan's enemies, Nikolas Rokoff and Alexis Paulvitch, who then trap Tarzan himself and attempt to exile him forever on a primitive island, bereft of all those dear to him. There, however, Tarzan gains new allies in the panther Sheeta and the ape Akut, together with Akut's band. With their aid he tracks down his wife and son, and in the end dispatches Rokoff. Paulvitch too is presumed dead.(Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Principles of Economics, Book 6: The Distribution of National Income by Marshall, Alfred show

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Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the Principles of Economics in 1881 and he spent much of the next decade at work on the treatise. His plan for the work gradually extended to a two-volume compilation on the whole of economic thought; the first volume was published in 1890 to worldwide acclaim that established him as one of the leading economists of his time. It brought the ideas of supply and demand, of marginal utility and of the costs of production into a coherent whole, and became the dominant economic textbook in England for a long period. The second volume, which was to address foreign trade, money, trade fluctuations, taxation, and collectivism, was never published at all. (Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Fables de La Fontaine, livre 10 by La Fontaine, Jean de show

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Toujours observateur des comportements humains, Jean de La Fontaine ne cesse de les mettre en scène dans ces 16 fables, tantôt en invitant le genre animal à caricaturer l'homme tantôt en confiant sa propre bêtise à l'homme lui-même. Ce dixième livre s'inscrit dans la continuité de l'oeuvre du grand fabuliste. ( Jean Lambert )

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Librivox: Army Life in a Black Regiment by Higginson, Thomas Wentworth show

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These pages record some of the adventures of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war. It was, indeed, the first colored regiment of any kind so mustered, except a portion of the troops raised by Major-General Butler at New Orleans. These scarcely belonged to the same class, however, being recruited from the free colored population of that city, a comparatively self-reliant and educated race. (From the text)

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