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Librivox: Spiegel des Cyprianus, Der by Storm, Theodor show

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Eine traurige Geschichte über böse und gute Stiefmütter und einen magischen Spiegel. (Summary by Hokuspokus)

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Librivox: Moonfleet by Falkner, John Meade show

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The novel is set in a fishing village in Dorset during the mid 18th century. The story concerns a 15 year old orphan boy, John Trenchard, who becomes friends with an older man who turns out to be the leader of a gang of smugglers. One night John chances on the smugglers' store in the crypt beneath the church. He explores but hides behind a coffin when he hears voices. He finds a locket which contains a parchment, in the coffin belonging to Colonel Mohune. Unfortunately after the visitors leave, he finds himself trapped inside, and is only rescued two days later when two of the smugglers, Ratsey, the sexton and Elzevir Block, the innkeeper of the Why Not?, the local pub, investigate his disappearance. His aunt insists he leaves her house and Elzevir Block takes him in to live at the pub. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonfleet )

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Librivox: Mille et une fadaises, Les by Cazotte, Jacques show

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De retour de sa campagne, la Baronne de ... va voir la Marquise de ..., qui n'a plus fermé l'oeil depuis quinze jours. Qu'est-ce qui mieux qu'un discours de l'Abbé pourrait y remédier ? Le voici justement qui se présente. Sans talent pour les réflexions, ce sera par un conte qu'il tentera de les endormir : Riante, la Fée Troisbosses et d'autres seront les héros de sont récit cocasse. Que de sottises ! When visiting the Marquise of ..., the Baroness of ... finds her deprived of sleep for a fortnight. Couldn't one of the Abbot's speeches solve this? There he is. He will attempt to put them to sleep by entertaining them with a fairy tale. The heroes of his comical story will be Riante (the Laughing one), la Fée Troisbosses (the Threehumps Fairy) and others. What nonsense ! (Summary by Ezwa.)

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Librivox: Subjection of Women, The by Mill, John Stuart show

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The Subjection of Women is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill in 1869, possibly jointly with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill, stating an argument in favor of equality between the sexes. It offers both detailed argumentation and passionate eloquence in opposition to the social and legal inequalities commonly imposed upon women by a patriarchal culture. Just as in "On Liberty," Mill defends the emancipation of women on utilitarian grounds, convinced that the moral and intellectual advancement of women would result in greater happiness for everybody. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Short Story Collection Vol. 031 by Various show

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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 031: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

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Librivox: Napoleon of Notting Hill, The by Chesterton, G. K. show

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While the novel is humorous (one instance has the King sitting on top of an omnibus and speaking to it as to a horse: "Forward, my beauty, my Arab," he said, patting the omnibus encouragingly, "fleetest of all thy bounding tribe"), it is also an adventure story: Chesterton is not afraid to let blood be drawn in his battles, fought with sword and halberd in the London streets, and Wayne thinks up a few ingenious strategies; and, finally, the novel is philosophical, considering the value of one man's actions and the virtue of respect for one's enemies. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Word Is Dead, A by Dickinson, Emily show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 different recordings of A Word Is Dead, by Emily Dickinson. This was the weekly poetry for the week of July 06, 2008.

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Librivox: Long Poems Collection 006 by Various show

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LibriVox’s Long Poems Collection 006: a collection of 17 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in length.

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Librivox: Thirty-nine Steps, The by Buchan, John show

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I’ll write the summary later. Warning: This book contains some anti-Semitic dialog that many/all will find offensive. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

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Librivox: Fulco de Minstreel by Kieviet, Cornelis Johannes show

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Dit avonturenverhaal speelt zich af vlak voor het jaar 1300. Fulco, dienaar van de ridder Gijsbrecht van IJsselstein, heeft zijn bijnaam "De Minstreel" gekregen omdat hij zo mooi kan zingen. Heer Gijsbrecht trouwt met zijn geliefde Bertha, wat gevierd wordt met een groot toernooi. Maar een paar weken later slaat hun geluk om in ongeluk: ze raken van elkaar gescheiden, Gijsbrecht wordt door zijn vijanden gevangen genomen, terwijl Bertha in het kasteel IJsselstein belegerd wordt. Kan Fulco hen uit deze benarde positie redden? Reading in Dutch of "Fulco de Minstreel" - a historical adventure story of knights, gentle ladies and minstrels. [summary by Anna Simon]

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