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Librivox: Stories Mother Nature Told Her Children, The by Andrews, Jane show

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"You may think that Mother Nature, like the famous "old woman who lived in the shoe," has so many children that she doesn't know what to do. But you will know better when you become acquainted with her, and learn how strong she is, and how active; how she can really be in fifty places at once, taking care of a sick tree, or a baby flower just born; and, at the same time, building underground palaces, guiding the steps of little travellers setting out on long journeys, and sweeping, dusting, and arranging her great house,--the earth. And all the while, in the midst of her patient and never-ending work, she will tell us the most charming and marvellous stories of ages ago when she was young, or of the treasures that lie hidden in the most distant and secret closets of her palace; just such stories as you all like so well to hear your mother tell when you gather round her in the twilight." (Summary from Chapter One of The Stories Mother Nature Told Her Children )

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Librivox: Short Story Collection Vol. 032 by Various show

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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 032: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

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Librivox: Fräulein Minna und der Reitknecht by Collins, Wilkie show

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Minnas neuer Reitknecht Michael kennt weder seine Mutter noch seinen Vater. Sie ist fasziniert von dem Mann, der versucht, das Beste aus seiner Situation zu machen und fühlt sich mehr zu ihm hingezogen, als es ihrem Stand entspricht. Sehr sonderbar ist das Benehmen von Minnas Tante Claudia gegenüber dem Reitknecht. Welches Geheimnis verbirgt sich hinter der Abneigung, die sie Michael gegenüber offensichtlich hegt? (Summary by Hokuspokus)

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Librivox: Umbrellas and Their History by Sangster, William show

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A whimsically serious look at the umbrella and society. (summary by Clarica)

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Librivox: Landarzt, Ein. Kleine Erzählungen by Kafka, Franz show

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Die Erzählung Ein Landarzt von Franz Kafka entstand im Jahr 1917 und wurde 1918 veröffentlicht. Im Jahre 1919 erschien das Buch Ein Landarzt mit der Erzählung gleichen Titels und dreizehn weiteren Prosatexten. Kafka selbst bezeichnete "Ein Landarzt" (die einzelne Erzählung, nicht die Sammlung) als eine der wenigen wirklich gelungenen Erzählungen von ihm. Zweifellos zeichnet sich diese Geschichte auch tatsächlich durch meisterliches dichterisches Können aus. Doch angesichts der zahlreichen anderen hervorragenden Erzählungen offenbart Kafkas Einschätzung von "Ein Landarzt" seinen hohen Anspruch an sich selbst, der im übrigen als Argument für die Ernsthaftigkeit der Anweisung Kafkas an Max Brod angeführt werden kann, wonach Brod nach Kafkas Tod den Großteil des Gesamtwerkes vernichten sollte.(Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 068 by Various show

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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 068: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

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Librivox: Bible (KJV) 00: Preface by King James Version show

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The preface to the KJV Bible is fitting to read, as it reminds contemporary readers of the transitory nature of all Bible translations. The preface is a necessary, though often unread, gift from the translators to readers of the KJV. If you read this preface, or hear it, you will be able to unravel many false teachings associated with the exclusive use of one version. It not only defends the work of the translators, it defends the necessity of a translation for the time and place, to speak in a voice understandable to a contemporary audience. Listen to this preface for a greater appreciation of the work of these fine men. (Summary by Sam Stinson)

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Librivox: 唐诗三百首 卷三 Three Hundred Tang Poems, Volume 3 by Various show

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Compiled around 1763, 'Three Hundred Tang Poems' is the standard collection of the poetic art of the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907). Poems in Volume Three are of the style 五言律詩 'five character regular verse' (poems 90 to 169).(Summary by David Barnes)

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Librivox: Short Science Fiction Collection 006 by Various show

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Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science and technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories, originally published between 1752 and 1962. Those published after 1922 entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.

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Librivox: Book of Art for Young People, The by Conway, Agnes Ethel show

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This is a charming book on Art History for children (and everyone else). Each chapter focuses on a great painting, reproduced in color in the original text. The authors explain the story behind the paintings, as well as the life, times, and techniques of the artists. You may find downloadable versions of all sixteen paintings at http://www.archive.org/details/Book_of_Art_Illustrations_lv , and you can easily do a google search for the other artworks mentioned in the book. (Summary by Kara)

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