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Librivox: Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 005 by Various show

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A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in this collection were independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, philosophy, nature and religion. Included in this collection are “The Emanicpation Proclamation” and Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln, “Prinicpal Doctrines” by Epicurus, “Fox and Hound” and the preface to “The Breath of Life” both by John Burroughs, “The Wentworth Letter” by Joseph Smith, and “The Rhythm of Life” by Alice Meynell. From the New York Times, April 10, 1817 is an account of the Canadian capture of Vimy Ridge, “Haig Strikes Near Arras” and from the September 1921 issue of Vanity Fair an article on “The Flapper - A New Type.” And for the those with more than a passing in the history of railways/roads, the “Report of the Railway Department of the Board of Trade” from February 1845 which impacted the ‘gauge wars’ of the mid-nineteenth century in England wraps up the list! (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

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Librivox: Van Oude Menschen de Dingen, die Voorbij Gaan by Couperus, Louis show

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Zoals de titel al aangeeft gaat het boek over oude mensen (en ouder worden) en de dingen die voorbijgaan. Maar niet alles gaat voorbij met het ouder worden... Een duister geheim uit het verleden werpt zijn steeds groter wordende schaduw over een familie.

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Librivox: Eleven Theses on Feuerbach by Marx, Karl show

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The “Theses on Feuerbach” are eleven short philosophical notes written by Karl Marx in 1845. They outline a critique of the ideas of Marx’s fellow Young Hegelian philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach. The theses form a basis for the activism emphasised by Marx’s work, and this short text is perhaps best know for its ending - a Eureka for revolutionary socialism. The theses were written in 1845, but not published until 1888 (five years after Marx’s death), with slight modifications by Friedrich Engels. The original text was published in 1924. This translation is based on the 1888 version. (Wikipedia/Carl Manchester)

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Librivox: Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac by Abbott, L. A. show

Librivox: Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac by Abbott, L. A.Join Now to Follow

This work the author claims is indeed a true story of how he happened to be married seven times to seven different women and the rollicking, hilarious events that led (or stumbled) to the marriages and the ah--disassembling/failing/failures of each said marriage which happened oftentimes to land him in prison. The summarist finds the work a very tongue-in-cheek diatribe/lament/account of his obsessive zeal in 'marrying the right one', but is also the mirthful chronicle of said author's very unconventional adventures. (Summary by Kehinde)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 050 by Various show

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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 050: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

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Librivox: Squirrels and Other Fur-bearers by Burroughs, John show

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Squirrels and other Fur-Bearers, a collection of essays by American naturalist and essayist, John Burroughs, provides fascinating insight into the daily life of small woodland creatures. Included in these essays are Burrough's personal observations of squirrels, rabbits, mink, and chipmunks, as well as numerous other small mammals. Highly recommended for anyone, both young and old, with an interest in nature and wildlife. (summary by Laura Caldwell)

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Librivox: October (Dunbar version) by Dunbar, Paul Laurence show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 different recordings of October by Paul Laurence Dunbar. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 7th, 2007.

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Librivox: Ballad of the Harp-Weaver, The by Millay, Edna St. Vincent show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 7 different recordings of The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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Librivox: Fables de La Fontaine, livre 07 by La Fontaine, Jean de show

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Dans ce septième livre, Jean de La Fontaine continue de dépeindre les travers des humains. Toutefois, l'approche littéraire se complexifie, le texte est généralement plus long que dans les livres précédents et le recours aux animaux le cède, dans huit de ces fables, à la mise en scène de l'homme lui-même. (Introduction de Jean Lambert)

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Librivox: Götzendämmerung by Nietzsche, Friedrich show

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Diese kleine Schrift ist eine grosse Kriegserklärung; und was das Aushorchen von Götzen anbetrifft, so sind es dies Mal keine Zeitgötzen, sondern ewige Götzen, an die hier mit dem Hammer wie mit einer Stimmgabel gerührt wird, - es giebt überhaupt keine älteren, keine überzeugteren, keine aufgeblaseneren Götzen... Auch keine hohleren... Das hindert nicht, dass sie die geglaubtesten sind; auch sagt man, zumal im vornehmsten Falle, durchaus nicht Götze... (aus Friedrich Nietzsches Vorwort zur Gützendämmerung)

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