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Librivox: Nariz de un notario, La by About, Edmond show

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Maese Alfredo L'Ambert, antes de recibir el golpe fatal que le obligó a cambiar de narices, era sin duda alguna el notario más notable de Francia. En la época aquella contaba treinta y dos años; era de elevada estatura, y poseía unos ojos grandes y rasgados, una frente despejada y olímpica, y su barba y sus cabellos eran de un rubio admirable. Su nariz (la parte más prominente de su cuerpo), se retorcía majestuosa en forma de pico de águila. Una disputa en la alta sociedad parisina, sin embargo, obligará a Alfredo L’Ambert a poner en juego todos sus principios. Esta es la historia de una pequeña tragedia humana, contada con hilaridad, humor negro e ironía.

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Librivox: Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe by Yonge, Charlotte M. show

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Travel with Little Lucy around the globe and learn a little geography and small bits about other cultures.(Summary by Laura Caldwell)

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Librivox: Plough, The by Horne, Richard Henry show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of The Plough by Richard Henry Horne. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 21st, 2008.

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Librivox: Trips to the Moon by Lucian of Samosata show

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The endeavour of small Greek historians to add interest to their work by magnifying the exploits of their countrymen, and piling wonder upon wonder, Lucian first condemned in his Instructions for Writing History , and then caricatured in his True History , wherein is contained the account of a trip to the moon, a piece which must have been enjoyed by Rabelais, which suggested to Cyrano de Bergerac his Voyages to the Moon and to the Sun, and insensibly contributed, perhaps, directly or through Bergerac, to the conception of Gulliver’s Travels . The Icaro-Menippus Dialogue describes another trip to the moon, though its satire is more especially directed against the philosophers. (Summary from the Introduction)

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Librivox: Epistles of Ignatius by Ignatius of Antioch, Saint show

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Ignatius of Antioch penned these letters to churches (Ephesians, Magnesians, Trallians, Romans, Philadelphians, and Smyrnaeans) and Polycarp on his way to martyrdom. Ignatius was an apologist for the Episcopal style of church government (as opposed to sole rule by a council of presbyters) which developed in the late first or early second century. Eager to die in imitation of his Savior, it was Ignatius who wrote this to the Roman church: "I am God's wheat, and I am ground by the teeth of wild beasts that I may be found pure bread [of Christ]." (Summary by Sam Stinson)

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Librivox: Стихотворения (Stihotvorenia) by Belcheva, Mara show

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Четири кратки творби от поетесата Мара Белчева (8 септември 1868, Севлиево – 16 март 1937, София), посветени на човешката близост и доверие. Изповедното начало, характерно за ранните стихове на поетесата, по-късно се свързва с размисъл върху вечните човешки въпроси. Поетесата изповядва християнските добродетели и се уповава на тях, мисълта за Бога става една от доминантите в творбите ѝ. Висока нравственост, спокойно мечтателно-носталгично любовно чувство, дирене на хармония в съществуването определят облика на творчеството ѝ. (Summary by Euthymius, based on the Wikipedia article on the poetess.)

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Librivox: Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 1 by Plutarchus, Lucius Mestrius show

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Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings. The surviving lives, contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four unpaired, single lives. Plutarch was not concerned with writing histories, as such, but in exploring the influence of character, good or bad, on the lives and destinies of famous men. The first pair of lives the Epaminondas-Scipio Africanus no longer exists, and many of the remaining lives are truncated, contain obvious lacunae and/or have been tampered with by later writers. His Life of Alexander is one of the five surviving secondary or tertiary sources about Alexander the Great and it includes anecdotes and descriptions of incidents that appear in no other source. Likewise, his portrait of Numa Pompilius, an early Roman king, also contains unique information about the early Roman calendar. In this copy-right expired 11-volume translation from the Loeb Classical library, the order of the paired lives is rearranged to present the Greek lives in chronological order. Vol 1 presents the paired lives of Theseus and Romulus, Lycurgus and Numa, and Solon and Poplicola. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline)

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Librivox: Chronicles of Canada Volume 14 - The War With the United States : A Chronicle of 1812 by Wood, William show

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"International disputes that end in war are not generally questions of absolute right and wrong. They may quite as well be questions of opposing rights. But, when there are rights on both sides; it is usually found that the side which takes the initiative is moved by its national desires as well as by its claims of right. This could hardly be better exemplified than by the vexed questions which brought about the War of 1812." This volume of the Chronicles of Canada series explains both the causes of the War of 1812 and the campaigns of the war from a primarily Canadian viewpoint, a perspective that is very often missed in writings on this Americo-British conflict. (By Sibella)

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Librivox: Collected Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft, The by Lovecraft, H. P. show

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H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain. You'll find more versions of these stories throughout LibriVox's short story collections and short horror story collections. (adapted from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Fräulein oder Frau? by Collins, Wilkie show

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Die schöne Natalie Graybrooke liebt ihre Vetter Launcelot Linzie, doch ihr Vater, Sir Joseph Graybrooke, will sie mit seinem Geschäftsfreund Richard Turlington verheiraten. Weder ahnt er etwas von dessen dunkler Vergangenheit, noch weiß er, dass für Turlington die Hochzeit mit Natalie die einzige Möglichkeit ist, den Ruin seiner Firma abzuwenden. Da Natalie noch keine sechzehn Jahre alt ist, gibt es für die beiden Liebenden nur einen Ausweg, sie heiraten heimlich und müssen die Ehe bis zu Natalies sechzehntem Geburtstag geheim halten. Inzwischen macht Sir Joseph sein Testament und bestimmt den Mann, den er für seinen zukünftigen Schwiegersohn hält, zu seinem alleinigen Testamentsvollstrecker und Vermögensverwalter. Doch dann erfährt Turlington von der heimlichen Heirat. Alle seine Pläne sind gescheitert und er sieht seine letzte Rettung in Sir Josephs Testament. (Summary by Hokuspokus)

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