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Librivox: Fables de La Fontaine, livre 02 (ver 2) by La Fontaine, Jean de show

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« Le second livre des Fables de La Fontaine confirme le grand talent du plus célèbre fabuliste. Son art achevé de l'expression du verbe qu'il place dans la bouche d'un règne animal complice malgré lui de nos travers, ajoute au plaisir d'une langue savoureuse maniée avec la plus grande dextérité. Allez! avez-vous le goût difficile? » ( Jean Lambert )

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Librivox: Nightingales by Bridges, Robert show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 7 different recordings of Nightingales by Robert Bridges. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 14, 2008.

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Librivox: Old-Fashioned Girl, An by Alcott, Louisa May show

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Polly Milton, a 14-year-old country girl, visits her friend Fanny Shaw and her wealthy family in the city for the first time. Poor Polly is overwhelmed by the splendor at the Shaws' and their urbanized, fashionable lifestyles, fancy clothes and some other habits she considers weird and, mostly, unlikable. However, Polly's warmth, support and kindness eventually win her the hearts of all the family members. Six years later, Polly comes back to the city to become a music teacher. (Summary from wikipedia)

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Librivox: War and Peace, Book 08: 1811-1812 by Tolstoy, Leo show

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War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels. War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, age and marriage. While today it is considered a novel, it broke so many novelistic conventions of its day that many critics of Tolstoy's time did not consider it as such. Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable by Bulfinch, Thomas show

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Bulfinch’s Mythology, first published in 1855, is one of the most popular collections of mythology of all time. It consists of three volumes: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and Legends of Charlemagne. This is a recording of the tenth edition of the first volume, The Age of Fable. It contains many Greek and Roman myths, including simplified versions of The Iliad and The Odyssey, as well as a selection of Norse and “eastern” myths. Thomas Bulfinch’s goal was to make the ancient myths accessible to a wide audience, and so it is suitable for children. (Summary by Kathleen Gatliffe aka TetoYasha)

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Librivox: Trois Mousquetaires, Les by Dumas, Alexandre show

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Le roman raconte les aventures d'un gascon désargenté de 18 ans, d'Artagnan, monté à Paris faire carrière. Il se lie d'amitié avec Athos, Porthos et Aramis, mousquetaires du roi Louis XIII. Ces quatre hommes vont s'opposer au premier ministre, le Cardinal de Richelieu et à ses agents, dont la belle et mystérieuse Milady de Winter, pour sauver l'honneur de la reine de France Anne d'Autriche. Avec ses nombreux combats et ses rebondissements romanesques, Les Trois mousquetaires est l'exemple type du roman de cape et d'épée. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Römische Geschichte Buch 5 by Mommsen, Theodor show

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Römische Geschichte Fünftes Buch Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) Language: German (Deutsch) Mommsen erhielt für die Römische Geschichte 1902 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Römische Geschichte Fünftes Buch Die Begruendung der Militaermonarchie Das achte Buch schließt diese Reihe. Das sechste und siebente Buch veröffentlichte Mommsen nicht.

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Librivox: Concept of Nature, The by Whitehead, Alfred North show

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In The Concept of Nature , Alfred North Whitehead discusses the interrelatedness of time, space, and human perception. The idea of objects as 'occasions of experience', arguments against body-mind duality and the search for an all-encompassing 'philosophy of nature' are examined, with specific reference to contemporary (Einstein, with whose theory of relativity he has some complaints) and ancient (Plato, Aristotle) approaches. (Summary by mb)

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Librivox: Wanted - 7 Fearless Engineers! by Van Lorne, Warner show

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A great civilization's fate lay in Dick Barrow's hands as he led his courageous fellow engineers into a strange and unknown land. None of them knew what lay ahead--what dangers awaited them--or what rewards. But they did not hesitate because the first question asked them had been: "Are you a brave man?" (Summary from jacket blurb/intro)

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Librivox: Popular History of Ireland, Book 07, A by McGee, Thomas D'Arcy show

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassing twelve books; Book 7 subtitled “Unionized Crowns of England and Ireland”, addresses the Tudor period, particularly the actions of Woolsey and Henry VIII, before the Reformation, in 1541. (Summary by Sibella Denton)

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