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Librivox: Stoicism by Stock, St. George show

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This short book is part of the Philosophies Ancient and Modern series, which attempts to make Western philosophy more accessible to the general public. In this volume, George Stock provides a concise primer on Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that maintained that the universe is governed entirely by fate, and that humans can achieve happiness only by cultivating a calm acceptance of the vicissitudes of life. Among the Stoics of the Greek and Roman world were its founder, Zeno, the former slave Epictetus, and the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. George Stock discusses not only the Stoic ethics, but also less well-known aspects of Stoicism, such as its division of the branches of philosophy, its account of logic, and its natural philosophy. (Summary by Leon Mire)

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Librivox: Ferdinand Huyck, De lotgevallen van by Lennep, Jacob van show

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Een avonturenroman vol mysteries - met zeerovers, struikrovers, schipbreuken, moord en doodslag - afgunst, wraak en rampspoed afgewisseld door humor en liefde. Ferdinand Huyck, de zoon van de hoofdschout in Amsterdam, keert na een jarenlange reis terug in Nederland. Onderweg ontmoet hij Henriette Blaek, die hij al snel niet meer uit zijn gedachten kan zetten. Nog voor hij Amsterdam kan bereiken wordt hij echter bij Naarden overvallen en beroofd door struikrovers. Een geheimzinnige man, die zich Bos noemt, redt hem zijn leven. Wie is die heer Bos, die zich, met zijn mooie dochter Amelia, verschuilt voor de politie? En hoe moet Ferdinand zich eruit redden als Henriette hem toevallig ziet in gezelschap van Amelia, en zijn vader de hoofdschout ook hoe langer hoe meer achterdochtig wordt over zijn gedrag? Hij kan de waarheid niet vertellen, omdat hij beloofd heeft om de heer Bos en zijn dochter niet te verraden… Dit is het begin van een aaneenschakeling van avonturen. Laat je niet afschrikken door de wat droge inleiding - de actie begint direct in hoofdstuk 1![samenvatting door Anna Simon] A book filled with mysterious adventures - pirates, bandits, shipwrecks and murder - jealousy, revenge and disaster mixed with humor and love.Ferdinand Huyck returns to Amsterdam after a two years’ journey. Before he reaches his destination, however, he is mugged and robbed. A mysterious man, who calls himself ‘Bos’, saves his life. Who is this Mister Bos, who is in hiding from the police, with his beautiful daughter Amelia? This is the start of an adventure.[Anna Simon]

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Librivox: Young Americans Abroad by Choules, J. O. show

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It’s 1851 and the Crystal Palace Exhibition is on in England. English American the Reverend Dr. Choules leaves Newport, Rhode Island with three teenaged students - James Robinson, George Vanderbuilt, and Weld French, who are forced to leave the fourth member of their blue-blooded quartet at home - and all four travelers promise to write to “Dear Charley”, Charles Duston, of later fame. The boys meet the Duke of Wellington, travel down the Rhine, and meet many friends along the way. While the letters are filled with some prejudice against the Catholic religion, they are a product of their time - a sometimes ignorant, but often dazzling, period of our history. (Summary by Sibella Denton)

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Librivox: Poor Little Rich Girl, The by Gates, Eleanor show

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The Poor Little Rich Girl is a children’s fantasy about a little girl named Gwendolyn who is lonely and longs for a friend. But she is isolated by rich parents who ignore her and left to the care of servants who are indifferent. Her nanny’s carelessness with some medicine plunges Gwendolyn into a bewildering world in which metaphors literally come to life. (Summary by Susan Umpleby)

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Librivox: Short Story Collection Vol. 023 by Various show

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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 023: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

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Librivox: Dawn and the Day, The by Niles, Henry Thayer show

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The Dawn and the Day, or, The Buddha and the Christ, Part 1 is a text similar to the epic poetry of Homer or, more accurately, classic Hindu texts, such as the Baghavad-Gita. - Summary written by not.a.moose

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Librivox: Venus Transiens by Lowell, Amy show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 different recordings of Venus Transiens by Amy Lowell. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of February 10th, 2008.

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Librivox: Love by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 6 different recordings of Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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Librivox: Principles of Economics, Book 4: The Agents of Production by Marshall, Alfred show

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Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the Principles of Economics in 1881 and he spent much of the next decade at work on the treatise. His plan for the work gradually extended to a two-volume compilation on the whole of economic thought; the first volume was published in 1890 to worldwide acclaim that established him as one of the leading economists of his time. It brought the ideas of supply and demand, of marginal utility and of the costs of production into a coherent whole, and became the dominant economic textbook in England for a long period. The second volume, which was to address foreign trade, money, trade fluctuations, taxation, and collectivism, was never published at all. (Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Scarecrow of Oz, The by Baum, L. Frank show

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The Scarecrow of Oz is the ninth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Published on July 16, 1915, it was Baum's personal favorite of the Oz books and tells of Cap'n Bill and Trot journeying to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrowing the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland. Summary courtesy Wikipedia Narrated by Cori Samuel , Ed Good , Gesine , Kara Shallenberg , Kira Belkin , Kelly Harmon , K.O. Munley , Lucy Burgoyne , Timothy H. VanderWall , Patrick Beverley , Riccardo , and Scott Sherris . Characters performed by Abigail & Adam Flach , Robert Flach , Allyson Hester , Jamie Wilking , Kirsten Ferreri , Chip Joel , Ezwa , Claire Goget , Henry Frigon , Hugh McGuire , Stephanie König , Mark F. Smith , Kevin McAsh , Ken Crooker , Laura Brodrick , Ada Kerman , Michael Yard , Lizzie Driver , Saul , Jason Isbell , Susie G. , and Talia Fishman .

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