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Librivox: Life of Samuel Johnson Vol. I, The by Boswell, James show

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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson is widely considered to be the greatest English-language biography ever written. It was revolutionary in its efforts to represent Johnson as he was, celebrating his flaws as well as his genius, and in Boswell's decision to represent Johnson primarily by quoting his writings and relating personal anecdotes rather than relying on matters of public record. From the time of its publication till now, The Life of Johnson has been one of the most popular and influential books ever written. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri.)

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Librivox: Multilingual Poetry Collection 009 by Various show

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In LibriVox’s Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. (Summary by David Barnes).

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Librivox: Gifthöhlen, Die by Constantin, Ernst show

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Die Gifthöhlen ist ein ungewöhnliches Märchen und wohl eher für Erwachsene geeignet. Zwei Kaufleute, ein Christ und ein Jude, fahren wegen ihrer ewigen Zänkerei in die Unterwelt ein, wo sie nun Giftgetier füttern müssen. Flucht? Nur denkbar, wenn sie zusammenhalten würden. (Summary by Wassermann)

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Librivox: Colonel Quaritch, V.C.: A Tale of Country Life by Haggard, H. Rider show

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This is not your typical H. Rider Haggard adventure book yet it is full of mystery and intrigue including a coerced marriage, bigotry, adultery, murder and a buried treasure! This is the tale of an ancient family’s struggles to survive, one woman’s selflessness and another’s evil schemes; Two Gentlemen, two scoundrels and one very underestimated, loyal servant. Listen as the tale unfolds and guess where the treasure is hidden that can save them all! Summary by Esther.

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Librivox: Comédie Humaine, La : Le Père Goriot by Balzac, Honoré de show

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Le Père Goriot est un roman d’Honoré de Balzac, écrit en 1834, dont la publication débute dans la Revue de Paris et qui paraît en 1835 en librairie. Il fait partie des Scènes de la vie privée de la Comédie humaine. Le Père Goriot établit les bases de ce qui deviendra un véritable édifice : la Comédie humaine, construction littéraire unique en son genre, avec des liens entre les volumes, des passerelles, des renvois. (Résumé par Wikipédia) Le Père Goriot (English: Father Goriot or Old Goriot ) is an 1835 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), included in the Scènes de la vie privée section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine . Set in Paris in 1819, it follows the intertwined lives of three characters: the elderly doting Goriot; a mysterious criminal-in-hiding named Vautrin; and a naive law student named Eugène de Rastignac. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Land that Time Forgot, The by Burroughs, Edgar Rice show

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The Land That Time Forgot is a science fiction novel, the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Caspak trilogy. His working title for the story was "The Lost U-Boat." Starting out as a harrowing wartime sea adventure, the story ultimately develops into that of a fantastical lost world. (Adapted from Wikipedia.)

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Librivox: À se tordre by Allais, Alphonse show

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Alphonse Allais est un journaliste, écrivain et humoriste français célèbre à la Belle Époque, connu pour sa plume acerbe et son humour absurde. (adapté de Wikipedia par Ezwa) Alphonse Allais was a French writer and humorist. He is the author of many collections of whimsical writings. (from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Raggedy Andy Stories by Gruelle, Johnny show

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Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories . A doll was also marketed along with the book to great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories (1920) introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte by Chamisso, Adelbert von show

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Peter Schlemihl lernt den reichen Kaufmann Thomas John kennen, in dessen Garten er einem eigenartigen grauen Herrn begegnet. Dieser überredet ihn dazu, seinen Schatten für ein Säckel voller Gold zu verkaufen, der wie ein Füllhorn nie versiegt. Sobald die Menschen aber bemerken, dass er keinen Schatten hat, fürchten sie sich und meiden ihn. Er reist deshalb über das Gebirge zu einem Badeort und richtet sich dort mit Hilfe seines treuen Dieners Bendel so ein, dass seine Schattenlosigkeit zunächst nicht bemerkt wird. Hier verliebt er sich in die schöne Mina und sein Geheimnis wird von einem anderen seiner Diener verraten. Nur wenn er seinen Schatten zurück bekommt, erklärt ihm Minas Vater, darf er die Tochter heiraten. Da erscheint der graue Mann wieder. Schlemihl will seinen Schatten zurück, aber die wahre Natur des grauen Mannes offenbart sich ihm: Er ist der Teufel. Dieser ist nur bereit, den Schatten zurückzugeben, wenn Schlemihl ihm dafür seine Seele überlässt. Dieser lehnt den Handel ab und wirft schließlich das Säckchen, welches er mit seinem Schatten bezahlt hatte, in einen Abgrund. Damit kappt er alle Bande zum Teufel. Mit seinem letzten Geld kauft er sich ein Paar alte Stiefel, die sich als Siebenmeilenstiefel erweisen. Den Rest seines Lebens verbringt er einsam als Naturforscher. Adelbert von Chamisso war Botaniker, Forschungsreisender, Direktor des Herbariums am Botanischen Garten und Dichter. Obwohl Französisch seine Muttersprache war, gelang es ihm, in der deutschen Fremdsprache unsterbliche Werke zu schaffen. Mit dem Adelbert-von-Chamisso-Preis werden seit 1985 in Deutschland Autorinnen und Autoren nichtdeutscher Muttersprache ausgezeichnet. (Summary by Wikipedia und Hokuspokus)

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Librivox: Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest by Hudson, W. H. show

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"Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest" is a narration of his life story by Abel, a Venezuelan, to a comrade. Once a wealthy young man, he meddled in politics to the extent of provoking a revolution... which failed. Escaping into the tropical forests of Guyana Abel takes up gold hunting, then journal-writing, and fails at both. Now with no aim for his life, he drifts until he takes up residence with a remote Indian tribe. Soon he learns of a wood the Indians avoid, as it is inhabited by a dangerous Daughter of the Didi, who, they say, slew one of them with magic. The fellow was in fact hit with a poisoned dart by accident, but his dying belief that she had caught the dart and hurled it at him survived him. Intrigued, Abel visits the wood repeatedly, and eventually encounters Rima. She indeed is something magical. She seems to have a pact with nature: animals don't molest her, she speaks in a melodious birdsong (as well as Spanish), and she even makes her garments of spider silk. When Abel is bitten by a venomous snake that acts protective of her, she and her "grandfather" Nuflo nurse Abel back to health. Both Abel and Rima are wonderments to each other, someone unlike any other person they have ever encountered. They fall in love, a love that is stymied by Rima's inability to understand the feelings Abel creates in her. On a long trek to discover Rima's origins, they find that her unique people no longer exist, but they finally confront the magnetism that is drawing them together. Finally they find joy, and make plans... until Rima is murdered by the Indians. And then it is time for vengeance! (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

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