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Librivox: Short Story Collection Vol. 035 by VariousJoin Now to Follow
LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 035: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.
Librivox: Watsons, The by Austen, JaneJoin Now to Follow
This fragment of a novel was written by Jane Austen in 1804 and remained untitled and unpublished until her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh printed it in his A Memoir of Jane Austen in 1871. The title is from him. Mr Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters. But when her aunt contracts a foolish second marriage, Emma is obliged to return to her father's house. There she is chagrined by the crude and reckless husband-hunting of two of her twenty-something sisters. (Summary from Gesine and Wikipedia)
Librivox: Nocturnall Upon St. Lucies Day, A by Donne, JohnJoin Now to Follow
LibriVox volunteers bring you 6 recordings of A Nocturnall Upon St. Lucies Day by John Donne. This was the fortnightly poetry project for winter solstice 2008.
Librivox: Convention by Lee, AgnesJoin Now to Follow
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Convention by Agnes Lee. This was the weekly poetry project for December 21st, 2008.
Librivox: Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis, A by Powers, MelvinJoin Now to Follow
Summary from A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis: This book is written in terms that are comprehensible to the layman. The step-by-step instructions should afford the reader a means of acquiring self-hypnosis. The necessary material is here. The reader need only follow the instructions as they are given. It is the author's hope that you will, through the selective use of self-hypnosis, arrive at a more rewarding, well-adjusted, and fuller life.
Librivox: From Plotzk to Boston by Antin, MaryJoin Now to Follow
An intensely personal account of the immigration experience as related by a young Jewish girl from Plotzk (a town in the government of Vitebsk, Russia). Mary Antin, with her mother, sisters, and brother, set out from Plotzk in 1894 to join their father, who had journeyed to the "Promised Land" of America three years before. Fourth class railroad cars packed to suffocation, corrupt crossing guards, luggage and persons crudely "disinfected" by German officials who feared the cholera, locked "quarantine" portside, and, finally, the steamer voyage and a famiily reunited. For anyone who has ever wondered what it was like for their grandparents or great grandparents to emmigrate from Europe to the United States last century, this is a fascinating narrative. Mary Antin went on to become an immigration rights activist. She also wrote an autobiography, The Promised Land, published in 1912, which detailed her assimilation into American culture. (Summary by Sue Anderson)
Librivox: Evelina by Burney, FannyJoin Now to Follow
In this epistolary novel, we find a young woman named Evelina, who was raised in rural seclusion until her eighteenth year because of her uncertain parentage. Through a series of harrowing and humorous events that take place in London and an English resort town, Evelina learns how to navigate the complex layers of 18th century society and earn the love of a distinguished and honorable nobleman. This comedy of manners often satirizes the society in which it is set; Evelina is a significant precursor to later works by Jane Austen and Maria Edgeworth, whose novels explore many of the same issues. (from Evelina’s wikipedia entry, modified by ettelocin)
Librivox: Uller Uprising by Piper, H. BeamJoin Now to Follow
Uller Uprising is the story of a confrontation between a human overlord and alien servants, with an ironic twist at the end. Like most of Piper's best work, Uller Uprising is modeled after an actual event in human history; in this case the Sepoy Mutiny (a Bengal uprising in British-held India brought about when rumors were spread to native soldiers that cartridges being issued by the British were coated with animal fat. The rebellion quickly spread throughout India and led to the massacre of the British Colony at Cawnpore.). Piper's novel is not a mere retelling of the Indian Mutiny, but rather an analysis of an historical event applied to a similar situation in the far future. (Summary from John F. Carr's introduction)
Librivox: Country Beyond, The by Curwood, James OliverJoin Now to Follow
The Country Beyond, subtitled A Romance In the Wilderness, is a story of "Jolly" Roger McKay, an outcast on the run from the law; Nada, the girl he falls in love with; and Peter, the devoted mixed-breed dog who links the two together as no human could, as action, adventure, and romance take them through the Northwest Canadian wilderness in search of The Country Beyond. (Summary by Roger Melin)
Librivox: Fountain, The by Lowell, James RussellJoin Now to Follow
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Fountain by James Russell Lowell. This was the weekly poetry project for December 14th, 2008.