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Librivox: Wrong Box, The by Stevenson, Robert Louis show

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The Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund which is then closed and invested until all but one of the subscribers have died. That last subscriber then receives the whole of the proceeds). The story involves the last two such survivors and their relations, a train crash, missing uncles, surplus dead bodies and innocent bystanders. A farce really. (Summary by AJM)

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Librivox: Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by Chesterton, G. K. show

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“These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries of the classics which are one of the real improvements of recent times. Thus they were harmless, being diluted by, or rather drowned in Dickens. My scrap of theory was a mere dry biscuit to be taken with the grand tawny port of great English comedy; and by most people it was not taken at all--like the biscuit. Nevertheless the essays were not in intention so aimless as they appear in fact. I had a general notion of what needed saying about Dickens to the new generation, though probably I did not say it. I will make another attempt to do so in this prologue, and, possibly fail again." (Summary by G. K. Chesterton)

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Librivox: Multilingual Poetry Collection 010 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 (or in specific regional accents in English). (Summary by David Barnes).

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Librivox: Puisi dari Indonesia by Various show

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Puisi dari Indonesia is a collection of poems, in several languages, from Indonesia. Among these poems are ancient literature and contemporary verse.(Summary by Varra Unreal)

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Librivox: 9/11 Commission Report, The by 9/11 Commission show

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9/11 Commission Report, formally titled Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, is the official report of the events leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks. It was prepared by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (informally sometimes known as the "9/11 Commission" or the "Kean/Zelikow Commission") at the request of the President of the United States and Congress. The commission convened on November 26, 2002 (441 days after the attack) and their final report was issued on July 22, 2004

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Librivox: Annals Vol 1, The by Tacitus, Publius Cornelius show

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The Annals was Tacitus' final work, covering the period from the death of Augustus Caesar in the year 14. He wrote at least 16 books, but books 7-10 and parts of books 5, 6, 11 and 16 are missing. Book 6 ends with the death of Tiberius and books 7-12 presumably covered the reigns of Caligula and Claudius. The remaining books cover the reign of Nero, perhaps until his death in June 68 or until the end of that year, to connect with the Histories. The second half of book 16 is missing, ending with the events of the year 66. We do not know whether Tacitus completed the work or whether he finished the other works that he had planned to write; he died before he could complete his planned histories of Nerva and Trajan, and no record survives of the work on Augustus Caesar and the beginnings of the Empire with which he had planned to complete his work as an historian. (Summary from Wikipedia.)

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Librivox: Marius the Epicurean, Volume 1 by Pater, Walter show

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Marius the Epicurean is a philosophical novel written by Walter Pater, published in 1885. In it Pater displays, with fullness and elaboration, his ideal of the aesthetic life, his cult of beauty as opposed to bare asceticism, and his theory of the stimulating effect of the pursuit of beauty as an ideal of its own. The principles of what would be known as the Aesthetic movement were partly traceable to this book; and its impact was particularly felt on one of the movement's leading proponents, Oscar Wilde, a former student of Pater at Oxford. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Bible (STE) NT 20: Ιακώβου (James) by Stephanos 1550 show

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Aπευθύνεται στις δώδεκα διασκορπισμένες φυλές του Ισραήλ και σε όλους όσους πιστεύουν στο όνομα του Κυρίου μας Ιησού Χριστού. Είναι μια σειρά προτροπών και ενθαρρύνσεων , που σχετίζεται άμεσα με την επί όρους ομιλία. Επικεντρώνεται στο να αναζωπυρώσει την γνήσια ζωντανή πίστη και στην εξάσκηση της μετάνοιας , της εμπιστοσύνης, της ταπείνωσης και της αυτοκυριαρχίας. Ο Άγιος Ιάκωβος είχε εκλεγεί από τους αποστόλους ως ο πρώτος αρχιεπίσκοπος της Ιερουσαλήμ. Ζούσε μια ζωή άγια, αυστηρή και ασκητική. Σύμφωνα με την παράδοση , ακριβώς πριν την πολιορκία της Ιερουσαλήμ , αφού άπιστοι Ιουδαίοι τον γκρέμισαν από τον ναό, τον λιθοβόλησαν μέχρι που τον σκότωσαν. It is addressed to the twelve tribes of Jerusalem which are scattered abroad and to every one that believes in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. A series of admonitions and exhortations , it has many direct parallels with the Sermon on the Mount. He concentrates on rekindling true living faith and on the practice of repentance , trust, humility, patience, and self control. James was elected as the first bishop of Jerusalem by the apostles He led a holy strict and ascetic life. According to tradition , just before the besiege of Jerusalem, being thrown from the temple by unfaithful Jews was stoned to death. (Summary by peaceuntoyou)

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Librivox: Love's Wantonness by Lodge, Thomas show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 different recordings of Love's Wantonness by Thomas Lodge. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of August 24th, 2008.

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Librivox: Sleeper Awakes, The by Wells, H. G. show

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The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian novel about a man who sleeps for two hundred years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest, he has become the richest man in the world. He has been the famous Sleeper for centuries. A fanatic socialist, the main character awakes to see his nightmares realized, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities. The people adore him, and their masters - the supervisors of his legacy who rule in his name - do not want him breathing. (Summary by Stephan and Wikipedia)

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