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Librivox: Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The, Vol. 1 by Sterne, Laurence show

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or, more briefly, Tristram Shandy ) is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years. It was not always held in high esteem by other writers (Samuel Johnson responded that, "Nothing odd can last"), but its bawdy humour was popular with London society, and it has come to be seen as one of the greatest comic novels in English, as well as a forerunner for many modern narrative devices. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (version 2) by Leacock, Stephen show

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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a sequence of stories by Stephen Leacock, first published in 1912. It is generally considered to be one of the most enduring classics of Canadian humorous literature. The fictional setting for these stories is Mariposa, a small town on the shore of Lake Wissanotti. Although drawn from his experiences in Orillia, Ontario, Leacock writes in the introduction: "Mariposa is not a real town. On the contrary, it is about seventy or eighty of them. You may find them all the way from Lake Superior to the sea, with the same square streets and the same maple trees and the same churches and hotels." This work has remained popular for its universal appeal. Many of the characters, though modelled on townspeople of Orillia, are small town archetypes. Their shortcomings and weaknesses are presented in a humorous but affectionate way. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Tale of Major Monkey, The by Bailey, Arthur Scott show

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Arthur Scott Bailey was the author of more than forty children's books. Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator's approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. (Summary Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 075 by Various show

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This a collection of poems recorded by LibriVox volunteers during the month of January 2009.

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Librivox: Traveller-heart, The by Lindsay, Vachel show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Traveller-heart by Vachel Lindsay. This was the weekly poetry project for February 22nd, 2009.

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Librivox: Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor show

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Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil. Crime and Punishment is considered by many as the first of Dostoevsky's cycle of great novels, which would culminate with his last completed work, The Brothers Karamazov, shortly before his death. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Om de schatten van Il Tigretto by Been, Johan show

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Avonturenverhaal, vervolg op "Paddeltje, de scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruyter". Verschillende mensen azen op de beruchte schatten van de gevreesde roverhoofdman Il Tigretto. Zowel Paddeltje als Veritas raken tegen wil en dank betrokken bij de zoektocht. A treasure hunt on the high seas - story read in Dutch.

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Librivox: Two Years in the Forbidden City by Yu, Der Ling, Princess show

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THE author of the following narrative has peculiar qualifications for her task. She is a daughter of Lord Yu Keng, a member of the Manchu White Banner Corps, and one of the most advanced and progressive Chinese officials of his generation. she became First Lady-in-Waiting to the Empress Dowager, and while serving at the Court in that capacity she received the impressions which provide the subject-matter of this book. Her opportunity to observe and estimate the characteristics of the remarkable woman who ruled China for so long was unique, and her narrative throws a new light on one of the most extraordinary personalities of modern times. Yielding to the urgent solicitation of friends, she consented to put some of her experiences into literary form, and the following chronicle, in which the most famous of Chinese women, the customs and atmosphere of her Court are portrayed by an intimate of the same race, is a result. (Summary adapted from the Foreword, by Thomas F. Millard)

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Librivox: Brain Twister by Phillips, Mark show

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"Mark Phillips" is, or are, two writers: Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. Their joint pen-name, derived from their middle names (Philip and Mark), was coined soon after their original meeting, at a science-fiction convention. Both men were drunk at the time, which explains a good deal, and only one has ever sobered up. A matter for constant contention between the collaborators is which one. Originally published as That Sweet Little Old Lady, Brain Twister follows the adventures of FBI agent Kenneth J. Malone as he attempts to unravel the machinations of a telepathic spy. His first problem: how do you find a telepath to catch the first telepath? The novella was nominated for the Hugo Award in 1960. (Summary from the text and Catharine Eastman)

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Librivox: Exploits Of Elaine, The by Reeve, Arthur B. show

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The Exploits of Elaine It tells the story of a young woman named Elaine who, with the help of a detective, tries to find the man, known only as "The Clutching Hand", who murdered her father. (Wikipedia)

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