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Last Poems by HOUSMAN, A. E.

“I publish these poems, few though they are, because it is not likely that I shall ever be impelled to write much more. I can no longer expect to be revisited by the continuous excitement under which in the early months of 1895 I wrote the greater part of my first book, nor indeed could I well sustain it if it came; and it is best that what I have written should be printed while I am here to see it through the press and control its spelling and punctuation. About a quarter of this matter belongs to the April of the present year, but most of it to dates between 1895 and 1910.

September 1922” – Summary by Preface

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/last-poems-by-a-e-housman/

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Multilingual Short Works Collection 021 – Poetry & Prose by VARIOUS

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers.

1. French – Le général Jackson, président des Etats-Unis keywords: histoire des USA
2. French – Jour des âmes keywords: religion catholique, saints, légendes, histoire
3. French – L’avent keywords: religion catholique, saints, légendes, histoire
4. French – La Nativité de notre seigneur Jésus Christ keywords: religion catholique, saints, légendes, histoire
5. French – Regret keywords: poetry
6. French – Saint Jean apôtre et évangéliste keywords: religion catholique, saints, légendes, histoire
7. French – Sainte Marie Madeleine keywords: religion catholique, saints, légendes, histoire
8. French – Saint Nicolas keywords: religion catholique, saints, légendes, histoire
9. French – Toussaint keywords: religion catholique, saints, légendes, histoire
10. German – Gefährliches Spiel keywords: short story
11. Latin – Ecloga I keywords: poetry
12. Luxembourgish – E schlèchte Witz keywords: poem, satire, joke
13. Polish – Rękopis znaleziony w butli keywords: morze, statek, groza, opowiadanie
14. Polish – Ta co nie zginęła keywords: wiersz; I Wojna Światowa; Polska; walka; patriotyzm
15. Polish – Władca czasu keywords: czas; opowiadanie; fantastyka; eksperyment
16. Romanian – Goana keywords: poetry
17. Romanian – Intoarcerea keywords: poetry
18. Spanish – Canción del pirata keywords: Poesía, romanticismo, pirata
19. Spanish – El canto del cosaco keywords: Poesía, romanticismo, cosaco
20. Spanish – Pan y toros keywords: Ilustración, discurso, siglo XIX // Enlightenment, speech, XIX century

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/multilingual-short-works-collection-021-poetry-prose-by-various/

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Dust Flower, The by KING, Basil

Rashleigh Allerton, a wealthy New Yorker, quarrels with his well-to-do fiancée Barbara and impetuously says that he will marry instead the first person he meets. The book follows the result of this absurd promise, with consequences that neither of them (nor Rashleigh’s faithful elderly man-servant Steptoe) expect. – Summary by Simon Evers

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-dust-flower-by-basil-king/

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Mord im Ballsaal, Der by BLANK, Matthias

Ein Arzt und ein Kriminalkommissar untersuchen gemeinsam einen mysteriösen Mordfall im Deutschen Theater München. Als sie dem Täter auf die Spur kommen, tauchen sie auch in die privaten Krisen und dunklen Geheimnisse der bürgerlichen Oberschicht ein. Obwohl diese Kriminalgeschichte der Sprache und den Moralvorstellungen des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts verhaftet bleibt, ist sie doch ein Plädoyer für Reformen im Erziehungs- und Bildungssystem der Zeit. – Summary by Monika Barget

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/der-mord-im-ballsaal-by-matthias-blank/

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Viaje al centro de la Tierra by VERNE, Jules

El profesor Lidenbrock, que une a su condición de verdadero sabio una terquedad sin límites, descifra un viejo pergamino devolviendo pacientemente su sentido a los incomprensibles signos que en él se contienen. ¡Extraordinarios peligros de la lectura! El descifrado de aquel texto arrastrará inevitablemente al propio Lidenbrok, a su joven sobrino Axel y al valeroso cazador Hans Bjelke hasta el mismísimo centro de la Tierra, poblado de animales antediluvianos, tempestades terribles y otros riesgos sin mayor importancia. – (Phileas Fogg)

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Where No Fear Was: A Book About Fear by BENSON, Arthur Christopher

Surely all of us know fear, and know the different types of fear we can experience. In this book, Arthur Christopher Benson walks us through these different types, going through a range of different topics, among others childhood fears many of us will remember, to the fears plaguing us in other periods of our lives, the origins of different fears, and essays on what a number of notable authors (of fiction) had to say about the subject. It should be noted that this book is not a scientific study, though written by an eminent scolar. Instead, all of Arthur Christopher Benson’s remarkable talents as a story teller are shaping these chapters. – Summary by Carolin

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Mrs. Warren’s Profession by SHAW, George Bernard

.Mrs. Warren’s Profession is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893, and first performed in London in 1902 but was banned after two performances because of the profession talked about. The play is about a former prostitute, now a madam (brothel proprietor), who attempts to come to terms with her disapproving daughter. It illustrates Shaw’s belief that the act of prostitution was not caused by moral failure but by economic necessity. It also has a lot to say about the hypocrisy of English society that profited from many despised and illegal professions and used people in despicable ways but pretended to look down on them. This was probably why it was banned, not because of the ‘profession’ of Mrs. Warren, but because it exposed very highly placed people doing nasty things to make money. – Summary by phil chenevert and Wikipedia

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Story of a Bold Tin Soldier, The by HOPE, Laura Lee

“Yes, I suppose you may say I have, admitted the Bold Tin Soldier. “But though my men and I have a fine home with Arnold, still I get lonesome for you toys once in a while. I have met the Sawdust Doll, the White Rocking Horse, and the Lamb on Wheels. Now I am glad to meet you all once more. And how is my friend the Candy Rabbit?” the Captain asked, as he saw the long-eared chap standing near him.” This is the story of one of the toys created at Santa’s workshop in North Pole Land, who comes down to earth to live with a fortunate little boy or girl. – Summary by Nan Dodge, quote from the book

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-story-of-a-bold-tin-soldier-by-laura-lee-hope/

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Twenty-Five Cent Dinners for Families of Six by CORSON, Juliet

Juliet Corson has put together a few books on economic housekeeping, and this is a fine example. Almost 150 years after publication (1878), it has become quite impossible to feed anyone on 25 cents, but the principles on how to cook economically have not changed much. In any case, modern readers can still enjoy the recipes Ms Corson has compiled, and learn from her introductory notes. – Summary by Carolin

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Said and Did by MACDONALD, George

LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Said and Did by George MacDonald..
This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 2, 2018.
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George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors, including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit, and Madeleine L’Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his “master”. – Summary by Wikipedia

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Book of Enoch, The by UNKNOWN

The Book of Enoch, is an ancient, non-canonical Jewish work. Estimates vary on the actual dates of authorship. However, Enoch was alive during the Antediluvian period as recorded in the Hebrew Bible. Fragments of the text, were discovered in cave 4 of the Qumran caves in 1948.

Enoch, born in the 7th generation from Adam, was the grandfather of Noah. Enoch prophesied concerning the judgments on mankind (Jude 14-15 & Enoch 1:9). Enoch says his prophetic words were not for his generation but for a “generation of elect and righteous people far in the future that would be living in the day of tribulation when all the wicked and godless are to be removed.” (Enoch 1:1). He compiled his visions and prophecies into a book of parables and passed the secrets on to Noah (The book of Enoch 68:1).

Among the secrets passed down, Enoch gives a more detailed accounting of the relationship between the fallen angels (watchers) and the daughters of men in Genesis 6:2-4. He reveals the secrets of the luminaries and the weather and concludes with a prophesy concerning the condition of man and purging of the evil on earth. – Summary by CJ Plogue

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-book-of-enoch/

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Chronicles of America Volume 06 – The Fathers of New England, The by ANDREWS, Charles

This sixth installment in the series, as one would expect, deals with events in the northern settlements that were taking place at the same times as those in the southern. The opening passage explains: “The Pilgrims and Puritans, whose migration to the New World marks the beginning of permanent settlement in New England, were children of the same age as the enterprising and adventurous pioneers of England in Virginia, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. It was the age in which the foundations of the British Empire were being laid in the Western Continent.” – Summary by Charles M. Andrews

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Castle of the Carpathians, The by VERNE, Jules

The Castle stood above the quiet little town for as long as folks remembered: barren, deserted, lonely and frightening to the townsfolk. Until one day, smoke began to ascend from the dunjon. They were warned not to go near, and when intrepid souls dared to venture to uncover the mystery of the ruined castle, they learned firsthand what supernatural terrors await inside The Castle of the Carpathians. Summary by Joseph DeNoia.

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Contos do Norte by MARQUES DE CARVALHO, João

Contos do Norte é uma coleção de contos ambientados na região norte do Brasil. Seu autor, Marques de Carvalho, diz que seu livro se pretende “uma homenagem ao povo paraense”. As histórias são, em geral, curtas e melancólicas, com os elementos da floresta, dos rios amazônicos e das populações ribeirinhas em destaque. (Summary by Leni)

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