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Travel Stories Retold From St. Nicholas by VARIOUS

St. Nicholas was a popular magazine aimed at young folks in the late nineteenth – early twentieth century. Its articles were usually well-written and often by authors who became famous later on. This collection of articles published in 1920, aimed at the youth market, can be easily enjoyed by adults as well. – Summary by David Wales

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World’s Story Volume III: Egypt, Africa and Arabia, The by TAPPAN, Eva March

This is the third volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world’s history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part III include Egypt, Northern, Western and Central Africa, South Africa and Arabia. – Summary by Sonia

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Лампада by IVANOV, Georgy

“The Lantern” is one of the earlier books of poetry by Georgy Ivanov (1894 – 1958), a leading poet and essayist of the Russian emigration. (Mark Chulsky)

Георгий Иванов (1894-1958), многосторонний русский литератор, oдин из крупнейших поэтов русской эмиграции. “Лампада” считается четвертым сборником его стихов.

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Rubinstein Staccato Etude, The by DETT, R. Nathaniel

This poem, read by 16 Librivox Volunteers, describes the ups and downs and emotional frenzy of The Rubinstein Staccato Etude. The author, R. Nathaniel Dett, was a composer, organist, pianist and music professor. While born in Canada, he spent most of his professional career in the United States. During his lifetime he was a leading Black composer, known for his use of African-American folk songs and spirituals as the basis for choral and piano compositions in the 19th century Romantic style of Classical music. Right click this link (opens a new tab) to listen to the piece played on piano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2AdJ2JVpw8
(~ Summary by Michele Fry and Wikipedia)

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Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by SIGFUSSON, Sæmund and STURLESON, Snorri

The most complete set of the epic Norse eddas, or poems. It contains in beautiful verse the pagan beliefs of the Old Norse. Luckily in this work both the Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson are presented, and you may find a version of the Nibelunglied that you aren’t as familiar with. Numerous authors including Tolkien and Martin have acknowledge their debt to and appreciation for these traditional works. (Summary by Becky Cook)

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Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by SIGFUSSON, Sæmund and STURLESON, Snorri

The most complete set of the epic Norse eddas, or poems. It contains in beautiful verse the pagan beliefs of the Old Norse. Luckily in this work both the Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson are presented, and you may find a version of the Nibelunglied that you aren’t as familiar with. Numerous authors including Tolkien and Martin have acknowledge their debt to and appreciation for these traditional works. (Summary by Becky Cook)

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Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa’s Farm by HOPE, Laura Lee

“Bunny! Bunny Brown! Where are you?” Bunny’s mother stood on the front porch, looking first in the yard, then up and down the street in front of the house. But she did not see her little boy. “Sue! Sue, dear! Where are you, and where is Bunny?”
Again Mrs. Brown called. This time she had an answer. “Here I am, Mother. On the side porch.” A little girl, with brown eyes, came around the corner of the house. By one arm she carried a doll, and the doll was “leaking” sawdust on the porch. Mrs. Brown smiled when she saw this.” Bunny, six, and his sister Sue, five, really, REALLY want to visit grandpa’s farm!

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Great Pearl Secret, The by WILLIAMSON, Charles Norris and WILLIAMSON, Alice Muriel

It is the afternoon before a grand society wedding between Juliet Phayre and the Duke of Claremanagh, when Emmy West drops by to visit the bride and to see the famed Tsarina pearls, only ever to be worn by the Duchess… supposedly. When Juliet admits she has never even seen them, Emmy lets slip she has once, even though the last duchess has been dead many years… were they worn by someone else? And who is Lyda Pavoya? And who is the bridegroom really?

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Mind That Found Itself An Autobiography, A by BEERS, Clifford Whittingham

At twenty-four, Clifford Beers, Yale graduate and son of an old New England family, was confined to a mental institution, where he experienced and saw terrible mistreatment of patients. Eight years later, after his time in another institution, he wrote A Mind That Found Itself, exposing the inhumane conditions of these institutions. Beers went on to found an outpatient center for mental health, the Clifford Beers Clinic, in 1913, and is considered the founder of the American Mental Hygiene Movement. – Summary from Wikipedia)

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Short Story Collection Vol 074 by VARIOUS

A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. This time, we delve into the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Dunsany, Ambrose Bierce and Edgar Allen Poe and others to bring you tales of mystery, the thought-provoking, the mystical and the amusing. So sit back and enjoy the 74th Librivox Short Story Collection!

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Travels in the Interior of Africa by PARK, Mungo

Mungo Park, a Scottish surgeon and explorer, was sent out by the ‘Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior of Africa’ after Major Houghton failed to return, to discover the if the River Niger was a tributary of either the river Senegal or Gambia in South Africa. This is the story of his first trip. The journey had many challenges, such as language, religions, imprisonment and robbery. Most of the trip he had nothing but his tattered clothes, a horse, a pocket compass and his hat where he kept his notes. After first following the Gambia River, he finally was the first European to reached the Niger River at Ségou. He continued along the Niger another 80 miles to Silla, where he had to turn around as he had no way of continuing without procuring more supplies. He then returned to England by boat, via America. (Summary by Lynda Marie Neilson)

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