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Tree of Heaven, The by SINCLAIR, May

One of the most heart-breaking of all World War I novels, this family epic was written in the midst of the War itself, and shows the intense emotion generated in ordinary lives by that tragedy. May Sinclair astonishingly weaves multiple themes into her narrative, seamlessly drawing from the great movements of her day: suffrage, sexual liberation, artistic revolt, war, and pacifism. Her most powerful metaphor throughout the novel is that of the Vortex: the dangerously irresistible force of human masses, how to resist it and (much more difficult) how to participate in it without losing one’s individual autonomy. – Summary by Expatriate

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Luck of the Dudley Grahams, The by HAINES, Alice Calhoun

The Luck of the Dudley Grahams is the story of the four Graham children and their recently widowed mother, trying to make ends meet by taking boarders into their somewhat eccentric home, as told by 17-year-old Elizabeth to her diary. She chronicles their struggles with the boarders, housekeeping on a very tight budget, and the adventures of her three younger siblings. If the category existed at the time, this would be more of young adult novel than a children’s book, as Elizabeth has her moments of angst and worry about herself, her family, and their future. – Summary by Colleen McMahon

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-luck-of-the-dudley-grahams-by-alice-calhoun-haines/

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Haunted Hour; an anthology, The by WIDDEMER, Margaret

I have not considered as ghost-poems anything but poems which related to the return of spirits to earth. They “The Blessed Damozel,” a poem of spirits in heaven, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci,” whose heroine may be a fairy or witch, and whose ghosts are presented in dream only, do not belong in this classification; nor do such poems as Mathilde Blind’s lovely sonnet, “The Dead Are Ever with Us,” class as ghost-poems; for in these the dead are living in ourselves in a half-metaphorical sense. If a poem would be a ghost-story, in short, I have considered it a ghost-poem, not otherwise. (Excerpt by Margaret Widdemer)

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State of the Union Addresses by United States Presidents (1861 – 1868) by VARIOUS

The State of the Union address is a speech presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, typically delivered annually. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation but also allows the President to outline his legislative agenda (for which he needs the cooperation of Congress) and national priorities. This album contains recordings of addresses from Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. – Summary by Wikipedia and Linette Geisel

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Wanted by PANSY

Twenty-seven year old Rebecca Meredith feels out of place and unwanted. She has lost her mother, brother, and idolized little sister to the grave. Her beau suddenly and without warning marries someone else. And her father has brought home a new wife. The new Mrs. Meredith tries to befriend Rebecca, but Rebecca feels pushed out. She moves to another city and tries to earn her own way, finding her way into the McKenzie house as the nurse-girl to the baby of the family, who reminds her so much of her own late sister. However, she hates how Mr. McKenzie is cold and unfeeling toward his invalid wife. But there is a secret family tragedy that, when revealed, shows Rebecca how wrong she has been about herself, her family, the McKenzies, and Jesus Christ … and shows her just how much she is wanted, after all. – Summary by TriciaG

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George Dandin: or The Abashed Husband by MOLIèRE

“The treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle having been ratified … and peace being assured … Louis XIV resolved to give a festival in his favorite gardens of Versailles. Moliere’s comedy, George Dandin, formed the chief entertainment.” The plot: A wife comes home rather late, finds the door shut, and threatens to kill herself if her husband does not let her in. She pretends to do so; the good man rushes out quite terrified; the wife, meanwhile, sneaks in, and he is in his turn locked out. Add in her idiot parents (Sotenville means Idiot In Town) and this should be the usual madcap fun.
– Summary by Translater and ToddHW


Cast list:

George Dandin, a rich farmer, husband to Angelique: MajorToast
Monsieur De Sotenville, a country gentleman, Angelique’s father: ToddHW
Clitandre, in love with Angelique: Tomas Peter
Lubin, a peasant, Clitandre’s servant: alanmapstone
Colin, George Dandin’s servant: Stefan Von Blon
Angelique, George Dandin’s wife: Bhavya
Madam De Sotenville: Sonia
Claudine, Angelique’s maid: Leanne Yau
Stage Directions: TJ Burns
Edited by: ToddHW

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/george-dandin-or-the-abashed-husband-by-moliere/

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Clock Struck One, The by HUME, Fergus

Fergus Hume was a prolific writer of Victorian murder mysteries and The Clock Struck One is another great example of his inventive plots. Julian Edermont living in near seclusion for the last 20 years fearful of an unknown assailant is beaten to death in his study following an argument with his ward’s fiance Dr. Allen Scott. The secret revealed to Allen during this argument is such that he breaks off his engagement to Dora refusing to reveal the cause. Since those around her seem unwilling to share what they know it is up to Dora to discover the truth and unmask the murderer of her guardian. – Summary by Celine Major

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Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea, The by HOPE, Laura Lee

This is the 11th in the original series of books about the Bobbseys — two sets of twins in one family, solving mysteries and having adventures. Bert and Nan are 12, Flossie and Freddie are six. There is a father who works, a mother who stays home, a cook, a handyman, and an assortment of animals.
– Summary by Nan Dodge

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (version 6) by CARROLL, Lewis

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course, structure, characters, and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice’s_Adventures_in_Wonderland )

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Little Queen of Hearts, A by OGDEN, Ruth

A charming children’s story following the trials and tribulations of the simple life of Marie-Celeste as she endears herself to everyone whose life she touches. With her parents, she moves to Windsor Castle to live with her orphaned cousin and learns about Queen Victoria, her life, home and family as well as other aspects of English life, sharing her knowledge and innocent insight in a delightful way.

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George Dandin: or The Abashed Husband by LAUN, Henri van

“The treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle having been ratified … and peace being assured … Louis XIV resolved to give a festival in his favorite gardens of Versailles. Moliere’s comedy, George Dandin, formed the chief entertainment.” The plot: A wife comes home rather late, finds the door shut, and threatens to kill herself if her husband does not let her in. She pretends to do so; the good man rushes out quite terrified; the wife, meanwhile, sneaks in, and he is in his turn locked out. Add in her idiot parents (Sotenville means Idiot In Town) and this should be the usual madcap fun.
– Summary by Translater and ToddHW


Cast list:

George Dandin, a rich farmer, husband to Angelique: MajorToast
Monsieur De Sotenville, a country gentleman, Angelique’s father: ToddHW
Clitandre, in love with Angelique: Tomas Peter
Lubin, a peasant, Clitandre’s servant: alanmapstone
Colin, George Dandin’s servant: Stefan Von Blon
Angelique, George Dandin’s wife: Bhavya
Madam De Sotenville: Sonia
Claudine, Angelique’s maid: Leanne Yau
Stage Directions: TJ Burns
Edited by: ToddHW

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/george-dandin-or-the-abashed-husband-by-henri-van-laun/

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Desde mi celda – cartas literarias by BéCQUER, Gustavo Adolfo

Esta obra de trata de 09 cartas literarias escritas por el autor durante su estadía en el monasterio de Veruela en el invierno de 1864 y parte de la primavera. Se sabe que estas cartas fueron publicadas en el diario “El contemporáneo” de aquella época durante el año indicado. – Resumen por KendalRigans

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Wolfbane by POHL, Frederik and KORNBLUTH, C. M.

This science fiction novel takes place in the year 2203, if we take literally the age of 250 years. A rogue planet, populated by strange machines known as Pyramids, has stolen the Earth from the Solar system, taking it off into interstellar space. The moon has been ‘ignited’ by alien technology to serve as a miniature sun around which both planets orbit. This new sun is rekindled every 5 years, though as the book opens, the rekindling is nearly overdue and there is fear among the populace that it may never happen again. – Summary by Wikipedia

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