Arts Podcasts

Librivox: Story Girl, The by Montgomery, Lucy Maud show

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The Story Girl, by Anne of Green Gables author L.M. Montgomery, tells about the summer Felix and Beverly King visit their cousins in Carlise, Canada. Along with various cousins and other soon-to-be-friends, they meet Sara Stanley, the Story Girl, a cousin who has a story for every situation. As the children pass the summer, they get into trouble, have adventures, listen to the Story Girl's enchanting tales, and then... get into a bit more trouble! (Summary by Heather Barnett)

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Librivox: To My Grandmother by Locker-Lampson, Frederick show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you four different recordings of To My Grandmother , by Frederick Locker-Lampson, in honor of Grandparents' Day. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 10th, 2006.

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Librivox: Ring Out, Wild Bells by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord show

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LibriVox volunteers ring in the new year with nineteen recordings of Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of December 31st, 2006.

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Librivox: Sonnet 43 by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 23 different recordings of Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of February 4th, 2007.

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Librivox: Walthers äfventyr by Topelius, Zacharias show

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"Walthers äfventyr" (The adventures of Walther) is a series of childrens' stories about Walther, a rather naughty six-year old boy written by Zacharias Topelius (1818-1898), a prominent 19th-century Fenno-Swedish author. The stories comprise chapters one through eight of volume four of his "Läsning för barn" (Reading for Children). They are generally seen as highly influenced by the author's own childhood memories. (Summary by Måns Broo)

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Librivox: Typhoon by Conrad, Joseph show

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Typhoon is a short novel by Joseph Conrad, begun in 1899 and published in Pall Mall Magazine in 1902. It is a classic sea yarn that describes how Captain Macwhirr sails the Siamese steamer Nan-Shan into a typhoon. Other characters include the young Jukes and Solomon, the head engineer. The novel classically evokes the sea-faring life at the turn of the century. While Macwhirr is emotionally estranged from his family and crew, and though he refuses to consider an alternate course to skirt the typhoon, his indomitable will in the face of a superior natural force elicits grudging admiration. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Phantom of the Opera, The by Leroux, Gaston show

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An old theatre under new management; a diva who thinks she can sing; a young ingenue who really can; a masked man who wreaks havoc if he doesn't get his own way. Secrets, intrigues, falling chandeliers! The Phantom of the Opera is here! (Summary by Karen Savage)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 037 by Various show

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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 037: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

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Librivox: Contessa di Karolystria, La by Ghislanzoni, Antonio show

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Antonio Ghislanzoni, nato a Barco di Maggianico (Lecco) il 25 novembre 1824, è meglio noto come autore di numerosissimi libretti per opere liriche tra cui "Aida" e "La forza del destino" di Giuseppe Verdi. Personalità eclettica: baritono egli stesso fino al 1856, nonché ex seminarista cacciato per cattiva condotta, stimolato dalle idee di Mazzini, nel 1848 dirige a Milano diversi giornali repubblicani; a causa delle sue idee fu anche arrestato dai francesi e brevemente detenuto in Corsica. Muore a Caprino Bergamasco il 16 luglio 1893. "La contessa di Karolystria" è definito dallo stesso autore "il più balzano, il più strampalato de' miei racconti", e in effetti altro non è che una storia divertente piena di colpi di scena senza pretesa di avere "messaggi" da trasmettere. La trama è presto detta: il visconte d'Aguilar -personaggio in cui potremmo scorgere lo stesso autore- si lascia coinvolgere nel turbine di avventure in cui viene trascinato per soccorrere la contessa di Karolystria e brillantemente, tra mille peripezie, riesce cavarla dai guai e ad aprirle un nuovo futuro. -- Riccardo.

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Librivox: Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria by Westgarth, William show

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Son of John Westgarth, surveyor-general of customs for Scotland, was born at Edinburgh, in June 1815. He was educated at the high schools at Leith and Edinburgh, and at Dr Bruce's school at Newcastle-on-Tyne. He then entered the office of G. Young and Company of Leith, who were engaged in the Australian trade, and realizing the possibilities of the new land, decided to emigrate to Australia. He arrived in Melbourne, then a town of three or four thousand inhabitants, in December 1840. When the new colony was constituted Westgarth headed the poll for Melbourne at the election for the legislative council. He had had many activities during the previous 10 years. He revisited Australia in 1888 and was everywhere welcomed. When the Melbourne international exhibition was opened he walked in the procession through the avenue of nations alongside Mr Francis Henty, then the sole survivor of the brotherhood who founded Victoria. As a result of his visit two volumes appeared Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria, in 1888, and Half a Century of Australasian Progress, in 1889. Returning to Great Britain Westgarth died suddenly at Edinburgh on 28 October 1889. He married in 1853 and left a widow and two daughters. http://www.electricscotland.com/history/australia/westgarth_william.htm

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