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Librivox: Peter Pan by Barrie, J. M. show

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Peter Pan is the well-loved story of three children and their adventures in Neverland with the boy who refuses to grow up. Swashbuckling, fairy dust, and flight; mermaid lagoons, ticking crocodiles, and Princess Tiger Lily; second to the right and then straight on till morning. You know the story... and if you don't, please start listening immediately! (summary by Meredith Hughes)

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Librivox: House on the Hill, The by Robinson, Edwin Arlington show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 different recordings of The House on the Hill by Edwin Arlington Robinson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 30th, 2007.

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Librivox: Dead, The by Joyce, James show

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A group of Dubliners gather together for a Christmas celebration in James Joyce's transcendent tale of the mundanity and magic in life and death. "The Dead" is taken from Joyce's collection of short stories Dubliners . (summary by Iremonger)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 048 by Various show

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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 048: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

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Librivox: Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy, A by Pfeiffer, Ida Laura show

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Ida Pfeiffer travelled alone in an era when women didn't travel. She went first on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, then went on to Egypt and Italy. Understanding the difficulties a woman would face travelling alone and on a budget, she made a will before she left. Go she did, however; and upon her return she wrote this book. She used the proceeds to finance her next trip - six months in Iceland. (Summary by Sibella Denton)

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Librivox: House that Jack Built, The by Unknown show

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"The House that Jack Built" is a standard of juvenile literature that delights children and adults alike with the increasingly lengthy sentences, stretched to the breaking point, that make up its narrative. Through a chain of events, beginning with a rodent eating some grain and culminating in a festive wedding, children learn that playing with grammar can be fun! You can read along with this recording by linking to the facsimile edition of an 1880 publication at the Children's Digital Library (Summary by Denny Sayers)

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Librivox: Art of War, The (version 2) by Sun Tzu show

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The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. (From Wikipedia.)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 049 by Various show

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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 049: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

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Librivox: Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt by Kelly, R. Talbot show

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A short travelogue of Egypt, this book was written as part of an early 20th century series of travelogues on exotic destinations. (Summary by Sibella Denton).

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Librivox: Children of the New Forest, The by Marryat, Frederick show

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The children of Colonel Beverley, a Cavalier officer killed at the Battle of Naseby are believed to have died in the flames when their house, Arnwood, is burned by Roundhead soldiers. However, they escape and are raised by Joseph Armitage, a gamekeeper in his cottage in the New Forest. The story describes how the children adapt from an aristocratic lifestyle to that of simple cottagers. The children are concealed as the grandchildren of Armitage. Eventually after Armitage's death, Edward Beverley leaves and works as a secretary for the sympathetic Puritan placed in charge of the Royal land in the New Forest. He then joins the army of the future King Charles II and after the Royalist defeat at the Battle of Worcester, he escapes to France and lives in exile until the Restoration. His brother and siblings continue to live in the New Forest and they are reunited on the King's return. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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