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Librivox: Geschichte des Abfalls der vereinigten Niederlande von der spanischen Regierung by Schiller, Friedrich show

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Geschichte des Abfalls der vereinigten Niederlande von der spanischen Regierung von Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805) Language: Deutsch (German) Schiller, einer der Weimarer Klassiker, bekannt als Dichter und Dramatiker, beschreibt in meisterhaftem Deutsch den Beginn der Unabhängigkeit der Niederlande. Erschienen 1788-1795. (Zusammenfassung von redaer)

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Librivox: Evening Star by Poe, Edgar Allan show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 29 recordings of Evening Star by Edgar Allan Poe. This was the weekly poetry project in honor of Poe's 200th birthday, January 19th, 2009.

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Librivox: King's Daughter, The by Alden, Isabella show

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Dell Bronson has been reared in Boston by her refined uncle and aunt until, at age 18, she is called home by her father, a coarse tavern owner in Lewiston. As a daughter of the heavenly King, she strives to honor her heavenly Father by wooing her earthly father to Christ and away from rum. Set in the era of the temperance movement of the 1800's. Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Third in the Ester Ried series. (Summary by TriciaG)

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Librivox: Dombey and Son by Dickens, Charles show

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Charles Dickens the author of Dombey and Son, originally wrote the book in installments which were published from October 1846 to April 1848 under the title Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. The story centers around Paul Dombey, the stern owner of the Firm. He is totally immersed in having his newly born son continue the business, and entirely neglects his daughter Florence. Tragedy occurs, and Florence’s plight worsens. As the years go by, Mr. Dombey sees to it that the man she loves, his employee, is sent far away. Mr Dombey remarries, but his marriage is eventually destroyed, his fortune gone, he becomes destitute. Finally he accepts help from his daughter, and life changes for him. Many wonderful characters interweave the tale, as in all Dickens literary masterpieces. (Summary by Mil Nicholson)

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Librivox: Bible (WEB) 01-39: The Old Testament by World English Bible show

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The World English Bible is a modern English translation of the Bible, released directly into the public domain. (Summary by Leon Mire)

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Librivox: United Kingdom House of Lords Speeches Collection by Various show

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This collection comprises recordings of seven historic speeches given to the UK House of Lords between 1641 and 1945. Readings are of speeches origninally given by the 1st Earl of Strafford (Thomas Wentworth), the 1st Earl of Chatham (William Pitt the Elder), the 6th Baron Byron (the poet Lord Byron), the 1st Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley), the 3rd Earl of Lucan (George Lord Bingham) and the 3rd Earl Russell (the philosopher Bertrand Russell). (Summary by Carl Manchester)

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Librivox: Damn! A Book of Calumny by Mencken, H. L. show

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Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (1880 – 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Known as the "Sage of Baltimore", he is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. Mencken is perhaps best remembered today for The American Language, a multi-volume study of how the English language is spoken in the United States, and for his satirical reporting on the Scopes trial, which he named the "Monkey" trial." (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Romeo and Juliet (version 3) by Shakespeare, William show

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Romeo and Juliet is an early tragedy by William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers" whose "untimely deaths" ultimately unite their feuding households. The play has been highly praised by literary critics for its language and dramatic effect. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Its influence is still seen today, with the two main characters being widely represented as archetypal young lovers. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Mortification of Sin in Believers, The by Owen, John show

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John Owen, in this Puritan classic, writes succinctly of the matters of the heart in dealing with sin in the life of the Christian. In a way that cuts right to the heart of the matter while leaving no room for excuses, Owen encourages the Christian to “Be killing sin or sin will be killing you.” (Summary by Stephen Escalera)

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Librivox: Queen Elizabeth (Abbott version) by Abbott, Jacob show

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There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to Queen Elizabeth. (Summary from the preface of the book)

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