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Librivox: Poems: Series One by Dickinson, Emily show

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Renowned poet Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) wrote many many poems. This collection, "Poems: Series One", presents the first installment of the complete poetic works of Miss Emily Dickinson. It is broken into four parts: Life, Love, Nature, and Time and Eternity. The verses of Emily Dickinson belong emphatically to what Emerson long since called "the Poetry of the Portfolio,"--something produced absolutely without the thought of publication, and solely by way of expression of the writer's own mind. The poetry found here is then entirely honest, and indicative of the authors true feelings. (Summary by Shurtagal and Thomas Wentworth Higginson)

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Librivox: Lost Stradivarius, The by Falkner, John Meade show

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The Lost Stradivarius (1895), by J. Meade Falkner, is a short novel of ghosts and the evil that can be invested in an object, in this case an extremely fine Stradivarius violin. After finding the violin of the title in a hidden compartment in his college rooms, the protagonist, a wealthy young heir, becomes increasingly secretive as well as obsessed by a particular piece of music, which seems to have the power to call up the ghost of its previous owner. Roaming from England to Italy, the story involves family love, lordly depravity, and the tragedy of obsession (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Beautiful Joe by Saunders, Marshall show

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Beautiful Joe is a real dog, and "Beautiful Joe" is his real name. He belonged during the first part of his life to a cruel master, who mutilated him in the manner described in the story. He was rescued from him, and is now living in a happy home with pleasant surroundings, and enjoys a wide local celebrity. The character of Laura is drawn from life, and to the smallest detail is truthfully depicted. The Morris family has its counterparts in real life, and nearly all of the incidents of the story are founded on fact. (Summary by Marshall Saunders)

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Librivox: Defendant, The by Chesterton, G. K. show

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A collection of reprinted articles on a wide-range of subject, all in the unique style of G. K. Chesterton. Using wit, paradox, and good humor he “defends” a series of seeming harmless things that need no defense, and in so doing he exposes many of the broken assumptions and dogmatic notions of secular humanism and other trends of his age and of ours. (Summary by Ray Clare)

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Librivox: Historische Übersichten by Schiller, Friedrich show

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Historische Übersichten by Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805) Schiller, einer der Weimarer Klassiker, bekannt als Dichter und Dramatiker, gibt in meisterhaftem Deutsch kurze Darstellungen Ueber Völkerwanderung, Kreuzzüge und Mittelalter, Uebersicht des Zustands von Europa zur Zeit des ersten Kreuzzugs (Ein Fragment), Universalhistorische Uebersicht der merkwürdigsten Staatsbegebenheiten zu den Zeiten Kaiser Friedrichs I (nicht beendet). (Zusammenfassung von redaer)

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Librivox: Bible (DRV) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: Wisdom by Douay-Rheims Version show

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Wisdom is one of the apocryphal/deuterocanonical books of the Bible. It is a wisdom book, bearing similarity to the canonical works. Scholars believe that the book represents the most classical Greek language found in the Septuagint, having been written during the Jewish Hellenistic period (the 1st or 2nd century BC). The author of the text appears well versed in the popular philosophical, religious, and ethical writings adopted by Hellenistic Alexandria. According to St. Melito in the second century AD, it was considered canonical by Jews and Christians,[1] and a Hebrew translation of the Wisdom of Solomon is mentioned by Naḥmanides in the preface to his commentary on the Pentateuch.The philosophical influences on the Book of Wisdom may include those of classical and Middle-Platonism. Some religious and ethical influences may stem from Stoicism, also found in the writings of the Alexandrian Jew, Philo, to whom Book of Wisdom has on occasion been wrongly attributed. (This is evident in the use of the four Stoic ideals which are borrowed from Plato.) A sorites appears in Chapter 6 (v. 17-20). This logical form is also called chain-inference, "of which the Stoics were very fond." (Zeller, Stoics, p. 216 note) (Summary by Wikipedia, modified by Sam Stinson)

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Librivox: Moonfleet by Falkner, John Meade show

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The novel is set in a fishing village in Dorset during the mid 18th century. The story concerns a 15 year old orphan boy, John Trenchard, who becomes friends with an older man who turns out to be the leader of a gang of smugglers. One night John chances on the smugglers' store in the crypt beneath the church. He explores but hides behind a coffin when he hears voices. He finds a locket which contains a parchment, in the coffin belonging to Colonel Mohune. Unfortunately after the visitors leave, he finds himself trapped inside, and is only rescued two days later when two of the smugglers, Ratsey, the sexton and Elzevir Block, the innkeeper of the Why Not?, the local pub, investigate his disappearance. His aunt insists he leaves her house and Elzevir Block takes him in to live at the pub. ( )

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Librivox: Spiegel des Cyprianus, Der by Storm, Theodor show

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Eine traurige Geschichte über böse und gute Stiefmütter und einen magischen Spiegel. (Summary by Hokuspokus)

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Librivox: Mille et une fadaises, Les by Cazotte, Jacques show

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De retour de sa campagne, la Baronne de ... va voir la Marquise de ..., qui n'a plus fermé l'oeil depuis quinze jours. Qu'est-ce qui mieux qu'un discours de l'Abbé pourrait y remédier ? Le voici justement qui se présente. Sans talent pour les réflexions, ce sera par un conte qu'il tentera de les endormir : Riante, la Fée Troisbosses et d'autres seront les héros de sont récit cocasse. Que de sottises ! When visiting the Marquise of ..., the Baroness of ... finds her deprived of sleep for a fortnight. Couldn't one of the Abbot's speeches solve this? There he is. He will attempt to put them to sleep by entertaining them with a fairy tale. The heroes of his comical story will be Riante (the Laughing one), la Fée Troisbosses (the Threehumps Fairy) and others. What nonsense ! (Summary by Ezwa.)

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Librivox: Subjection of Women, The by Mill, John Stuart show

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The Subjection of Women is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill in 1869, possibly jointly with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill, stating an argument in favor of equality between the sexes. It offers both detailed argumentation and passionate eloquence in opposition to the social and legal inequalities commonly imposed upon women by a patriarchal culture. Just as in "On Liberty," Mill defends the emancipation of women on utilitarian grounds, convinced that the moral and intellectual advancement of women would result in greater happiness for everybody. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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