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Librivox: Invisible Links by Lagerlöf, Selma show

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Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Price in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. Invisible Links (Osynliga länkar) is a collection of short stories with an underlying theme about the links that influence and guide people’s actions and lives. It was first published in 1894 and the English translation in 1895. The stories are often set in Lagerloef’s Vaermland, but they also depict legends and history of Sweden, and some have connections to other works by Lagerloef. Invisible Links is a good introduction to the writings of Selma Lagerloef. (Summary by Lars Rolander)

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Librivox: In der Strafkolonie by Kafka, Franz show

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In der Strafkolonie ist eine Erzählung von Franz Kafka, die im Oktober 1914 entstand und 1919 veröffentlicht wurde. Einem Forschungsreisenden wird das Rechtssystem einer Strafkolonie vorgeführt. Es besteht darin, dass jeder Angeklagte unabhängig von seiner Schuld von einem Apparat in minutiösem Ablauf stundenlang gefoltert und dann getötet wird. Den Apparat beschreibt Kafka als überdimensionalen Parlograph in der Funktionsweise eines Phonographen mit vibrierender Metallplatte und Nadel. Dieser Apparat ist der Hauptgegenstand der Erzählung, er repräsentiert die Einheit von Schrift und Tod. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Fables de La Fontaine, livre 05 (ver 3) by La Fontaine, Jean de show

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Voici le cinquième des douze livres des Fables de La Fontaine. Celles-ci datent du XVIIe siècle et sont lues par des lecteurs de divers horizons. This is the fifth book from a collection of 12. The fables were written and first published in the 17th century. They portray humans' behaviour in the society. (Summary by Ezwa)

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Librivox: Graustark by McCutcheon, George Barr show

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The Graustark novels are stories of court intrigue, royal disguise, and romance similar to Anthony Hope's 1894 novel, The Prisoner of Zenda, and its sequels. They were popular best-sellers at the time they were published and the original editions are still readily available in used book shops. The novels gave their name to a fictional genre called Graustarkian: this genre contains tales of romance and intrigue usually featuring titled characters in small, fictional, Central European countries. During the 1870's, Graustark's ruler, Prince Ganlook, was killed in a war with neighboring Axphain. As part of the ensuing peace treaty, Graustark agreed to pay a large indemnity to Axphain, to be due, with interest, in fifteen years. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graustark )

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Librivox: Ilias by Homer show

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Ilias von Homer (vermutlich gegen Ende des 8. Jahrhunderts v. Chr.) Translated by: Johann Heinrich Voß (1751-1826) Language: German (Deutsch) Ein herrliches Epos, welches viele Erkenntnisse über die menschliche Natur beinhaltet. Gilt als das älteste erhaltene Werk der abendländischen Literatur. Voß übersetzte das den Streit zwischen Agamemnon und Achilleus im Trojanischen Krieg erzählende Werk 1793 aus dem Altgriechischen ins Deutsche. (Zusammenfassung von redaer)

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Librivox: Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 009 by Various show

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A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in these collections are independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, philosophy, nature, religion, etc.

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Librivox: Jane Eyre (version 2) by Brontë, Charlotte show

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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote Thornfield Hall. She finds a kindred spirit in her employer, the mysterious and brooding Mr. Rochester, but he hides a terrible secret that threatens their chances of happiness. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

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Librivox: Fifty Famous Stories Retold (version 2) by Baldwin, James show

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Some have a slight historical value; some are useful as giving point to certain great moral truths; others are products solely of the fancy, and are intended only to amuse. Some are derived from very ancient sources, and are current in the literature of many lands; some have come to us through the ballads and folk tales of the English people; a few are of quite recent origin (Excerpt from text)

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Librivox: Simplemente Darío by Darío, Ruben show

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Esta es una colleccion de poemas de Ruben Dario. (Summary by Arturo)

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