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Librivox: History of Holland by Edmundson, George show

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The title, "History of Holland," given to this volume is fully justified by the predominant part which the great maritime province of Holland took in the War of Independence and throughout the whole of the subsequent history of the Dutch state and people.(Summary from book prologue)

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Variatie op het bekende Blauwbaardsprookje (variaton on the well known Blue beardsaga)

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Librivox: Room with a View, A by Forster, E. M. show

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When Lucy Honeychurch travels to Italy with her cousin, she meets George Emerson, a bohemian and an atheist who falls in love with her. Upon her return to England, she is forced to choose between free-spirited George and her more conventional fiancé, Cecil Vyse. The story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. (Summary from wikipedia)

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Librivox: Tale of Peter Mink, The by Bailey, Arthur Scott show

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Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 – 1949) was author of more than forty children's books. Bailey's writing has been described thusly by the Newark Evening News: "Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator's approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. He made it a habit to never 'write down' to children and frequently used words beyond the average juvenile vocabulary, believing that youngsters respond to the stimulus of the unfamiliar." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Scott_Bailey

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Librivox: Lady Susan by Austen, Jane show

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Jane Austen demonstrated her mastery of the epistolary novel genre in Lady Susan, which she wrote in 1795 but never published. Although the primary focus of this short novel is the selfish behavior of Lady Susan as she engages in affairs and searches for suitable husbands for herself and her young daughter, the actual action shares its importance with Austen’s manipulation of her characters' behavior by means of their reactions to the letters that they receive. The heroine adds additional interest by altering the tone of her own letters based on the recipient of the letter. Thus, the character of Lady Susan is developed through many branches as Austen suggests complications of identity and the way in which that identity is based on interaction rather than on solitary constructions of personality. Lady Susan’s character is also built by the descriptions of the other letter-writers; but even though their opinions of this heroine coincide with the image that develops from her own letters, Austen demonstrates the subjectivity of the opinions by presenting them – primarily – in the letters of one woman to another, thereby suggesting the established literary motifs of feminine gossip and jealousy. Readers recognize these subjective motifs and examine all of the idiosyncrasies of the characters in order to create their own opinion of Lady Susan – as they would of any real acquaintance. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Name of France, The by van Dyke, Henry show

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In celebration of Bastille Day, 2007, LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 different recordings of The Name of France by Henry van Dyke. This was the Weekly Poetry project for the week of July 8th, 2007.

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Librivox: Few Figs from Thistles, A by Millay, Edna St. Vincent show

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A collection of 23 poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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Librivox: African-American Collection by Various show

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This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry , edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson's collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States. (Summary by Alan)

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Librivox: Millionaerens Pilegrimsfaerd by Moller, Otto Martin show

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Hvad nu om man kunne gøre sit liv om - eller i det mindste bare gennemleve sin ungdom en gang til? Måske kræver dette hverken mirakler, opstandelse eller genfødsel, men blot at man beslutter at gøre det - at man beslutter sig for at gå tilbage til hvor den svundne tid to sin begyndelse og starter forfra. Det er i hvert fald hvad romanens hovedperson Niels Faber sætter sig for. Millionærens Pilegrimsfærd er en roman, der til trods for at den blev skrevet for mere end hundrede år siden, stadig er aktuel for ethvert menneske som på et tidspunkt i tilværelsen har skuet tilbage og tænkt den tanke at livet kunne have formet sig anderledes. Romanen er forfatterens sidste. Otto M. Møller døde i en alder af otteogtredive år. Forfatteren skrev den mens han var døende og han havde formentlig en forudanelse af hvad der ventede ham. Måske derfor rummer dele af fortællingen nogen bitterhed. Romanen rummer dog også en hyldest til verdens skønhed, den dejlige natur og til det ærlige jævne menneske. I dag, i det enogtyvende århundrede, kan vi derudover glæde os over at bogen giver et sjældent godt øjebliksbillede af det almindelige menneskes hverdagsliv i Danmark omkring 1890'erne. Summary by Kristoffer Hunsdahl

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Librivox: Dr. Esperanto’s International Language, Introduction and Complete Grammar by Zamenhof, L. L. show

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In July 1887, Esperanto made its debut as a 40-page pamphlet from Warsaw, published in Russian, Polish, French and German: all written by a Polish eye-doctor under the pen-name of Dr. Esperanto (“one who hopes”). Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917) had a gift for languages, and a calling to help foster world amity: by a neutral “Internacia Lingvo” that anyone anywhere could readily use as a second language: neither forsaking a mother tongue, nor imposing it. In 1889 Zamenhof published an English translation by Richard H. Geoghegan, a young Irish linguist. All five are respectively considered the “First Book”. This classic sets forth Esperanto pretty much as we know it today (except that we no longer use internal apostrophes for composite words). Its original repertoire of 900 root words has grown tenfold in the past century, but you can still almost make do with the vocabulary herein. -- Summary by Gene Keyes

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