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Librivox: Hymns to the Night by Novalis show

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"Hymns to the Night" is the last published work of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (1772-1801), the German philosopher and early Romantic poet whose pen name was simply “Novalis”. The work alternates poetry and prose, exploring a personal mythology of darkness and light, but it is also a free-associative chronicle of a young man rationalizing the untimely death of his fiancé. This version (1897) was translated by influential fantasy author and novelist George MacDonald, who cited it as a great – and early – inspiration. "Hymns to the Night" is also available to Librivox listeners in the original German. (Summary by Pete Williams)

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Librivox: Ascension du mont Ventoux, L' by Pétrarque, François show

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Au printemps 1336, François Pétrarque entreprend avec son frère l'ascension du mont Ventoux, qui, de ses 1912 mètres, domine le Comtat Venaissin et la Provence. C'est cette ascension et son pendant mystique que François Pétrarque relate, le jour même, dans une lettre datée du 26 avril, à son ami et confesseur Dionigi di Borgo San Sepolcro, lettre qui fut ensuite publiée sous le titre L'ascension du mont Ventoux. Le texte original est en latin. Il a été traduit en français en 1880 par Victor Develay. (de Aldor)

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Librivox: Bible (YLT) 08: Ruth by Young's Literal Translation show

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Young's Literal Translation is a translation of the Bible into English, published in 1862. The translation was made by Robert Young, compiler of Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible and Concise Critical Comments on the New Testament. Young produced a "Revised Edition" of the translation in 1887. After he died on October 14, 1888, the publisher in 1898 released a new Revised Edition. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: New Treasure Seekers by Nesbit, E. (Edith) show

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Oswald, Dora, Dicky, Alice, H.O, and Noel fill their free time with entertainments that don't always turn out as they plan. But whether telling fortunes at a fete, unwittingly assisting an elopement, reforming their nasty cousin Archibald or even getting arrested, it is all good fun, and usually in a good cause. (from the back of the book, Puffin publication).

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Librivox: Heidi kann brauchen, was es gelernt hat by Spyri, Johanna show

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Heidi ist zurückgekehrt zum Alpöhi. Der ist darüber so froh, dass er nach Jahrzehnten zum ersten Mal wieder die Kirche im Dörfli aufsucht, worüber die Dorfbewohner erstaunt, aber erfreut sind. Er setzt sein Haus im Dörfli wieder instand, damit Heidi den Winter dort verbringen und die Schule besuchen kann. Heidi überzeugt den Geissenpeter, lesen zu lernen. Im folgenden Jahr hofft Heidi, dass Klara sie endlich besuchen kann. Aber erst kommt nur der Herr Doktor, um die Lage zu klären. Es gefällt ihm so gut, dass Klara tatsächlich im darauffolgenden Sommer nach einem Kuraufenthalt in Bad Ragaz in die Hütte des Alpöhi darf. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Apologie de Socrate by Platon show

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« Je ne sais, Athéniens, quelle impression mes accusateurs ont faite sur vous. Pour moi, en les entendant, peu s’en est fallu que je ne me méconnusse moi-même, tant ils ont parlé d’une manière persuasive ; et cependant, à parler franchement, [...] ils n’ont pas dit un mot qui soit véritable ; et de ma bouche vous entendrez la vérité toute entière, ... » (de « L'apologie de Socrate ») How you have felt, O men of Athens, at hearing the speeches of my accusers, I cannot tell; but I know that their persuasive words almost made me forget who I was - such was the effect of them; and yet [...] they have hardly uttered a word, or not more than a word, of truth; but you shall hear from me the whole truth... (from "Socrates' Defense" on Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Bible (WNT) NT 01: Matthew by Weymouth New Testament show

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Richard Francis Weymouth was born on October 26, 1822 near Plymouth Dock, now known as Devonport, near Plymouth, Devonshire, in England. Dr. Weymouth was a Bible scholar and a philologist (a student of the origins of language), as well as a layman, in the English Baptist denomination. He edited "The Resultant Greek Text", after which he based his "New Testament in Modern Speech", which was published posthumously in 1903. He passed away on December 27, 1902 in Essex. His work is known for its simpler language and use in private reading. (Summary by Mark Penfold)

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Librivox: Comte de Monte-Cristo, Le by Dumas, Alexandre show

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Edmond Dantès, a young seaman with a promising future, is arrested at his wedding ceremony under calomnious charges, and locked up in the Chateau d'If for 14 years. During this time, he secretly meets another detainee, l'Abbé Faria, an erudite believed to be insane, who becomes his friend and teacher, and who, upon his death, gives Edmond the secret to a hidden treasure. Dantès then manages to escape, almost drowning in the process, and is believed by all to be dead. With the knowledge and the treasure transmitted by l'abbé Faria, and his own wish for revenge, Edmond Dantès plots the downfall of his enemies under the identity of the Count of Monte-Cristo. Summary by Jc Guan.

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Librivox: Bible (YLT) 23: Isaiah by Young's Literal Translation show

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Young's Literal Translation is a translation of the Bible into English, published in 1862. The translation was made by Robert Young, compiler of Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible and Concise Critical Comments on the New Testament . Young produced a "Revised Version" of the translation in 1887. After he died on October 14, 1888, the publisher in 1898 released a new Revised Edition. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Little Bear by Smith, Laura Rountree show

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A story for children about a little bear with no name, “there were not enough names to go round,” and his adventures in finding one. (Summary by Carolyn Frances)

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