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"The Scarlet Letter" Audiobook (Audio book) show

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"The Scarlet Letter" was first published in 1850. Set in 17th-century Boston, Nathaniel Hawthorne's story revolves around the themes of sin, revenge and repentance. This audiobook is performed by Mary Woods and produced by LoudLit.org. Each chapter download made possible by donations to LoudLit.org. Text provided at Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org). This recording was made possible by the generous support of Gordon W. Draper, Lois and Will Yeats, Theresa Mahoney and Todd Fadoir. Also available via podcast: "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.

By Nathaniel Hawthorne and performed by Mary Woods

Librivox: Pride and Prejudice (version 3) by Austen, Jane show

Librivox: Pride and Prejudice (version 3) by Austen, JaneJoin Now to Follow

Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following revisions it was published on 28 January 1813 by the same Mr. Egerton of the Military Library, Whitehall, who had brought out Sense and Sensibility. Like both its predecessor and Northanger Abbey, it was written at Steventon Rectory. (Summary from Wikipedia)

By LibriVox

"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Audiobook (Audio book) show

"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Audiobook (Audio book)Join Now to Follow

"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn." Ernest Hemingway. This audiobook is performed by Marc Devine and co-produced by LoudLit.org and LiteralSystems.com. Each episode is has 2 to 4 chapters and is approximately 30-40 minutes in length. Text provided at Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org). This recording was made possible by the generous support of Gordon W. Draper. Also available via podcast from LiteralSystems and LoudLit.org: "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and "Heart of Darkness" by Joesph Conrad.

By Mark Twain performed by Marc Devine

Rock of Ages 'Anyway You Want It' Music Video show

Rock of Ages 'Anyway You Want It' Music VideoJoin Now to Follow

Mary J. Blige, Constantine Maroulis, Julianne Hough - "Any Way You Want It" (From Rock Of Ages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) The first video from the epic soundtrack -- Rock Of Ages!

By Warner Bros Ent.

The Magic of Belle Isle - Meet the Director and Actor show

The Magic of Belle Isle - Meet the Director and ActorJoin Now to Follow

In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.

By Magnolia Pictures

Librivox: Secret Agent, The by Conrad, Joseph show

Librivox: Secret Agent, The by Conrad, JosephJoin Now to Follow

The Secret Agent is Conrad's dark, and darkly comic story of a band of spies, anarchists, agents-provocateurs plotting and counter-plotting in the back streets of London in the early 20th Century. The novel centers on Verloc, a shop-owner, phony-anarchist and double-agent, who becomes embroiled in an ambitious terrorist plan to bomb the Greenwich Observatory. (Summary by Hugh McGuire)

By LibriVox

Librivox: Songs of Innocence and Experience by Blake, William show

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William Blake’s volume of poetry entitled Songs of Innocence and Experience is the embodiment of his belief that innocence and experience were “the two contrary states of the human soul,” and that true innocence was impossible without experience. Songs of Innocence contains poems either written from the perspective of children or written about them. Many of the poems appearing in Songs of Innocence have a counterpart in Songs of Experience, with quite a different perspective of the world. The disastrous end of the French Revolution caused Blake to lose faith in the goodness of mankind, explaining much of the despair found in Songs of Experience. Blake also believed that children lost their innocence through exploitation and from a religious community which put dogma before mercy. He did not, however, believe that children should be kept from becoming experienced entirely. In truth, he believed that children should indeed become experienced but through their own discoveries, which is reflected in a number of these poems. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Annie Coleman)

By LibriVox

Librivox: Fishing with a Worm by Perry, Bliss show

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Fishing with a Worm by Bliss Perry includes the poignant and philisophical observations of a fly fisherman lured by the worm. Bliss Perry was a professor of literature at Princeton and Harvard Universities and spent time in Vermont writing and fly fishing. (Summary written by Sadie, Betsie, and Wikipedia)

By LibriVox

Librivox: On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery by Lister, Joseph show

Librivox: On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery by Lister, JosephJoin Now to Follow

Joseph Lister was born near London in 1827. He studied medicine at the University of London and pursued a career as a surgeon in Scotland. He became professor of Surgery in Glasgow and later (1877) at Kings College Hospital, in London. Lister’s contribution to the advancement of surgery cannot be overestimated. Before his work on antisepsis, wounds were often left open to heal, leading to long recoveries, unsightly scarring, and not infrequently amputation or death due to infection. Lister’s work enabled more wounds to be closed primarily with sutures, drastically reducing healing time, scarring, amputations, and deaths due to infection. Lister retired in 1896 but was called back to assist in the operation on King Edward VII for appendicitis just days before the King’s coronation. The King later credited Lister for his survival and quick recovery. Lister died in 1912. (Summary by Martin Clifton)

By LibriVox

Librivox: More Goops and How Not to Be Them by Burgess, Gelett show

Librivox: More Goops and How Not to Be Them by Burgess, GelettJoin Now to Follow

Deep in the heart of every parent is the wish, the desire, to have other adults tell us, in an unsolicited way, just how very polite one’s child is! This perhaps was even more the case in 1903, when Gelett Burgess produced his second book on the Goops. With entertaining cartoons - cariacatures of misbehaving children - he described many different breaches of tact and good manners. Burgess wrote several books of poetry on the Goops, each poem describing some significant way in which an unthoughtful or unkind child could offend polite society and often offering the hope that the listener would never behave that way. Ahem! Well, perhaps very few people have succeeded in not acting Goop-like at some point in their lives, but read along with Burgess as he attempts to define, in a humorous fashion, exactly what the differences between “Good” and “Goop” are! (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

By LibriVox