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Book cover Young Girl's Diary

The diary of an upper middle class Austrian girl, this book describes her life between the ages of eleven and fourteen. It's a coming of age story full of angst, boys, and questions.

Book cover Mother Stories From the New Testament

A book of the best stories from the New Testament that mothers can tell their children.

Book cover Wee Ones' Bible Stories

This is a short book of Bible Stories for Children.

Book cover Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Raven the Skald
Book cover Little Folded Hands

Christian prayers for children to be said at mealtime, bedtime, special occasions and more.

Book cover Trial of Susan B. Anthony
Book cover Little Girl to Her Flowers

This is a small volume with short poems about flowers. Listeners may wish to refer to the online text, which includes very neat illustrations.

Book cover Life of Blessed John B. Marie Vianney, Curé of Ars

Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, T.O.S.F., (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), commonly known in English as St John Vianney, was a French parish priest who is venerated in the Catholic Church as a saint and as the patron saint of all priests. He is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars". He became internationally notable for his priestly and pastoral work in his parish because of the radical spiritual transformation of the community and its surroundings. Catholics attribute this to his saintly life, mortification, his persevering ministry in the sacrament of confession, and his ardent devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to Saint Philomena...

Book cover (French) Mille et une nuits, tome 3

Afin de ne plus être déçu par les femmes, le sultan Schahriar décide d'épouser une jeune fille chaque jour et de la faire mourir dès le lendemain. Scheherazade se fait donner à lui en mariage par le grand vizir, son père, afin de mettre un terme à cette barbarie, si cela est possible. Par ses contes surprenants, Scheherazade tiendra le sultan en haleine, renouvellant son sursis dès les premières lueurs du jour. Jusques à quand ? Joignons-nous à Dinarzade et Schahriar. Écoutons ses récits passionants, nuit après nuit, après nuit, ...

Book cover German Deserter's War Experience

The author of this 1917 narrative, who escaped from Germany and military service after 14 months of fighting in France, did not wish to have his name made public, fearing reprisals against his relatives. The vivid description of the life of a common German soldier during “The Great War” aroused much interest when it was published in the United States in serial form. Here was a warrior against his will, a hater of militarism for whom there was no romance in war, but only butchery and brutality, grime and vermin, inhuman toil and degradation...

Book cover Trial of Oscar Wilde (Dramatic Reading)

In 1895 Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years' hard labor. This account of his two trials was compiled from the original shorthand court reports by an anonymous author. While a more complete account of the trial was published several years later, it omitted the more 'sensational' exchanges. This shorter version was clearly intended for a more prurient reader. In it we hear Wilde's famous defence of "the love that dare not speak its name", and see the evidence mount as a succession of attractive young men step into the witness box to tell their tales.

Book cover Criminal Manchester: Experiences of a Special Correspondent

Follow the Manchester Evening News 'special correspondent' and his guide - recently back from a 'seven stretch' - as they take you on a tour through the dimly lit quarters of late 19th-century criminal Manchester.

Book cover Lily Of The West

"Lily of the West is an Irish folk poem. Some say it is a metaphor for the Irish life after emigrating to America." .

Book cover Ordeal of Elizabeth

An unforgettable family saga which revolves around the beautiful young Elizabeth. Elizabeth is orphaned and raised by her spinster aunts. As an adult, she finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage and ultimately falls in love with another man. After telling her lover the truth about her marriage - her husband is found murdered the very next day! This is a story of destiny, temptation, and courage of the heart. This book is sometimes attributed to Elizabeth von Arnim, but her authorship cannot be confirmed. There is no chapter four in this book, it seems to have been intentionally left out by the author.

Book cover (Dutch) Duizend en één Nacht, Derde deel

Koning Schahriar denkt door zijn vrouw bedrogen te zijn. Om herhaling te voorkomen besluit hij voortaan elke avond een nieuwe vrouw te trouwen die hij de volgende ochtend laat doden door zijn grootvizier. De dochter van deze grootvizier, Scheherazade, wil met de koning trouwen om haar volk te redden. Om aan de executie te ontkomen vertelt zij de koning in de huwelijksnacht een verhaal dat nog niet af is. De koning benieuwd naar het einde van het verhaal laat haar één nacht extra leven. De volgende nacht komt het vervolg, maar ook dat verhaal is niet af...

Book cover How to Write a Novel

I address myself to the man or woman of talent—those people who have writing ability, but who need instruction in the manipulation of characters, the formation of plots, and a host of other points with which I shall deal hereafter. Although no school could turn out novelists to order there is yet enough common material in all art-work to be mapped out in a course of lessons. I shall show that the two great requisites of novel-writing are (1) a good story to tell, and (2) ability to tell it effectively...

Book cover My Comforter

LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of My Comforter by anonymous. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 25, 2012.

Book cover (Spanish) Libro de Las Mil Noches y Una Noche Volumen I

Ningún libro tan conocido, y menos conocido que esta famosa colección de novelas, monumento literario del pueblo árabe. Con el título de Las Mil y Una Noches circula desde hace siglos un libro que todos aceptan como una obra completa, y nada es menos cierto. Las Mil y Una Noches publicadas hasta el presente se componen de unos cuantos cuentos y nada más. entresacados de la monumental obra árabe y traducidos tímidamente para que puedan servir de recreo a los niños, por sus relatos maravillosos...

Book cover Bible For Young People Vol. 2

"The Bible for Young People tells the sweet and simple stories of the Bible in the Bible language, omitting only genealogies and doctrines, and whatever is generally regarded as unprofitable to young readers. Moreover, it is so divided into subjects, forming complete stories, that the child will be interested in every part of it. ... "Verse divisions have been disregarded, and a totally new system of chapters introduced in place of the familiar ones, and it is hoped that this novelty will give fresh interest to the old book...

Book cover (Dutch) Duizend en één Nacht, Tweede deel

Koning Schahriar denkt door zijn vrouw bedrogen te zijn. Om herhaling te voorkomen besluit hij voortaan elke avond een nieuwe vrouw te trouwen die hij de volgende ochtend laat doden door zijn grootvizier. De dochter van deze grootvizier, Scheherazade, wil met de koning trouwen om haar volk te redden. Om aan de executie te ontkomen vertelt zij de koning in de huwelijksnacht een verhaal dat nog niet af is. De koning benieuwd naar het einde van het verhaal laat haar één nacht extra leven. De volgende nacht komt het vervolg, maar ook dat verhaal is niet af...

Book cover (Dutch) Duizend en één Nacht, Vierde deel

Koning Schahriar denkt door zijn vrouw bedrogen te zijn. Om herhaling te voorkomen besluit hij voortaan elke avond een nieuwe vrouw te trouwen die hij de volgende ochtend laat doden door zijn grootvizier. De dochter van deze grootvizier, Scheherazade, wil met de koning trouwen om haar volk te redden. Om aan de executie te ontkomen vertelt zij de koning in de huwelijksnacht een verhaal dat nog niet af is. De koning benieuwd naar het einde van het verhaal laat haar één nacht extra leven. De volgende nacht komt het vervolg, maar ook dat verhaal is niet af...

Book cover (Dutch) Duizend en één Nacht, Eerste deel

Koning Schahriar denkt door zijn vrouw bedrogen te zijn. Om herhaling te voorkomen besluit hij voortaan elke avond een nieuwe vrouw te trouwen die hij de volgende ochtend laat doden door zijn grootvizier. De dochter van deze grootvizier, Scheherazade, wil met de koning trouwen om haar volk te redden. Om aan de executie te ontkomen vertelt zij de koning in de huwelijksnacht een verhaal dat nog niet af is. De koning benieuwd naar het einde van het verhaal laat haar één nacht extra leven. De volgende nacht komt het vervolg, maar ook dat verhaal is niet af...

Book cover King Leir and His Three Daughters

King Leir is an anonymous Elizabethan play about the life of the ancient Celtic king Leir of Britain. It was published in 1605 but was entered into the Stationers' Register on 15 May 1594. The play has attracted critical attention principally for its relationship with King Lear, Shakespeare's version of the same story.

Book cover (Dutch) Aladdin en de wonderlamp

Een van de beroemdste verhalen uit Duizend en een nacht. Aladdin, de zoon van een arme kleermaker, komt in het bezit van een wonderlamp die al zijn wensen vervult.

Book cover (Dutch) Ali Baba en de veertig roovers

Ali Baba vindt een schat van roovers en neemt een deel van de schat weg. Uiteraard willen de roovers wraak nemen.

Book cover Picture Book Of Merry Tales

Forty European folk tales. Caveats: 1. Some of these stories are not suitable for young children. 2. In two stories (10 and 25) appear the nineteenth century’s almost-reflexive Jew-stereotype and anti-Semitism.

Book cover Keepsake (version 2)

This is a cute little volume of poems for children. Listeners may wish to refer to the text to see the pretty illustrations.

Book cover Kitty's Picnic and other Stories

A collection of short stories for boys and girls that spark the imagination and teach life lessons.

Book cover Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, how he was murdered, and of his wife Kriemhild's revenge. The Nibelungenlied is based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs (the "Nibelungensaga"), which include oral traditions and reports based on historic events and individuals of the 5th and 6th centuries. Old Norse parallels of the legend survive in the Völsunga saga, the Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda, the Legend of Norna-Gest, and the Þiðrekssaga...

Book cover Women of History

An intriguing look at well known women in history from BC 500 to the mid 1800's. Each chapter is a brief overview of one woman's life. An interesting read.

Book cover Bible For Young People Vol. 1

"The Bible for Young People tells the sweet and simple stories of the Bible in the Bible language, omitting only genealogies and doctrines, and whatever is generally regarded as unprofitable to young readers. Moreover, it is so divided into subjects, forming complete stories, that the child will be interested in every part of it. ... Verse divisions have been disregarded, and a totally new system of chapters introduced in place of the familiar ones, and it is hoped that this novelty will give fresh interest to the old book...


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