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Book cover Best American Humorous Short Stories

Eighteen short stories by famous and little known authors compassing the period 1839 - 1914. The editor's very extensive introduction is omitted from this Librivox audio book.

Book cover International Short Stories Volume 3: French Stories

The third book of a three volume anthology of international short stories, we now turn to French stories. Authors include Honoré de Balzac, Voltaire, Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo and more. Compiled and translated by Francis J. Reynolds.

Book cover Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages

A delightful collection of short stories by some of the luminary authors of the Victorian era. These stories explore the truth behind the victorian marriage.

Book cover King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls

A charming collection of short stories for young girls, including The King's Daughter, The Old Brown House, A Story for School Girls, What One Lie Did, Two Ways of Reading the Bible, Courtesy to Strangers, Live for Something, and Jennie Browning. Each story subtly teaches an important lesson.

Book cover Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor Vol 1

Volume 1 of a ten volume collection of amusing tales, observations and anecdotes by America's greatest wordsmiths. This work includes selections by such household favorites as Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Benjamin Franklin and Washington Irving.

Book cover Shield

This is not merely a book about the Russian Jews. It is a marvellous revelation of the Russian soul. It shows not only that the overwhelming majority of the Russian intellectuals, including nearly all of her brilliant literary geniuses, are opposed to the persecution of the Jews or any other race, but that they have a capacity for sympathy and understanding of humanity unequalled in any other land. I do not know of any book where the genius and heart of Russia is better displayed. Not only her leading litterateurs but also her leading statesmen and economists are represented—and all of them speak as with a single voice.

Book cover O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921

In 1918 the Society of Arts and Sciences established the O. Henry Memorial Awards to reward the very best short stories published during the previous year with cash prizes. 1921 was a particularly productive year with sterling and brilliantly varied examples of the art of short story writing as are included here. The selection committee struggled to agree on these, but finally, here they are for us to enjoy and record. The length varies but most are sufficiently long for a reader to get their teeth into and enjoy. The stories are listed in a rough order of how they were judged, but all are excellent.

Book cover International Short Stories Volume 1: American Stories

The first volume of a 3 volume anthology, this work focuses on American short stories and draws from Nathaniel Hawthorne, Anna Katherine Greene, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe and many other favorites. Topics range from historical to science fiction, melodramatic to philosophic.

Book cover Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 01, Nov. 4, 1879

Harper's Young People upon its first publication in 1879 was an illustrated weekly publication containing delightful serialized stories, short stories,fiction and nonfiction, anecdotes, jokes, artwork, and more for children. Published by Harper & Brothers, known for their other publications Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine.

Book cover (Multilingual) Arabic Language Learning Collection, Vol. 001

This is a collection of chapters and sections from materials designed to teach the Arabic language, as well as reference materials related to Arabic, materials about the Arabic language and a selection of materials in Arabic to allow the student to practise his or her listening comprehension skills and pronunciation. The materials include course books, modern grammars and traditional Arabic grammatical works, including the Ajurrumiyyah of Ibn Ajurrum and the Mi'at Amil of Jurjani. They each focus on different aspects of the two core science of Arabic grammar, viz...

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 139

This is a collection of 24 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2014.

Book cover Short Story Collection Vol. 061

LibriVox readers bring you 20 short works of fiction in the public domain. This collection includes stories by a variety of authors, including Anton Chekhov, Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Rebecca West, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Richard Harding Davis, Harriet Beecher Stowe and G. A. Henty.

Book cover Dramatic Reading Scene and Story Collection, Volume 001

readers present a collection of their favorite chapters and short stories, with the original author’s words all brought to life with different reader voices for each character in our popular Dramatic Reading style. This volume includes Anne's Confession from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Coming Home from Mates of Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce [not PD in Australia or Europe], Scandal in Bohemia from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Tunnel Under the...

Book cover (German) Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 039

Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier. Der Luftballon übersetzt von Marie Franzos (1870 - 1941) Die Sphinx ohne Geheimnis übersetzt von Frieda Uhl, Rudolph Lothar

Book cover Children's Short Works, Vol. 021

Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 021: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 121

This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2013.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 134

This is a collection of 18 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for July 2014.

Book cover Children's Short Works, Vol. 017

Librivox’s Children’s Short Works Collection 017: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.

Book cover Coffee Break Collection 010 - War and Conflict

This is the tenth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you'd like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. The theme for this collection is "war and conflict" - From battles to pub brawls to divorce, studying human conflict has produced some of the most powerful pieces of writing.

Book cover Birds and All Nature, Vol. V, No 2 February 1899

"Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature."

Book cover Short Story Collection Vol. 057

LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 057: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members. A few notes: Section 12 The Cossack was translated by Constance Garnett (1861 - 1946). Section 17 Michael, a Pastoral Poem is narrative verse. Section 18 Memoirs of a Madman, translated by Claud Field (1863-1941), is better known by the title of a later translation, Diary of a Madman. Section 20 A Carnival Jangle was written under the author's maiden name, Alice Nelson.

Book cover National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 3

National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 3 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: The Rivers and Valleys of Pennsylvania Topographic Models International Literary Contest

Book cover (German) Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 042

Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. "Eine Bagatelle" und "Die letzte Mohikanerin" von Anton Chekhov übersetzt von Alexander Eliasberg (1878 - 1924) Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier.

Book cover American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

To follow up on the heels of volumes 1 and 2 of "The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" released on Librivox, here is a collection of stories starring his contemporary American rivals. Brought together and re-published in a single volume by Hugh Greene in 1979, this set of readings goes back to and uses the original source material.

Book cover Short Story Collection Vol. 062

LibriVox readers bring you 20 short works of fiction in the public domain. This collection includes stories by a variety of authors, including George Gissing, Algernon Blackwood, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling and Anton Chekhov.

Book cover Modern Russian Poetry: An Anthology

This volume...aims to present the lyrical poetry of Russian for the last hundred years by a selection of poems translated by the editors...The principle of selection was, so far as might be, aesthetic. Poems were chosen less for their representative quality than for their immediate worth, and of course, their ability to stand the test of translation. Represented authors are: Alexander Pushkin, Yevgeny Baratynsky, Alexey Koltzov, Mikhail Lermontov, Fyodor Tyuchev, Nikolai Nerasov, Alexy K. Tolstoy, Apollon Maikov, Afanasy Shenshin-Foeth, Yakov Polonsky, Vladimir Solovyov, N...

Book cover One-Act Play Collection 005

This collection of ten one-act dramas features plays by James M. Barrie, Hereward Carrington, Marjorie Benton Cooke, Alice Gerstenberg, Susan Glaspell and George Cram Cook, St. John Hankin, George Middleton, David Pinski, Frederik Pohl, and an unknown Japanese author. The plays were coordinated by Arielle Lipshaw, Availle, Chuck Williamson, Todd, Peter Yearsley, Caprisha Page, Charlotte Duckett, and Amanda Friday.

Book cover Birds and All Nature, Vol. V, No 3 March 1899

"Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature."

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 027

A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the readers and include speeches and essays on history, science, politics, nature, travel, psychology and love.

Book cover Coffee Break Collection 009 - Autumn

This is the ninth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you'd like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. This collection is "Autumn"!

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 113

This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2012.

Book cover (German) Adventskalender 2012

Diese Sammlung ist ein Adventskalender und enthält für jeden Tag vom 1. - 24. Dezember eine Aufnahme. (Zusammenfassung von Elli)"Die kleine Seejungfrau" Übersetzt von Julius Reuscher "Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern" übersetzt von Paul Arndt"Die Legende von der Christrose" und "Gottesfriede" übersetzt von Marie Franzos (1870-1941)

Book cover (German) Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 047

Diese Sammlung umfasst 10 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier.

Book cover (German) Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 014

Eine Sammlung von 20 deutschen Gedichten für LibriVox.Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier.Die Sinnsprüche Omars des Zeltmachers übersetzt von Friedrich Rosen (1856 - 1935)

Book cover Oxford Book of American Essays

Collection of 32 essays by American authors ranging from Benjamin Frannklin to Emerson to Whitman to Henry James to Theodore Roosevelt. On subjects from the gout to insects with a 24 hour life span to old bachelors to leaves of grass to the odes of Horace. It seems to be an attempt to show off the Americans as writers.

Book cover Benjamin Britten: Source Stories of Twelve Operas

Britten's operas are firmly established in the international repertoire: according to Operabase, they are performed worldwide more than those of any other composer born in the 20th century, and only Puccini and Richard Strauss come ahead of him if the list is extended to all operas composed after 1900. Britten went to various sources for his stories from the Bible to Japanese noh plays. This is a collection of twelve of the source stories. All but one are the original texts; the one exception is A Midsummer Night’s Dream which the reader took from Charles Lamb’s telling of the story. Some operas are omitted because no public domain texts could be found for their sources.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 143

This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2015.

Book cover (Multilingual) Librivox Multilingual Short Works Collection 004

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages. All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. Brief description of the contributions: 01 Japanese - Natto Gassen by Kikuchi Kan (1888-1948) [1919] - Key words: prose, fiction, children, fermented soybeans 02 Japanese - Shikino e by Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) [1911] - Key words: prose, non-fiction, painting 03 Japanese - Carmen by Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927) [1926] - Key words: prose,...

Book cover Princess Mary's Gift Book

In 1917, Princess Mary, then 17 years of age, gave her name to this collection of short stories and essays from the most prominent authors of the time for the purpose of raising funds for the "Work For Women Fund". A few of the outstanding authors represented in this sparkling collection are J.M. Barrie with is essay on A Holiday in Bed; A. Conan Doyle; J.H. Fabre the naturalist with his well know description of The Ant-Lion; H. Ryder Haggard; Rudyard Kipling; Alfred Noyes ("A Spell for a Fairy"); Baroness Orczy (yes, that one); and Kate Douglas Wiggin .

Book cover (Multilingual) First Chapter Collection 005

Librivox First Chapter Collection 005 - a collection of the first chapters of 15 different books, fiction and nonfiction, mostly English but one in Spanish, chosen by Librivox volunteers.This volume includes the first chapters of books by authors including Jane Austen, George MacDonald, and Joseph Conrad; the apocryphal Book of Enoch; Petrarch's Letters to Classical Authors; an intriguing mystery by J. S. Fletcher; and much more!

Book cover Short Science Fiction Collection 047

This is a collection of science fiction short stories.

Book cover (German) Adventskalender 2014

Diese Sammlung ist ein Adventskalender und enthält für jeden Tag vom 1. bis 24. Dezember eine Aufnahme über Weihnachten, den Winter und verwandte Themen. Für den 24. Dezember haben wir ein kleines Krippenspiel aufgenommen. Die Rollen wurden gelesen von: Erzähler: Julia Niedermaier Wirt: Karlsson Haushalter: Martin Harbecke Joseph: KlausN Maria: keltoi Engel: Cyamis 1. Hirt: Hokuspokus Steffen, der 2. Hirt: Availle 3. Hirt: Bernd Ungerer Audioschnitt: Karlsson

Book cover (German) Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 045

Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 124

This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for September 2013.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 136

This is a collection of 22 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for September 2014.

Book cover Cocoa Break Collection, Vol. 02

This is a collection of international fairy tales clocking in at 5-15 minutes apiece, suitable for childrens' winter cocoa breaks, or other times when quality entertainment is needed.

Book cover (Multilingual) Librivox Multilingual Short Works Collection 005

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages. All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. Brief description of the contributions: 01 Japanese - Shisyuu by Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927) [1925] - Key words: prose, fiction, poetries 02 Japanese - Utsukushii Inu by Hayashi Fumiko (1904-1951) [1947] - Key words: prose, fiction, dog 03 Japanese - Konoteni kagiruyo by Hagiwara Sakutaro (1886-1942) [1937] - Key words: prose, fiction,...

Book cover Short Story Collection Vol. 059

LibriVox readers bring you 20 short stories including lesser known works by Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edgar Allan Poe, an early story by Dorothy Parker, and stories in various genres by authors including L. M. Montgomery, Leo Tolstoy, Arthur Conan Doyle, Franz Kafka and Algernon Blackwood.

Book cover Fantasy, Faeries and Ghosts

In this collection three of the original titans in the field of fantasy literature (Edgar Allan Poe, George MacDonald, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu) take you on a magical guided tour of fairyland and adjoining countries and introduce you to whimsical, strange and even scary encounters and adventures with inhabitants such as good and bad fairies, ghosts and even the Devil. The stories included are “Cross Purposes” “The Carasoyn” “Bon-Bon” “The Child That Went With The Fairies” “Madam Crowl’s Ghost” and as an added bonus the beautiful (and cautionary) fairy poem “Queen Mab” by Thomas Hood.

Book cover Through Fairy Halls of My Bookhouse

Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the third volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They progressed in difficulty through the different volumes.

Book cover One-Act Play Collection 007

One-Act Play Collection 007 includes one-act plays in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.

Book cover (German) Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 017

Eine Sammlung von 20 deutschen Gedichten für LibriVox.Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier.

Book cover American Philosophy Collection Vol. 2

This recording is the second in an ongoing series of collections highlighting foundational articles in early 20th Century American philosophy. Volume 2 focuses on the debates surrounding the emergence of the so-called 'New Realism.' Inspired by the early works of the American pragmatists, the new realists opposed idealistic and transcendental metaphysics, and advocated for various forms of empirical and scientific naturalism. Track List: 01 - The Program and Platform of the Six Realists by Edwin B...

Book cover Black Experience in America, 18th-20th Century, Vol. 1

This is not the copyrighted work by Norman Coombs currently on Project Gutenberg but a collection of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, drama, and speeches found on Project Gutenberg that are by or about African Americans. Subjects range from late 18th Century epistolary conversations between black Baptist preachers to 1930s testimony by ex-slaves.

Book cover (Multilingual) Christmas Short Works Collection 2012

The worldwide community brings you 26 Dutch, English, French, German and Japanese recordings of short stories, poems, non-fiction articles and even a short play - all with a Christmas theme.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 130

This is a collection of 17 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2014.

Book cover (German) Adventskalender 2013

Diese Sammlung ist ein Adventskalender und enthält für jeden Tag vom 1. - 24. Dezember eine Aufnahme.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 031

Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the Faust Legend, Stephen Crane, Sundials and the Statue of Liberty.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 036

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the discovery of X-rays, earthquakes, Hegel, Sir William Osler, Charles William Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Charles Sumner, Monica Lewinsky, and Anita Loos; the Lincoln highway, joys of gardening, goldfish, skunk raising, and the cultivation of tobacco. "Earthquakes" was co-authored by Louis Pakiser.

Book cover Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories

This book, published in 1918 by the Atlantic Monthly Press, is a collection of 23 "modern short stories", written by various authors as follows: Cornelia A. P. Comer, Amy Wentworth Stone, Elizabeth Ashe, Dallas Lore Sharp, H. G. Dwight, Mary Lerner, Charles Caldwell Dobie, Henry Seidel Canby, Zephine Humphrey, Katharine Fullerton Gerould, Katharine Butler, Madeleine Z. Doty, F. J. Louriet, Ernest Starr, C. A. Mercer, Margaret Sherwood, E. Nesbit, E. V. Lucas, Margaret Lynn, Margaret Prescott Montague, and Arthur Russell Taylor...

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 123

This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for August 2013.

Book cover (German) Froschmäusekrieg

Der Froschmäusekrieg ist eine humorvolle Parodie auf die homerischen Epen. Ganz im klassischen Stil wird hier ein blutiger Krieg zwischen den Völkern der Frösche und der Mäuse geschildert. Das kleine Epos wurde früher Homer zugeschrieben, der tatsächliche Autor ist unbekannt. Als Entstehungszeit gilt das erste vorchristliche Jahrhundert. Der Stoff wurde vielfach übersetzt, nacherzählt und bearbeitet. Diese LibriVox-Aufnahme enthält zwei Fassungen. Die erste ist eine Übersetzung von Franz Xaver Weinzierl von 1804, originalgetreu und klassisch in Sprache und Versmaß...

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 114

This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for November 2012.

Book cover Short Ghost and Horror Collection 019

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

Book cover Birds and All Nature, Vol. IV, No 5, November 1898

"Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature."

Book cover (German) Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 043

Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier. Gram von Anton Chekhov übersetzt von Alexander Eliasberg Staatsgeheimnisse von Matthias McDonnell Bodkin übersetzt von Margarete Jacobi [Ringparabel] von Giovanni Boccaccio übersetzt von Karl Witte

Book cover Negro Problem

This is a collection of essays, edited by Booker T. Washington, representative of what historians have characterized as "racial uplift ideology." These and other similar narratives of the time were a reaction to the gradual erosion of the African-American's civil rights across the United States that began during Reconstruction.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 035

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include how to swim, Navajo silversmithing, the sun, begonias and ferns, Martin Luther, U.S. Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, Captain Cook's exploration of Botany Bay, General James Wolfe, and Moravian missionaries in Labrador.

Book cover (German) Seltsame Geschichten

Seltsame Geschichten ist eine Sammlung von Spukgeschichten und anderer fantastischer Seltsamkeiten aus dem 19ten und frühen 20ten Jahrhundert. Neben einigen bekannten Namen wie Kipling, Heine und Meyrink sind auch viele heute vergessene Autoren vertreten.

Book cover (German) Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 018

Eine Sammlung von 18 deutschen Gedichten für LibriVox.Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier.

Book cover Children's Short Works, Vol. 020

Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 020: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 040

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include a murder during the Yukon gold rush, a perpetual motion fraud, the dissection of a Tasmanian tiger's brain, phlogiston, Bertrand Russell on noting, the memoirs of Louis XIV, the novels of Marie Corelli, marriage, free love, and motherhood. Authors include Benjamin Franklin, Hamlin Garland, Ida Tarbel, Emma Goldman, Florence Nightingale, Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun, and the duc de Saint-Simon."The Introduction to the Memoirs of Louis XIV" was translated by Bayle St. John.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 151

This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2015.

Book cover Short Story Collection Vol. 054

LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 054: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

Book cover (German) Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 046

Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Das Faß Amontillado übersetzt von Gisela Etzel Vor der Galavorstellung übersetzt von Franz Weil Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier.

Book cover (German) Adventskalender 2015

Diese Sammlung ist ein Adventskalender und enthält für jeden Tag vom 1. bis 24. Dezember eine Aufnahme über Weihnachten, den Winter und verwandte Themen.

Book cover Short Story Collection Vol. 055

LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 055: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members, including stories by J. M. Barrie, O. Henry, Jerome, Joyce, London, Saki, R. L. Stevenson, Trollope, Wilde and Wodehouse.

Book cover Short Ghost and Horror Collection 024

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

Book cover National Geographic Magazine Vol. 04

The National Geographic Magazine Volume 4, articles published in 1892 and 1893. The Evolution of Commerce: Annual Address by the President, Gardiner G. Hubbard Studies of Muir Glacier, Alaska Geography of the Air: Annual Report by Vice-President General A. W. Greely The Mother Maps of the United States An Expedition through the Yukon District The North American Deserts The Alaskan Boundary Survey Collinson's Arctic Journey Notes: Topographic Survey of Canada Lieutenant Peary's Crossing of northern Greenland Geographic Prizes

Book cover (Multilingual) First Chapter Collection 002

Librivox First Chapter Collection 002 - a collection of the first chapters of 15 different books, chosen by Librivox volunteers. This volume includes the first chapters of: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (in the original Russian); children's classics Oliver Twist, Treasure Island and The Secret Garden; F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise; the Book of Mormon; and more!

Book cover Fireside Christmas Short Stories

A collection of Christmas-themed short stories, intended to warm the heart and share with the family. Each story or poem in this collection is unique: some make us pause to consider the meaning of Christmas, others entertain and make us smile. So curl up in front of a blazing fire and be transported back to Christmases past.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 131

This is a collection of 13 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2014.

Book cover Coffee Break Collection 008 - Animals

This is the eighth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you'd like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. This collection about animals includes tales and essays about the many creatures of land, sea, and air!

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 028

A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the readers, and the topics encompass history, slavery, science, education, humor, philosophy, nature and baseball.

Book cover Birds and All Nature, Vol. IV, No 6, December 1898

"Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature."

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 115

This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2012.

Book cover (German) Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 040

Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier. Alle Novellen von Maupassant übersetzt von Georg von Ompteda (1863-1931) Der glückliche Prinz übersetzt von Wilhelm Cremer (1874-1932)

Book cover National Geographic Magazine Vol. 07 - January 1896

The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the January Number. It includes the Introductory by the editor, John Hyde, and the following articles: Russia in Europe, an annual address by Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard The Arctic Cruise of the U.S. Revenue Cutter "Bear", by Sheldon Jackson The Scope and Value of Arctic Explorations, by Gen. A. W. Greelyalong with an obituary, geographic literature, executive reports, and North American notes.

Book cover Treasure Chest of My Bookhouse

Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the fourth volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They progressed in difficulty through the different volumes.

Book cover Short Ghost and Horror Collection 023

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 127

This is a collection of 21 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2013.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 135

This is a collection of 13 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for August 2014.

Book cover (Multilingual) Multilingual Short Works Collection 011

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 1 - Arabic - Suratu'l-Alaq (Al-Qur'an: Surah 96) prose, non-fiction, religion 2 - Finnish - Kaffe ja Tupakki (1855) by Gustaf Erik Eurén (prose) 3 - French - Fou ? (1882) by Guy de Maupassant (prose, novelette) 4 - French - Memnon ou la sagesse humaine (1750) by Voltaire (prose, novelette) 5-7 - French - La Légende...

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 138

This is a collection of 25 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for November 2014.

Book cover (Spanish) Cien Mejores Poesías de la Lengua Castellana

Comprende este tomo cien poesías líricas escogidas entre lo mejor de la literatura española antigua y moderna, excluyendo los autores vivos en 1908. - Resumen del autor

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 125

This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2013.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 116

This is a collection of 25 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2013.

Book cover Short Ghost and Horror Collection 026

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

Book cover National Geographic Magazine Vol. 06

National Geographic Magazine Volume 6, articles published from January, 1894, to May, 1895. Geographic Progress of Civilization - Annual Address by the President Honorable Gardiner G. Hubbard Shawangunk Mountain, by N. H. Darton Weather Making, Ancient and Modern, by Mark W. Harrington Geomorphology of the Southern Appalachians, by Charles Willard Hayes and Marius R. Campbell The Battle of the Forest, by B. E. Fernow Surveys and Maps of the District of Columbia, by Marcus Baker The first Landfall of Columbus, by Jacques W...

Book cover Children's Short Works, Vol. 018

Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 018: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.

Book cover Tim Bobbin: A View of the Lancashire Dialect

A comic dialogue written in John Collier's idiosyncratic version of the 18th century South Lancashire dialect together with a collection of 19th century texts on Collier and his work. Egged on by Meary (Mary), Tummus (Thomas) recounts the series of misadventures that ensue when he makes a trip to Rochdale on an errand for his master. First published in 1746, the text grew over subsequent editions as Collier expanded the story, added a preface in which he berates publishers who had pirated his work, and inflated and amended his glossary...

Book cover Short Science Fiction Collection 048

Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically "think" rather than "shoot" their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author's imagination. The reader-selected stories presented here were written prior to 1962 and became US public domain texts when their copyrights expired.

Book cover National Geographic Magazine Vol. 02 No. 3-5

National Geographic Magazine Volume 2 Number 3: The Arctic Cruise of the U.S.S. Thetis in the Summer and Autumn of 1889. The Law of Storms, considered with special reference to the North Atlantic. The Irrigation Problem in Montana. National Geographic Magazine Volume 2 Number 4: Korea and the Koreans. The Ordnance Survey of Great Britain - its history and object. Geographic Nomenclature. National Geographic Magazine Volume 2 Number 5: Announcement. Summary of Reports on the Mt. St. Elias Expedition. By-Laws and Rules of the National Geographic Society.

Book cover Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor Vol 2

Volume 2 of a ten volume collection of amusing tales, observations and anecdotes by America's greatest wordsmiths. This work includes selections by such household favorites as Ambrose Bierce, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain and Bret Harte.

Book cover (Chinese) 唐诗三百首 卷五 Three Hundred Tang Poems, Volume 5

Compiled around 1763, ‘Three Hundred Tang Poems’ is the standard collection of the poetic art of the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907). Poems in Volume Five are of the style 五 言 絕 句 'Five-character-quatrain' (poems 224 to 260) and 七 言 絕 句 Seven-character-quatrain (poems 261 to 320). All poems recorded in Mandarin.

Book cover National Geographic Magazine Vol. 05

National Geographic Magazine Volume 5, articles published in 1893. Contents: Discoverers of America: Annual Address by the President, Gardiner G. Hubbard The Movements of our Population Rainfall Types of the United States: Annual Report by Vice-President General A. W. Greely The Natural Bridge of Virginia The geographical Position and Height of Mount Saint Elias The Improvement of Geographical Teaching An undiscovered Island off the northern Coast of Alaska The Geologist at Blue Mountain, Maryland The...

Book cover Long Poems Collection 008

LibriVox’s Long Poems Collection 008: a collection of 14 public-domain poems longer than 10 minutes in length.

Book cover Poems of American History, The Colonial Era

A History through Poetry of the exploration and settling of North American by Europeans. Beginning with Leif Erikson, and continuing through the Age of Exploration to the colonies of Virginia and New Amsterdam, including the arrival of the Puritans, the life of Pocahontas, the persecution of the Quakers, and the horror of the Salem Witch Trials, with works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Edward Everett Hale, Benjamin Franklin, William Wordsworth, Julia Ward Howe, and many, many more. This is the first of 5 volumes that cover American History through poetry from the Vikings to WWI.

Book cover Abraham Lincoln: A Commemoration – 15 April 2015

April 14-15th, 2015, is the 150th year anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. This is a collection of pieces to mark that occasion. Whitman’s poems, written shortly after the death, express his intense grief. Here are prose pieces that Whitman composed in the years following. Included too are three other eulogies regarded by Lincoln scholars as among the best, as well as a narrative from one of the doctors who attended the dying president and two speeches in the British Parliament. And finally three of the President’s finest compositions. (

Book cover Forbidden Gospels and Epistles

This is a compilation of ancient books attributed to the writings of the apostles of Jesus Christ and their disciples. These books were once regarded with reverence by the early Christian Church during the first four centuries. After violent disputations by the Bishops of the Nicene Council, these books were forbidden and omitted from the Catholic and Protestant Editions of the New Testament in the reign of the Emperor Constantine. The "Forbidden Books" have been translated from the original tongues, with historical references to their authenticity, BY ARCHBISHOP WAKE AND OTHER LEARNED DIVINES.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 032

Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the history of aeroplanes, political speeches, travel, philosophy, Japan, the United Nations, Congressional law, rules of cricket and more.

Book cover Poems of American History, The Revolution

A history through poetry of the American Revolution, from the early days of unrest, through the Boston Tea Party, The Ride of Paul Revere, the campaign at Valley Forge, to the time of peace and the forming of the Nation, including works by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, Bret Harte, Alfred Tennyson, and many more. This is the second of 5 volumes that cover American History through poetry from the Vikings to WWI.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 126

This is a collection of 20 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for November 2013.

Book cover California History -- Two Pieces

Alfred Louis Kroeber (1876-1960) was an American cultural anthropologist who founded the anthropology department at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as directing that campus’ Museum Of Anthropology from 1909 through 1947. Kroeber and his students did important work collecting cultural data on western tribes of Native Americans. Kroeber is credited with developing the concepts of culture area, cultural configuration , and cultural fatigue. Types of Indian Culture In California is an early monograph published by the University of California...

Book cover Grandma Knight's Tales

Grandma Knight's Tales* includes stories that provide entertainment and, hopefully, some moral learning to small listeners. A special dedication goes out to the narrators own grandchildren, by whom this book was inspired. "Merry Christmas to my Bucket, Stuff, Jo-Jo, Buster Brown Eyes, and little Curly...grandma loves you! And a very Merry Christmas to children all over the world! Enjoy!" (Deborah Knight, December 2013) Created to inspire an early love for reading, writing, and literary works it includes the following stories...

Book cover Sea Poems: An Idiosyncratic Selection

Seventeen poems about the sea or in which the sea plays an important role.

Book cover Short Ghost and Horror Collection 020

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 117

This is a collection of 21 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2013.

Book cover (German) Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 015

Eine Sammlung von 20 deutschen Gedichten für LibriVox.Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 146

This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for July 2015.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 137

This is a collection of 26 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2014.

Book cover Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories; Second Series

This book is composed of 24 short stories, published in 1918 by the Atlantic Monthly Press, and is the second collection of "modern short stories" edited by Charles Swain Thomas. They appeared in the Atlantic monthly magazine around the turn of the century and are written by various authors as follows: Mary Antin, Elizabeth Ashe, Kathleen Carman, Cornelia A. P. Comer, Mazo De La Roche, Annie Hamilton Donnell, James Edmund Dunning, Rebecca Hooper Eastman, William Addleman Ganoe, Lucy Huffaker, Joseph Husband, S...

Book cover One-Act Play Collection 008

One-Act Play Collection 008 includes one-act plays in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.Project BC: Michele Eaton

Book cover Birds and All Nature, Vol. IV, No 2, August 1898

"Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature." Good listening for anyone with a love of nature!

Book cover (Multilingual) First Chapter Collection 003

Librivox First Chapter Collection 003 - a collection of the first chapters of 15 different books, chosen by Librivox volunteers. This volume includes the first chapters of books by Andrew Murray, William Dean Howells, Charles Dickens, Frederick Marryat, and others, plus Bible readings from the Reina Valera (Spanish) and King James versions, and more!

Book cover (German) Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 041

Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier. Facino Cane übersetzt von Hedwig Lachmann (1869-1918) Das schwatzende Herz übersetzt von Theodor Etzel Pierrot übersetzt von Georg von Ompteda (1863-1931) Tölpelhans übersetzt von Paul Arndt

Book cover (Multilingual) Multilingual Short Works Collection 012

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 01 Russian - Послушайте! (Poslushayte!) (poetry, non-fiction, звезда, послушайте, Mаяковский, простое как мычание, кричу кирпичу) 02 Russian - Ночь, улица, фонарь, аптека (Noch', ulitsa, fonar', apteka) (poetry, non-fiction, пляски смерти, Блок) 03 Russian - Ничего не понимают...

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 037

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, blow-pipe weapons, Oriental china; impressions of America by Enrico Caruso, Oscar Wilde, and Charles W. Eliot; Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass; film directors Ernst Lubitsch and King Vidor; architect Louis Sullivan; Roe vs. Wade, women's rights; microphobia, the Boy Scouts, Kentucky's blue-grass region, and wintry weather.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 039

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include literary figures--Alice Mangold Diehl, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Arthur Hugh Clough; philosophers--Hegel, Kierkegaard; religious thinkers--Martin Luther, Cotton Mather; political leaders--Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy; important documents--the Constitution of Japan (1946), the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom; moments in history--the Battle of the Crater, the Dred Scott Decision; historical figures--the Pseudo Dionysius and Xenophon; and, lastly, shopper's tips for watermelons and cantaloupes.

Book cover Short Science Fiction Collection 050

Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought, and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the science and is cited as the impetus for the career choice of many scientists. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of the future, and engage in adventures unbound into the richness of the human mind.

Book cover From the Tower Window of My Bookhouse

Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the fifth volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They progressed in difficulty through the different volumes. Note: Due to a numbering error, the audio introductions do not say "Section 6" but jump from 5 to 7. There is no text missing.

Book cover Birds and all Nature, Vol. IV, No 3, September 1898

"Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature."

Book cover Pan-American Poems: an anthology

In this anthology, Agnes Blake Poor introduces to the American public a collection of Latin American poets in translation. The poems are organized by country of origin, and present a variety of subjects and meters, aptly translated into English verse by Agnes Poor herself.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 029

Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include architecture, education, philosophy, religion, health, humor, history, and literature.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 118

This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2013.

Book cover (Multilingual) Librivox Multilingual Short Works Collection 008

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers.01 Japanese - Chichi by Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927) [1916] - Text - key words: prose, fiction, father 02 Japanese - Hoshi by Kunikida Doppo (1871-1908) [1896] - Text - key words: prose, fiction, star 03 Latin - Horace Ode 3: Virgil: Off to Greece from Horace Odes and Epodes by Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65BC-8BC)...

Book cover American Civil War Collection, Volume 1

Compilation of American Civil War related poems and short works of literature.

Book cover Short Story Collection Vol. 060

LibriVox readers bring you 20 short stories in various genres by authors including Edna Ferber, Charlotte Brontë, Stephan Crane, W. Somerset Maugham, Lord Dunsany, Saki and Honoré de Balzac.

Book cover 1891 Collection

A look at the year 1891 through literature and non-fiction essays first published that year, including works by Mary E Wilkins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sara Orne Jewett, and Oscar Wilde.

Book cover Yellowstone National Park: Six Early Pieces

Lost in the wilderness of The Yellowstone for over a month, nearly dying of starvation and wild animal attack, despairing of ever finding his way out. Here are six relatively unknown early pieces about the U.S.A.’s first national park. The first is a U.S. Geological booklet about initial exploration and Congress’s institution of the park. The next two are articles from Scribner’s Monthly, 1871, a very popular magazine of the time, describing the park’s features (vol 2 #1 pp 1-17 and vol 2 #2 pp 113-128) ...

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 132

This is a collection of 19 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2014.

Book cover Birds and all Nature, Vol. IV, No 4, October 1898

"Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature." These short pieces are pleasant listening for anyone with a love of nature. "In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth." —Milton.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 142

This is a collection of 23 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2015. Two poems of medium length in this collection: #04 "Copernicus" (13:38) is from the volume "Watchers of the Sky" by Alfred Noyes. #12 "A Joyful Meditation of the Coronation of King Henry the Eighth" (14:12). The original text was published as an eight-page pamphlet. In the surviving copy, the bottoms of the pages have been cropped. A total of three lines are therefore missing, and a further three have been reconstructed from their surviving portions...

Book cover (Multilingual) Multilingual Short Works Collection 010

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 01 - Hungarian - A gizehi pergamen-lapok by Gárdonyi Géza (1863-1922) [1890] - Text - Key words: prose, fiction, humour, paradise 02 - Italian - Il bove by Ida Baccini (1850-1911) [1882] - Text - Key words: Short story for children 03 - Italian - Nel carrozzone dei profughi by Giovanni Verga (1840-1922) [1884]...

Book cover (Multilingual) Multilingual Short Works Collection 013

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 01 - Chinese - Returning (Guiqulaixici 归去来兮辞) by Tao Chien. Key words: poetry; hermitage; nature; finiteness of human life 02 - Finnish - Kalle Saukko by August Blanche, transalted by Theodolinda Hahnsson Key words: short story, humorous 03 - French - Le conte futur by Paul Adam Key words: dramatic...

Book cover Short Science Fiction Collection 052

Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the science and is cited as the impetus for the career choice of many scientists. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of the future, and engage in adventures unbound into the richness of the human mind.

Book cover (Multilingual) Christmas Carol Collection 2014

This year's LibriVox selection of traditional favourites and lesser-known Christmas carols in English, French, German and Latin, including a 17th century harmonisation of a plain chant melody from Susan, French poems set to original music by Ezwa, and Ryan's version of Händel's Hallelujah Chorus. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas. The Story That Never Grows Old: Words by James M. Gray (1851 - 1935); music by Ira D. Sankey (1840 - 1908) From Far Away: Words edited by Henry Ramsden Bramley (1833 - 1917); music edited by Sir John Stainer (1840 - 1901)...

Book cover Travels in Lancashire

A collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry on travels in Lancashire, England, with occasional sorties into adjacent counties.

Book cover (Multilingual) Christmas Short Works Collection 2013

A selection of poems, short stories and other prose for the Christmas season in English, Finnish and German.

Book cover (Multilingual) Librivox Multilingual Short Works Collection 007

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 01 Japanese - Fushinchuu by Mori Ogai (1862-1922) [1910] - Text. Key words: prose, fiction, constructing, Ginza 02 Russian - Монго by Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) [] - Text. Key words: poem 03 Spanish - Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) [] translated by Alberto Lasplaces (1887-1950) - Text. Key words: Poem 04 Polish - Odsiecz Wiednia by Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński (1874-1941) [1913] - Text...

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 145

This is a collection of 30 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2015.

Book cover (Multilingual) Librivox Multilingual Short Works Collection 006

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages. All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. Brief description of the contributions: 01 Tagalog - ¡Ang Reyna Elena.....! by Pascual de Leon (1893-1958) [1915] - Key words: poetry, The Queen Elena 02 Polish - Pieśń o mowie naszej by Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński (1874-1941) [1913] - Key words: poetry, poezja, język, pruderia 03 Japanese - Tebukuro wo kaini by Niimi Nankichi (1913-1943)...

Book cover Short Story Collection Vol. 058

LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 058: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

Book cover (Multilingual) Christmas Carol Collection 2012

LibriVox volunteers bring you this year's selection of 23 sacred and secular carols, hymns and Christmas songs, in English, French, German, Japanese and Latin.

Book cover One-Act Play Collection 006

This collection includes ten one-act plays by David Belasco, Arnold Bennett, Hereward Carrington, Lewis Carroll, Lord Dunsany, John Galsworthy, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Maurice Maeterlinck, Anna Bird Stewart, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The Book Coordinators for this collection were Charlotte Duckett, Michele Eaton, Elizabeth Klett, Loveday, Piotr Nater, Algy Pug, Eden Rea-Hedrick, Todd, and Chuck Williamson.

Book cover Sea Stories

Most of us have passed through a period of life during which we have ardently longed to be, if not actually a rover, a buccaneer, or a pirate, at least and really a sailor! To run away to sea has been the misdirected ambition of many a youngster, and some lads there are who have realized their desire to their sorrow. The boy who has not cherished in his heart and exhibited in his actions at sometime or other during his youthful days, a love of ships and salt water, is fit for—well, he is fit for the shore, and that is the worst thing a sailor could say about him! (From the introduction, by Cyrus Townsend Brady)

Book cover (Multilingual) Christmas Carol Collection 2013

This year's LibriVox selection of traditional Christmas carols, hymns and songs in English, French, German, Greek, Italian and Ukrainian. We wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas. English: All Children are on Christmas Eve - Words & Music: Rev. Charles L. Hutchins (1838-1920). Angels from the Realms of Glory - Words: James Montgomery (1771-1854); Music: Henry T. Smart (1813-1879). Angels We Have Heard on High - Words: French Carol, trans. James Chadwick (1813-1882). Music: 'Gloria' French carol melody...

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 150

This is a collection of 24 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for November 2015.

Book cover (Multilingual) LibriVox 8th Anniversary Collection

For the past few years we have celebrated the anniversary of LibriVox with a collection loosely themed on the number of the anniversary year. This year is no exception.Readers have contributed 88 recordings in Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Polish and Yiddish, and this feast of fiction, poetry, essays, articles and musical items ranges from lectures to love letters, science to songs, travel to taxes, and politics to pirates, spiced with a dash of humour.It has, as always, been enormous fun for the readers and singers, and we hope that you, the listener, will gain just as much enjoyment as we have had producing it...

Book cover (Multilingual) Multilingual Short Works Collection 009

This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 01 - Japanese - Numachi by Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927) [1916] - Text - Key words: prose, fiction, painting 02 - Japanese - Hamano Fuyu by Nagatsuka Takashi (1879-1915) [1907] - Text - Key words: prose, fiction, seashore, winter 03 - Russian - Демон. Часть 1 / Demon. Part 1 by Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) [1841] - Text - Key words: romantic poetry 04 - Russian - Демон...

Book cover (Multilingual) First World War Centenary Poetry Collection

This collection of poetry, with its companion prose collection, commemorates the outbreak of the First World War on 28th July 1914. Most of the poetry, all chosen by the readers, is in English, but the collection also includes poems in Dutch, French, German, Portuguese and Russian. Please note that some poems are still protected by copyright in countries which observe copyright laws based on the author's date of death. The majority of the poems were written during the war itself, but some poems have been included for their relevance in other ways. For more information about each poem, please see this document (PDF format), which also shows the poets' dates of death.

Book cover Early explorations in New South Wales: A collection

In the early days of the penal colony at Sydney, rumour was rife among the convicts of another colony beyond the Blue Mountains and perhaps a route to China. In the hope of quelling the rumours, Governor John Hunter put together a bizarre exploration party, charged to travel as far into the interior as it could. The party consisted of four convicts, two guides and four soldiers to protect the guides from the convicts. The leader of the party was John Wilson, an ex-convict who had elected to live in the bush among the Aborigines, who had named him Bunboee...

Book cover (Multilingual) First World War Centenary Prose Collection Vol. I

This collection of non-fiction and fiction, with its companion poetry collection, commemorates the outbreak of the First World War on 28th July 1914. The majority of the items, all chosen by the readers, are in English, but the collection also includes pieces in Dutch, French, German and Ukrainian. Please note that some works are still protected by copyright in countries which observe copyright laws based on the author's date of death. Most items were written during or shortly after the war, but one or two have been included for their relevance in other ways. For more information about each piece, please see this document (PDF format), which also shows the authors' dates of death.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 149

This is a collection of 38 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2015.

Book cover (Multilingual) LibriVox 9th Anniversary Collection

This year is the 9th anniversary of our illustrious community, and readers have found and recorded 99 items with a connection with the number nine... neuf... neun... nueve...nove... девять...εννέα... There are short stories, poems, bible readings, non-fiction articles and songs.The items are mostly in English, but this year we have one or more contributions in ten other languages: Ancient Greek, Dutch, German, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Ukrainian.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 038

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include bedside books, South African cookery, Bryce canyon, Wilhelm Stekel's psychology, the Theologia Germanica, Paracelsus, John Donne, Cotton Mather, Julia Smith's translation of the Bible, Zen Buddhism, American immigrants, slavery, Joseph Crosby Lincoln, Oscar Wilde, Albert Einstein, and cats."Cats and Their Care" was edited by Liberty Hyde Bailey. "Looking Backward" was translated by Samuel Aaron Tannenbaum. "The Collector" was translated by Rosalie Gabler. "Thelogia Germanica" was translated by Susanna Winkworth.

Book cover National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 4

National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 4 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: Irrigation in California Round about Asheville A Trip to Panama and Darien Across Nicaragua with Transit and Machéte

Book cover (Multilingual) First World War Centenary Prose Collection Vol. II

This collection of non-fiction and fiction pieces is the second volume commemorating the First World War. The majority of the items, all chosen by the readers, are in English, but the collection also includes pieces in French and German.Please note that some works are still protected by copyright in countries which observe copyright laws based on the author's date of death.Most items were written during or shortly after the war, but one or two have been included for their relevance in other ways. For more information about each piece, please see this document (PDF format), which also shows the authors' dates of death.

Book cover (Multilingual) Christmas Short Works Collection 2014

This year's Christmas collection of short stories and non-fiction, a play, poems, and bible readings features readings in English, Bulgarian, French, German, Italian and Swedish.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 033

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include astronomy, religion, United States history, football, child raising, Tokyo firebombing, and more.

Book cover (Multilingual) Lavender Lit 101 - International LGB Literature up to 1923

International LGB Literature up to 1923 This is a collection of 30 American and European gay, lesbian, & bisexual writers from the 16th thru early 20th Centuries. Heavy on poetry -- including a rousing WWI anthem from 1915 -- with a few short stories and essays. Non-English works should be read where possible in their original language.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 119

This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2013.

Book cover (Multilingual) LibriVox 10th Anniversary Collection

This year is the 10th anniversary of our beloved LibriVox and to celebrate, readers have found and recorded 100 items with a connection to the number ten... ... dix... zehn... diez...dez... десять... There are short stories, poems, excerpts from books, bible readings and non-fiction articles.The items are mostly in English, but this year we have eighteen contributions in other languages: French, German, Russian, Spanish and Yiddish..

Book cover (Multilingual) Christmas Carol Collection 2015

This year's selection includes traditional favourites and lesser-known Christmas carols in English and French. Bergers, qui êtes ici bas, author unknown; music by Ezwa. A Christmas Lullaby, words by John Addington Symonds (1840 - 1893); music by BookAngel7. Go Tell it on the Mountain, words by John Wesley Work, Jr.(1873-1925); music African-American spiritual. Notre divin Maître, author unknown, music by Ezwa. Saw You Never, In the Twilight? words by Cecil F. Alexander (1818 - 1895); music Chartres, 15th century French melody...

Book cover Short Story Collection Vol. 056

LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 056: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members, including stories by Tolstoy, Gelett Burgess, Oscar Wilde, O. Henry and a number of American women writers.

Book cover National Geographic Magazine Vol. 03

National Geographic Magazine Volume 3, articles published in 1891 and 1892. South America: Annual Address by the President, Gardiner G. Hubbard Geography of the Land: Annual Report by Vice-President Herbert G. Ogden Geography of the Air: Annual Report by Vice-President A. W. Greely An Expedition to Mount St. Elias, Alaska Introduction. The Southern Coast of Alaska Part I. Previous Explorations in the St. Elias Region Part II. Narrative of the St. Elias Expedition of 1890 Part III. Sketch of the Geology of the St...

Book cover (Multilingual) Christmas Short Works Collection 2015

This year's Christmas collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction features readings in English, French, German and Romanian

Book cover Short Ghost and Horror Collection 021

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 147

This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for August 2015.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 128

This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2014.

Book cover Selection of 19th Century Scientific Verse

In the 18th and early 19th centuries, it was common for discoveries in branches of science such as botany, astronomy and medicine to be described in book-length treatises in verse. By the end of the 19th century this mode of popularising science was falling from favour as the studies of science and the humanities diverged and study became more specialised.This small selection of somewhat lighter-hearted verse written by distinguished scientists and mathematicians of the day includes poems by James Clerk Maxwell, William J. Macquorn Rankine and James Joseph Sylvester.

Book cover (German) Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 044

Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier. Das ovale Porträt übersetzt von Theodor Etzel (1873-1930) Die Nachtigall und die Rose übersetzt von Wilhelm Cremer (1874-1932) [Begegnung mit Farinelli] übersetz von Christoph Daniel Ebeling (1741-1817)

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 144

This is a collection of 31 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2015.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 034

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the English countryside; William Randolph Hearst and journalism; the philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard, John Dewey and others; General William T. Sherman's voyage to San Francisco; the metric system, and the future of the machine age. Bjornson's "Beyond Human Power" and Kierkegaard's "What Says the Fire Marshal?" were both translated by Lee Milton HollanderThe translators of Philemon's "The Highest Good" and Lessing's "On Love of Truth" are unknown.

Book cover Birds and All Nature, Vol. IV, No 1, July 1898

"Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and articles describing birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature." These short pieces are perfect for a first recording or for anyone with a love of nature.

Book cover Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 030

Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include botany, dreams, farming, history, literature, nature, and religion.

Book cover Selections from The Army and Navy Hymnal, Volume 1

This collection was a joint effort by the chaplains of the US Army and the Navy to meet the needs of divine services conducted in the Army and Navy, and for, in the compilers' words, "the upbuilding up patriotic citizenship." These 20 hymns from the book were selected by the singers. "Fairest Lord Jesus" sung by Kimberly Krause and TriciaG "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" sung by by Dulcimergirl and Kimberly Krause

Book cover Short Works on Sports Collection 01

A miscellany of poetry and short works of fact and fiction on the topic of sports from North America, Great Britain and Australasia. The collection includes pieces on baseball, cricket, lacrosse, cycling, athletics, fishing, polo, fencing, marbles and three kinds of football, by authors including Arnold Bennett, Zane Grey, Banjo Paterson, and P. G. Wodehouse.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 129

This is a collection of 13 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2014.

Book cover Short Ghost and Horror Collection 027

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 120

This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2013.

Book cover (Multilingual) Princesses

As Shirley Temple once famously cried (quoting Frances H Burnett), 'Every girl is a princess!', so here are 15 public domain princess stories of the group's own choosing to prove it.

Book cover (German) Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 016

Eine Sammlung von 20 deutschen Gedichten für LibriVox. Der Kapitän von Walt Whitman wurde übersetzt von Wilhelm Schölermann (1865–1923)Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 140

This is a collection of 32 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2015.

Book cover 1903 Collection

This is what people were reading in 1903, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 141

This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2015.

Book cover Christmas in Poetry - Carols and Poems

This is a volume of Christmas poems and carols, by various authors and from various times.

Book cover (German) Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 012

Eine Sammlung 20 deutscher Gedichte für LibriVox. "Tam O'Shanter" übersetzt von Edmund Ruete (1859-1910)

Book cover (Multilingual) First Chapter Collection 004

Librivox First Chapter Collection 004 - a collection of the first chapters of 15 different books, chosen by Librivox volunteers.This volume includes the first chapters of books by authors such as Charles Dickens, R. D. Blackmore, and Frances Hodgson Burnett, as well as a Spanish translation of The Scarlet Letter, the Code Napoleon, and much more!

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 152

This is a collection of 26 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2016.

Book cover Movies and Hollywood Short Story Collection, Volume 1

Fiction about (or involving) motion pictures started appearing in the late nineteenth-century, when writers first became aware of early kinetoscope technologies. These stories grew more and more popular as the public became increasingly fascinated with the movies, the film industry, and the odd inhabitants of Hollywood. These stories reflect and often respond to the public's fascination with the movies; at the same time, they also reveal their fears and anxieties about the new medium. The first volume of this anthology collects 16 short stories and a monologue about motion picture technology and the film industry published between 1895 and 1922.

Book cover Coffee Break Collection 011 - Science

This is the eleventh collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you'd like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. The theme for this collection is Science - The fascination with research, discovery, and experimentation has contributed to humanity's greatest feats.

Book cover American Philosophy Collection Vol. 1

This collection of articles in early 20th Century American philosophy focuses on the topics of realism, experience, and ideas, with particular attention to the pragmatic naturalism of John Dewey. In tracks 1-5, Dewey responds to critics of his famous article “The Postulate of Immediate Empiricism” (available in Short Nonfiction Collection Vol.034). Tracks 6-12 constitute a series of pointed debates between Dewey and E. B. McGilvary on the topics of time, ideas, and reality. Tracks 13-16 include stand-alone articles on related topics, including Dewey’s influential critique of “The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology...

Book cover Fate of Fenella

One book, twenty-four authors ... Fenella is the beautiful, girlish and headstrong heroine of a sensational Victorian novel which continually passes from one writer's cliffhanger to another's resolution. Fenella, with her young son Ronny, is recuperating in a Harrogate hotel, where her flirtatious behaviour has already broken the heart of a fellow guest, a rising barrister. Her feelings at her estrangement from her young husband, who appears to be flaunting his manipulative French mistress to the world, are still running high...

Book cover American Psychology, 1922-1947

This is the second of what is intended to be three projects featuring journal articles which chart the development of psychology as an academic discipline in the United States during the twentieth century. This collection includes key texts in the development of behaviourism, neuropsychological testing, the psychology of race and humanist therapeutic psychology. Many thanks to staff at the American Psychological Association, Taylor and Francis and Phi Beta Kappa who have helped us to establish that these papers are public domain for those who live in the United States or countries that recognise the Rule of the Shorter Term.

Book cover Birds and All Nature, Vol. V, No 1, January 1899

"Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature."

Book cover Children's Short Works, Vol. 019

Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 019: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.

Book cover Stories in Black and White

This is a collection of short mystery stories, written in very different styles by eight different authors.

Book cover United Kingdom House of Commons Speeches Collection, volume 3

This is the third LibriVox collection of speeches given in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The collection comprises recordings of 10 historic speeches given to the UK House of Commons between 1601 and 1960. Readings are of speeches originally given by Queens Elizabeth I and Victoria, and by parliamentarians Edmund Burke, Herbert Asquith, Winston Churchill, Barbara Castle, Margaret Thatcher and Michael Foot.

Book cover (French) Il était une fois... - 003

Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault et les frères Grimm, pour ne nommer que ceux-là : autant d’auteurs d’exception dont les contes et autres histoires ont captivé des générations d’enfants, petits et grands. Dans le second volume de cette collection d’histoires et de contes préférés des enfants, vous découvrirez (ou redécouvrirez) vingt de ces récits, tantôt très populaires, tantôt moins connus. Ouvrez toutes grandes vos oreilles, et laissez-vous transporter! (description par Ani)

Book cover (German) Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 019

Eine Sammlung von 20 deutschen Gedichten für LibriVox.Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier. Nr. 7 Spleen übersetzt von Frtz Koegel (1860-1904) Nr. 8 Spleen übersetzt von Wolf von Kalckreuth (1887-1906)

Book cover San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

During the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, newspaper reporters in the stricken city made a heroic effort to keep the public informed. Despite the destruction of their offices and presses, they managed to track down news and write stories even as the city burned around them, to locate printing facilities across the bay, and to put newspapers into the hands of readers desperate for a correct picture of what was happening. This selection from the articles they produced in the midst of a city in flames gives a glimpse of how the event was experienced by those who were there...

Book cover (Multilingual) LibriVox Language Learning Collection Vol. 004

This collection is part of an initiative to create a language learning resource at LibriVox. The LibriVox Language Learning Collections contain readings from various language learning books, grammars, primers, phrasebooks, dictionaries, readers and even other works which contain information on various languages, recount experiences of language learning and encountering new languages or provide guides for correct pronunciation, writing or discourse in a language. These works could describe English or any other language whatsoever, from Latin to Sumerian, Chinese to Wampanoag, Esperanto to Swahili (etc...

Book cover American Far West: Seven Mid-Nineteenth Century Views From Abroad

Charles Dickens started and edited a magazine called All The Year Round, a weekly collection of articles on a wide variety of topics. An anonymous correspondent in 1868-69 sent in these seven articles about life in the far West of the United States.

Book cover (French) Compilation de poèmes - 004

Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. (Ezwa)

Book cover Short Ghost and Horror Collection 025

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

Book cover (German) Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 013

Eine Sammlung 20 deutscher Gedichte für LibriVox."Gesang zu zweien in der Nacht" gelesen von Karlsson und Hokuspokus. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 122

This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for July 2013.

Book cover Short Science Fiction Collection 051

Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the science and is cited as the impetus for the career choice of many scientists. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of the future, and engage in adventures unbound into the richness of the human mind.

Book cover Short Science Fiction Collection 053

Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the sciences and is cited as the impetus for the career choice of many scientists. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of the future, and engage in adventures unbound into the richness of the human mind.

Book cover (Multilingual) Nobel Prize in 1908

The Nobel Prizes are international awards bestowed once a year by Scandinavian committees for cultural and scientific advances. They were established in 1895 by the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. The prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace were first awarded in 1901.The Laureats of 1908 were:in Physics: Gabriel Lippmann (1845 - 1921) for "his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference";in Chemistry:...

Book cover Presidential Farewell and Last Addresses

This collection will put in one place, all the Farewell (or last) Addresses made by each of the 43 ex-US presidents. The first, George Washington's "Farewell Address", issued as a public letter in 1796, was one of the most influential statements of republicanism. Drafted primarily by Washington himself, with help from Hamilton, it gives advice on the necessity and importance of national union, the value of the Constitution and the rule of law, the evils of political parties, and the proper virtues of a republican people...

Book cover Short Story Collection Vol. 053

A collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members, including short stories by Melville, Blackwood, Hawthorne, Dostoyevsky, Wilde and Thomas Hood.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 133

This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2014.

Book cover Short Poetry Collection 148

This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for September 2015.

Book cover Short Science Fiction Collection 049

Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought, and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. Many people chose to become scientists because science fiction sparked their interest. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of the future, and engage in adventures unbound into the richness of the human mind.-

Book cover Up One Pair of Stairs of My Bookhouse

Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the second volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They progressed in difficulty through the different volumes.

Book cover (Portuguese) Antologia de Discursos em Português

Coleção de discursos famosos, traduzidos para o português ou escritos em português.

Book cover Selections from The Army and Navy Hymnal, Volume 2

This collection was a joint effort by the chaplains of the US Army and the Navy to meet the needs of divine services conducted in the Army and Navy, and for, in the compilers' words, "the upbuilding of patriotic citizenship." These 20 hymns from the book were selected by the singers.

Book cover National Geographic Magazine Vol. 02 No. 1-2

National Geographic Magazine Volume 2 Number 1 April 1890.: On the Telegraphic Determinations of Longitude by the Bureau of Navigation Report: Geography of the Land Report: Geography of the Air National Geographic Magazine Volume 2 Number 2 May 1890.: The Rivers of Northern New Jersey, with notes on the classification of rivers in general. A Critical Review of Bering's First Expedition, 1725-30, together with a translation of his original Report upon it. Supplementary note on the alleged observation of a Lunar Eclipse by Bering in 1728-9.

Book cover (French) Compilation de poèmes - 005

Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. (Ezwa)

Book cover Magna Carta Commemoration Essays

On 15th June 1215 the Magna Carta was sealed under oath by King John at Runnymede, on the bank of the River Thames near Windsor, England. 2015 is the 800th anniversary of this charter, which led eventually to the rule of constitutional law in England and beyond. This book of essays on various aspects of the Charter was written by distinguished academics for the Royal Historical Society to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Magna Carta. N. B. The readers in this project are not scholars of mediaeval Latin or French. Where there are passages or phrases of Latin and Old French, we have endeavoured to make them clear, but make no claim to authentic pronunciation.

Book cover Short Ghost and Horror Collection 022

A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.


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