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By: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain The Jumping Frog

“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain. It was also published as “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” and “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog.” In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a bartender, Simon Wheeler, at the Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, about the gambler Jim Smiley. Upon discovering a French translation of this story, Twain re-translated the story, word for word and keeping the French grammar structure, back into English...

By: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

The Raven - Multilingual by Edgar Allan Poe The Raven - Multilingual

When a modern film script draws inspiration from a poem written more than a century ago, readers can judge its impact on our collective imagination. Such is the resonance of the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. First published in 1845, "The Raven" is a masterpiece of atmosphere, rhythmic quality and use of language. Constructed in narrative form, it tells the story of a young man who is mourning the loss of his beloved. One December night as he wearily sits up browsing through a classical volume, a mysterious tapping against his window disturbs him...

By: United Nations

Universal Declaration of Human Rights by United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. It defines the fundamental rights of individuals, and exhorts all governments to protect these rights. The UN has translated the document into over three hundred languages and dialects. This audiobook includes readings in 21 languages.

By: Franz J. L. Thimm

French Self-Taught by Franz J. L. Thimm French Self-Taught

Part of an initiative to develop a free language-learning resource. This book is old, but the basics haven’t changed too much. All the French content is spoken by native French speakers. The book includes sections on vocabulary, nouns, adjectives, verbs and phrases, and will still prove useful. Some of the phrases are dated but hilarious. If you need a flannel petticoat, or to chastise your washerwoman, this book is definitely for you!

By: Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855)

Sonnets from the Crimea by Adam Mickiewicz Sonnets from the Crimea

Adam Mickiewicz is considered one of the greatest of Polish poets. Sonnets from the Crimea was composed during a trip to that region in 1825 and rapidly became one of the poet's most popular works. The sonnets are read in Polish and English.(Introduction by Algy Pug)

By: Jan Kochanowski (1530-1584)

Book cover Treny - Laments

Jan Kochanowski (1530-84) was the greatest Polish poet of his time and probably the most famous name in Polish literature before Adam Mickiewicz (1798 - 1855). His masterpiece is considered to be his Laments, a series of nineteen poems commemorating his daughter Ursula, who died in 1579 at the age of two and a half . In simple but eloquent language, Kochanowski describes his journey from savage grief to reconciliation, and even in translation his verse retains much of its power and conviction.In this bilingual presentation each poem will be read first in the original Polish and then in English translation.

By: Various

Multilingual Poetry Collection by Various Multilingual Poetry Collection

Multilingual Poetry Collection of favorite public-domain poems in languages other than English.

Christmas Short Works Collection 2010 by Various Christmas Short Works Collection 2010

This multilingual Christmas Short Works Collection for 2010 contains public domain short stories, essays, poems and scripture passages in English, German and Portuguese.

Multilingual Fairy Tale Collection by Various Multilingual Fairy Tale Collection

Multilingual Fairy Tale Collection, includeing favourite public-domain fairy tales. This is a collection of 20 fairy tales in 7 languages.

By: Unknown

Multilingual Short Story Collection by Unknown Multilingual Short Story Collection

Multilingual Short Story Collection, includeing 15 short works of fiction in languages other than English. This collection includes contributions in Cantonese, Chinese, Danish, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

By: Various

Puisi dari Indonesia by Various Puisi dari Indonesia

Puisi dari Indonesia is a collection of poems, in several languages, from Indonesia. Among these poems are ancient literature and contemporary verse.

The Nobel Prize in 1904 by Various The Nobel Prize in 1904

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 1904 were:Physics: Lord Rayleigh (John William Strutt, 1842 - 1919), "for his investigations of the densities of the most important gases and for his discovery...

Multilingual 1910 Collection by Various Multilingual 1910 Collection

This is a compilation of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction first published in the year 1910, from a personal choice by the readers. Submissions could be in any language (all except one are in English). The aim is to give people an idea of what our ancestors were reading 100 years ago.

Christmas Carol Collection 2011 by Various Christmas Carol Collection 2011

Selection of 25 sacred and secular carols and Christmas songs, in English, German and Latin.

Christmas Short Works 2011 by Various Christmas Short Works 2011

This year's Christmas feast of short stories, essays and poetry is mostly English cuisine, with a little dash of French and Middle English seasoning. Here you will find many old favourites, and some festive treats which may be new to you.

By: Various

Book cover 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

By: William Shakespeare (1554-1616)

Book cover Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 11 (Multilingual)

This is the eleventh collection of monologues from Shakespeare's various plays. Various characters will speak on various topics, some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving.

By: Various

Book cover 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 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 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 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 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...

By: Abdillah Muhammad Ibn Ajurrum Al-Sinhaji (1273-1323)

Book cover Al Adjrumiieh (The Arabic Text with the Vowels; and An English Translation)

The Ájurrúmiyyah, by ‘Abdu’lláh ibn Muḥammad ibn Dáwud, as-Sanhájí, known as Ibn Ájurrúm (1273 - 1323), is a famous grammatical text that has been in constant use throughout the Arab world for 700 years. The original Arabic text is often memorised by pupils before moving on to more advanced works of Arabic grammar. Arabic grammarians have divided the grammar of the language into two main fields, syntax (nahw) and morphology (sarf). This book deals is a concise summary of Arabic syntax...

By: Various

Book cover 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

By: Giovanni del Vergilio (late 13th - c. 1327)

Book cover Eclogae (Eclogues)

Dante's short correspondence in verse with Giovanni del Vergilio was only published in 1719, but is believed to have been written at some point in the last years of the poet's life. What we have are two poems by Dante and the answers by Iohannes (Giovanni's Latin name), all in Latin hexameters, emulating the style of Vergil. Even though the works were named after Vergil's bucolic poetry, the poems also echo the Georgics and the Aeneid, and are truly a masterpiece by a master of poetry. In this audiobook, we present the four poems in the original Latin, each followed by its translation by H.E. Plumptre.

By: Various

Book cover 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 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 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.

By: Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)

Book cover Basho, The Chief Poet of Japan and the Hokku, or Epigram Verses

During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku (then called hokku). He is quoted as saying, “Many of my followers can write hokku as well as I can. Where I show who I really am is in linking haikai verses.” This short anthology of haiku by Bashō and his pupils features poetry in their original Japanese, with translations and commentary in English by Basil Hall Chamberlain, a professor of Japanese at Tokyo Imperial University.

By: Various

Book cover 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 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 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 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 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 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 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:...


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