By: Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937)
Captain Bill McDonald, Texas Ranger: A Story of Frontier Reform
"William Jesse "Bill" McDonald in the 1880s served as a deputy sheriff in Wood County. After moving to Hardeman County, he served as deputy sheriff, special Ranger, and U. S. Deputy Marshal of the Northern District of Texas and the Southern District of Kansas.. . . .In 1891 McDonald was selected to replace S. A. McMurry as Captain of Company B, Frontier Battalion. He served as a Ranger captain until 1907. Capt. McDonald and his company took part in a number of celebrated cases including the Fitzsimmons-Maher prize fight, the Wichita Falls bank robbery, the Reese-Townsend feud, and the Brownsville Raid of 1906...
Moments With Mark Twain
These selections from the works of Mark Twain are presented in chronological order. They include the memorable whitewashing of the fence in "Tom Sawyer", events preceding the Mississippi River raft journey in "Huckleberry Finn", a dark moment during the exchange of identities in “The Prince and the Pauper”, and reflections of “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”. A critic wrote of another excerpt concerning a feud, "...as dramatic and powerful an episode as I know in modern literature." Also included are comments about travel abroad, Joan of Arc, a generous helping of Twain’s renowned quips, and mortality.
Life and Lillian Gish
An authorized biography of Lillian Gish, the renowned silent film star known in her heyday as the First Lady of American Cinema. Albert Bigelow Paine chronicles Gish's early life, her close relationship with her sister Dorothy, her rise in film as an actor with Biograph Studios and muse of D. W. Griffith, her short time as a contract actor with MGM, and her return to the stage in the advent of the talkies. Peppered throughout with intimate and amusing anecdotes, this is a must-read for film historians, silent film enthusiasts, and admirers of one of cinema's legendary talents.
Lucky Piece: A Story of the North Woods
While riding a stage back to the city late in the summer, a youngster had no money to spend, and so gives his lucky piece as payment to a young girl selling berries by the roadside. As time passes, in the Adirondack mountains of northern New York state, a tale unfolds involving two young women, two young men, and a bevy of characters the likes of which lend to a series of events which make up a fascinating story. Constance was one not to be controlled, she was a free spirit, as in fairy tales, wont to follow the moment rather than ideas presented to her by others...
Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume III
This work has been considered the "go-to" bio of Mark Twain for over a hundred years. Albert Bigelow Paine was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. These recordings of Paine's exhaustive biography cover Twain's personal and literary life in detail, heretofore, unapproached. The published work is divided into 7 sections, on three separate recordings: Recording #1 -VOLUME I, Part 1: 1835-1866 -VOLUME I, Part 2: 1866-1875 Recording #2 -VOLUME II, Part 1: 1875-1886 -VOLUME II, Part 2: 1886-1900 Recording #3 -VOLUME III, Part 1: 1900-1907 -VOLUME III, Part 2: 1907-1910 -Appendixes
LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Mis' Smith,/em>, by Albert Paine. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 7th, 2013.
Hollow Tree Snowed In Book
Once upon a time, in the Big Deep Woods, there was a big hollow tree with three hollow branches. The tree animals living in each of these hollow branches have many stories and they are told by the Story Teller to the Little Lady. Lots of good fun and adventures here. This book follows the first that explains how this marvelous Deep Woods, when it snows heavily, harbors so many quirky and interesting characters. - Summary by Phil Chenevert
Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume 1
Until recently, this work has been considered the "go-to" bio of Mark Twain. Albert Bigelow Paine was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. This recording of Paine's exhaustive biography covers Twain's personal and literary life in detail, heretofore unapproached. - Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia
By: Albert Burton Farnham (1870-)
|Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit A Guide for Those Who Wish to Prepare and Mount Animals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, etc., for Home, Den, or Office Decoration|
By: Albert Bushnell Hart (1854-1943)
Mentor: Benjamin Franklin
This is Vol. 6, No. 7, Serial No. 155 of The Mentor, published May 15, 1918. Benjamin Franklin was one of the leading figures of the 18th century and a founding father of the United States. His interests and accomplishments were broad and varied. Franklin is known as a brilliant inventor and a leading author, politician, diplomat, scientist, postmaster, and an influential printer in Philadelphia. These short vignettes for The Mentor magazine cover many of aspects of Franklin’s amazing life and career.
By: Albert Bushnell Hart (1854-1943)
|The Mentor: The War of 1812 Volume 4, Number 3, Serial Number 103; 15 March, 1916.|
|Formation of the Union, 1750-1829|
By: Albert C. Manucy
|Artillery Through the Ages A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America|
By: Albert Christopher Addison
|The Romantic Story of the Mayflower Pilgrims And Its Place in the Life of To-day|
By: Albert D. Vandam
|Bartholomew Sastrow Being the Memoirs of a German Burgomaster|
By: Albert Dresden Vandam (1843-1903)
|An Englishman in Paris Notes and Recollections|
By: Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schäffle (1831-1903)
|The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection|
By: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Relativity: The Special and General Theory
Einstein wrote this book for people who are interested in understanding the Theory of Relativity but aren't experts in scientific and mathematical principles. I'm sure many people have heard about Einstein's Theory of Relativity, but most of them don't really know what it is all about. This book gives them a chance to know more about this very famous theory without the need to take a Physics course first. This book is divided into three parts. The first part explains what special relativity is all about...
Sidelights on Relativity
Sidelights on Relativity contains ETHER AND THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY, an address delivered on May 5th, 1920, in the University of Leyden; and GEOMETRY AND EXPERIENCE, an expanded form of an address to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin on January 27th, 1921. (Intro from Project Gutenberg)
|The Meaning of Relativity Four lectures delivered at Princeton University, May, 1921|
|Relativity: The Special and the General Theory A Popular Exposition, 3rd ed.|
By: Albert Ernest Jenks
The Bontoc Igorot
The Bontoc Igorotby Albert Ernest JenksPREFACEAfter an expedition of two months in September, October, and November, 1902, among the people of northern Luzon it was decided that the Igorot of Bontoc pueblo, in the Province of Lepanto-Bontoc, are as typical of the primitive mountain agriculturist of Luzon as any group visited, and that ethnologic investigations directed from Bontoc pueblo would enable the investigator to show the culture of the primitive mountaineer of Luzon as well as or better than investigations centered elsewhere...
By: Albert F. Blaisdell
|A Practical Physiology|
|The Story of American History For Elementary Schools|
By: Albert Frederick Siepert (1883-)
|Bird Houses Boys Can Build|
By: Albert G. (Albert Gardner) Robinson (1855-1932)
|Cuba, Old and New|
By: Albert G. Mackey
|The Principles of Masonic Law A Treatise on the Constitutional Laws, Usages and Landmarks of Freemasonry|
|The Symbolism of Freemasonry|
By: Albert Gallatin (1761-1849)
|Peace with Mexico|
By: Albert H. Benson
|Fruits of Queensland|
By: Albert Hale Plumb
|William Bradford of Plymouth|
By: Albert Henry Smyth (1863-1907)
|The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850|
By: Albert Hernhuter
By: Albert James Pickett
|Eight days in New Orleans in February, 1847|
By: Albert Jeremiah Beveridge (1862-1927)
|The Young Man and the World|
By: Albert Keim (1876-1947)
|Honore de Balzac|
Louis Pasteur famously said, "In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind." Pasteur brought to the study of chemistry, microbiology, and applied immunology, a mind open, innovative, and insightful. Born of peasant stock in the French Jura, he worked with dogged determination all his life and often in the face of strenuous opposition. Through an unbroken succession of rigorously designed and meticulously performed experiments, Pasteur developed veterinary vaccines and halted grievous losses in the French wine, silk, and dairy industries...
By: Albert Kinross (1870-1929)
The Fearsome Island
No ordinary sailor's tale, this. Based allegedly on the real experiences of Silas Fordred, Master Mariner of Hythe, this is a story of shipwreck on an uncharted island and his supernatural adventures there with a witch, a hairy man, and various devilish devices and traps. The author, Kinross, adds an appendix purporting to explain the marvels which Fordred encountered.Kinross claims to have stolen the sailor's original account from Hythe Town Hall while helping the Town Clerk to sort newly discovered old papers...
By: Albert Leffingwell (1845-1916)
|An Ethical Problem Or, Sidelights upon Scientific Experimentation on Man and Animals|
By: Albert M. Goodrich
|Cruise and Captures of the Alabama|
By: Albert Millican
Travels and adventures of an orchid hunter: An account of canoe and camp life in Colombia, while collecting orchids in the northern Andes
This is quite the adventure tale and travelog. We see cities, peoples, plants and wildlife of Columbia and the ports our intrepid 'hunter' visits on the way there and back. It is an interesting period; a canal is being cut through Columbia to the city of Panama by the French . The characterisation is appropriate to the time - Europeans and the South American elite are seen as admirable, especially in comparison to the natives and blacks. Indeed, the deaths of several of Millican's native support staff along the way seem to be of minor concern...
By: Albert Moll (1862-1939)
|The Sexual Life of the Child|
By: Albert Mordell (1885-)
|The Literature of Ecstasy|
By: Albert Parker Fitch
|Preaching and Paganism|
By: Albert Payson Terhune (1872-1942)
Albert Payson Terhune, perhaps best known for his book Lad, a Dog (later turned into a popular movie), was also a breeder of collies and a journalist. Some of his collie lines survive to this day. His Dog is a story about Link Ferris who finds an injured dog on his way home one evening. Knowing nothing about dogs, Link nurses the dog back to health and the two form a bond such as only can be formed between human and canine. Unable to locate the collie’s owner, Link christens his dog ‘Chum’ who becomes invaluable in tending to the daily needs of his meager farm...
|Further Adventures of Lad|
|Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story|
By: Albert Pfister (1839-1907)
|The Voyage of The First Hessian Army from Portsmouth to New York, 1776|
By: Albert Pike (1809-1891)
|Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry|
By: Albert Réville
|Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru|
By: Albert Rhys Williams (1883-1962)
|In the Claws of the German Eagle|
By: Albert Richardson (1833-1869)
Albert Richardson was a reporter for Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune when he volunteered to hazard an undercover journey through the American south, reporting incognito on the growing secession crisis in that region. With the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861, he attached himself to the Union armies as a war correspondent, sending dispatches from the fields of battle for the next two years. Then, in May 1863, while attempting to pass a Confederate battery outside Vicksburg, Richardson found himself thrown from a burning barge into the Mississippi River, swimming for his life with a squad of Union soldiers and several other reporters...
By: Albert Robida (1848-1926)
|La Fin Des Livres|
By: Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
The Quest of the Historical Jesus
In this book, Schweitzer traces the historical progress of 'Historical Jesus' research, from Hermann Reimarus in the mid 18th century, to William Wrede at the turn of the 20th. Schweitzer showed how Jesus' image had changed with the times and with the personal proclivities of the various authors. He concluded with his own synopsis and interpretation of what had been learned over the course of the previous century. He took the position that the life of Jesus must be interpreted in the light of Jesus' own convictions, which he characterized as those of late Jewish eschatology. (Introduction from Wikipedia, modified by JoeD)
J.S. Bach, Volume 1
An analysis of Johann Sebastian Bach's life and musical compositions, and of the artistic, philosophical, and religious world in which he acted. (Introduction by Kathleen Norland)
By: Albert Shaw (1857-1947)
|The business career in its public relations|
By: Albert Sidney Bolles
|Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|
By: Albert Taylor Bledsoe (1809-1877)
|A Theodicy, or, Vindication of the Divine Glory|
|An Examination of President Edwards' Inquiry into the Freedom of the Will|
By: Albert Teichner
|Sweet Their Blood and Sticky|
By: Albert Venn Dicey (1835-1922)
|England's Case Against Home Rule|
|A Leap in the Dark A Criticism of the Principles of Home Rule as Illustrated by the Bill of 1893|
By: Albert W. Aiken (1846-1894)
In this dime novel set on the American frontier, we meet a beautiful young girl, Sadie, who is fending off advances from the rough woodsman, known as Black Will. Luckily, Cooney Joe comes to her rescue while her father is out hunting. Life is hard on the frontier, and there is constant danger from Black Hawk and his warriors, but Sadie and her father try to live in peace with everyone.
By: Albert Walter Tolman (1866-)
|Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good|
By: Albert William Parry
|Education in England in the Middle Ages Thesis Approved for the Degree of Doctor of Science in the University of London|
By: Albert-Henri de Sallengre (1694-1723)
|Ebrietatis Encomium or, the Praise of Drunkenness|
By: Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932)
My Airships: The Story of My Life
The delightful tale of "le petit Santos" as he dances through the sky above the City of Light at the dawn of the aerial age.A note to the listener: Throughout this story the author makes several references to helpful figures and illustrations. These may be found upon the corresponding pages in the Project Gutenberg e-book.
By: Albertus Magnus (1193-1280)
On Union With God
Surely the most deeply-rooted need of the human soul, its purest aspiration, is for the closest possible union with God. As one turns over the pages of this little work, written by Blessed Albert the Great towards the end of his life, when that great soul had ripened and matured, one feels that here indeed is the ideal of one's hopes. (From the Preface)
By: Albion Fellows Bacon (1865-1933)
This is a volume of poetry written by the sisters Albion Fellows Bacon and Annie Fellows Johnston. Both of the sisters reached quite a level of fame in their own right, Ms Bacon primarily as a social reformer and Ms Johnston as an author of children's books. In this volume of poetry, they bring their two sets of skills together to write beautiful verses. - Summary by Carolin
By: Albion Winegar Tourgée (1838-1905)
|Bricks Without Straw|
By: Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
|Memoirs of Journeys to Venice and the Low Countries|
|Of the Just Shaping of Letters|
By: Alcinous B. (Alcinous Burton) Jamison (1851-)
|Intestinal Ills Chronic Constipation, Indigestion, Autogenetic Poisons, Diarrhea, Piles, Etc. Also Auto-Infection, Auto-Intoxication, Anemia, Emaciation, Etc. Due to Proctitis and Colitis|
By: Alden Charles Noble (1880-)
By: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
A shy, introverted young poet. A weekend in a magnificent English country house. A beautiful young lady whom the poet is secretly in love with. An assorted group of guests with varied interests, motives, ambitions and aspirations, and the complex web of history and events that connect all of them. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley was his first book, published in 1921, when he was just 27 years old. It is typical of many books written during this period by writers like Thomas Love Peacock and Somerset Maugham, centered round a country mansion and the quaint, British tradition of being invited to spend a weekend with a group of people whom one may or may not know...
Defeat of Youth and Other Poems
Though later known for his essays and novels, Aldous Huxley started his writing career as a poet. Published in 1918, The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems is his third compilation of poetry. The volume begins with "The Defeat of Youth", a sequence of twenty-two sonnets that explores irreconcilability of the ideal and the disappointing reality. Jerome Meckier called it “the century’s most successful sonnet sequence, better than Auden’s or Edna St. Vincent Millay’s.” In the rest of the volume, Huxley continues to explore themes started in The Burning Wheel, his first volume of poetry, including vision, blindness, and other contrasts...
Wheels - The Second Cycle
A series of six volumes of Wheels anthologies was produced by members of the Sitwell family between 1916 and 1922. The second volume, published in 1917, contains poems by the Sitwells and also Aldous Huxley, among others. - Summary by Algy Pug
Wheels - The Fourth Cycle
A series of six volumes of Wheels anthologies was produced by members of the Sitwell family between 1916 and 1922. The fourth volume, published in 1919, contains several notable poems by the recently deceased Wilfred Owen. The other poets represented are Francisco Quevedo, Aldous Huxley, Arnold James, Iris Tree, Sherard Vines, and Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell. - Summary by Algy Pug
Aldous Huxley is best known as a philosopher and novelist – notably as the author of Brave New World. He also wrote poetry, short stories and critical essays. Most of his work is somewhat dark and mildly sardonic, partly because he came of age just after World War I, when all of Europe was in a state of cultural, political and social confusion. His novel, Crome Yellow, is a prime example. Mortal Coils includes four short stories and a play, including one of the author’s most famous short works: "The Gioconda Smile." - Summary by Kirsten Wever
This is Aldous Huxley's first collection of short stories, which consists of 6 stories and a play. Characters in the play, "Happy Families", read by the following volunteers: Aston: ToddHW Aston's Dummy: James R. Hedrick Topsy: czandra Topsy's Dummy: czandra Sir Jasper: Marvin Larson Belle: Dawn Sutton Henrika: Rachel Costello Cain: Krista Zaleski Stage Direction: Krista Zaleski
The epigram to this work from Christoher Marlowe applies to the plot of this story: "My men like satyrs grazing on the lawns / Shall with their goat-feet dance the antic hay." The plot follows Huxley and his cohorts in a search for meaning and hope and love in post WWI London.
Wheels - The Fifth Cycle
The Fifth Cycle of the Wheels poetry anthology was published in 1920 and contains poems by Aldous Huxley, Alan Porter, Leah McTavish Coehn, Geoffrey Cookson, William Kean Seymour, John J. Adams, Sherard Vines, and Osbert, Edith and Sacheverell Sitwell. The book was dedicated to Mrs Arnold Bennett, who is described as “poetry’s greatest interpretative artist.” - Summary by Algy Pug
Crome Yellow, Version 2
Fascinating and brilliant at many levels, Huxley's spoof of Lady Ottoline Morrell's famous bohemian gatherings is difficult to categorize. The ironic tone and caricaturish rendering of some characters makes it partly entertaining satire, but intertwined with the irony are a very human love story and much poignant social commentary. Denis Stone (Huxley himself) is a young poet hopelessly enamored of the languid Anne Wimbush, who comes to Priscilla Wimbush's Crome estate for several weeks of intellectual and artistic escape...
Though Aldous Huxley is best known for his later novels and essays, he started his writing career as a poet. The Burning Wheel is his first work, a collection of thirty poems that pay homage in style to poets who wrote in the Romantic or the French symbolist styles. Many of the poems deal with themes of light, darkness, sight, music, art, war, and idealism vs. realism. Though the optimism in his early works waned as he became older, his characteristically optimistic and determined point of view shines through. The last poem was read collaboratively by ezwa, AlgyPug and Larry Wilson.
Though Aldous Huxley gained popularity from his novels and essays, he started his writing career as a poet. Jonah, his second compilation of poetry, is a collection of twelve poems (four of which are written in French). He published it, at the age of 23, for Christmas in 1917. He stated his intention to stop writing poetry at the end of the volume, but actually went on to publish numerous compilations after Jonah. (Mary Kay)
Though he gained recognition for his later essays and novels, Aldous Huxley started his writing career as a poet. Published in 1920, Leda is his fourth compilation of poetry. It begins with the passionate and slightly erotic poem "Leda", which recalls the love affair between Queen Leda, the mother of Helen of Troy, and her swan, Zeus in disguise. Some short poems follow. The book ends with two long sections. The first, "Beauty," is a short collection of vignettes where the author reflects on the concept of beauty through an ideal model of physical desire, Helen of Troy...
By: Alec John Dawson (1872-1951)
Finn The Wolfhound
Dawson published over thirty books, the one best remembered today probably being the animal adventure story Finn the Wolfhound (1908)…. His own dog Tynagh and her son Gareth, who was described as the largest and finest specimen of his breed to date, served as the models for Tara and Finn in Finn the Wolfhound (1908). This is probably Dawson’s best-remembered and certainly his most frequently reprinted work: Finn, a champion Irish Wolfhound, is taken from England to Australia where he undergoes a series of adventures, being exhibited as a wild animal in a circus and escaping to live in the outback before eventually finding his old master and saving his life.
Somme Battle Stories
Stories of World War I warfare, published in 1916 in the midst of the war. (That's why names of persons and units are literally "blanked" out.) Alec John Dawson (1872 - 1951), generally known as A. J. Dawson (pseudonyms Major Dawson, Howard Kerr, Nicholas Freydon) was an English author, traveller and novelist. During World War I he attained the rank of Major, and was awarded the MBE and Croix de Guerre in recognition of his work as a military propagandist, a work the listener may want to keep in mind...
By: Alec Waugh (1898-1981)
|The Loom of Youth|
By: Aleister Crowley (1875-1947)
Book of Lies
The Book of Lies, or Liber 333, is a holy book in the Western occult tradition of Thelema, consisting of 91 short chapters of poems, aphorisms, rituals, and metaphysics. This recording is of the original 1913 publication, and thus omits the further commentaries added by Crowley for subsequent additions. Those familiar with Crowley’s hermetic writings will recognize his subversive and playful style. Beneath the layers of symbolism, contradiction, and blasphemy lies a biting critique of the puritanical social, political, and religious values of the author’s generation.
By: Aleksandr Kuprin (1870-1938)
Slav Soul and Other Stories
Novelist and short story writer Alexandr Ivanovich Kuprin was one of the most widely read authors of his time. Nabokov called him the Russian Kipling for his stories about people who are often "neurotic and vulnerable". Many films and radio programs based on his works have been produced. These 15 short stories, typically “artful studies of abnormal states of mind”, were selected from various sources. The collection includes “Easter Day” ; “The Picture” ; “Hamlet” ; “The Last Word” ; “Dogs' Happiness” ; “A Clump of Lilacs” ; “Anathema” ; and “Tempting Providence” ...
Kuprin is well-known to Russian readers and has been described as one of the last exponents of Russian critical realism. He first made a career as an officer in the army, but he left this work to take on employment as varied as journalist, hunter, fisherman, actor, and circus worker. His literary fame was launched with the publication in 1905 of Poyedinok . Here are 12 short stories from Alexander Kuprin. - Summary by KevinS
By: Aleksandr Nicolaevich Ostrovsky (1823-1886)