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1-Oct : Chapter October - Read

By: Florence Earle Coates

volunteers bring you 13 recordings of October by Florence Earle Coates. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 9, 2011. Mrs. Coates gained notoriety both at home and abroad for her works of poetry—nearly three-hundred of which were published in literary magazines such as the Atlantic Monthly, Scribner's Magazine, The Literary Digest, Lippincott's, The Century Magazine, and Harper's. Many of her poems were set to music by composers such as Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (Amy...

Fantasy, Music, Nature, Romance, Poetry

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1-Oct

By: Florence Earle Coates

volunteers bring you 13 recordings of October by Florence Earle Coates. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 9, 2011. Mrs. Coates gained notoriety both at home and abroad for her works of poetry—nearly three-hundred of which were published in literary magazines such as the Atlantic Monthly, Scribner's Magazine, The Literary Digest, Lippincott's, The Century Magazine, and Harper's. Many of her poems were set to music by composers such as Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (Amy...

Fantasy, Music, Nature, Romance, Poetry

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Abandoned Room, The

By: Wadsworth Camp

The mystery of a secret room, scene of many murders, is unraveled by Carlos Paredes, the Panamanian Sherlock Holmes. (Summary by manybooks.net)

Fiction, Mystery

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Adam and Eve

By: John Milton

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Adam and Eve (From “Paradise Lost,” Fourth Book) by John Milton. This was the Weekly Poetry project for Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 (though written nearly ten years earlier) in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, redivided into twelve books (in the manner of the divi...

Nature, Philosophy, Religion, Poetry

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Above Life's Turmoil

By: James Allen

The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome. The duties and difficulties of life claim our attention, but we can rise above all anxiety concerning them. Surrounded by noise, we can yet have a quiet mind; involved in responsibilities, the heart can be at rest; in the midst of strife, we can know the abiding peace. The twenty pieces which comprise this book, unrelated as some of them are in the letter, will be found to be harmonio...

Advice, Philosophy

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Achilleis

By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Achilleis von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), entstanden 1797–99, veröffentlicht 1808. Als Goethe an dem Epos in Hexametern Hermann und Dorothea arbeitete, studierte er Homer in der Übersetzung von Johann Heinrich Voß. Dabei kam er darauf, dass zwischen dem Ende der Ilias und dem Anfang der Äneis noch ein episches Gedicht inneliegt. Er hat eine Achilleis in 8 Gesängen zu schreiben begonnen, hat das Projekt jedoch bereits nach der Fertigstellung des ersten Gesan...

Literature, Poetry

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Address to Free Colored Americans, An : Chapter 1 - Section 1

By: An Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women

The first Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women met in New York City in May, 1837. Members at the Convention came from all walks of life and included such prominent women as Mary Parker, Lucretia Mott, the Grimke sisters, and Lydia Maria Child. One outcome of this important event was a statement of the organization’s role in the abolitionist movement as expressed in AN ADDRESS TO FREE COLORED AMERICANS, which begins: “The sympathy we feel for our oppressed fellow-cit...

Essay/Short nonfiction, History, Politics

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Adventskalender 2010

By: Various

Diese Sammlung ist ein Adventskalender und enthält ein Türchen für jeden Tag vom 1. bis zum 24. Dezember.

Essay/Short nonfiction, Short stories, Poetry

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Adventures of Gerard, The

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

These lesser known stories were penned by Conan Doyle during the period between killing off Sherlock Holmes in 1893 and reluctantly resurrecting him some ten years later. The swashbuckling, eponymous hero, Etienne Gerard, is one of Napoleon's gallant French Hussars, who considers himself the finest of them all. Through these Boys Own Adventures, Conan Doyle pokes gentle fun at both the French and the English. This is the second volume containing eight adventures. (Summary by Phil)

Adventure, Historical Fiction, Humor, Literature, War stories

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Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, The. (Volume I.)

By: Tobias Smollett

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle is a picaresque novel by the Scottish author Tobias Smollett (1721 – 1771), first published in 1751, and revised and reissued in 1758. It is the story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle, and it provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society.

Fiction, Literature

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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The (version 3)

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Dr. Watson chronicles here some of the more interesting detective cases that he and his good friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, have encountered during their association. We see the cases unfold as he does, scratch our heads as does he while the evidence is collected, and then marvel at the impeccable observations, remarkable insight, and doggedness which Holmes displays as he teases apart the tangled clues. Packaged as twelve distinct cases, by the end of this book your own s...

Literature, Mystery, Adventure

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The

By: Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, especially Becky Thatcher, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting lost in a cave, and playing pirates on ...

Children

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Aeneidis Libri XII : Chapter 01 - Liber Primus, Pars Prima

By: Publius Vergilius Maro

Aeneas flees the destruction of Troy, abandons Dido, queen of the Carthaginians, and wends his way to Latium in Italy, where slaying Turnus, leader of native resistance, he founds the future Rome. (Summary by Malone)

Ancient Texts, Classics (antiquity), Poetry

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Heart of Darkness : Section III, Part 3

By: Joseph Conrad; David Kirkwood, performer

Based on Conrad’s own experience in the Congo, Heart of Darkness is the tale of Marlow, an Englishman hired by an ivory-trading company to captain a steamboat into the heart of darkest Africa. His destination is a post manned by the enigmatic ivory-trader Mr Kurtz, the company’s star agent, whose reputation as an ‘emissary of pity and science and progress’ precedes him. But what Marlow encounters, a thousand miles up the great river, is the embodiment of savagery, corruption and exploitation.

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Age of Innocence, The

By: Edith Wharton

In an era before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles, there exists a small cluster of aristocratic old revolutionary stock families that rule New York's social life. Under the rules of this society, being things is better than doing things and reputation and outward appearances come at the exclusion of everything else. In this Gilded Age, when America’s expansion and increased industrialism produce a group of newly wealthy robber barons and financ...

Poetry

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Age of Reason, The : Chapter 01 - The Age of Reason

By: Thomas Paine

The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, a deistic treatise written by eighteenth-century British radical and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, critiques institutionalized religion and challenges the inerrancy of the Bible. Published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807, it was a bestseller in America, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. British audiences, however, fearing increased political radicalism as a result of the F...

Politics, Religion, Philosophy

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Albert Gate Mystery, The : Chapter 01 - A Mysterious Crime

By: Louis Tracy

A new case for barrister and hobby detective Reginald Brett: The imperial diamonds were sent by the Sultan to London, to be cut in Albert Gate mansion by experts, all the while under the especial protection of the British government. One morning, however, the Turkish officials are found dead in the house, and the diamonds have vanished - despite the strict measures taken to protect them. The first suspicion falls on Jack Talbot, a young secretary at the Foreign Office, i...

Mystery, Fiction

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Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream

By: John Kendrick Bangs

From Alice in Blunderland: Certain of our members claim that they have a right to sell their votes for $500 apiece-- Mercy! cried Alice, Why, that is--that is terrible. It certainly is, said the March Hare ruefully, it's rotten. Here I've been holding out for $1,250 for mine, and these duffers want to go in for a cut rate that will absolutely ruin the business. John Kendrick Bangs takes Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and turns it into a political satire in many ways as fr...

Humor, Satire

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (version 4)

By: Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgson's friends. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as w...

Children, Fantasy

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All Things Considered

By: G. K. Chesterton

Another delightful and sharply pointed excursion into the topics of the day, and of this day as well, with Gilbert Keith Chesterton. These reprinted magazine articles are filled with his good natured wit, his masterful use of paradox, and devastating ability to use reductio ad absurdum to destroy the popular myths that drive a society driving full-speed into secular humanism. You will come away with a whole new collection of wonderful quotes. - Ray Clare

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