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Dust Flower, The by KING, Basil

Literatur-Blogs vom 12.12.2018 um 15:46 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Rashleigh Allerton, a wealthy New Yorker, quarrels with his well-to-do fiancée Barbara and impetuously says that he will marry instead the first person he meets. The book follows the result of this absurd promise, with consequences that neither of them (nor Rashleigh’s faithful elderly man-servant Steptoe) expect. - Summary by Simon Evers
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Dust Flower, The by KING, Basil

Literatur-Blogs vom 12.12.2018 um 15:46 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Rashleigh Allerton, a wealthy New Yorker, quarrels with his well-to-do fiancée Barbara and impetuously says that he will marry instead the first person he meets. The book follows the result of this absurd promise, with consequences that neither of them (nor Rashleigh’s faithful elderly man-servant Steptoe) expect. - Summary by Simon Evers
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Mord im Ballsaal, Der by BLANK, Matthias

Literatur-Blogs vom 12.12.2018 um 09:15 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Ein Arzt und ein Kriminalkommissar untersuchen gemeinsam einen mysteriösen Mordfall im Deutschen Theater München. Als sie dem Täter auf die Spur kommen, tauchen sie auch in die privaten Krisen und dunklen Geheimnisse der bürgerlichen Oberschicht ein. Obwohl diese Kriminalgeschichte der Sprache und den Moralvorstellungen des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts verhaftet bleibt, ist sie doch ein Plädoyer für Reformen im Erziehungs- und Bildungssystem der Zeit. - Summary by Monika Barget
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Viaje al centro de la Tierra by VERNE, Jules

Literatur-Blogs vom 12.12.2018 um 05:00 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
El profesor Lidenbrock, que une a su condición de verdadero sabio una terquedad sin límites, descifra un viejo pergamino devolviendo pacientemente su sentido a los incomprensibles signos que en él se contienen. ¡Extraordinarios peligros de la lectura! El descifrado de aquel texto arrastrará inevitablemente al propio Lidenbrok, a su joven sobrino Axel y al valeroso cazador Hans Bjelke hasta el mismísimo centro de la Tierra, poblado de animales antediluvianos, tempestades terribles y otros riesgos sin mayor importancia. - (Phileas Fogg)
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Diary of a Birthday Doll, The by DOW, Ethel

Literatur-Blogs vom 12.12.2018 um 02:45 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
A doll, given to a young girl for her birthday, goes through adventures and faults to get her new mother to love her. - Summary by Emma Hatton
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Where No Fear Was: A Book About Fear by BENSON, Arthur Christopher

Literatur-Blogs vom 11.12.2018 um 21:45 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Surely all of us know fear, and know the different types of fear we can experience. In this book, Arthur Christopher Benson walks us through these different types, going through a range of different topics, among others childhood fears many of us will remember, to the fears plaguing us in other periods of our lives, the origins of different fears, and essays on what a number of notable authors (of fiction) had to say about the subject. It should be noted that this book is not a scientific study, though written by an eminent scolar. Instead, all of Arthur Christopher Benson's remarkable talents as a story teller are shaping these chapters. - Summary by Carolin
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Where No Fear Was: A Book About Fear by BENSON, Arthur Christopher

Literatur-Blogs vom 11.12.2018 um 21:45 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Surely all of us know fear, and know the different types of fear we can experience. In this book, Arthur Christopher Benson walks us through these different types, going through a range of different topics, among others childhood fears many of us will remember, to the fears plaguing us in other periods of our lives, the origins of different fears, and essays on what a number of notable authors (of fiction) had to say about the subject. It should be noted that this book is not a scientific study, though written by an eminent scolar. Instead, all of Arthur Christopher Benson's remarkable talents as a story teller are shaping these chapters. - Summary by Carolin
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Mrs. Warren's Profession by SHAW, George Bernard

Literatur-Blogs vom 11.12.2018 um 19:00 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
.Mrs. Warren's Profession is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893, and first performed in London in 1902 but was banned after two performances because of the profession talked about. The play is about a former prostitute, now a madam (brothel proprietor), who attempts to come to terms with her disapproving daughter. It illustrates Shaw's belief that the act of prostitution was not caused by moral failure but by economic necessity. It also has a lot to say about the hypocrisy of English society that profited from many despised and illegal professions and used people in despicable ways but pretended to look down on them. This was probably why it was banned, not because of the 'profession' of Mrs. Warren, but because it exposed very highly placed people doing nasty things to make money. - Summary by phil chenevert and Wikipedia
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Story of a Bold Tin Soldier, The by HOPE, Laura Lee

Literatur-Blogs vom 11.12.2018 um 15:15 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
"Yes, I suppose you may say I have, admitted the Bold Tin Soldier. "But though my men and I have a fine home with Arnold, still I get lonesome for you toys once in a while. I have met the Sawdust Doll, the White Rocking Horse, and the Lamb on Wheels. Now I am glad to meet you all once more. And how is my friend the Candy Rabbit?" the Captain asked, as he saw the long-eared chap standing near him." This is the story of one of the toys created at Santa's workshop in North Pole Land, who comes down to earth to live with a fortunate little boy or girl. - Summary by Nan Dodge, quote from the book
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Twenty-Five Cent Dinners for Families of Six by CORSON, Juliet

Literatur-Blogs vom 11.12.2018 um 08:16 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Juliet Corson has put together a few books on economic housekeeping, and this is a fine example. Almost 150 years after publication (1878), it has become quite impossible to feed anyone on 25 cents, but the principles on how to cook economically have not changed much. In any case, modern readers can still enjoy the recipes Ms Corson has compiled, and learn from her introductory notes. - Summary by Carolin
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Daily Rate, A by HILL, Grace Livingston

Literatur-Blogs vom 10.12.2018 um 00:45 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
A dark, dreary boardinghouse, with unpalatable meals and slovenly housekeeping is all she can afford. But God will give Celia just what she needs each day - a daily rate. (Summary by TriciaG)
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Book of Enoch, The by UNKNOWN

Literatur-Blogs vom 10.12.2018 um 00:45 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
The Book of Enoch, is an ancient, non-canonical Jewish work. Estimates vary on the actual dates of authorship. However, Enoch was alive during the Antediluvian period as recorded in the Hebrew Bible. Fragments of the text, were discovered in cave 4 of the Qumran caves in 1948.

Enoch, born in the 7th generation from Adam, was the grandfather of Noah. Enoch prophesied concerning the judgments on mankind (Jude 14-15 & Enoch 1:9). Enoch says his prophetic words were not for his generation but for a “generation of elect and righteous people far in the future that would be living in the day of tribulation when all the wicked and godless are to be removed.” (Enoch 1:1). He compiled his visions and prophecies into a book of parables and passed the secrets on to Noah (The book of Enoch 68:1).

Among the secrets passed down, Enoch gives a more detailed accounting of the relationship between the fallen angels (watchers) and the daughters of men in Genesis 6:2-4. He reveals the secrets of the luminaries and the weather and concludes with a prophesy concerning the condition of man and purging of the evil on earth. - Summary by CJ Plogue
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Chronicles of America Volume 06 - The Fathers of New England, The by ANDREWS, Charles

Literatur-Blogs vom 10.12.2018 um 00:00 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
This sixth installment in the series, as one would expect, deals with events in the northern settlements that were taking place at the same times as those in the southern. The opening passage explains: "The Pilgrims and Puritans, whose migration to the New World marks the beginning of permanent settlement in New England, were children of the same age as the enterprising and adventurous pioneers of England in Virginia, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. It was the age in which the foundations of the British Empire were being laid in the Western Continent." - Summary by Charles M. Andrews
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Castle of the Carpathians, The by VERNE, Jules

Literatur-Blogs vom 09.12.2018 um 23:30 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
The Castle stood above the quiet little town for as long as folks remembered: barren, deserted, lonely and frightening to the townsfolk. Until one day, smoke began to ascend from the dunjon. They were warned not to go near, and when intrepid souls dared to venture to uncover the mystery of the ruined castle, they learned firsthand what supernatural terrors await inside The Castle of the Carpathians. Summary by Joseph DeNoia.
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Contos do Norte by MARQUES DE CARVALHO, João

Literatur-Blogs vom 09.12.2018 um 14:31 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Contos do Norte é uma coleção de contos ambientados na região norte do Brasil. Seu autor, Marques de Carvalho, diz que seu livro se pretende "uma homenagem ao povo paraense". As histórias são, em geral, curtas e melancólicas, com os elementos da floresta, dos rios amazônicos e das populações ribeirinhas em destaque. (Summary by Leni)
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Said and Did by MACDONALD, George

Literatur-Blogs vom 09.12.2018 um 02:00 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Said and Did by George MacDonald..
This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 2, 2018.
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George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors, including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit, and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master". - Summary by Wikipedia
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Budget of Christmas Tales, A by VARIOUS and DICKENS, Charles

Literatur-Blogs vom 08.12.2018 um 00:00 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
This is a 1895 collection of christmas-themed short stories and poems by various authors, Charles Dickens himself being the most prominent feature. - Summary by Carolin
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Aventuras de Arturo Gordon Pym by POE, Edgar Allan

Literatur-Blogs vom 07.12.2018 um 17:00 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Cuando todos nos hubimos tranquilizado, nos pusimos a mirar la nave que se alejaba, hasta que se perdió de vista. El tiempo empeoraba y soplaba un ligero viento. En el preciso momento en que el buque desapareció en el horizonte, Parker se volvió hacia mí con una expresión en la cara que me dio escalofríos. Tenía un aire de seguridad y entereza que nunca le había observado. Antes de que despegara los labios, yo tenía el pálpito de lo que iba a decirme. En una palabra, insinuó que uno de nosotros debía morir con el fin de salvar a los demás. - Summary by Wikipedia
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Memoirs of a Country Doll by CURTIS, Mary

Literatur-Blogs vom 07.12.2018 um 16:30 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
A doll tells the story of her adventuresome life in rural England. This story, written by an 11 year old girl in the style of a dolls autobiography these stories are delightfully fresh and childlike at the same time. We follow her from her start in a long box in a store in Soho through several 'mothers', travels, illnesses and adventures. Enjoy. - Summary by phil chenevert
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Orpheus in de dessa by DE WIT, Augusta

Literatur-Blogs vom 06.12.2018 um 16:15 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Een romantische ingenieur raakt betoverd door het spel van een Indische fluitspeler, zoals het zakelijke Nederland door het geheimzinnige Indië. ( Marcel Coenders)
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Memoirs of Chateaubriand Volume IV, The by CHATEAUBRIAND, François-René de

Literatur-Blogs vom 06.12.2018 um 04:45 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
After the extinction of Napoleon's comet on St Helena, Chateaubriand covers the Bourbon Restoration in this volume, meeting a dazzling array of literary and political figures, as his diplomatic career advances. - Summary by Nicole Lee
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Scottish Fairy Book, The by GRIERSON, Elizabeth W.

Literatur-Blogs vom 06.12.2018 um 04:45 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
This book of Scottish fairy tales tells of brownies, fairies, and apparitions, bogies, witches, kelpies, and tales told about a mysterious region under the sea, "far below the abode of fishes," where the Mermaids and Mermen live. There are stories of the Brownie, magical animal tales where the animals are endowed with the power of speech, tales of enchantment, and legendary stories, half real, half mythical. The author has tried to make a representative collection from these different classes of Scottish Folklore, choosing the tales that are the least well known. - Summary by Nan Dodge, taken from the introduction.
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Short Story Collection Vol 076

Literatur-Blogs vom 06.12.2018 um 03:30 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. This time, we delve into the annals of Arthur Conan Doyle's detective stories, Robert Louis Stevenson's cynical observations on life, a classic tale from The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night, adventures on the high seas by Bessie Chandler and more to bring you excitement, mystery and maybe a smile. So sit back and enjoy the 76th Librivox Short Story Collection!
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Roman History: The Early Empire, from the Assassination of Julius Caesar to that of Domitian by CAPES, William Wolfe

Literatur-Blogs vom 06.12.2018 um 02:00 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
William Wolfe Capes (1834-1914) was an Anglican cleric, a classicist, and a historian. This is his short chronicle of the early Roman Empire, from the aftermath of the murder of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.E. to the assassination of the tyrannical Domitian in 96 C.E.. Capes writes about the intervening emperors, including the notorious Caligula and Nero, and then devotes chapters to Roman citizenship, life in the provinces, trade, religion, the frontiers, and the army. (Pamela Nagami)
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Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation by PARLOA, Maria

Literatur-Blogs vom 05.12.2018 um 21:15 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Fruit is a favourite with many of us. But if you have fruit in your garden or collect it otherwise, you know that the season ends too soon. Preserving fruit is the key to being able to enjoy it year round! - Summary by Carolin
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Barnaby Rudge (version 3) by DICKENS, Charles

Literatur-Blogs vom 05.12.2018 um 05:15 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
The Protestant Sir John Chester and the Catholic Geoffrey Haredale have been feuding for years. In "Romeo and Juliet" fashion, Chester's son and Haredale's niece wish to marry, but their relatives oppose the union. A tale of love and intrigue set against the historical events of 1780, when an anti-Catholic mob caused more damage to London than had ever been seen before. And the simple young man Barnaby who becomes caught up in events he does not quite understand. (Brad Filippone)
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Clue of the Gold Coin, The by WELLS, Helen

Literatur-Blogs vom 04.12.2018 um 21:31 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Vicki Barr is a popular mystery series for girls published by Grosset & Dunlap from 1947 to 1964. This book is volume 12 of The Vicki Barr Air Stewardess Series. When a shipment of priceless gold doubloons being transported on her flight from New York to Tampa goes missing, Federal Airline's stewardess Vicki Barr is unwittingly dragged into a sinister conspiracy spanning two countries. Vicki faces a determined group of criminals willing to go to any lengths to stop her from discovering their secret. It is up to her to save the Gasperilla Pirate festival, rescue a trapped innocent old man and a young friend she helped in getting the very job that would risk his life and career. With the help of the FBI, Vicki takes on a ruthless gang of villains who have disappeared with the ancient gold and left no trace the police can find. -
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Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error by LEWIS, Matthew

Literatur-Blogs vom 04.12.2018 um 14:15 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a markedly more serious affair than his melodramatic output, dealing as it does with a fallen woman who is mercilessly blackmailed by a ruthless tyrant when she spurns his advances. Set in Otranto during the High Middle Ages, and featuring fictionalized depictions of historical rulers Robert Guiscard (of the Normans) and Michael Ducas (of Byzantium), Adelgitha is an archetypal Gothic drama that, while not especially refined or meritorious in terms of quality, still manages to thrill in that deliciously overwrought way that Lewis knew how to sell. Sit down with it during a stormy night, turn off the lights, and prepare yourself for a few hours of treachery, murder, madness and despair! - Summary by Tomas Peter

Michael Ducas, Emperor of Byzantium: Tomas Peter
Robert Guiscard, Prince of Apulia: Larry Wilson
Lothair, a Norman knight: ToddHW
Alciphron, a Grecian nobleman: Sam Monsen
Dercetus, a Grecian nobleman: TJ Burns
Rainulf, an officer of Guiscard: Son of the Exiles
Julian, an officer of Guiscard: Alan Mapstone
Adelgitha, Princess of Apulia: Leanne Yau
Imma, Princess of Byzantium: Devorah Allen
The Abbess of St. Hilda: Sandra Schmit
Claudia, an Italian lady: Sonia
Chorus: Roger Melin
Female Peasants: Eva Davis & April6090

Narrator: Foon
Editor: ToddHW

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Stories of Symphonic Music by GILMAN, Lawrence

Literatur-Blogs vom 04.12.2018 um 06:15 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
'A guide to the meaning of important symphonies, overtures and tone-poems from Beethoven to the present day'. Gilman became notorious for scathing reviews of compositions later to become classics. Here he analyzes the stories behind some famous and not so famous works. - Summary by Lynne Thompson
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Beacon Lights of History, Volume 10: European Leaders by LORD, John

Literatur-Blogs vom 03.12.2018 um 22:45 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Continuing the series with European Leaders, Dr. Lord discusses William IV, Sir Robert Peel, Cavour, Czar Nicholas, Louis Napoleon, Prince Bismarck, William Ewart Gladstone. (Summary by KHand)
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Mrs. Dymond by RITCHIE, Anne Isabella Thackeray

Literatur-Blogs vom 03.12.2018 um 08:15 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Susanna Holcombe, a very sensitive and free spirited young lady, tries to fit in to society. But it is very hard for a Victorian woman to carve her own path, and she is almost forced to marry colonel Dymond. This book tells about her trials and tribulations. Can she find her place at last? Perfect for fans of Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Anthony Trollope, and those who want a Jane Austen novel with a twist. Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie was the eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray, author of Vanity Fair. - Summary by Stav Nisser.
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Depths of the Soul, The by STEKEL, Wilhelm

Literatur-Blogs vom 03.12.2018 um 06:30 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Wilhelm Stekel was an Austrian physician and psychologist and one of Freud’s earliest followers. This title, originally published in 1921, was the author’s favorite of his own work. Covering a variety of topics he takes a psychoanalytic look into The Depths of the Soul.
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Mrs. Dymond by RITCHIE, Anne Isabella Thackery

Literatur-Blogs vom 03.12.2018 um 04:15 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
Susanna Holcombe, a very sensitive and free spirited young lady, tries to fit in to society. But it is very hard for a Victorian woman to carve her own path, and she is almost forced to marry colonel Dymond. This book tells about her trials and tribulations. Can she find her place at last? Perfect for fans of Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Anthony Trollope, and those who want a Jane Austen novel with a twist. Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie was the eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackery, author of Vanity Fair. - Summary by Stav Nisser.
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Five Mice in a Mouse-trap by the Man in the Moon by RICHARDS, Laura E. Howe

Literatur-Blogs vom 02.12.2018 um 23:00 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
There are five of these children, and I call them my Five Mice; and the queer house that they live in I call the Mouse-trap. They are such funny children! I watch them sometimes all day long, their pranks are so amusing; and then when night comes, I slide down a moonbeam and sit by their pillows, and tell them stories and sing them songs. Ah! they like that, you may believe! And you all shall hear the stories and songs too, if you like, for I will write them down. So now, children all, listen! in America, Jennie and Johnny; in France, Marie and Emil; in Germany, Gretchen and Hans; in Italy, Tita and Nanni; in Kamschatka, Patchko and Tinka. Listen all, great and small, to the old Man in the Moon - Summary by Laura E. Richards
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Mitología Contada a los Niños e Historia de los Grandes Hombres de la Grecia, La by CABALLERO, Fernan

Literatur-Blogs vom 02.12.2018 um 20:30 Uhr | Quelle librivox.org
En este libro se narran de forma sencilla las historias y los personajes de la antigua Grecia, sobretodo para el aprendizaje de niños y adolescentes. Es una obra que sirve de base para el estudio posterior de la mitología Griega. - Resumen por KendalRigans
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