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LibriVox recording of Captial, Volume 1, by Karl Marx. Capital, Volume I is the first of three volumes in Karl Marx's monumental work, Das Kapital, and the only volume to be published during his lifetime, in 1867. Marx's aim in Capital, Volume I is to uncover and explain the laws specific to the capitalist mode of production and of the class struggles rooted in these capitalist social relations of production. Marx said himself that his aim was "to bring a science [i.e. political economy]...
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Folkscanomy: Fringe and Off-Center
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The story of Orleans Parish District Attorney Jim Garrison and his search for the truth in the JFK assassination and how the federal government worked to destroy that effort. A sad saga of the death of the United States of America; the Constitution; and a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Recommended Books:  
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by Vergilius Maro, Publius
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LibriVox recording of Vergil's Aeneid, translated by John Dryden, and read by LibriVox volunteers. The Aeneid is a Latin epic written by Virgil in the 1st century BC that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas' wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half treats the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Karawane by Hugo Ball. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 5th, 2010. Ball wrote his poem "Karawane," which is a German poem consisting of nonsensical words. The meaning however resides in its meaninglessness, reflecting the chief principle behind Dadaism. Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922.[1] The movement primarily involved visual arts,...
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by Vachel Lindsay
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LibriVox recording of The Art of the Moving Picture by Vachel Lindsay. "This 1922 book by poet and sometime cultural critic Vachel Lindsay might have been the first to treat the then-new medium of moving pictures as an art form, one that was potentially as rich, complex, mysterious as far older ones, and whose physical and aesthetic properties were only starting to be understood. The highlight of the book might be “The Motion Picture of Fairy Splendor,” which examines the relationship...
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by James Frazer
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Bough, by Sir James Frazer. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a wide-ranging comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). It offered a modernist approach, discussing religion dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon, rather than from a theological perspective. Although most of its theories have subsequently been exploded (the most famous one being that of the relationship...
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by Robert E. Howard
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LibriVox recording of Shadows in Zamboula by Robert E. Howard. Read by Mark Nelson Despite a warning received in the Suq by an elderly desert nomad, Conan stays the night in a cheap tavern in Zamboula, run by Aram Baksh. As night falls, a black Darfarian cannibal enters to drag him away to be eaten. All of the Darfar slaves in the city are cannibals who roam the streets at night. As they only prey on travellers, the people of the city tolerate this and stay locked securely in their homes, while...
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LibriVox recording of Simple Sabotage Field Manual, by United States Office of Strategic Services. Read by James Christopher. Formed during World War II, the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS), was organized for special operations and intelligence gathering and analysis. Included in its mission was the implementation of, and training of foreign forces in, propaganda, espionage, subversion, and sabotage. After the war, OSS functions were transferred to the newly formed Central...
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by Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of Heart of Darkness (version 2), by Joseph Conrad. Read by Bob Neufeld. Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. Before its 1903 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's Magazine. It was classified by the Modern Library website editors as one of the "100 best novels" and part of the Western canon. The story centres on Charles Marlow, who narrates most of the book. He is an Englishman who takes a foreign assignment from a...
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This is a project invented and created by LibriVox volunteers. It collects various works which James Joyce quotes and refers to in his epic novel Ulysses, and provides them in audio form. Perfect for Joyce scholars, fans, and aficionados! (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri) Collection ends with Joyce’s Ulysses chapter 1: Telemachus. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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LibriVox recording of Co. Aytch, by Sam R. Watkins. Read by Winston Tharp. Samuel “Sam” Rush Watkins (June 26, 1839 – July 20, 1901) was a noted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. He is known today for his memoir Company Aytch: Or, a Side Show of the Big Show , often heralded as one of the best primary sources about the common soldier's Civil War experience....Sam’s writing style is quite engaging and skillfully captures the pride, misery, glory, and horror experienced...
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LibriVox recording of The Iliad of Homer, by Homer. Read by StephenC. The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium, by a coalition of Greek States, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the...
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by Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid)
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LibriVox recording of Metamorphoses, by Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid). Read by Librivox volunteers. The Metamorphoses of Ovid is probably one of the best known, certainly one of the most influential works of the Ancient world. It consists of a narrative poem in fifteen books that describes the creation and history of the world through mythological tales, starting with a cosmogony and finishing with the deification of Julius Caesar. Published around 8 AD, the Metamorphoses are a source, sometimes...
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by Bulfinch, Thomas
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Librivox recording of Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch. Read by Justin Barrett, Kristine Bekere, Clarica, ML Cohen, Robin Cotter, Ted Delorme, Sibella Denton, Lizzie Driver, Susie G., Meredith Hughes, Janna, jpod 42, Kathy, Kevin LaVergne, Hugh McGuire, pattymarie, Alison Raouf, Graham Redman, Leni Ribeiro, roolynninms, Anna Simon, J. M. Smallheer, Jennifer Stearns, James Tiley, Julie VW, Thomas Wells, R. D. Williard. Bulfinch’s Mythology, first published in 1855,...
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LibriVox recording of A year amongst the Persians; impressions as to the life, character, and thought of the people of Persia, received during twelve month's residence in that country in the years 1887-8, by Edward Granville Browne. Edward Granville Browne (1862 – 1926), born in Stouts Hill, Uley, Gloucestershire, England, was a British orientalist who published numerous articles and books of academic value, mainly in the areas of history and literature. His works are respected for their...
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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LibriVox recording of Representative Men, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read by skoval. A series of biographical lectures originally published in 1850. Each chapter is a philosophical treatment of the life of an intellectual. The six representatives are Plato, Swedenborg, Shakespeare, Montaigne, Napolean and Goethe. (Introduction by S. Kovalchik) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please go to...
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by Ralph Waldo Trine
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LibriVox recording of In Tune with the Infinite, by Ralph Waldo Trine. Read by KirksVoice. Trine tells us that by connecting and harmonizing with the Universe we attract love, health, peace and success. Trines' writings may have been the most important to the "New Thought" movement of the late 1800's and early 1900's which was the forerunner to the "New Age" movement. (Summary by kirk202) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by St. Catherine of Genoa
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LibriVox recording of Treatise on Purgatory, by St. Catherine of Genoa. Read by Ann Boulais. Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, born Genoa 1447 – 15 September 1510) is an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in 1497 and 1501. She died in that city in 1510. In 1551, 41...
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LibriVox recording of Spiritual Dialogue Between the Soul, the Body, Self-Love, the Spirit, Humanity, and the Lord God, by Saint Catherine of Genoa. Read by Ann Boulais. Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, born Genoa 1447 – 15 September 1510) is an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which...
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by Alice Lady Lovat
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LibriVox recording of THE MARVELS OF DIVINE GRACE by ALICE LADY LOVAT. Read by Dave7. These are Alice Lady Lovat's meditations on the treatise "Del Aprecio y Estima de la Divina Gracia," written by the prolific Roman Catholic theologian and mystic Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, S.J. (1595-1658). Nieremberg's treatise was published in 1638 in Madrid, where he taught Sacred Scripture at the Jesuit Colegio Imperial. Abbot Oswald Hunter-Blair, O.S.B. wrote the preface for Lovat's book, which...
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by Laurence Oliphant
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LibriVox recording of Piccadilly: A Fragment of Contemporary Biography, by Laurence Oliphant. Laurence Oliphant, author, international traveller, diplomatist and mystic, who spent a decade in later life under the influence of the spiritualist prophet Thomas Lake Harris, writes here under the amusing guise of Lord Frank Vanecourt, bringing us a veritable pot-pourri of events from everyday life in 1865 as he moves amongst the great, the good, and not so good who reside in the exclusive area of...
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by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon
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LibriVox recording of "The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon (1648 - 1717), translated by Thomas Taylor Allen (first published 1897); read by peaceuntoyou, proofed by Heart of Texas, and produced for LibriVox by Karen Merline. Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon (commonly known as Madame Guyon) (April 13, 1648 - June 9, 1717) was a French mystic and one of the key advocates of Quietism. Quietism was considered heretical by the Roman Catholic...
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Chandogya Upanishad with Shankara Bhashya - English Translation Part 1. This books was translated by Ganganatha Jha.
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by Epictetus, tr. Elizabeth Carter
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Epictetus (Greek: Επικτητος: c.55–c.135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. The name given by his parents, if one was given, is not known - the word epiktetos in Greek simply means "acquired." Epictetus spent his youth as a slave in Rome to Epaphroditos, a very wealthy freedman of Nero. Even as a slave, Epictetus used his time productively, studying Stoic Philosophy under Musonius Rufus. He was eventually freed and lived a relatively hard life in ill health in Rome. So far as...
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by Xenophon
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LibriVox recording of Xenophon's Anabasis translated by H. G. Daykins, read by LibriVox volunteers, and proofed, coordinated, and produced by Karen Merline. Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C. "Anabasis" is a Greek work which means "journey...
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by Alexander Pope
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 different recordings of Solitude by Alexander Pope. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of February 17th, 2008. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/solitude-by-alexander-pope/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (10MB)
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by Alexander Pope
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This is a librivox recording of An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope. Recording by Aringguth. An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). However, despite the title, the poem is not as much an original analysis as it is a compilation of Pope’s various literary opinions. A reading of the poem makes it clear that he is addressing not so much the ingenuous reader as the intending writer. It is written in a type of rhyming verse...
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by Alexander Pope
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Epigram by Alexander Pope. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 8th, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (4MB)
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by Alexander Pope
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LibriVox recording of The Rape of the Lock, by Alexander Pope. Read by Rhonda Federman. The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope, first published anonymously in Lintot's Miscellany in May 1712 in two cantos (334 lines), but then revised, expanded and reissued under Pope's name on March 2, 1714, in a much-expanded 5-canto version (794 lines). The final form was available in 1717 with the addition of Clarissa's speech on good humour. The poem satirizes a...
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by Wright, Orville and Wilbur
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LibriVox recording of The Early History of the Airplane, by Orville and Wilbur Wright. Read by Availle. The Brothers Orville (1871 - 1948) and Wilbur (1867 – 1912) Wright made the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight, on 17th December 1903. They were not the first to build and fly aircraft, but they invented the controls that were necessary for a pilot to steer the aircraft, which made fixed wing powered flight possible. The Early History of the Airplane consists of...
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by Various
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A collection of 48 prose and poetry selections written principally in the 18th Century and read by various LibriVox readers. These works of world literature are written in the English language or are in English translation. (Summary by Alan Davis Drake) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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by Alexander Jessup (editor)
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LibriVox recording of The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Alexander Jessup (editor). Read by David Wales. 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. (Summary by David Wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Imbert de Saint-Amand
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LibriVox recording of Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty , by Imbert de Saint-Amand. "Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the present. Neither names nor escutcheons, neither liveries nor places at court, had been suppressed. The aristocracy and the Revolution lived face to face. In 1792, the scene has changed." France was now on the verge of the Reign of Terror (la Terreur), the violent...
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by Various
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A collection of fifteen stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stink of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. Readers include: Joseph Langley Jake Endres Kat Matfield Steve Karafit woggy298 Joseph Finkberg L0n3 G.C. Fournier Glen Hallstrom Naf Jason Mills Sean O'Hara Mooseboy Alfonzo Roger Melin rasputin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by Aaron Smith
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LibriVox recording of The Atrocities of the Pirates, by Aaron Smith. Read by James K. White. In 1822, Aaron Smith, a young English seaman, was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England. Forced to work as a navigator and as a member of pirate boarding parties, he witnessed unspeakable acts of murder and torture. Befriended by a young Cuban woman, he managed to escape with his life, but was arrested as a pirate in Havana and sent back to England in...
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LibriVox recording of Soren Kierkegaard, Various Readings, by Various Authors. Read by Craig Campbell. The writings listed here represent books about Soren Kierkegaard. A fragment of his work, On the Dedication to "That Single Individual", has made it to the public domain. Who was Soren Kierkegaard? He was a Danish philosopher and religious author; b. Copenhagen May 6, 1813; d. there Nov. 11, 1855. His father, Michael, a clothing merchant, once cursed God when he was young. This one...
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LibriVox recording of Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatán, Vol. 2 by John Lloyd Stephens (1805 - 1852). Read by Sue Anderson ) The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, are about to rediscover Mayan civilization. Their guide, slashing through the rampant growth with his machete, leads them to a stone column, fourteen feet high, sculptured on the front with a portrait of a man,...
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by Fanny Kelly
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LibriVox recording of Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians, by Fanny Kelly. Read by TriciaG. "Narrative of my captivity among the Sioux Indians: with a brief account of General Sully's Indian expedition in 1864, bearing upon events occurring in my captivity" "I was a member of a small company of emigrants, who were attacked by an overwhelming force of hostile Sioux, which resulted in the death of a large proportion of the party, in my own capture, and a horrible...
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by Fa'iz El-Ghusein
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LibriVox recording of Martyred Armenia, by Fa'iz El-Ghusein. Read by Margaret Espaillat. This is a first hand account of the Armenian Genocide written by a Syrian who had been a Turkish official for three and a half years. His accounts tell of the worst of humanity, and also of the noblest. The noble include families who courageously support each other in the face of death, and Turks who refuse to follow orders to kill, knowing that they shall be executed themselves for their defiance. The...
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by Bartolomé de las Casas
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LibriVox recording of A Brief Account oof the Destruction of the Indies, by Bartolomé de las Casas. Read by Arnie Horton. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Spanish: Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias) is an account written by the Spanish Dominican friar Bartolomé de las Casas in 1542 (published in 1552) about the mistreatment of the indigenous peoples of the Americas in colonial times and sent to then Prince Philip II of Spain. One of the stated purposes for...
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LibriVox recording of Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period , by Paul Lacroix (1806-1884). Read by Leni, Donna Stewart, Ruth Golding, Jim Clevenger, hearhis and Clacas. A comprehensive and detailed account of medieval life and culture in France, with reference to other parts of Europe, including chapters on private life, food, hunting, games and pastimes, costume, privileges and rights, justice, commerce, finance, and punishments. The Project...
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini Volume 1, read by LibriVox volunteers, proofed by Annise, and produced by Karen Merline. Cellini's autobiographical memoirs, which he began writing in Florence in 1558, give a detailed account of his singular career, as well as his loves, hatreds, passions, and delights, written in an energetic, direct, and racy style. They show a great self-regard and self-assertion, sometimes running into extravagances which are impossible to...
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by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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LibriVox recording of Essays, Book 1, by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiography—and his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts") contains, to...
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LibriVox recording of Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects , vol. 1, by Giorgio Vasari. The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori, as it was originally known in Italian, is a series of artist biographies written by 16th century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered "perhaps the most famous, and even today the...
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LibriVox recording of History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution: Volume 1, by Rev. James MacCaffrey. Read by Maria Therese. This first volume of a two volume set traces the trials and triumphs of the Catholic Church during the period before the reformation up to the 19th century. The origins, causes and developments of the various protestant sects that were the fruit of the reformation are studied in depth, as well as the men, schools of thought and movements...
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by Henry David Thoreau
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Librivox recording of Walden by Henry David Thoreau Read by Gord Mackenzie. Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the shores of Walden Pond. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. Along with...
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by Publius Cornelius Tacitus, translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb
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LibriVox recording of Publius Cornelius Tacitus' Histories, read by LibriVox volunteers. The Histories was written between 100 and 110 A.D. It covered the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero, the rise of Vespasian, and the rule of the Flavian Dynasty up to the death of Domitian. Only the first four books and 26 chapters of the fifth book have survived, covering the year 69 and the first part of 70. The work is believed to have continued up to the death of Domitian on September...
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by Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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LibriVox recording of Tacitus' "Agricola", read by Leni and Martin Geeson. The Agricola (Latin: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, lit. On the life and character of Julius Agricola) is a book by the Roman historian Tacitus, written c 98, which recounts the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman general. It also covers, briefly, the geography and ethnography of ancient Britain. As in the Germania, Tacitus favorably contrasts the liberty of the native...
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by Henryk Sienkiewicz
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LibriVox recording of Quo Vadis, by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Read by David Leeson. Sienkiewicz’s epic novel of ancient Rome finds the Empire at the height of her power and splendor, but struggling with the madness and cruelty of the Emperor Nero. A new religion is sweeping across the world, causing many Romans to wonder and leading many others to sacrifice everything for it. Yet, even as a great city burns and darkness threatens to overwhelm the age, hope is found in the love of the Roman tribune...
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by Titus Livius
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LibriVox recording of From the Foundation of the City Vol. 1, by Titus Livius (Livy). Ab urbe condita, is a monumental history of ancient Rome written in the Latin language by Titus Livius, an ancient Roman historian. The work covers the time from the stories of Aeneas, the earliest legendary period from before the city's founding in c. 753 BC, to Livy's own times in the reign of the emperor, Augustus. The last year covered by Livy is 745 AUC, or 9 BC, the death of Drusus. About 25% of the work...
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by Jacob Abbott
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LibriVox recording of History of Julius Caesar by Jacob Abbott. Read by Cathy Barratt The book chronicles the extraordinary life and leadership of Rome’s Emperor Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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by G. A. Henty
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LibriVox recording of Beric the Briton: a Story of the Roman Invasion by G.A. Henty. Read by Gary Olman. My series of stories dealing with the wars of England would be altogether incomplete did it not include the period when the Romans were the masters of the country. The valour with which the natives of this island defended themselves was acknowledged by the Roman historians, and it was only the superior discipline of the invaders that enabled them finally to triumph over the bravery and the...
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by George Washington Greene
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LibriVox recording of Visits To The Dead In The Catacombs Of Rome by George Washington Greene. Read by David Wales. This essay of a cultured observer, for many years United States consul in Rome, appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, vol 10, issue 59, April, 1855, pp 577 - 600. The author's observations are enlarged by the group's priestly guide who gives historical and interpretive additions. (Summary by David Wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by E.M. Berens
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This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of major mythological stories. (Summary by Sibella) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (246MB)
Topics: mythology, legend, greece, rome, librivox, audiobook, children
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Key early scene from the classic grindhouse roughie "The Defilers" (1965). In contrast to the crude, amateurish New York sexploitation films (see "Olga's House of Shame" clips), this is the first Hollywood roughie with a developed storyline, characters, and slick production (despite a budget of only $11,000). In other words, a low-budget film that doesn't look cheap. This also appears to be the first movie with a sexual sadist using corporal punishment (spanking) as foreplay...
Topics: vintage, underground, 60s, 1960s, grind house, abduction, slavery, submissive, captive,...
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When the narcissist is angry, unhappy, disappointed, injured, or hurt - he feels unable to express his emotions sincerely and openly since to do so would be to admit his frailty, his neediness, and his weaknesses. He deplores his own humanity - his emotions, his vulnerability, his susceptibility, his gullibility, his inadequacies, and his failures. So, he makes use of other people to express his pain and his frustration, his pent up anger and his aggression. He achieves this by mentally...
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by Theophile Gautier
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LibriVox recording of Clarimonde, by Theophile Gautier. Read by Joy Chan. This is the story of a priest named Romauld, and his all-consuming love for the beautiful courtesan, Clarimonde. (Summary by Joy Chan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (38MB)
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by St. Teresa of Avila
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LibriVox recording of The Interior Castle, by St. Teresa of Avila. Read by Ann Boulais. El Castillo Interior or Las Moradas (trans.:The Interior Castle or The Mansions) was written by Saint Teresa of Ávila in 1577. After being ordered to write her autobiographical La Vida de la Santa Madre Teresa de Jesús (The Life of S. Teresa of Jesus), Teresa was hesitant to begin writing again on her views of the perfection found in internal prayer. In the hands of the Inquisition at that time, her Life...
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LibriVox Foxe's Book of Martyrs Vol. 2, ed by William Byron Forbush. Read by LibriVox volunteers. The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, many of whom had died for their beliefs within the decade immediately preceding its first publication. It was first published by John Day, in 1563. Lavishly illustrated with many woodcuts, it was the largest publishing project undertaken in Britain up to that time. Commonly known as, "Foxe's...
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by Henry Charles Lea
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LibriVox recording of History of the Inquisition of Spain Volume 1, by Henry Charles Lea (1825-1909). The first volume of Lea’s monumental work on the Inquisition of Spain, covering its origin and establishment and its relations with the state. Also included are appendices listing Tribunals, Inquisitors-General, and Spanish coinage. (Summary by Ruth Golding) For details of readers and the source text, please visit the LibriVox catalogue page for this item. For more free audio books or to...
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by Pastor J. John Fisher
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The Spanish Inquisition showcases Obadiah 1:18 of The Christian Identity Forum delivering an extensive overview of the Spanish Inquisition during the reign of Isabella II. This distinctive historical examination makes no apologies for exposing the jews' involvement during this "dark period" in Anglo-Saxon history and details current events and fallacious dogmas creeping into Christian Identity.
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by Théophile Gautier
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Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
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LibriVox recording of Proposed Roads to Freedom by Bertrand Russell. Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872 – 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, political activist and Nobel laureate. He led the British "revolt against idealism" in the early 1900s and is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. In this book, written in 1918, he offers his assessment of three...
Topics: anarchism, socialism, marx, syndicalism, capitalism, freedom, politics, russell, audiobook, librivox
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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of Erotica Romana, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Read by:A. E. Maroney Also known as the "Roman Elegies," Erotica Romana is von Goethe's literary tribute to human sexuality and eroticism. Written in 24 elegies to emulate classical Roman elegy writers such as Tibullus, Propertius, and Catullus, von Goethe creates a lyrical work of art that has often been subject to censorship. (Summary by Adam E. Maroney) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Denis Diderot
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LibriVox recording of Rameau's Nephew by Denis Diderot. Read by BensonBrunswin. Rameau's Nephew, or the Second Satire (French: Le Neveu de Rameau ou La Satire seconde) is an imaginary philosophical conversation written by Denis Diderot, probably between 1761 and 1772. It was first published in 1805 in German translation by Goethe, but the French manuscript used has subsequently disappeared. The German version was translated back into French by de Saur and Saint-Genies and published in 1821. The...
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by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Librivox recording of Introduction to The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Read by D. E. Wittkower. The introduction to Hegel's lectures on the philosophy of world history is often used to introduce students to Hegel's philosophy, in part because Hegel's sometimes difficult style is muted in the lectures, and he discourses on accessible themes such as world events in order to explain his philosophy. Much of the work is spent defining and characterizing Geist or spirit....
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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of Faust II, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Read dramatically by volunteer readers. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature....
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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of Faust, Part 1, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated by Bayard Taylor. Read dramatically by volunteer readers. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the...
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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by R. Dillon Boylan. The Sorrows of Young Werther (German, Die Leiden des jungen Werther, originally published as Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) is an epistolary and loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774. The story follows the life and sorrows of Werther after he falls desperately in love with a young woman who is married to another. A climactic scene...
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by Paul Verlaine
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LibriVox recording of Fêtes galantes , by Paul Verlaine. Read by Jc Guan. Fêtes galantes est un recueil de poèmes de Paul Verlaine, publié en 1869. (English translation): Fêtes galantes is a collection of poetry by Paul Verlaine, published in 1869. (Summary by Jc) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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by bibliboom.com
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Le dernier élan de foi qui avait entraîné le monde nâavait pu le sauver. Des prophètes nouveaux sâétaient dressés en vain. Les mystères de la volonté avaient été inutilement forcés ; car il nâimportait plus de la diriger, mais câétait sa quantité qui semblait décroître. Lâénergie de tous les êtres vivants déclinait. Elle sâétait concentrée dans un effort suprême vers une religion future, et lâeffort nâavait pas réussi.
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by William James
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LibriVox recording of Essays in Radical Empiricism, by William James. William James (1842 – 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and the philosophies of pragmatism and Radical Empiricism. Essays in Radical Empiricism is a collection edited and published posthumously by his colleague and biographer Ralph Barton Perry in 1912. It was...
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by George Edward Moore
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LibriVox recording of Principia Ethica, by G.E. Moore. Read by Fredrik Karlsson. George Edward Moore, usually known as G. E. Moore, (1873 – 1958) was a distinguished and influential English philosopher. He was, with Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and (before them) Gottlob Frege, one of the founders of the analytic tradition in philosophy. Principia Ethica is one of the standard texts of modern ethics. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text,...
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