Hilaire Belloc

The French Revolution


Read by Ray Clare


“It is, for that matter, self-evident that if one community decides in one fashion, another, also sovereign, in the opposite fashion, both c…

The Servile State


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A clear boundary exists between the servile and the non-servile condition of labour, and the conditions upon either side of that boundary u…

Europe and the Faith


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The Catholic brings to history (when I say "history" in these pages I mean the history of Christendom) self-knowledge. As a man in…

The Free Press


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I propose to discuss in what follows the evil of the great modern Capitalist Press, its function in vitiating and misinforming opinion and i…

Children's Short Works, Vol. 006


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Librivox’s Children’s Short Works Collection 006: a collection of 11 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Libr…

This, That, and the Other


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“When Fame comes upon a man well before death then must he most particularly beware of it, for is it then most dangerous. Neither must he, h…

On Anything


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Long before I knew that the speech of men was misused by them and that they lied in the hearing of the gods perpetually, in those early days…

First and Last


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“When a man weighs anchor in a little ship or a large one he does a jolly thing! He cuts himself off and he starts for freedom and for the c…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 008


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A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in this collectio…

On Nothing & Kindred Subjects


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“I knew a man once, Maurice, who was at Oxford for three years, and after that went down with no degree. At College, while his friends were …

Children's Short Works, Vol. 007


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Librivox’s Children’s Short Works Collection 007: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Libr…

Short Poetry Collection 115


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2012.

Children's Short Works, Vol. 014


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Librivox’s Children’s Short Works Collection 014: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Libr…

On Something


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“Now that story is a symbol, and tells the truth. We see some one thing in this world, and suddenly it becomes particular and sacramental; a…

Modern Essays


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Thirty three essays by more or less well-known authors of Britain, the United States, and Canada, each fronted by an introductory paragraph.…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 043


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Nineteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the role of "people of color&…

Children's Short Works, Vol. 021


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Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 021: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Libr…

Soup of Alphabets, Volume 002


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A second helping of Alphabet Books! This collection has a wide-ranging variety of short books, and not only for younger readers, but also fo…

A General Sketch of the European War - First Phase, by Hilaire Belloc



This reading was completed December 16, 2010 by Ray Clare. "It will be apparent that what is called the "Frederician Tradition,&qu…

Short Poetry Collection 004


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 004: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 013


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 013: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 012


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 012: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 103


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2011.

Children's Short Works, Vol. 022


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Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 022: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Libr…

Short Poetry Collection 035


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 035: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 007


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 007: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 033


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 033: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 037


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 037: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 157


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This is a collection of 23 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2016.

Short Poetry Collection 014


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 014: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 190


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This is a collection of 50 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for March 2019.

Short Poetry Collection 160


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This is a collection of 26 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for September 2016.