Samuel Johnson

LibriVox Language Learning Collection Vol. 001


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This collection is part of an initiative to create a language learning resource at LibriVox. The LibriVox Language Learning Collections cont…

Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia


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In this enchanting fable (subtitled The Choice of Life), Rasselas and his retinue burrow their way out of the totalitarian paradise of the H…

Selected Essays of Samuel Johnson


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This is a volume of selected essays by "the great master of reason" Samuel Johnson. The most famous exerpts from The Rambler, The …

Short Story Collection Vol. 062


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LibriVox readers bring you 20 short works of fiction in the public domain. This collection includes stories by a variety of authors, includi…

Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books


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Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Baco…

Plan and Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language


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The published dictionary was a huge book: with pages nearly 1½ feet tall and 20 inches wide, it contained 42,773 words; it also sold …

Long Poems Collection 007


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LibriVox’s Long Poems Collection 007: a collection of 15 public domain poems greater than 10 minutes in length. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging:…

Eighteenth Century Poetry and Prose


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A collection of prose and poetry written principally in the 18th Century. These works of world literature are written in the English languag…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 064


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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. Eucken's "The Failure of Speculative Philosophy," is one of several essays de…

Histoire de Rasselas, prince d’Abyssinie


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Conte philosophique aussi connu en Angleterre que Candide en France, auquel il a souvent été comparé, Rasselas porte po…

Short Poetry Collection 071


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This is a collection of poems for the month of September 2008