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Cratylus

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Plato


Cratylus (ΚΡΑΤΥΛΟΣ) discusses whether things have names by mere convention or have true names which can only be correctly applied to the obj…

The Philosophy of Style

Read by Gary Gilberd


Herbert Spencer


“The Philosophy of Style,” explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering …

Write it Right

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Ambrose Bierce


Witty, opinionated alphabetical examples of what Bierce considered poor (American) English and advice on alternatives - entertaining, though…

English Synonyms and Antonyms

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James Champlin Fernald


English Synonyms and Antonyms is basically a vocabulary builder that students might use as they prepare for entrance or exit exams. Each ent…

A Cursory History of Swearing

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Julian Sharman


This is a very readable scientific account of Swearing and Cursing in the English Language. Not only is an enlightening historical account g…

English as She is Wrote

Read by TriciaG


Anonymous


"...Showing Curious ways in which the English Language may be made to convey Ideas or obscure them." A collection of unintentional…

Stops, or How to Punctuate

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Paul Allardyce


Throughout the ages, languages continue to adapt and change. English, being a relatively new language, is a nice example of that. Though the…

Dialogo delle lingue

Read by Riccardo Fasol


Sperone Speroni


Pubblicato nel 1542, questo dialogo espone le teorie sulla lingua italiana che, già dal secolo precedente, presero forma, cercando di…

How to Write a Novel

Read by Brett W. Downey


Anonymous


I address myself to the man or woman of talent—those people who have writing ability, but who need instruction in the manipulation of charac…

Literature in the Making, by Some of its Makers

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Various


This is a collection of 23 essays based on interviews conducted by Joyce Kilmer with some of the most famous authors of the time (1917). Kil…

The Technique of the Mystery Story

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Carolyn Wells


For one, I have never been one of those who apologize for my frank and never-ending delight in mystery stories. Their mazes have led me unwe…

Lines Written in Early Spring

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William Wordsworth


LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 different recordings of Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth. This was the weekly poetry pro…

A Traveller’s Narrative Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Báb

Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater


Abdu’L-Bahá ‘Abbás


“This book is the history of a proscribed and persecuted sect written by one of themselves,” writes Professor Edward Granville Browne, the C…

Writers in Dialogue


Various


University of Oxford Podcasts

Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


Daniel Defoe


Adaptation of the story of Robinson Crusoe for grammar school children. Tells how the shipwrecked sailor makes a new life for himself on the…

Great Writers Inspire


Various


University of Oxford Podcasts

The Type-Writer Girl

Read by Grant Hurlock


Grant Allen


(under the pseudonym Olive Pratt Rayner) "There is no more pathetic figure in our world to-day than the common figure of the poor young…

Christmas Stories from French and Spanish Writers

Read by David Wales


Various


Fifteen short stories by Antoinette Ogden from French and Spanish writers of many times. - Summary by david wales

Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic

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Benedetto Croce


One of the earliest works of this Italian philosopher and literary critic, Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic marks t…

HindiAudiobook


Alok Kumar


Great works from all over the world available in Audiobook form in Hindi for the first time. Writers like Premchand,Ajneya and others from I…

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