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Twelve Years a Slave

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Solomon Northup


Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being held for…

Oscar Wilde: The Story of an Unhappy Friendship

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Robert Sherard


Robert Sherard was Oscar Wilde's friend of 20 years and first biographer. The Story of an Unhappy Friendship was the first of his four biogr…

Aristotle's Masterpiece

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Pseudo-Aristotle


Aristotle's Masterpiece, also known as The Works of Aristotle, the Famous Philosopher, is a sex manual and a midwifery book that was popular…

Prisoner for Blasphemy

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George William Foote


George William Foote, a British secularist, was convicted and imprisoned on the charge of blasphemy after founding "The Freethinker&quo…

The Life of Oscar Wilde

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Robert Sherard


Robert Sherard was Oscar Wilde's friend of 20 years and first biographer. The Life of Oscar Wilde was the second of his four biographies of …

A Lost Lady

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Willa Sibert Cather


The young Niel Herbert idolizes Marian Forrester, the beautiful and charismatic wife of a pioneering railroad magnate. After discovering Mrs…

Maple Fete

In Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji)

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Murasaki Shikibu


The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the …

Dramatis personae

In The Trial of Oscar Wilde (Dramatic Reading)

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Anonymous


In 1895 Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years' hard labor. This account of his two trials was compiled fro…

The Sphinx Without a Secret

In Short Story Collection Vol. 055

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Various


LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 055: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members, i…

Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 045

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Various


Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include ancient Greek thinkers--Parmenides…

Dramatis Personae

In The Knight of the Burning Pestle

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Francis Beaumont


The Knight of the Burning Pestle is a play in five acts, first performed in 1607. It is the first whole parody (or pastiche) play in English…

Oscar Wilde Bunco Articles

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 029

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Various


Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include architecture, education, philosophy,…

Elizabeth Fry

In Some Eminent Women of our Times

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Millicent Garrett Fawcett


Written by Millicent Garrett, a noted British feminist, suffragist and intellectual writer, this volume is comprised of short biographical s…

Oscar Wilde: An Idler's Impression

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 036

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Various


Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the discovery of X-rays, earthquak…

Punch and Judy.

In The National Nursery Book

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Unknown


"The Publishers offer in this little volume of well known and long loved stories to their young readers. The tales which have delighted…

Sketch XIII--Two 'Rice' Christians

In Chinese Diamonds for the King of Kings

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Rosalind Goforth


In this small book Rosalind Goforth tells many stories of 'diamonds' in China that have been tested and come out pure in the King of Kings' …

Impressions of America

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 037

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Various


Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake,…

Introduction

In Basho, The Chief Poet of Japan and the Hokku, or Epigram Verses

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Matsuo Bashō


During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he …

Taking the Veil by Katherine Mansfield

In Short Story Collection Vol 079

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Various


A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. The ever-popular detective stories of Arthur Conan D…

Dramatis personae

In Amends for Ladies

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Nathan Field


Amends for Ladies falls within the genre of Jacobean city comedy. Three women debate which has the better lot: a maid, a wife, or a widow. L…

Yosoji's Camellia Tree

In Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan

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Richard Gordon Smith


Tales of Folklore are often of special interest. Anything may happen to ordinary mortals in the world painted by folklore. But it becomes ev…

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