Satire

A Collection of Letters (Dramatic Reading)

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Jane Austen


A Collection of Letters is an epistolary short story collection written by Jane Austen when she was fourteen years old. Although the novels …

To a Faded Rose

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Maurice Switzer


LibriVox readers bring you 16 recordings of "To a Faded Rose" by Maurice Switzer. This was the Weekly Poetry selection for June 16…

A Battle of the Books

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Gail Hamilton


"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for an author to dissolve the bands which have connected him with his publis…

Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III

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François Rabelais


The five-volume work chronicling the adventures of father Gargantua and son Pantagruel is a vehicle for Rabelais' satire of sixteenth-centur…

Lucian's Dialogues Volume 3: The Dialogues of the Dead

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Lucian of Samosata and Lucian Of Samosata


Dialogues of the Dead are 30 miniature dialogues mocking the Homeric conception of the Greek gods, originally written in Attic Greek by Syri…

Jan, Jannetje en hun jongste kind

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E. J. Potgieter


Een allegorisch verhaal als commentaar op de toestand van de Nederlandse samenleving anno 1841, in de ogen van E.J. Potgieter. Jan en Jannet…

Ecclesiazusae

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Aristophanes


Στην αρχαια Αθηνα οι γυναικες αποφασισαν να παρουν την εξουσια απο τους αντρες για να λυσουν τα προβληματα του κρατους και των πολιτων. Λεγε…

The Family of Love

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Thomas Middleton, Lording Barry and Thomas Dekker


The Family of Love is an early Jacobean city comedy, first published in 1608. Published anonymously, the play was long attributed to Thomas …

The New Republic; or Culture, Faith and Philosophy in an English Country House

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William Hurrell Mallock


A group of upper class men and women gather together in an English country house to discuss their ideas for a utopia (their "New Republ…

The Despairing Lover

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William Walsh


LibriVox volunteers bring you 24 recordings of The Despairing Lover by William Walsh. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 11, …

The History of Pompey the Little

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Francis Coventry


"Pompey, the son of Julio and Phyllis, was born A.D. 1735, at Bologna in Italy, a place famous for lap-dogs and sausages." At an e…

History of a Life

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Barry Cornwall


LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of History of a Life by Bryan Waller Procter (pseud. Barry Cornwall). This was the Weekly Poetry…

This Simian World

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Clarence Day


Clarence Day, Jr., best known for his work Life with Father, presents a satirical speculation on how the world might be different if we apes…

The Blunderer, or The Counterplots

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Molière


A very early Moliere. From the Translator: "In this piece the plot is carried on ... by a servant, Mascarille, who is the first origina…

Joan and Peter

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H. G. Wells


This is satirical look at the English educational system and society in the early twentieth century and the effect of World War I on them by…

Das rote Zimmer

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August Strindberg


In seinem satirischen, gesellschaftskritischen Roman beschreibt Strindberg mit viel Ironie, die teilweise in Sarkasmus übergeht, die po…

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