Satire

The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith

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Arthur Wing Pinero


Lucas Cleeve is living in Venice with a widow, Mrs. Ebbsmith. His relatives do not accept this arrangement and come to intervene. Note that …

Man's Rights; or, How Would You Like It?: Comprising Dreams

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Annie Denton Cridge


"Man's Rights; or, How Would You Like It?: Comprising Dreams" is the first known feminist utopian novel written by a woman. The te…

The Flatting-Mill

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William Cowper


LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Flatting-Mill by William Cowper. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 1, 2011.…

Dryden vs Shadwell - a Poetic Duel

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John Dryden


Throughout history there have been many creative artists whose fame depends largely on their association with a much greater artist. Such th…

The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great

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Henry Fielding


Tom Thumb, small of stature, great of heart. This play was written as a parody of the tragic heroic biography of a great man, filled with bi…

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…

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