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The Light Princess

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George MacDonald


Plenty of princesses have been cursed by wicked witches, but the curse placed on this princess by her evil aunt is an unusual one: it remove…

Bible (WEB) 32: Jonah

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World English Bible


This short narrative book of the Old Testament contains one of the most famous Bible Stories, of “Jonah and the Whale.” The “great fish” how…

The Congo

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Vachel Lindsay


The Congo is one of the best-known poems by American poet Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931). It was revolutionary in its use of sounds and rhythms …

A Calendar of Sonnets

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Helen Hunt Jackson


Helen Hunt Jackson is probably most famous for her work on behalf of Native Americans’ rights. However, this short volume presents a sonnet …

The Doctor's Tale

In The Canterbury Tales

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Geoffrey Chaucer


The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

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In The Rhodora

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


To celebrate Earth Day, LibriVox volunteers bring you six different recordings of The Rhodora, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This was the weekly p…

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In Dracula

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Bram Stoker


The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity…

The Rattling Boy from Dublin

In Temperance Gems

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William Topaz McGonagall and William Topaz Mcgonagall


Good people all, of every degree,I pray, ye all be warned by me:I advise ye all to pause and think,And never more to taste strong drink. Som…

Psalm 088

In Bible (WEB) 19: Psalms - Selections

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World English Bible


To celebrate Easter, LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different recordings of various psalms from the World English Bible. This was the w…

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In The Devil's Dictionary

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Ambrose Bierce


Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often …

Chapter 00

In Candide

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Voltaire


Candide, ou l’Optimisme, (“Candide, or Optimism”) (1759) is a picaresque novel by the Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. Voltaire never ope…

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In The Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay

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William McGonagall and William Topaz Mcgonagall


LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different readings of The Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay, by William McGonagall, to celebrate April Fo…