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The Ballad of the White Horse

Read by Joshua B. Christensen

G. K. Chesterton

An English epic poem that follows the exploits of Alfred the Great in his defense of Christian civilization in England from the heathen nihi…

Book I: The quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon

In The Iliad

Read by Joshua B. Christensen

Homer, trans. Butler and Homer

The Iliad, together with the Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated t…

Chapter XIV: Advantages American Society Derive From Democracy—Part I

In Democracy in America Vol. I

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Alexis de Tocqueville and Alexis De Tocqueville

When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful …

Part 4

In The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I

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James Boswell

Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson is widely considered to be the greatest English-language biography ever written. It was revolutionary in it…

Ch. IX: The Unknown Wins - and Loses

In Deadwood Dick's Doom; or, Calamity Jane's Last Adventure

Read by Joshua B. Christensen

Edward L. Wheeler

This western, published around 1899, is a dime novel that has it all: roguish gun men, hostile Indians, chivalrous gentlemen to protect the …

England Under the Good Saxon, Alfred

In A Child's History of England

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Charles Dickens

A Child's History of England first appeared in serial form, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853 and was first published in th…

Introduction and Prefaces

In A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great, Vol I

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John Bagnell Bury

J. B. Bury wrote his “History of Greece” before World War I, but it was such a good overview of classical Greek history that the third editi…

Drinking Alone by Moonlight

In Drinking Alone by Moonlight

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Li Bai and Bai Li 李白

LibriVox volunteers bring you 27 different recordings of Drinking Alone by Moonlight by Li Bai in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. This was …

The Dane-Geld

In Short Poetry Collection 032

Read by Joshua B. Christensen

Rudyard Kipling

LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 032: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.