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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 …

Chapter 11 – Plain Speaking

In Black Beauty (The Autobiography of a Horse)

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Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is Anna Sewell’s first and only novel. The story is told in the “first person” (or first horse) as an autobiographical memoir o…

Barbara Frietchie - Read by LF

In Barbara Frietchie

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John Greenleaf Whittier

This was the weekly poem for Flag Day 2006. It tells the largely-apocryphal but nonetheless inspiring story of one old woman’s act of patrio…

The Little Match Girl

In Andersen's Fairy Tales

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Hans Christian Andersen

A collection of eighteen fairy tales - some popular, some lesser known - by famous Danish author H.C. Andersen. (Summary by Gesine)

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud - Read by LF

In I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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William Wordsworth

This was the weekly poetry project for 14 May 2006. Spring’s flowers come and go all too quickly, but Wordsworth’s classic poem reminds us …

Version 4

In If

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Rudyard Kipling

LibriVox’s weekly poetry project for the week of January 29, 2006: This popular piece was voted Britain’s favourite poem in a BBC opinion po…

Jazz Fantasia - Read by LF

In Jazz Fantasia

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Carl Sandburg

As our weekly poem of 30-July-2006, “Jazz Fantasia” was a special challenge because it isn’t just about jazz, it IS jazz. The rhythm is cent…

Chapter 07

In Death Be Not Proud

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John Donne

This week we’re marking the American Memorial Day with eleven readings of a John Donne poem. Memorial Day was conceived as a time to remembe…

Song of Wandering Aengus - read by LF

In The Song of Wandering Aengus

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William Butler Yeats

LibriVox volunteers bring you eighteen different readings of The Song of Wandering Aengus, by Irish poet William Butler Yeats, to celebrate …

Chapter 18

In The Spy

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cooper_jf and James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper's second novel, The Spy (1821), is based on Sir Walter Scott's Waverly series, and tells an adventure tale about the A…