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The King in Yellow (part 1)

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Robert W. Chambers


Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933) studied art in Paris in the late 80's and early 90's, where his work was displayed at the Salon. However, sho…

Dissertation on Oriental Gardening

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William Chambers


A little essay on the Chinese style of gardening, as opposed to the continental style, which the author finds too formal with too many strai…

Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

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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 …

Crime: Its Cause and Treatment

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Clarence Darrow


Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer. He remains notable for his wit and agnosticism, which marked him as one of the most famous American …

The Fourth Dimension

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Charles Howard Hinton


"Mr Hinton tries to explain the theory of the fourth dimension so that the ordinary reasoning mind can get a grasp of what metaphysical…

The Ghosts of Piccadilly

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G. S. Street


Nothing spooky or supernatural, but a very personal gathering of gossip, letters, and fragments of biography of famous people who have lived…

Making a Rock Garden

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Henry Sherman Adams


A short look at building a rock garden, right from the rocks themselves and how to arrange them, to choosing and placing the plants, touchin…

The Natural History of Selborne

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Gilbert White


The Reverend Gilbert White was the curate of the village of Selborne, a village in Hampshire, from 1784 to his death in 1793, living most of…

Highways and Byways in Sussex

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E. V. Lucas


A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, graves…

Ketchup

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A. W. Bitting


The Bittings have written a number of books on canning and home preparation of food. This short volume includes a brief description of the p…

London Labour and the London Poor Volume I

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Henry Mayhew


Subtitled, "A Cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work.&…

The Little Nipper an’ ’is Ma

In Short Poetry Collection 021

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George Fauvel Gouraud


LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 021: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

The Wings of Love

In Romantic Poetry Collection 001

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James H. Cousins


A collection of romantic poems for St Valentine's day.

11 - Waking and 12 - Which Dreamed it?

In Through the Looking-Glass

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Lewis Carroll


Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was written in 1872 and it finds Alice in a land …

Version 6

In Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit From St. Nicholas)

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moore_c and Clement Clarke Moore


LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different readings of Clement C. Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, a weekly poetry project. (Summ…

Version 11

In Anthem for Doomed Youth

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Wilfred Owen


LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 different recordings of Anthem for Doomed Youth, by Wilfred Owen, in honor of Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Da…

The River Bank

In The Wind in the Willows

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Kenneth Grahame


This much-loved story follows a group of animal friends in the English countryside as they pursue adventure … and as adventure pursues them!…

Version 6

In A Noiseless Patient Spider

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whitman_w and Walt Whitman


LibriVox volunteers bring you eight different readings of Walt Whitman’s A Noiseless Patient Spider, a weekly poetry project. (Summary by An…

Chapter 05

In Beowulf

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Tr. Francis Barton Gummere and Unknowntranslated Byfrancis Barton Gummere


This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a my…

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