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The Man Who Knew Too Much

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G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an influential and prolific English writer of the early 20th century. He was a journalist, a poet a…

The Wisdom of Father Brown

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G. K. Chesterton


This is the second of five books of short stories about G. K. Chesterton’s fictional detective, first published in 1914. Father Brown is a s…

The Diary of a Nobody

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George Grossmith


The Diary of a Nobody is the fictitious record of fifteen months in the life of Charles Pooter, his family, friends and small circle of acqu…

Crome Yellow

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Aldous Huxley


Crome Yellow, published in 1921 was Aldous Huxley’s first novel. In it he satirizes the fads and fashions of the time. It is the witty story…

Queen Lucia

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E. F. Benson


E. F. Benson was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father, who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, was th…

The Vicar of Wakefield

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Oliver Goldsmith


Published in 1766, 'The Vicar of Wakefield' was Oliver Goldsmith's only novel. It was thought to have been sold to the publisher for £…

Tales of the Five Towns

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Arnold Bennett


This is a selection of short stories recounting, with gentle satire and tolerant good humour, the small town provincial life at the end of t…

Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures

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Douglas William Jerrold


Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857) was the son of an actor manager. After some time in the Navy and as an apprentice printer he became a pl…

A Personal Anthology of Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare


This personal anthology is my choice of speeches from Shakespeare that I enjoy reading (that I would like to have had by heart years ago!) a…

On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery

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Joseph Lister


Joseph Lister was born near London in 1827. He studied medicine at the University of London and pursued a career as a surgeon in Scotland. H…

Measure for Measure - Tis One Thing To Be Tempted (Act 2, Scene 1)

In Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 01

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William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote i…

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In Sonnet 116

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William Shakespeare


LibriVox volunteers bring you seventeen recordings of Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of …

Embankment at Night, before the War: Outcasts - Read by MC

In Embankment at Night, before the War: Outcasts

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D. H. Lawrence


This was the Weekly Poem for 20 May 2006. We stretched our poetry-reading muscles with five versions of this much longer selection than usua…

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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…

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In Jabberwocky

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Lewis Carroll


LibriVox volunteers bring you 34 different recordings of Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of J…

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In O Captain! My Captain!

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Walt Whitman


In honor of President’s Day, LibriVox brings you thirteen versions of O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman. This classic poem was written…

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud - Read by MC

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 …

The Greek interpreter

In The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He was devise…

Face to Face

In The Hollow Needle: Further Adventures of Arsène Lupin

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Maurice Leblanc


Arsène Lupin returns in a wonderful story of disguises, love, and of course treasure. Once again, Lupin crosses paths with the famous…