Edith Matilda Thomas (August 12, 1854 ? September 13, 1925) was an American poet who “was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city.” This poem taken from the The Little Book of Modern Verse. 1917.; Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869?1948) – Summary by Wikipedia
Category: Audio Books Tag: Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)
Short Story Collection Vol. 016
Librivox?s Short Story Collection 016: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 039
A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. You may also feel more jumpy tonight than usual.
Historical Newspaper Articles, Volume 1
Public Domain newspaper articles in the US span a period of nearly two and a half centuries. Subjects, styles, period, publisher, and length vary greatly. This collection is a sampling of twenty such articles including one from the Journal de Paris. Although some of the works on the LibriVox catalog such as the Federalist Papers were published in newspapers, this is the first collection of newspaper articles. (Summary by James Smith)
First World War Centenary Prose Collection Vol. III
This collection of non-fiction and fiction pieces is the third volume commemorating the First World War. The majority of the items, all chosen by the readers, are in English, but the collection also includes pieces in Dutch, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. Please note that some works are still protected by copyright in countries which observe copyright laws based on the author's date of death. Most items were written during or shortly after the war, but one or two have been included for their relevance in other ways. For more information about each piece, please see this document (PDF format), which also shows the authors' dates of death. (Summary by Ruth Golding)
Children’s Short Works, Vol. 019
LibriVox's Children's Short Works Collection 019: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.
Short Mystery Story Collection 006
LibriVox?s Short Mystery Story Collection 006: a collection of 10 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.
One-Act Play Collection 012
Here are 10 One Act Plays for your enjoyment. They range from a 1659 farce by Moliere to a 1896 play by Fuller with early LGBT content; a Gilbert play without Sullivan's music, and many other short gems to make you laugh, cry, think, or all three. NOTE: Although the plays here were all published before 1923 and hence are in the Public Domain in the U.S., Pinski, McFadden, and Wilde died in 1959, 1961, and 1953 respectively and their plays may not yet be in the Public Domain in some countries. (Summary by ToddHW) Cast list: 01. The Flying Doctor by Moliere, Run by: ToddHW Val?re, in love with Lucile: ToddHW Sganarelle, servant to Val?re: Tomas Peter Gorgibus, father to Lucile: Aaron White Gros-Ren?, valet to Gorgibus: alanmapstone A Lawyer: Leanne Yau Lucile: Devorah Allen Sabine, cousin to Lucile: Foon Stage Directions: Sonia 02. At Saint Judas' by Henry Blake Fuller, Run by: Chuck Williamson The Bridegroom: Nemo The Best Man: Tomas Peter The Sacristan: ToddHW Stage Directions: Sonia 03. The Grandmother by Lajos Biro, Run by: Bhavya The Grandmother: Sonia The Blond Young Lady: Foon The Brunette Young Lady: TJ Burns The Bride: Elsie Selwyn The Vivacious Girl: Jenn Broda The Melancholy Girl: Bhavya The Sentimental High School Girl: Devorah Allen The Jovial Young Man: Josh Kibbey The Polite Young Man: Chuck Williamson The Disagreeable Young Man: Tomas Peter Stage directions: Campbell Schelp 04. Everybody's Husband by Richard Ryan, Run by: Devorah Allen Mr. Alexis Twisselton: Aaron White Mr. Theophilus Bunbury: Tomas Peter Figgins: Larry Wilson Spriggins: ToddHW Dick, a Waiter: Averagemoe Mrs. Pimpernel, Mistress of a Boardinghouse: Pauline Latournerie Fanny, her Daughter: Sonia Miss Thompson, Spriggins's Ward: TJ Burns Miss Tomkins, Figgins's Ward: Jenn Broda Mrs. Twisselton: Devorah Allen Maid Servant: Foon Stage Directions: KevinS 05. A Dollar by David Pinski, Run by: TJ Burns The Comedian: Jim Gallagher The Villain: Aaron White The Tragedian: Tomas Peter The Old Man: Nemo The Heroine: Availle The Ingenue: Jenn Broda The Old Woman: Betsy Walker The Stranger: Campbell Schelp Stage Directions: TJ Burns 06. Why the Chimes Rang by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden, Run by: Larry Wilson Holger - a peasant boy: Nemo Steen - his younger brother: Josh Kibbey Bertel - their uncle: Aaron White Old Woman: Jane Manning Angel: Elsie Selwyn Stage Directions: Larry Wilson 07. The Line of No Resistance by Percival Wilde, Run by: Elsie Selwyn George Robertson: Tomas Peter Jean Robertson: Devorah Allen Ethel Quenton: Betsy Walker Stage Directions: Aaron White 08. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern by W. S. Gilbert: ToddHW King Claudius: Aaron White Queen Gertrude: Sonia Rosencrantz: KevinS Guildenstern: Tomas Peter Ophelia: Foon Hamlet: alanmapstone First Player: Campbell Schelp He: Peter Yearsley She: Sandra Schmit Stage Directions: ToddHW 09. First Come, First Served by John Maddison Morton, Run by: David Olson Colonel Challenger: Larry Wilson Harry Barton: Max K?rlinge Basil Royston: Tomas Peter Mrs. Templeton: Sonia Julia Templeton: Devorah Allen Josephine Templeton: Elsie Selwyn Stage Directions: David Olson 10. Wanted, A Male Cook by George Melville Baker, Run by: Elsie Selwyn Mr. Heartwell (an old bachelor): Larry Wilson Joshua Slocum (from Greensville, Maine): ToddHW Teddy Ryan (a native of Ireland): Tomas Peter Fran?ois (a French cook): Pauline Latournerie Stage Directions: Max K?rlinge
Dramatic Reading Scene and Story Collection, Volume 002
Librivox readers present a collection of their favorite chapters and short stories, with the original author?s words all brought to life with different reader voices for each character in our popular Dramatic Reading style. This volume includes Various Detectives, Cute Animals, Talking Fireworks, and Interesting People and Situations: See cast list for authors and book/story names. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: 01. Adventure of the Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Run by:: Beth Thomas (1974-2020) Sherlock Holmes: Peter Yearsley Mr Culverton-Smith: TJ Burns Butler (to Mr Smith): Leanne Yau Mrs Hudson: Foon Inspector Morton: Beth Thomas (1974-2020) Dr John Watson: johnnyenglish : 02. An Unexpected Result by Edward P. Roe; Run by:: LikeManyWaters Narrator: LikeManyWaters Jack Ackland: johnnyenglish Will Munson: Chuck Williamson Eva van Tyne: thestorygirl Mrs Alston: Availle Eva?s Aunt: Foon ?Half a dozen voices?: Larry Wilson A friend: Sonia : 03. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe; Run by:: Chuck Williamson Mr C Dupin: Seamus Dobbin Prefect G: Joe Bly Narrator: Chuck Williamson : 04. The Stolen Bacillus by H. G. Wells; Run by:: Sonia Narrator: Availle Bacteriologist: johnnyenglish Anarchist: ToddHW Minnie: Beth Thomas (1974-2020) Old Tootles: Rob Marland Ostler Boy: Eitel Tommy Biles: Adrian Stephens Cabman: Scott Caulkins Another Cabman: Sonia : 05. The Wind in the Willows, Chapters 3 and 4, by Kenneth Grahame; Run by:: Peter Yearsley Narrator: thestorygirl Rat: TJ Burns Mole: Beth Thomas (1974-2020) Badger: johnnyenglish Otter: Foon Hedgehog: Jasmin Salma Rabbit: Peter Yearsley : 06. The Remarkable Rocket by Oscar Wilde; Run by:: Rob Marland Narrator: Rob Marland Rocket: Joe Bly Prince and Dragon-fly: lorda Page, Squib, and The People: Jasmin Salma Princess, Catherine Wheel, and Goose: Beth Thomas (1974-2020) King and Frog: Adrian Stephens Roman Candle, Workman, and The People: Lynette Caulkins Cracker: Hannoria Bengal Light, Duck, and The People: TJ Burns First Boy: ToddHW Second Boy: Grace Buchanan Fire-balloon: Grace Buchanan : 07. The Diamond Necklace by Guy De Maupassant; Run by:: Campbell Schelp Narrator: Betsy Walker Mathilde Loisel: Sonia Monsieur Loisel: Larry Wilson Jeanne Forestier: Beth Thomas (1974-2020) Jeweler: Foon : 08. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Run by:: Lynette Caulkins Narrator: James K. White Roger Button: Rob Marland Doctor Keene: Larry Wilson First Nurse: Lynette Caulkins Second Nurse: Beth Thomas (1974-2020) Benjamin Button: Adrian Stephens Store Clerk: Grace Buchanan Mr. Hart: KevinS First Undergraduate: lorda Second Undergraduate: Patrick Glenn Hildegarde: Availle Townspeople: ToddHW Roscoe Button: Chuck Williamson Sentry: lorda Colonel: Scott Caulkins : 09. The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan by Beatrix Potter; Run by:: Beth Thomas (1974-2020) Narrator: johnnyenglish Ribby (a cat): Beth Thomas (1974-2020) Duchess (a dog): Betsy Walker Dr Maggotty (a magpie): Larry Wilson Cousin Tabitha Twitchit (a cat): Devorah Allen : 10. A Retrieved Reformation by O. Henry; Run by:: Larry Wilson Narrator: Sarah Hite Jimmy Valentine: Adrian Stephens Warden: Availle Mike Dolan: Rob Marland Ben Pierce: Joe Bly Mr Adams: ToddHW Annabelle: TJ Burns Mother: Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
Short Poetry Collection 196
Short Science Fiction Collection 054
Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author?s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the sciences and is cited as the impetus for the career choice of many scientists. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of the future, and engage in adventures unbound into the richness of the human mind. - Summary by Amy Gramour
A Day With Great Poets
Who was John Milton? The author of Paradise Lost you say? Well, certainly, but he was also a man, going about his daily life like any of us in 17th century England, (except that he was a genius of course). Take time to read about a day in his life and learn more about him and his likes, dislikes, background and proclivities. Also, the same with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Keats and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Each of them a man or woman of their times, living each day like us, but seeing shades and hues of life that we can only experience through their exquisite poetry. These are meant by the author to be brief biographies with examples of their works and some insights into their common foibles as humans in addition to human geniuses. If you love to read poetry, you will enjoy reading these short bios which contain much of their best poetry in them. The selections are from a number of stand alone sources but Browning is part of another book and the link below is to that directly. (Summary by phil chenevert)
The B. B. Warfield Collection, Volume 1
Many of B. B. Warfield's diverse and erudite theological writings were published as long articles in The Princeton Theological Review, sometimes spanning many issues of the periodical. The articles in this collection showcase the breadth of Warfield's scholarship and interest, his clarity of analysis of cultural trends and his deep Calvinistic piety. (Summary by IntheDesert) The B. B. Warfield Collection, Volume 2 The B. B. Warfield Collection, Volume 3 The B. B. Warfield Collection, Volume 4