“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”: the illuminating diary of a professional lady
In this comic novel written by American author Anita Loos, we follow the adventures of the fictional character Lorelei Lee who is a young blonde flapper. This story takes place in the hedonistic Jazz Age and is written in the form of a diary from Lorelei’s viewpoint as she shares stories of the men she entertains in New York City and Europe. ?Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? was an instant bestseller and has been declared as ?the great American novel? by Edith Wharton. – Summary by Jenn Broda
Category: Audio Books Tags: Humorous Fiction, Published 1900 onward
Christmas Short Works Collection 2008
The multilingual Christmas Short Works Collection 2008, containing public domain short stories, essays, poems, hymns, and scripture passages recorded by a variety of LibriVox members.
Frauds, Forgeries, and Fake News Collection
This collection showcases fabricated documents and stories throughout history, and the diversity of purposes and contexts they were deployed in. The "Awful Disclosures of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal" is a fabricated anti-Catholic eye-witness account, published in 1836 and purporting to reveal the horrors of life in a convent. The Donation of Constantine is a forged imperial decree, supposedly enacting a perpetual transfer of authority over the western part of the Roman Empire from the emperor to the Pope. George Psalmanazar, who passed himself off as a native of Formosa (Taiwan), wrote a fanciful book about the island, which made a splash in 18th-century London. The Great Moon Hoax was a series of fantastical descriptions of the moon, published in the 1830s by the New York newspaper The Sun, and falsely attributed to the famous astronomer Sir John Herschel. Bram Stoker tells the legend of Sebastian of Portugal, the "Hidden King", and the story of Franz Mesmer, the purveyor of "animal magnetism" from whose name the word "mesmerize" is derived. "An Architectural Monograph on a New England Village" is a painstakingly documented and illustrated description of a village that never existed. James Macpherson presented the Poems of Ossian as a traditional epic cycle translated from Scottish Gaelic, but modern scholars believe that he largely wrote the poems himself. E. G. Redmond tells of a hoax involving postage stamps, the first of which was conceived by a stamp collector in Germany. "Sketch of the Mosquito Shore" was a glowing but false account of the Central American coast, in which one could buy land from the author.
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.
Insomnia Collection Vol. 005
Soporific dullness is in the ear of the listener, and what's tedium incarnate to one person will be another person's passion and delight. However, it is hoped that at least one from the range of topics here presented will lull the busy mind to a state of sweet sleep. Introduction by Cori Samuel.
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
Hunting In Many Lands
The first volume published by the Boone and Crockett Club, entitled "American Big Game Hunting," confined itself to sport on the American continent. This second volume presents a number of interesting sketches written by club members who have hunted big game in other lands. Essays include: Hunting in East Africa, To the Gulf of Cortez, A Canadian Moose Hunt, A Hunting Trip in India, Dog Sledging in the North, Wolf-Hunting in Russia, A Bear-Hunt in the Sierras, The Ascent of Chief Mountain, The Cougar, Big Game of Mongolia and Tibet, Hunting in the Cattle Country, Wolf-Coursing, Game Laws, and Protection of the Yellowstone National Park. - Summary by Michele Fry
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)
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919
Fifteen short stories of 1919, winners of a rigorous competition. The extensive Introduction is omitted from this recording. ( david wales)
Christmas Short Works Collection 2013
A selection of poems, short stories and other prose for the Christmas season in English, Finnish and German.
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
Short Science Fiction Collection 007
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science and technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.