Librivox volunteers bring you 14 readings of Morning, Noon and Night by James Weldon Johnson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 14th, 2014.James Weldon Johnson served as U. S. Consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua, was an early leader in the NAACP and contributed to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. He had a broad appreciation for black artists, musicians and writers, and worked to heighten awareness of their creativity. (from Wikipedia)
FIFTY YEARS & OTHER POEMS
The author and Napoleon become boyhood friends when they are eight years old in Corsica. They separate when Napoleon is transferred from the Military College of Brienne to another college in Paris in 1784. Napoleon has a stern or disdainful personality. He looks down on the French, who have taken over Corsica. At age 16 Napoleon finds fault with the military education, sending his recommendations to the Minister of War. Because of this speaking out, he is speedily graduated and sent to a regiment of artillery. After diplomatic travel, the author again meets Napoleon in Paris at a time when bot...
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"Edrie's Legacy," "Max," "Faithful Shirley,"
"Marguerites Heritage," "A True
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The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective.
The story is set in 1888. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel A Study in S...
The second book in the Fant^omas series by the prolific authors Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre (they published 32 Fant^omas novels between 1911 and 1913.) Fant^omas broke the mold of the Gentlemen burglars like Raffles and Arsene Lupin. He killed without compunction. His anarchic ruthlessness, especially as portrayed by silent film pioneer Louis Feuillade, made Fant^omas the darling of the French avante garde, such as the artist René Magritte and novelist Robert Desnos.
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Orestes, coming into Tauri in Scythia, in company with Pylades, had been commanded to bear away the image of Diana, after which he was to meet with a respite from the avenging Erinnyes of his mother. His sister Iphigenia, who had been carried away by Diana from Aulis, when on the point of being sacrificed by her father, chances to be expiating a dream that led her to suppose Orestes dead, when a herdsman announces to her the arrival and detection of two strangers, whom she is bound by her office to sacrifice to Diana. On meeting, a mutual discovery takes place, and they plot their escape.
First published in Space Science Fiction May 1953. "The claws were bad enough in the first place—nasty, crawling little death-robots. But when they began to imitate their creators, it was time for the human race to make peace—if it could!" When future war becomes so horrific that humans turn to machines and computers to design ways to kill each other strange things may happen. And DO in this classic Philip K. Dick story!
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"There were scarcely any events in the life of Thomas Hood. One condition there was of too potent determining importance—life-long ill health; and one circumstance of moment—a commercial failure, and consequent expatriation. Beyond this, little presents itself for record in the outward facts of this upright and beneficial career, bright with genius and coruscating with wit, dark with the lengthening and deepening shadow of death." - from the Biographical Introduction by William Michael Rossetti of The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood
THE POETICAL WORKS
Henry James' classic ghost story comprises the written testimony of a young governess, charged with looking after two small children at an isolated country estate, who believes they are being haunted. As the story progresses, the governess' increasingly frenetic narration provokes the question: is she insane, or are the ghosts real?
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
by Henry James
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THE TURN OF THE SCREW
The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that ...
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An Historical Romance.
I. THE POITEVINS. II. ST. FLORENT. III. DURBELLI`ERE. IV. CATHELINEAU. V. DE LESCURE. VI. RECRUITING. VII. SUNDAY IN THE BOCAGE. VIII. AGATHA LAROCHEJAQUELIN. IX. LE MOUCHOIR ROUGE. X. THE BISHOP OF AGRA.
I. SAUMUR. II. COUNCIL OF WAR. III. RETURN TO DURBELLI`ERE. IV. MICHAEL STEIN. V. THE HOSPITAL OF ST. LAU...