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Practice of the Presence of God (version 2) –by: Brother Lawrence

Brother Lawrence was born Nicholas Herman around 1610 in Herimenil, Lorraine, a Duchy of France. His birth records were destroyed in a fire at his parish church during the Thirty Years War, a war in which he fought as a young soldier. It was also the war in which he sustained a near fatal injury to his sciatic nerve. The injury left him quite crippled and in chronic pain for the rest of his life.

The details of his early life are few and sketchy. However, we know he was educated both at home and by his parish priest whose first name was Lawrence and who was greatly admired by the ...

Six Creepy Stories by Edgar Allan Poe –by: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe has the ability to manipulate language so well that he could engage my imagination and get me terrified even though little was 'done' in the sense of horrible actions described. My imagination, under the power of his creepy words, conjured the atmosphere and did the rest by itself. In this recording I've chosen some of his stories that succeed so well in leaving lingering hair raising memories with me: The Telltale Heart; The Masque of the Red Death; The Black Cat; The Raven, the Casque of Amontillado and Berenice. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I did reading the...

Kitten –by: Joanna Baillie

Librivox volunteers bring you seven readings of The Kitten by Joanna Baillee. This is the fortnightly poetry project for October 26, 2014.

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LIBRARY OF THE

WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE

ANCIENT AND MODERN

CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER

EDITOR

HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE LUCIA GILBERT RUNKLE GEORGE HENRY WARNER

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Connoisseur Edition

VOL. III.

THE ADVISORY COUNCIL

CRAWFORD H. TOY, A.M., LL.D., Professor of Hebrew, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Mass.

THOMAS R. LOUNSBURY, LL.D., L.H.D., Professor ...

Crime and Punishment (version 2) –by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"Crime and Punishment" is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal "The Russian Messenger" in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. It is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. Crime and Punishment is considered the first great novel of his "mature" period of writing. "Crime and Punishment" focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and exec...

Eight Strokes of the Clock (Version 2) –by: Maurice Leblanc

The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of short stories centred on Arsène Lupin, former gentleman thief extraordinaire. In this series, Lupin has abandoned his life of crime in favour of that of crime solver. Under the guise of a prince named Rénine, he invites the young and beautiful Hortense Daniel to help him solve several mysteries.

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[Illustration: The girl gasped as Renine (Arsene Lupin) drew forth the mysterious telescope.]

THE EIGHT STROKES OF THE CLOCK

BY

MAURICE LE BLANC

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Father –by: August Strindberg

The Father is a naturalistic drama by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The central conflict is between the Captain and his wife Laura about their daughter Bertha's future. In order to gain sole custody of her daughter, Laura tries to convince the Captain that he has gone mad.

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PLAYS: THE FATHER; COUNTESS JULIE; THE OUTLAW; THE STRONGER

By August Strindberg

Translated by Edith and Warner Oland

To M. C. S. and J. H. S.,

Under whose rooftree these translations were made.

CONTENTS.

THE FATHER A Tragedy in III Acts.

COUNTESS JULIE A Tragedy in...

Art of Stage Dancing

Ned Wayburn, a popular and outstanding choreographer of the early 1900's, writes about the different styles and requirements of dancing and his way of teaching it.

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Marvelous Land of Oz (version 3) –by: L. Frank Baum

The Marvelous Land of Oz: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman is the second of L. Frank Baum's books set in the Land of Oz, and the sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Tons of exciting things happen in this book, including the story of the little boy Tip who makes a magic sawhorse and then a Pumpkin headed man come to life, runs away from the witch Old Mombi and seeks to find the Emerald City where the Scarecrow rules in all of his maginficience. Be prepared for dangerous encounters, exciting plot twists and marvelously brave (and stupid in the c...

Emperor s New Clothes –by: Hans Christian Andersen

This is a collection of a few of my personal favorite stories by Hans Christian Andersen that I most loved as a child and still enjoy as an adult. The Emperor's New Clothes was funny from my earliest years because even then I could see that it poked fun at adults and their silly pretensions; The Ugly Duckling I think, was enjoyable because the bullied little one turned out so well and it had a happy ending although I thought even as a child that the protagonist should have gone back and brought those mean barnyard fowl down a peg or two. Little Tiny or Thumbellina is just a sweet story with ...

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