Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1


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This is a collection of short essays on literature. Various subjects are discussed, such as libraries, critics, the classics, and all sorts of things which, in the opinion of Mr. Disraeli, a writer or a reader can do right or wrong. Any bibliophile may expect to be entertained and edified by Mr. Disraeli's musings. - Summary by Carolin (24 hr 2 min)

Chapters

On the Life and Writings of Mr. Disraeli, part 1 22:29 Read by Jim Locke
On the Life and Writings of Mr. Disraeli, part 2 24:17 Read by Jim Locke
On the Life and Writings of Mr. Disraeli, part 3 29:22 Read by Jim Locke
Preface 8:55 Read by JPHarlos
Libraries 25:27 Read by Professor X
The Bibliomania 10:05 Read by Julia Niedermaier
Literary Journals 16:30 Read by Jim Locke
Recovery of Manuscripts 22:39 Read by Barbara Baker
Sketches of Criticism 10:24 Read by Barbara Baker
The Persecuted Learned 6:50 Read by Jim Locke
Poverty of the Learned 15:19 Read by Jim Locke
Imprisonment of the Learned 7:32 Read by Lazlo
Amusements of the Learned 9:40 Read by Jim Locke
Portraits of Authors 11:33 Read by bulbasaur
Destruction of Books 35:02 Read by Jim Locke
Some Notices of Lost Works 6:40 Read by Jason in Panama
Quodlibets, or Scholastic Disquisitions 15:42 Read by Larry Wilson
Fame Contemned 1:37 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Six Follies of Science 3:47 Read by Anusha Iyer
Imitators 6:57 Read by Deon Gines
Cicero's Puns 5:23 Read by Diana Majlinger
Prefaces 5:53 Read by Lisa Reichert
Early Printing 17:18 Read by Greg Giordano
Errata 11:52 Read by Kalynda
Patrons 6:31 Read by Diana Majlinger
Poets, Philosophers, and Artists, Made by Accident 8:56 Read by Mary K Jatkowski
Inequalities of Genius 2:36 Read by Diana Majlinger
Geographical Style 3:27 Read by Jim Locke
Legends 11:24 Read by Kalynda
The Port-Royal Society 10:14 Read by Jim Locke
The Progress of Old Age in New Studies 7:12 Read by Jim Locke
Spanish Poetry 5:54 Read by Anusha Iyer
Saint Evremont 3:18 Read by Jason in Panama
Men of Genius Deficient in Conversation 5:03 Read by Lisa Reichert
Vida 1:58 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Scuderies 10:35 Read by Sonia
De La Rochefoucault 2:33 Read by Tomas Peter
Prior's Hans Carvel 3:03 Read by Tomas Peter
The Student in the Metropolis 3:59 Read by Tomas Peter
The Talmud 20:01 Read by Jim Locke
Rabbinical Stories 17:17 Read by Jim Locke
On the Custom of Saluting after Sneezing 5:41 Read by Julia Niedermaier
Bonaventure de Periers 3:27 Read by Jim Locke
Grotius 4:05 Read by Jim Locke
Noblemen Turned Critics 3:12 Read by Jason in Panama
Literary Impostures 24:34 Read by Jim Locke
Cardinal Richelieu 8:13 Read by Jim Locke
Aristotle and Plato 8:20 Read by Jim Locke
Abelard and Eloisa 9:55 Read by Jim Locke
Physiognomy 8:12 Read by jftocanada
Characters Described by Musical Notes 3:48 Read by Jason in Panama
Milton 7:52 Read by Jim Locke
Origin of Newspapers 16:21 Read by April6090
Trials and Proofs of Guilt in Superstitious Ages 16:25 Read by Lisa Reichert
The Inquisition 13:08 Read by Jim Locke
Singularities Observed by Various Nations in Their Repasts 7:25 Read by Jim Locke
Monarchs 6:08 Read by Jim Locke
Of the Titles of Illustrious, Highness, and Excellence 6:18 Read by Jim Locke
Titles of Sovereigns 3:48 Read by Jim Locke
Royal Divinities 4:10 Read by Tomas Peter
Dethroned Monarchs 8:07 Read by Greg Giordano
Feudal Customs 9:10 Read by April6090
Gaming 10:34 Read by Deon Gines
The Arabic Chronicle 3:39 Read by Jason in Panama
Metempsychosis 6:37 Read by Tomas Peter
Spanish Etiquette 4:49 Read by jftocanada
The Goths and the Huns 1:44 Read by Tomas Peter
Vicars of Bray 2:04 Read by Tomas Peter
Douglas 2:50 Read by Greg Giordano
Critical History of Poverty 12:01 Read by Jim Locke
Solomon and Sheba 2:54 Read by Jason in Panama
Hell 8:39 Read by Jim Locke
The Absent Man and Wax-Work 7:01 Read by Greg Giordano
Pasquin and Marforio 8:49 Read by Sonia
Female Beauty and Ornaments 5:31 Read by Anusha Iyer
Modern Platonism 10:24 Read by Jim Locke
Anecdotes of Fashion 44:16 Read by Lisa Reichert
A Senate of Jesuits 5:23 Read by Jim Locke
The Lover's Heart 5:47 Read by Jim Locke
The History of Gloves 11:46 Read by Holly Jenson
Relics of Saints 12:20 Read by Sandra Schmit
Perpetual Lamps of the Ancients 3:23 Read by Greg Giordano
Natural Productions Resembling Artificial Compositions 7:10 Read by Jim Locke
The Poetical Garland of Julia 5:22 Read by Jim Locke
Tragic Actors 9:12 Read by Jim Locke
Jocular Preachers 9:10 Read by Jim Locke
Masterly Imitators 10:38 Read by Greg Giordano
Edward the Fourth 5:19 Read by Tomas Peter
Elizabeth 10:30 Read by Lisa Reichert
The Chinese Language 5:37 Read by Anusha Iyer
Medical Music 18:45 Read by Judith Vainman
Minute Writing 5:07 Read by Greg Giordano
Numerical Figures 6:07 Read by Jason in Panama
English Astrologers 14:36 Read by Jim Locke
Alchymy 14:48 Read by Jim Locke
Titles of Books 15:13 Read by Jim Locke
Literary Follies 43:53 Read by Jim Locke
Literary Controversy 36:14 Read by Jim Locke
Literary Blunders 21:23 Read by Jim Locke
A Literary Wife 26:57 Read by Lisa Reichert
Dedications 11:53 Read by Jim Locke
Philosophical Descriptive Poems 6:09 Read by Tomas Peter
Pamphlets 13:27 Read by Jim Locke
Little Books 5:51 Read by Jason in Panama
A Catholic's Refutation 2:30 Read by Tomas Peter
The Good Advice of an Old Literary Sinner 4:57 Read by Tomas Peter
Mysteries, Moralities, Farces, and Sotties 24:52 Read by Sonia
Love and Folly, an Ancient Morality 5:07 Read by Tomas Peter
Religious Nouvellettes 16:09 Read by Jim Locke
'Critical Sagacity' and 'Happy Conjecture', Or, Bentley's Milton 8:07 Read by Tomas Peter
A Jansenist Dictionary 7:00 Read by Jim Locke
Manuscripts and Books 5:46 Read by Jim Locke
The Turkish Spy 6:35 Read by Jason in Panama
Spenser, Jonson, and Shakespeare 5:05 Read by Holly Jenson
Ben Jonson, Feltham, and Randolph 12:15 Read by Jim Locke
Ariosto and Tasso 15:26 Read by Jim Locke
Bayle 6:53 Read by Jim Locke
Cervantes 2:26 Read by jftocanada
Magliabechi 7:16 Read by Tomas Peter
Abridgers 7:31 Read by Jim Locke
Professors of Plagiarism and Obscurity 8:11 Read by Jim Locke
Literary Dutch 7:29 Read by ksoules
The Productions of the Mind not Seizable by Creditors 3:02 Read by Jason in Panama
Critics 5:28 Read by Jim Locke
Anecdotes of Censured Authors 9:40 Read by Jim Locke
Virginity 3:44 Read by Jim Locke
A Glance into the French Academy 11:16 Read by Jim Locke
Poetical and Grammatical Deaths 11:01 Read by Sonia
Scarron 14:58 Read by Sonia
Peter Corneille 12:15 Read by Sonia
Poets 29:45 Read by Jim Locke
Romances 27:03 Read by Jim Locke
The Astrea 8:16 Read by April6090
Poets Laureat 7:17 Read by Tomas Peter
Angelo Politian 8:39 Read by Jim Locke
Original Letter of Queen Elizabeth 4:07 Read by Jim Locke
Anne Bullen 3:12 Read by Jim Locke
James the First 13:37 Read by Tomas Peter
General Monk and his Wife 2:45 Read by Larry Wilson
Philip and Mary 5:47 Read by Jason in Panama