Essays & Short Works

Hints to Pilgrims

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Charles S. Brooks

In this collection of 17 short essays, Charles S. Brooks (1878-1934), with the usual panache and wit, which he also displays in his comedies…

State of the Union Addresses by United States Presidents (1934 - 1945)

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

The State of the Union address is a speech presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress,…

The Moral Obligation to be Intelligent and Other Essays

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John Erskine

In different ways the four essays set forth one theme—the moral use to which intelligence might be put, in rendering our admirations and our…

Een reiziger, die geen handel drijft

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Charles Dickens

Een serie journalistieke artikelen uit het tijdschrift 'All the Year round' geschreven in de periode 1860 - 1869. In deze artikelen worden v…

Christmas Short Works Collection 2018

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A delightful collection of stories and poems, with several interesting selections discussing various Christmas and holiday traditions, and a…

G.K. Chesterton in The Bibliophile Magazine

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G. K. Chesterton

Two essays/articles by G.K. Chesterton, published in 'The Bibliophile' magazine in 1908. (Summary by Maria Therese)

Coffee Break Collection 027 - Sports

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This is the 27th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read poems, fiction and non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 055

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Diese Sammlung umfasst 10 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres.

Essays Irish and American

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John Butler Yeats

From the noted artist and father of the celebrated Irish poet William Butler Yeats comes this short collection of essays on the literary lif…

Ronald And I; Or Studies From Life

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Alfred Pretor

This is a collection of essays (1899) on English village life in the late nineteenth century. The essay “My Rector” was the focus of some co…

A Christmas Miscellany 2021

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Seven chapters involving Christmas from different books. Plus part 8 which is twelve verses about Christmas and part 9 which is four Christm…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 089

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"From vocalists you may learn much, but do not believe all that they say." Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians is replete …

The Open Library

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Brewster Kahle

Text of the speech given by Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, at the launch of the Open Library in October 2005. LibriVox was…

The Complete Works of Brann, The Iconoclast, Volume 12

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William Cowper Brann

William Cowper Brann earned the nickname “The Iconoclast” by fearlessly attacking established beliefs and institutions which he thought to b…


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James Huneker

An engaging collection of essays about artists, composers, writers, and, of course, unicorns. - Summary by Stav Nisser

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 080

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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Not one of us actually thinks for himself, or in any orderly and scientific manne…

The Silver Shadow, and Other Day Dreams

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Frank W. Boreham

Frank Boreham was a well known preacher who served in England, Australia, and New Zealand. He published dozens of books and thousands of edi…

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