Essays & Short Works

朝花夕拾 (Chao Hua Si She)

Read by Jing Li


Xun Lu


这个集子收录了鲁迅早年“从记忆中抄出来的“记录自己童年往事的散文。这些文章于1926年陆续发表在《莽原》杂志,1927年经鲁迅重新编订,加上小引和后记,于1928年在广州以《朝花夕拾》为名结集出版。这十篇散文长短不一,秉承鲁迅一贯隽永辛辣的文风,于生动刻画民俗众生的同时针砭时事,…

Stickeen

Read by Sue Anderson


John Muir


A great dog story, a well told tale--the naturalist and adventurer John Muir recounts how he and his companion, a dog named Stickeen, each, …

Squirrels and Other Fur-bearers

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John Burroughs


Squirrels and other Fur-Bearers, a collection of essays by American naturalist and essayist, John Burroughs, provides fascinating insight in…

The Appetite of Tyranny

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G. K. Chesterton


“Unless we are all mad, there is at the back of the most bewildering business a story: and if we are all mad, there is no such thing as madn…

Short Story Collection Vol. 005

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Various


LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 005: a collection of 20 works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.

Collected Articles of Frederick Douglass

Read by Lee Smalley


Frederick Douglass


These two articles were reproduced as an e-book by Project Gutenberg in 2008 to supplement "...several articles by Frederick Douglass,…

African-American Collection

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Various


This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are Africa…

Coffee Break Collection 007 - Travel

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Various


This is the seventh collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in le…

An Address to Free Colored Americans

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An Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women


The first Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women met in New York City in May, 1837. Members at the Convention came from all walks of life…

Moral letters to Lucilius (Epistulae morales ad Lucilium)

Read by John Van Stan


Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Seneca the Younger’s letters to his friend, Lucilius Junior, appear to have been written with a broad audience in mind. These letters introd…

Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1

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Charles Dickens


The Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection comprises short works previously unrecorded for LibriVox - fiction, essays, poetry, letters…

Short Story Collection Vol. 004

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Various


LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 004: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.

Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life

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Lafcadio Hearn


In an introductory paragraph, Lafcadio Hearn declares his intention: "The papers composing this volume treat of the inner rather than …

Revolution, and other Essays

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Jack London


A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why Lon…

Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

Read by Ray Clare


G. K. Chesterton


“These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries o…

Short Story Collection Vol. 002

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Various


LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 002: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.

For Every Music Lover

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Aubertine Woodward Moore


A series of essays for music lovers, covering many topics. From music appreciation, to violin and symphony, music education, to piano and, i…

Curiosities of Olden Times

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Sabine Baring-Gould


This book is a collection of 17 gems of random knowledge, such as what women are made of and the philosopher's stone, written in Baring-Goul…

The Ethics of Belief

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William Kingdon Clifford


This is an essay on decision biases and a critique on prejudices, neatly written and thought provoking. (Summary by sidhu177)

The World’s Story Volume I: China, Japan and the Islands of the Pacific

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Eva March Tappan


This is the first volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Ta…

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