Essays & Short Works

Southern Horrors: Lynch Law In All Its Phases

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett


Thoroughly appalled and sickened by the rising numbers of white-on-black murders in the South since the beginning of Reconstruction, and by …

The Gentleman and Lady's Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment

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Élisabeth Celnart


A mid-nineteenth century book of etiquette. (Summary by Libby Gohn)

Coffee Break Collection 005 - Love and Relationships

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Various


This is a collection of 20 short works (between 3 and 15 minutes long) that are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time…

Lectures on Landscape

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John Ruskin


A series of lectures on landscape painting delivered at Oxford in 1871, by artist, critic, and social commentator, John Ruskin.

Short Story Collection Vol. 001

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Various


LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 001: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.

A Miscellany of Men

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G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton was among the world's most prolific writers who incorporated relentless logic, wonderful humor, and a clear view of…

Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll, Volume 1

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Robert G. Ingersoll


Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll was a Civil War veteran, American political leader and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for…

The Wound Dresser

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Walt Whitman


The Wound Dresser is a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington by Walt Whitman during the War of the Rebellion to The New…

The Art of Fiction

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Henry James


A lecture on the art of fiction, given by the English critic Walter Besant on April 25, 1884, and an answer to the lecture by American write…

朝花夕拾 (Chao Hua Si She)

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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

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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

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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)

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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…

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