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An Idle Hour

In Selected Poems of John Clare, Volume 1

Read by David Barnes


John Clare


John Clare (1793 - 1864) was a farm labourer in the village of Helpstone, Northamptonshire, who became arguably England’s greatest nature po…

O Wert Thou in the Storm

In Short Poetry Collection 043

Read by David Barnes


John Clare


LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 043: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Introduction by John Cournos, and Author's Preface

In Dead Souls

Read by David Barnes


Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, translated by D. J. Hogarth and Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol


Dead Souls (Russian: Мёртвые души) by Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer, was first published in 1842, and is one of the most prominent works of …

Book 14

In The Odyssey

Read by David Barnes


Homer, transl. Samuel Butler and Homer


The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly…

The Message

In Short Poetry Collection 067

Read by David Barnes


John Donne


LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 067: a collection of 20 public-domain poems, chosen and read by Librivox volunteers.

In Memoriam - Read by DRB

In In Memoriam

Read by David Barnes


Ewart Alan Mackintosh


LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of In Memoriam by Ewart Alan Mackintosh. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 7th, 20…

Chapter 08

In War and Peace, Book 01: 1805

Read by David Barnes


Leo Tolstoy


War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy,…

Letter 49

In Letters of Two Brides

Read by David Barnes


Honoré de Balzac


Letters of Two Brides is an epistolary novel. The two brides are Louise de Chaulieu (Madame Gaston) and Renée de Maucombe (Madame l'E…

Chapter 1: The Rights and Involved Duties Of Mankind Considered

In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Read by David Barnes


Mary Wollstonecraft


Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, in which she argued that women are not naturally inferior…

Chapter 1 - A Living Book

In The Bible in Its Making

Read by David Barnes


Mildred Duff and Noel Hope and Mildred Duff


One great universal law runs through the realm of nature. Our Saviour gave it in a sentence: 'First the blade, then the ear, after that the …

The Lost Sanjak

In Short Story Collection Vol. 004

Read by David Barnes


Saki


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.

Robin Hood and the Tinker

In The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Read by David Barnes


Howard Pyle


Robin Hood is the archetypal English folk hero; a courteous, pious and swashbuckling outlaw of the mediæval era who, in modern version…

Oh, No - Not Even When First We Loved - Read by DRB

In Oh, No - Not Even When First We Loved

Read by David Barnes


Thomas Moore


LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Oh, No - Not Even When First We Loved by Thomas Moore. This was the Weekly Poetry Valentine's…

14-Danish War, 15-Extent of Charlemagne's Conquests, 16-Foreign Relations, 17-P…

In The Life of Charlemagne (Einhard)

Read by David Barnes


Einhard


Einhard was employed by Charlemagne as a court historian. At the request of Charlemagne's son and successor Louis the Pious, he wrote a biog…

The Story Continued by Frederick Fairlie Esq, of Limmeridge House(Frederick Fai…

In The Woman in White

Read by David Barnes


Wilkie Collins


The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 18…

What Men Live By

In What Men Live By and Other Tales

Read by David Barnes


Leo Tolstoy


Although Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a wealthy landowner, in his later life he had what was considered a “religious awakening.” This experie…

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