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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


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 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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