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Against The Grain, or Against Nature

Read by Martin Geeson

Joris-Karl Huysmans

“THE BOOK THAT DORIAN GRAY LOVED AND THAT INSPIRED OSCAR WILDE”. Such is the enticing epigraph of one early translation of Huysmans’ cult no…

Oscar Wilde: Art and Morality

Read by Martin Geeson

Stuart Mason

“Who can help laughing when an ordinary journalist seriously proposes to limit the subject-matter at the disposal of the artist?”“We are dom…

Samson Agonistes

Read by Martin Geeson

John Milton

“The Sun to me is darkAnd silent as the Moon,When she deserts the nightHid in her vacant interlunar cave.”Milton composes his last extended …

Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

Read by Martin Geeson

Robert Louis Stevenson

“Extreme busyness…is a symptom of deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal …

The Story of My Misfortunes (or: Historia Calamitatum)

Read by Martin Geeson

Pierre Abélard

Autobiographies from remote historical periods can be especially fascinating.Modes of self-presentation vary greatly across the centuries, a…

Bible (Wycliffe) 21: Ecclesiastes

Read by Martin Geeson

Wycliffe Bible and Wycliffe Bibletranslated Byjohn Wycliffe

“... an alemaunde tre schal floure, a locuste schal be maad fat, and capparis schal be distried; for a man schal go in to the hous of his eu…

Hero and Leander

Read by Martin Geeson

Christopher Marlowe

“Who ever lov’d, that lov’d not at first sight?”The wonder-decade of the English drama was suddenly interrupted in 1592, when serious plague…

The Dancing Mania

Read by Martin Geeson

Justus Hecker

Numerous theories have been proposed for the causes of dancing mania, and it remains unclear whether it was a real illness or a social pheno…

Zastrozzi, A Romance

Read by Martin Geeson

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Would Julia of Strobazzo’s heart was reeking on my dagger!”From the asthmatic urgency of its opening abduction scene to the Satanic defianc…

Petals - Read by MG

In Petals

Read by Martin Geeson

Amy Lowell

LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Petals by Amy Lowell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 27, 2011.Amy Lawrence L…

The Bigot

In The Guards Came Through and other Poems

Read by Martin Geeson

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This is a volume of poems by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1919. Many of them concern wartime experiences. - Summary by Carolin

Tithonus - Read by MG

In Tithonus

Read by Martin Geeson

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains on…

The Fine Old English Gentleman, from The Complete Poems

In Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 2

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Charles Dickens

This year is the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. This is the second volume; the first volume of short works - fiction, essays, poetry a…

Der Jammerwoch (translation of Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll)

In Multilingual Poetry Collection 020

Read by Martin Geeson

Robert Scott, translating Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll and Thomas Chatterton

In LibriVox’s Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. …

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