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October 2009

Poet: Emily Dickinson - All poems of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts) Biography Poems Quotations Comments More Info Stats Emily Dickinson grew up in a prominent and prosperous household in Amherst, Massachusetts. Along with her younger siter Lavinia and older brother Aust .. more >> 1472 poems of Emily Dickinson File Size:4538 k File Format: Acrobat Reader To download the eBook right-Click on the title and select "Save Target As".

LibriVox » Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Emily Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the quintessential poets of 19th century America. A very private poet with a very quiet and reclusive life, her poetry was published posthumously and immediately found a wide audience. While she echoed the romantic natural themes of her times, her style was much more free and irregular, causing many to criticize her and editors to “correct” her. In the early 20th century, when poetic style had become much looser, new audiences learned to appreciate her work. Here collected are many of her most contemplative, most rebellious, and “dark” works, expressing her frustrations with the behavioral confines of her times, and the confines of being human and unknowing of eternity. (Summary by Becky Miller)

August 2009

LibriVox » The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde

The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Wilde’s meditation on capital punishment, the Ballad of Reading Gaol comes after he was convicted and imprisoned under charges of gross indecency. The charges stemmed from his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, the son of the Marquis of Queensberry. It relates the story of an execution of a man who murdered his wife which Wilde witnessed during his internment. Published in 1898, it was Wilde’s last published poem as he would die in 1900 from cerebral menengitis, caused by syphilis. (Summary by John Gonzalez) * Gutenberg e-text * Wikipedia - Oscar Wilde * Wikipedia - The Ballad of Reading Gaol * LibriVox’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol Internet Archive page * Zip file of the entire book 15.7MB * RSS feed · Subscribe in iTunes · Chapter-a-day Read by John Gonzalez mp3 and ogg files * The Ballad of Reading Gaol - 00:33:12 [mp3@64kbps - 15.9MB] [mp3@128kbps - 31.8MB] [ogg vorbis - 15.7MB]

LibriVox Audiobooks

LibriVox Audiobooks LibriVox harnesses the power of the many to record audio versions of books in the public domain. This feed links to our current chapter-by-chapter book podcast and the last few books we've podcast. Visit our catalog at for more books!

LibriVox's New Releases

LibriVox's New Releases LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.

October 2008

LibriVox » The Waste Land, by T. S. Eliot

The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) The Waste Land is a highly influential 433-line modernist poem by T. S. Eliot. It is perhaps the most famous and most written-about long poem of the 20th century, dealing with the decline of civilization and the impossibility of recovering meaning in life. Despite the alleged obscurity of the poem—its shifts between satire and prophecy, its abrupt and unannounced changes of speaker, location and time, its elegiac but intimidating summoning up of a vast and dissonant range of cultures and literatures—the poem has nonetheless become a familiar touchstone of modern literature. Among its famous phrases are “April is the cruelest month” (its first line); “I will show you fear in a handful of dust”; and “Shantih shantih shantih” (its last line). The title is sometimes mistakenly written as “The Wasteland”. (Summary from

LibriVox » Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1835-1910) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain’s lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, especially Becky Thatcher, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting lost in a cave, and playing pirates on the Mississippi River. One of the most famous incidents in the book describes how Tom persuades his friends to do a boring, hateful chore for him: whitewashing (i.e., painting) a fence. This was the first novel to be written on a typewriter. (Summary from Wikipedia)

LibriVox » De Profundis by Oscar Wilde

De Profundis by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) This short work of Wilde’s was written during his two year incarceration for “gross indecency”. This work is a letter which sorts out his life, and his love toward Lord Alfred Douglas. Wilde wrote this as a farewell letter to Douglas. (summary by Aaron Elliott)

LibriVox » Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, by Mary W. Shelley

Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) A scientist, Frankenstein, discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates a monster. Rejected by society, Frankenstein’s monster vows revenge on his creator. (Summary written by Gesine)

LibriVox » Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) In this children’s classic, a girl named Alice follows falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm full of talking creatures. She attends a never-ending tea party and plays croquet at the court of the anthropomorphic playing cards. (Summary written by Gesine) * Gutenberg e-text #11 * Wikipedia - Lewis Carroll * LibriVox’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Internet Archive page * Bit Torrent of the entire book * Zip file of the entire book (86 MB) * RSS feed · Subscribe in iTunes · Chapter-a-day

LibriVox » A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, shame, redemption and patriotism. The plot centers on the years leading up to French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror. It tells the story of two men, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, who look very alike but are entirely different in character. (Summary from wikipedia)

October 2006