|Quatrain - Omar Khayyám|
LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of Quatrain by Omar Khayyám. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 29, 2012. This is the first known English translation of a quatrain by Omar Khayyám. It appeared in Sir William Jones's "A Grammar of the Persian Language" (1771). (Introduction by Algy Pug) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
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|Quatrain from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám - Omar Khayyám|
LibriVox LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Quatrain from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Translated by Henry George Keene. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 26, 2011.The popularity of the celebrated translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald has cast many other worthy translations into undeserved obscurity. Among the earlier translators was Henry George Keene (1781-1856) whose translation of one quatrain appeared in 'Fundgruben des Orients' in 1816.I...
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|Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur - Omar Khayyam|
LibriVox recording of Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur, by Omar Khayyam. Translated by Eben Francis Thompson. In 1906, Eben Francis Thompson, scholar and poet, published a limited edition of his translation of the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This edition contains 878 quatrains, and represents the most extensive translation of Omar's rubai in any language.In the Introduction, Nathan Haskell Dole writes: Mr Thompson has put into English verse this whole body of Persian poetry...
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|Queechy - Susan Warner|
LibriVox recording of Queechy, by Susan Warner. Read by Abigail Rasmussen and Arlene Joyce Fleda Ringan is an 11 year old orphan who lives with her grandfather in Queechy, Vermont. After a tragic incident, Fleda has to live with her aunt in Paris, Mrs. Rossiter. She travels to Paris under the care of young Mr. Carleton and his mother, a rich Englishwomen. Every young man who meets Fleda loves her, but she adores only Mr...
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|Queen Elizabeth - Jacob Abbott|
LibriVox recording of Queen Elizabeth, by Jacob Abbott. There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the pr...
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|Queen Lucia - Edward Frederic Benson|
Librivox recording of Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson. Read by Martin Clifton. E. F. Benson (1867-1940) was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father, who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, was the first Headmaster. He wrote 105 books in all. Queen Lucia (first published in 1920) was the first of Benson’s ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels of which there were six. This first book is a comedy of manners based in the provincial village of Riseholme, where Emmeline Lucas (t...
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|Queen Mab (Romeo and Juliet), William Shakespeare - Falstaff|
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|Queen of the Black Coast - Robert E. Howard|
LibriVox recording of Queen of the Black Coast, by Robert E. Howard Read by Phil Chenevert Conan finally meets his match in Belit, the fierce, bloodthirsty and scantily clad pirate Queen. She also is unable to resist the huge, blue eyed, iron thewed barbarian who literally sweeps her off her feet. Together they become pirates of legend and are the scourge of the Black Coast. They venture up the river of death where no one has gone in centuries and lived, in search of plunder, battle and adventur...
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|Queen Victoria - Lytton Strachey|
LibriVox recording of Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey, read by R. S. Steinberg. Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was "Eminent Victorians" (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. With a dry wit, he exposed the human failings of his subjects and what he saw as the hypocrisy at the centre of Victorian morality. This work was followed in the same style by "Queen Victoria" (1921)...
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|Queen Victoria - E. Gordon Browne|
LibriVox recording of Queen Victoria, by E. Gordon Browne. Read by Michele Eaton. This book is about the life of Queen Victoria (1819 to 1901). All nine of her children married into the royal houses of Europe. She became the longest reigning monarch and more. This book is a fascinating read about the woman behind the British Empire. Summary by Michele Eaton For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go ...
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|Quicksand - Nella Larsen|
LibriVox recording of Quicksand by Nella Larsen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Quicksand is a 1928 novel by Nella Larsen, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance. It focuses on Helga Crane, a mixed-race woman who is a schoolteacher in the American south. As the novel opens, she suddenly decides to give up her teaching position and go north, back to her roots in Chicago. Helga's restless search for identity is semi-autobiographical, inspired by Larsen's own struggles to reconcile her mixed heritage with th...
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|Quiet Hints to Growing Preachers - Charles E. Jefferson|
LibriVox recording of Quiet Hints to Growing Preachers, by Charles E. Jefferson. Read by MaryAnn. Charles Edward Jefferson was pastor of the Broadway Tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York for 33 years. In Quiet Hints, published in 1901, he provided guidance to young preachers on what we would today call ministerial deportment, an old-fashioned word that refers to how a man carries himself, how he presents himself, his manners, his bearing, his habits, and his whole approach to life...
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|Quiet Talks about Jesus - S. D. Gordon|
LibriVox recording of Quiet Talks about Jesus, by S. D. Gordon. Read by Chiquito Crasto. So far as I can find out, I have no theory about Jesus to make these talks fit into. I have tried to find out for myself what the old Book of God tells about Him. And here I am trying to tell to others, as simply as I can, what I found. It was by the tedious, twisting path of doubt that I climbed the hill of truth up to some of its summits of certainty...
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|Quiet Talks on Prayer - S. D. Gordon|
LibriVox recording of Quiet Talks on Prayer, by S. D. Gordon. Read by David Barnes. An open life, an open hand, open upward, is the pipe line of communication between the heart of God and this poor befooled old world. Our prayer is God's opportunity to get into the world that would shut Him out. (From the first chapter). For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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|Quintus Oakes: A Detective Story - Charles Ross Jackson|
LibriVox recording of Quintus Oakes: A Detective Story, by Charles Ross Jackson. There have been a series of assaults at the manor house, one sending the mistress of the house insane with fear, another escalating to murder. There are reports of a tread on the stairs and shady figures disappearing from view. The servants blame the supernatural, but Quintus Oakes gets to the bottom of the mystery. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) For further information, including links to online text, reader informati...
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|Quo Vadis - Henryk Sienkiewicz|
LibriVox recording of Quo Vadis, by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Read by David Leeson. Sienkiewicz’s epic novel of ancient Rome finds the Empire at the height of her power and splendor, but struggling with the madness and cruelty of the Emperor Nero. A new religion is sweeping across the world, causing many Romans to wonder and leading many others to sacrifice everything for it. Yet, even as a great city burns and darkness threatens to overwhelm the age, hope is found in the love of the Roman tribune M...
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