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The Magic Skin — Honoré de BALZAC. Listen to free audiobooks online

Date: 2016-02-26, 14:50 Author: WERTY Views: 368 Comments: 0

The Magic Skin — Honoré de BALZAC. Listen to free audiobooks online

Description: Something along the lines of Dorian Gray as part of the Comedies Humane Philosophique, this is Balzac’s first successful novel. He even wrote «criticisms» of the writing himself in promotion of the book, in addition to hyping the work before it even came out. It is a criticism of materialism and French bourgeoisie as so many of his compiled works seek to be. Some same characters reappear.

Category: FICTION

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Crome Yellow — Aldous Huxley. Listen to free audiobooks online

Date: 2016-02-25, 14:55 Author: WERTY Views: 346 Comments: 0

Crome Yellow — Aldous Huxley. Listen to free audiobooks online

Description: Crome Yellow, published in 1921 was Aldous Huxley’s first novel. In it he satirizes the fads and fashions of the time. It is the witty story of a house party at ‘Crome’ where there is a gathering of bright young things. We hear some of the history of the house from Henry Wimbush, its owner and self appointed historian; Apocylapse is prophesied, virginity is lost, and inspirational aphorisms are gained in a trance. Our hero, Denis, tries to capture it all in poetry and is disappointed in love.

Category: FICTION

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Space Viking — H. Beam Piper. Listen to free audiobooks online

Date: 2015-11-17, 17:57 Author: WERTY Views: 295 Comments: 0

Space Viking — H. Beam Piper. Listen to free audiobooks online

Description: A galactic war has left the Terran Federation in ruins. Formerly civilized planets have decivilized into barbarism. Space Vikings roam the wreckage, plundering and killing for gain.
Lord Lucas Trask of Traskon was no admirer of the Space Vikings, but when murder takes his wife on his wedding day, Trask trades everything he has for his own Space Viking ship and sets out on a galaxy-wide quest for revenge.

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Amadis of Gaul — Vasco de Lobeira. Listen to free audiobooks online

Date: 2015-11-11, 18:00 Author: WERTY Views: 278 Comments: 0

Amadis of Gaul — Vasco de Lobeira. Listen to free audiobooks online

Description: Amadis of Gaul (Amadís de Gaula, in Spanish) was not the first, but certainly one of the best known knight-errantry tales of the 16th century. Not only is its authorship doubtful, but even the language in which it was first written - Portuguese or Spanish. It is imagined to have been composed in the 14th century, but the known first printed edition came to light in Zaragoza in 1508, and the oldest extant version is in Spanish.

Category: FICTION

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