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244424
E-ljudbok:Captains Courageous:2019
Av: Kipling, Rudyard
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Real men don't take guff from snotty kids. Neither does Disko Troop, skipper of the "We're Here", a fishing schooner out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, when his crew fishes Harvey Cheyne out of the Atlantic. There's no place on the Grand Banks for bystanders, so Harvey is press-ganged into service as a replacement for a man lost overboard and drowned. Harvey is heir to a vast fortune, but his rescuers believe none of what he tells them of his background. Disko won't take the boat to port until it is full of fish, so Harvey must settle in for a season at sea. Hard, dangerous work and performing it alongside a grab-bag of characters in close quarters is a life-changing experience.And when Harvey at last is reunited with his parents, who have thought him dead for months, he must face the hard decisions of how he will allow his experience to change his life. [Elib]
245263
E-ljudbok:Brewing:2019
Av: Chaston Chapman, Alfred
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Great as is the debt of gratitude which the brewing industry owes to the labours of scientific men, it has been more than repaid by the immense services which that industry has indirectly rendered to the advancement of modern science. It may be said without exaggeration that in respect of the number of scientific investigations of the first order of importance to which it has given rise, the brewing industry stands easily preeminent among the industries of mankind, and that without the stimulus furnished by the desire to arrive at the meaning of some of the more important phenomena connected with the brewing of beer, both chemical and biological science would probably be the poorer today by some of their most valued intellectual achievements. . . . The brewing of beer is regarded by many as an operation of a simple and more or less mechanical description, which is not of sufficient importance to merit study or of sufficient interest to claim a share of their attention. It is in the hope of doing something, even though it be but little, to correct this widely spread impression, that I have most willingly accepted the invitation to contribute this little work to The Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature. From the Preface. [Elib]
245267
E-ljudbok:Michael O'Halloran:2019
Av: Stratton-Porter, Gene
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
The story of a plucky, optimistic newsboy, Michael O’Halloran, who has been orphaned from a young age and asks nothing of the world but to “Be Square!” This is a warm and joyous story of how Michael makes life sunnier for those around him, bringing joy to all who know him. Gene Stratton-Porter was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some best-selling novels and well-received columns in national magazines, such as McCalls. Her works were translated into several languages, including Braille, and Stratton-Porter was estimated to have had 50 million readers around the world. She used her position and income as a well-known author to support conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands in the state of Indiana. Her novel A Girl of the Limberlost was adapted four times as a film, most recently in 1990 in a made-for-TV version. [Elib]
245024
E-ljudbok:32 Caliber:2019
Av: McGibeny, Donald
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
A suspicious accident reveals itself to be a murder! Our story is narrated by a lawyer who turns detective in order to uncover the real murderer, and leads us on a chase through Bolshevik headquarters, country clubs, and a dry creek bed, before the real clues come to light. Up-in-the-air excitement! [Elib]
245034
E-ljudbok:Irish Wit and Humour:2019
Av: , Anonymous
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th century Ireland. For some these may be poignant in addition to being humorous and for others they may be humorous in addition to being poignant. [Elib]
243401
E-ljudbok:Probable Sons:2019
Av: Le Feuvre, Amy
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Little Milly is left an orphan after the death of her mother and sent to live with her bachelor uncle, who has no use for children, especially of the female variety. As the days go by, his heart warms to his endearing niece who wants all probable sons to come home, including her very own probable uncle. Amelia Sophia Le Feuvre was a British author who dedicated her life to writing and wrote many books and stories for magazines like Sunday at Home and Quiver. [Elib]
243411
E-ljudbok:Jag som var så rolig att dricka vin med:2019
Av: Åhlund, Rebecka
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Rebecka bor i London och lever ett kreativt liv med familj, vänner och en frilanstillvaro som ger henne obegränsade möjligheter att dricka. Kanske på det sätt som hon egentli­gen alltid har velat? Kvällen innan hon ska fylla fyrtio går hon gatan fram när hon upptäcker en grupp människor hon älskar komma mot henne. Hennes första tanke är: Fan, de har kommit för att lägga in mig på rehab. Men det är en överraskningsfest. Lättad blir Rebecka full igen, som vanligt. Några veckor senare sitter hon i en källare under en kyrka och säger för första gången: Jag heter Rebecka och jag är alkoholist. Med smärtsam uppriktighet och drastisk humor berättar Rebecka Åhlund om att vara mamma, partner, yrkesmän­niska, dotter, syster och alkoholist. Om ångesten, skam­men och skulden. Men också om det livsbejakande i att sluta bedöva sig och våga möta tillvaron som den är. Det här är en berättelse om en människas kamp för att bli frisk, men också en skoningslös betraktelse av en kultur marinerad i alkohol. Den blir en appell för ärlighet kring hur vi dricker och modet att våga vara en hel människa. [Elib]
244714
E-ljudbok:Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories:2019
Av: Bierce, Ambrose
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
A collection of 15 ghost and horror stories. Includes the collections: The Way of Ghosts, Soldier Folk, Some Haunted Houses and Mysterious Disappeances. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. [Elib]
244377
E-ljudbok:Falska minnen:2019
Av: Ehrenberg, Johan
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
ETC blev hans liv, och livet blev ETC. Johan Ehrenberg skriver om döden.                                                                                               Han skriver om överlevnad.                                                                                                          Och vad vi ska göra nu, efter kapitalismen.                                                                                     Det här är en minnesbok så som du aldrig läst förut.                                                                         En berättelse om politik och om hur det omöjliga ständigt kan bli möjligt.                                             Johan Ehrenberg är född 1957. Han startade ETC tillsammans med sina vänner 1976. Falska minnen är hans självbiografi men också en politisk berättelse om Sverige och ETC under 40 år.Musik: Pink Champagne. KMS Fågel Roc. Stefan Sundström.  [Elib]
244614
E-ljudbok:The Rose Garden Husband:2019
Av: Widdemer, Margaret
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Phyllis is a 25-years-old children's librarian. She is good at her job. Yet when she sees a girl from her hometown with two children, she discovers she wants more. She marries an invalid who is expected to die. Would she find the love and sense of belonging she craves for? And would he really die? Margaret Widdemer was a U.S. poet and novelist. She won the Pulitzer Prize (known then as the Columbia University Prize) in 1919 for her collection The Old Road to Paradise, shared with Carl Sandburg for Cornhuskers. [Elib]
244300
E-ljudbok:The Poisoned Pen:2019
Av: B. Reeve, Arthur
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
This book contains twelve of Professor Kennedy's adventures. The interesting thing about these stories is Kennedy uses newly discovered science from his time period, which we take for granted today. The title story features the use of special inks. One which disappears in sunlight and one which appears in sunlight, so that the text on a note found in possession of a murder victim changes completely, making it almost impossible for Kennedy to track down the killer. Each story features a fascinating look at life in the early 20th century, and even includes some action along the way. Arthur Benjamin Reeve was an American mystery writer. He is best known for creating the series character Professor Craig Kennedy, sometimes called "The American Sherlock Holmes," and his Dr Watson-like sidekick Walter Jameson, a newspaper reporter, in eighteen detective novels. [Elib]
244108
E-ljudbok:The Lady of the Lake:2019
Av: Scott, Sir Walter
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
The scene of the following Poem is laid chiefly in the vicinity of Loch Katrine, in the Western Highlands of Perthshire. The time of Action includes Six Days, and the transactions of each Day occupy a Canto.  Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. [Elib]
243950
E-ljudbok:Little Eyolf:2019
Av: Ibsen, Henrik
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Hedda Gabler has just returned from her honeymoon. She has married out of ennui, and is already heartily sick of her husband, who is a plodding, pedantic academic. Upon moving into her new Christiania home, she soon discovers that Thea Elvsted, an old schoolmate whom she always envied and despised, has boldly left her marriage in order to be with Eilert Lövborg, a former lover of Hedda who is trying to overcome a past life of debauchery and alcoholism by creating a revolutionary new work of philosophy and returning to respectability. Another old flame, Judge Brack, tries to wheedle his way back into Hedda’s life by any means possible. Yearning to exercise power over someone, anyone, to “mould a human destiny,” Hedda begins callously to manipulate the people around her to devastating effect. Written at the height of Ibsen’s mature period, this play has endured as one of the most-performed and most powerful of all Ibsen’s works. Hedda is both perpetrator and victim, a psychologically-complex, frustrated woman trying to assert some control over her world. Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century. Several of his plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theatre was required to model strict morals of family life and propriety. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. [Elib]
243834
E-ljudbok:American Men of Action:2019
Av: E. Stevenson, Burton
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
In this book, Burton Egbert Stevenson writes a brief biography of some of the most noteworthy men in American history. He begins at the very beginning of the history of America with Christopher Columbus and proceeds forward with the story of people who made America what it is today by their respective vocations. It is interesting to note that the vast majority of the subjects started in poverty and excelled financially and in stature. He makes something that could be very dull, a very readable and enjoyable book.  Burton Egbert Stevenson was an American author, anthologist, and librarian. As well as being a librarian, Stevenson wrote numerous novels, including four young adult's novels, edited others' works, and created numerous anthologies of verse, familiar quotations, and the like. Many of his anthologies are still in print. [Elib]
243881
E-ljudbok:St. Bartholomew's Eve:2019
Av: Henty, G. A
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Set in the days of the religious wars of Europe, St. Bartholomew's Eve is the tale of the Huguenot's desperate fight for freedom of worship in France. As the struggle intensifies the plot thickens, culminating in the dreadful Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Eve. Henty, "The Boy's Own Storyteller" weaves the life and adventures of Philip Fletcher and his cousin, Francois DeLaville, into the historical background with thrilling battles, sieges and escapes along the way (not to mention a fair damsel in distress! ). George Alfred Henty was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. [Elib]
243608
E-ljudbok:American Men of Mind:2019
Av: E. Stevenson, Burton
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
“American Men of Mind” is a collection of short biographies of men of note in various disciplines. It is an absorbing collection of short biographies of men who made a difference in American history; most beginning life in very humble circumstances, both in the United States and in foreign countries. Although “men” is mentioned in the title, Mr. Stevenson also relates biographies of several women. This is a most interesting book. Burton Egbert Stevenson was an American author, anthologist, and librarian. As well as being a librarian, Stevenson wrote numerous novels, including four young adult's novels, edited others' works, and created numerous anthologies of verse, familiar quotations, and the like. Many of his anthologies are still in print. [Elib]
243659
E-ljudbok:Bruce:2019
Av: Payson Terhune, Albert
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Bruce charts the story of an unwanted puppy who becomes loved by the mistress of the family. He then becomes enlisted as a carrier dog in World War 1, completing heroic tasks and coming home a war hero. Albert Payson Terhune was an American author, dog breeder, and journalist. The public knows him best for his novels relating the adventures of his beloved collies and as a breeder of collies at his Sunnybank Kennels, the lines of which still exist in today's Rough Collies. [Elib]
243316
E-ljudbok:The Homely Heroine:2019
Av: Ferber, Edna
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Who ever heard of a plain and downright homely heroine? Isn't a heroine by definition beautiful? Well, Edna Ferber, in her well known style that later produced Show Boat and Giant, tells us about just such a heroine in the first of these four special short stories. They are special to me because of their insight into the deep courage and faith of 'ordinary' people, people like most of us. And of course our failings and frailties and sometimes, the prince does not marry the right person. The other stories are A Bush League Hero, What she Wore and The Man Who Came Back. Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie). [Elib]
246929
E-ljudbok:In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World:2019
Av: Bisland, Elizabeth
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
In November 1889, the New York World announced that it was sending its reporter Nellie Bly around the world, in a bid to beat Phileas Fogg's fictitious 80-day journey in Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Catching wind of this publicity stunt, John Brisben Walker, who had just purchased the three-year-old and still-fledging Cosmopolitan, decided to dispatch Bisland on her own journey.] Six hours after being recruited, Bisland departed westward from New York. Meanwhile, Bly left on a steamer headed to Europe, both on the same day—November 14, 1889. The journeys were keenly followed by the public, though Bly, sponsored by the more sensationalistic and popular New York World (which mainly ignored Bisland), appeared to get more attention than Bisland and the genteel Cosmopolitan, which only published monthly. Elizabeth Bisland Wetmore was an American journalist and author, perhaps best known for her 1889–1890 race around the world against Nellie Bly, which drew worldwide attention. [Elib]
246807
E-ljudbok:The Crime of the Midnight Express:2019
Av: Pinkerton, A. Frank
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Dyke Darrel investigates an audacious train robbery that included the murder of a friend, and embarks on a man-hunt. High Victorian serial melodrama at its best! [Elib]
251216
E-ljudbok:The Calico Cat:2019
Av: Miner Thompson, Charles
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
This is a cute story of a mysterious feline annoyance and the result of a man acting upon his annoyance. The cat begins a vicious spiral of events that ends with lies, the arrest of a boy, and the guilty conscience of a man. Charles Miner Thompson was an American journalist, editor of the Youth’s Companion. He wrote: The Nimble Dollar, Life of Ethan Allen and An Army Mule among other titles. [Elib]
251683
E-ljudbok:His Dog:2019
Av: Payson Terhune, Albert
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
His Dog is a story about Link Ferris who finds an injured dog on his way home one evening. Knowing nothing about dogs, Link nurses the dog back to health and the two form a bond such as only can be formed between human and canine. Unable to locate the collie's owner, Link christens his dog 'Chum' who becomes invaluable in tending to the daily needs of his meager farm. Unknown to Ferris however, Chum's original owners have been looking for their lost collie, and the story finds Link torn between that which he knows is morally right and his love for what he believes has become his dog. Albert Payson Terhune was an American author, dog breeder, and journalist. The public knows him best for his novels relating the adventures of his beloved collies and as a breeder of collies at his Sunnybank Kennels, the lines of which still exist in today's Rough Collies. [Elib]
245674
E-ljudbok:The Odd Women:2019
Av: Gissing, George
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
George Gissing's 1893 novel takes on the 19th century "Woman Question" by looking at themes of feminism, marriage, and love. The novel raises these issues through the lives of several contrasting women: Mary Barfoot, a feminist philanthropist who helps train women for careers; her close friend Rhoda Nunn, who believes marriage is a disastrous choice for women; and Monica Madden, who starts out as one of their protegees but chooses to marry a seemingly kind older man. As Monica experiences the challenges of married life, Rhoda finds herself drawn to Mary's cousin, the charming but apparently profligate Everard. George Robert Gissing was an English novelist who published 23 novels between 1880 and 1903. He published his first novel, Workers in the Dawn, in 1880 and also worked as a teacher and tutor throughout his life. [Elib]
250189
E-ljudbok:The Naval War of 1812:2019
Av: Roosevelt, Theodore
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Somewhat detailed history of naval engagements between the United States and England during the War of 1812, from a decidely American perspective. Completed by the author as a young man at age 24. After 120 years, it remains a standard study of the war. Theodore D. Roosevelt (sometimes called "Teddy", October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. [Elib]
250169
E-ljudbok:Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars:2019
Av: Chadwick, Lester
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
"Baseball Joe" Matson has recently moved to Riverside with his family, in this opening volume of Baseball Joe series. Joe is a wide-awake country boy who enjoys playing baseball. We follow his career in the series, and his adventures, as he joins Riverside's local nine and makes good, playing the position he most enjoys - that of pitcher, are recounted here. When not on the diamond, Joe is assisting his father against foes who are trying to steal Mr. Matson's machinery patents. Howard Roger Garis was an American author best known for a series of books that featured the character of Uncle Wiggily Longears, an engaging elderly rabbit. Garis wrote many books for the Stratemeyer Syndicate under various pseudonyms. As Victor Appleton, he wrote about the enterprising Tom Swift; as Laura Lee Hope, he is generally credited with writing volumes 4–28 and 41 of the Bobbsey Twins; as Clarence Young, the Motor Boys series; as Lester Chadwick, the Baseball Joe series; and as Marion Davidson, a number of books including several featuring the Camp Fire Girls. [Elib]
245830
E-ljudbok:Brand:2019
Av: Ibsen, Henrik
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Inflamed by what he saw as his Norwegian homeland's shocking betrayal of Denmark after the Prussian invasion of Danish territory, Ibsen wrote "Brand" as an indictment of human complacency and rigidity of mind. Composing this "dramatic poem" from his self-imposed exile in Italy, Ibsen had long agonized over the stodgy provincialism of his countrymen, but the abandonment of Denmark took on the dimensions in his imagination of a human tragedy far surpassing his own personal experiences. Brand is a priest who refuses to compromise, at the cost of great suffering to others, and who lives by unrealizable ideals. The play revolves around a cast of remarkable characters, such as Gerd the mad peasant girl with delusions of God; Ejnar the complacent artist; and Agnes the devoted lover. Ibsen's breakthrough work, "Brand" could be seen as the true beginning of Ibsen's career, and although (or because?) it was at the time the most fiercely-debated work of literature in Scandinavian history, it always remained one of the playwright's favorite productions. The true genius of the work lies in the judicious balance of its indictment of philistine complacency and its warning against intolerant zealotry. The ambiguous character of Brand himself, principled and heroic while flawed, was seen by Ibsen as representing himself at his best. "Give Nothing, or give All," said Brand, over and over, with stirring consequences.. Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century. Several of his plays were
considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theatre was required to model strict morals of family life and propriety. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. [Elib]
248932
E-ljudbok:The Holladay Case:2019
Av: E. Stevenson, Burton
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Stevenson's introduction of the protagonist Lester (law clerk with New York firm Graham & Royce) finds him occupying a front row seat in the murder trial of Wall Street multi-millionaire Hiram Holladay. Scandalously, suspicion points very solidly on the banker's loving daughter, Frances. Lester proves himself a useful aide to the firm's senior partner, Mr. Royce, in his attempt to prove the lovely Frances innocent. Burton Egbert Stevenson was an American author, anthologist, and librarian. As well as being a librarian, Stevenson wrote numerous novels, including four young adult's novels, edited others' works, and created numerous anthologies of verse, familiar quotations, and the like. Many of his anthologies are still in print. [Elib]
248920
E-ljudbok:American Notes:2019
Av: Kipling, Rudyard
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
In American Notes, Rudyard Kipling, the Nobel Prize-winning author of the Jungle Book, visits the USA. As the travel-diary of an Anglo-Indian Imperialist visiting the USA, these American Notes offer an interesting view of America in the 1880s.Kipling affects a wide-eyed innocence, and expresses astonishment at features of American life that differ from his own, not least the freedom (and attraction) of American women. However, he scorns the political machines that made a mockery of American democracy, and while exhibiting the racist attitudes that made him controversial in the 20th century concludes “It is not good to be a negro in the land of the free and the home of the brave.”G. A. England of Harvard University (letter to The New York Times 10/11/1902) wrote: “To the American temperament, the gentleman who throws stones while himself living in a glass house cannot fail to be amusing; the more so if, as in Mr Kipling’s case, he appears to be in a state of maiden innocence regarding the structure of his own domicile.” [Elib]
252279
E-ljudbok:Doctor Thorne (Barsetshire #3):2019
Av: Trollope, Anthony
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Doctor Thorne is the third of Trollope's Barsetshire novels, and unlike some of the others, has little to do with the politics and personalities of the Church of England, or politics on the national level (though there is lots of politicking in the mythical county of Barsetshire itself). The plot revolves around the illegitimate Mary Thorne, who has been lovingly raised by her uncle, a country doctor, and who, as she comes of age, finds herself wondering whether she is a lady (in the county sense of the term). Frank Gresham, son of the squire of Greshamsbury, is in love with her (much against the wishes of his noble de Courcy relatives at the Castle), but she dismisses his affection at first as mere puppy love, thereby setting the scene for a series of entanglements, social, romantic, and of course, financial and propertied (never far from the action in Trollope's works). Their resolution, of course, makes up the meat of the novel. One critic has remarked that in Doctor Thorne Trollope succeeds in one of the most difficult tasks an author of fiction can face: how to make genuinely good people genuinely interesting, so that they engage not only the sympathies but also the interest of readers. Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. [Elib]
252153
E-ljudbok:Lova för alltid:2019
Av: Ludvigsen, Eva
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Del 2: Lova. Efter att ha blivit lämnad vid altaret flyr Lova från Sverige till andra sidan jordklotet. Och där, på en fårfarm i Australien hittade hon kärleken i Chris, den lokala veterinären. Men fem år och två barn senare flyttar Lova ut från det gemensamma hemmet. Medan Chris kämpar med att förstå vad som händer hittar Lova nya vänner och intressen – och Lovas tidigare fästman Niklas tar upp kontakten. Lova vacklar i sina känslor mellan de två männen när båda gör sitt bästa för att vinna tillbaka henne. Ska hon kasta tryggheten med Chris åt sidan för sin första kärlek, eller vågar hon satsa på en framtid för sin familj? [Elib]
247875
E-ljudbok:The Man Who Would Be King:2019
Av: Kipling, Rudyard
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
The Man Who Would Be King tells the story of two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. It was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the "white Raja" of Sarawak in Borneo, and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who claimed the title Prince of Ghor. Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book, Just So Stories (1902), Kim (1901) (a tale of adventure), and many short stories. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. [Elib]
246684
E-ljudbok:The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service:2019
Av: R. Driscoll, James
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service is a boys adventure story set in WWI - Three College Chums join the military and face the perils of spies, submarines and enemy soldiers in the trenches of embattled Europe. An engaging story set in a period where good guys wore white hats, bad guys wore black hats and every chapter ends with a cliffhanger so you have to come back for more! [Elib]
247138
E-ljudbok:Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass:2019
Av: Douglass, Frederick
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Published in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself was written in response to critics who questioned the authenticity of the experiences Douglass drew on as a prominent abolitionist speaker. Douglass begins by describing his earliest memories, including his “entrance to the hell of slavery” through the “blood-stained gate” of his Aunt Hester’s brutal beating, and goes on to tell of his painstaking acquisition of literacy, climactic fistfight with Edward Covey, imprisonment in the wake of a thwarted escape attempt, and flight north, first to New York, where he marries Anna Murray, and ultimately to New Bedford, Massachusetts. A runaway bestseller that sold thousands of copies in just its first few months in print, Douglass’s autobiography is a classic fugitive slave narrative that paved the way for his dramatic career as an enormously influential advocate for civil rights. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:The Girl from Montana:2019
Av: Livingston Hill, Grace
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Young Elizabeth, left orphaned by an evildoer who murders her last brother, flees Montana on horseback to find her remaining relatives in the East. Her social and spiritual journey leads her through harrowing encounters, struggles between good and evil, romance and, ultimately, love and fortune. Classic Grace Livingston Hill. Grace Livingston Hill was an early 20th century novelist. She wrote over 100 novels and numerous short stories. Her characters were most often young female Christian women or those who become so within the confines of the story. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:Dodo Wonders:2019
Av: Benson, E. F
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
"Dodo Wonders" is the third and last of the "Dodo" novels by E.F. Benson, author of the "Mapp and Lucia" series as well as numerous stand-alone novels and short stories. Dodo was rumored to be based on Lady Margot Asquith; when questioned about it, Lady Asquith reportedly replied that Benson had taken nothing from her for the character of Dodo "except her drawing-room." "Dodo Wonders" takes Benson's characters, the glittering socialite Lady Dodo Chesterford, her husband, and friends into World War I-era England. The story follows Dodo and her peers through the build-up, outbreak, and catastrophic years of the war. Benson is clever as always in putting his characters in situations where they must either adapt or break and never loses his sense of humor while doing it. "Dodo Wonders" manages to be as cheerful and bubbly as the other novels in the series while retaining a basic sense of sobriety about its subject matter. Dodo is a charming, vivid heroine with whom it becomes almost a pleasure to move through wartime. Edward Frederic Benson was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:Moths of the Limberlost:2019
Av: Stratton-Porter, Gene
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Although Stratton-Porter wanted to focus on nature books, it was her romantic novels that made her famous and generated the finances that allowed her to pursue her nature studies. In Moths of the Limberlost, she shares her lifelong love of the moths she describes through a series of charming anecdotes and wonderfully descriptive passages, providing vivid detail of each stage of their life cycles. Gene Stratton-Porter was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some best-selling novels and well-received columns in national magazines, such as McCalls. Her works were translated into several languages, including Braille, and Stratton-Porter was estimated to have had 50 million readers around the world. She used her position and income as a well-known author to support conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands in the state of Indiana. Her novel A Girl of the Limberlost was adapted four times as a film, most recently in 1990 in a made-for-TV version. [Elib]
249846
E-ljudbok:Kathleen:2019
Av: Morley, Christopher
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
A group called the Scorpions, eight Oxford undergraduates, find a letter Kathleen wrote a letter to Joe at Oxford. They build up an image of Kathleen and Joe from the letter and set out to find and meet Kathleen. The competition between them leads to many entertainingly funny scenarios. Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures. [Elib]
249697
E-ljudbok:Lad: A Dog:2019
Av: Payson Terhune, Albert
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Albert Payson Terhune was an American author, dog breeder, and journalist. The public knows him best for his novels relating the adventures of his beloved collies and as a breeder of collies at his Sunnybank Kennels, the lines of which still exist in today's Rough Collies. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:Queen Lucia:2019
Av: Benson, E. F
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
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 (the Queen Lucia of the title) presides over the social and artistic universe of the gullible residents. Her aide-de-camp in these matters is the somewhat effete Georgie Pillson and the chief competitor for her ‘crown’ is Daisy Quantock. The scandal of the Guru, the psychical goings on with Princess Popoffski and the arrival into the sleepy village of a famous Prima Donna all conspire to threaten her supremacy…  Edward Frederic Benson was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. [Elib]
248345
E-ljudbok:Daniel Boone:2019
Av: S. C. Abbott, John
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
This is a detailed biography of the life and adventures of Daniel Boone. His accomplishments are brushed over in history classes these days and not given the recognition they deserve. This biography clearly paints a picture of the benevolent person of Daniel Boone as well as the achievements he made in furthering European settlement in America. John Stevens Cabot Abbott was an American historian, pastor, and pedagogical writer. [Elib]
248421
E-ljudbok:What Katy Did at School:2019
Av: Coolidge, Susan
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
The continuing story of Katy Carr, recounting the time she spent at boarding school with her sister Clover. Sarah Chauncey Woolsey was an American children's author who wrote under the pen name Susan Coolidge. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel:2019
Av: Appleton, Victor
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
The Titus Brothers Contractors company have won a government contract in Peru to blast a tunnel through a mountain and connect two isolated railroad lines. The deadline is approaching, and the contractors have hit a literal wall: excessively hard rock which defies conventional blasting techniques. The company is under pressure to finish, or else the contract will default to their rivals, Blakeson & Grinder. Mr. Job Titus has heard of Tom Swift and Tom's giant cannon, which is used in protecting the Panama Canal, and wants to hire Tom to develop a special blasting powder to help them finish the excavation. Mr. Damon, Tom's very good friend, arrives in the middle of this conversation, and is unaware of the situation. By coincidence, Mr. Damon is invested in a business which procures cinchona bark from Peru, but production has all but ceased, prompting Mr. Damon to invite Tom to accompany him to Peru and discover the source of the problem. Tom, Mr. Damon and Mr. Titus (along with Koku, Tom's giant) embark for Peru. On the way, they encounter Professor Swyington Bumper, who is on a life-long quest to locate the lost city of Pelone. Professor Bumper returns to Peru each season, and has thus far been unsuccessful. When Professor Bumper discovers that Tom is headed to the same general area, Rimac, Professor Bumper decides to join the company. Victor Appleton was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, most famous for being associated with the Tom Swift series of books. [Elib]
247351
E-ljudbok:The Blind Brother:2019
Av: Green, Homer
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
This is the first book written by Homer Greene, whose primary occupation was lawyer. It tells of 14-year-old Tom Taylor, and his 12-year-old blind brother Bennie, who work in the Pennsylvania coal mines in the late 1800s, earning money for an operation for the younger lad. A story of strikes and mine "falls" (cave-ins) along the way. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:The Harvester:2019
Av: Stratton-Porter, Gene
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
The Harvester is one of Gene Stratton-Porter’s romantic novels which combine a love of nature, high moral ideals and a good plot. This is the story of a young man who lives in the country side with his dog and other animals and grows herbs to sell to medical drug supply houses. One evening, he has a vision of his Dream Girl and this is the story of his search for her and what happens when he finds her. Gene Stratton-Porter was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some best-selling novels and well-received columns in national magazines, such as McCalls. Her works were translated into several languages, including Braille, and Stratton-Porter was estimated to have had 50 million readers around the world. She used her position and income as a well-known author to support conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands in the state of Indiana. Her novel A Girl of the Limberlost was adapted four times as a film, most recently in 1990 in a made-for-TV version. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:The Dragon's Secret:2019
Av: Huiell Seaman, Augusta
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Sixteen year old Leslie Crane has come to the New Jersey shore as a companion to ailing Aunt Marcia, whose doctor has sent her there for a some quiet rest and recuperation. While the beach is lovely in October, Leslie quickly finds herself getting lonely with no one her own age to talk to. Little does she realize that she will not only soon make a new friend, but that they will both end up in the midst of a puzzling mystery centered around the closed up bungalow next door. Augusta Huiell Seaman was an American author of children's literatureand the author of over 40 historical fiction and mystery novels for older children [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:Five Children and It:2019
Av: Nesbit, Edith
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
This delightful novel begins when a family of five children moves from London to the English countryside. While playing in a gravel pit soon after the move, they discover an ancient and rather grumpy sand-fairy known as the Psammead, who agrees to grant one wish of theirs per day. The children’s wishes send them on adventure after adventure, but rarely turn out as expected. Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland) was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie:2019
Av: Carnegie, Andrew
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
This autobiography of Andrew Carnegie is a very well written and interesting history of one of the most wealthy men in the United states. He was born in Scotland in 1835 and emigrated to America in 1848. Among his many accomplishments and philanthropic works, he was an author, having written, besides this autobiography, Triumphant Democracy (1886; rev. ed. 1893), The Gospel of Wealth, a collection of essays (1900), The Empire of Business (1902), and Problems of To-day (1908)]. Although this autobiography was written in 1919, it was published posthumously in 1920. Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:Ayala's Angel:2019
Av: Trollope, Anthony
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Lucy and Ayala Dormer are left penniless by the death of their parents. Ayala is taken in by their rich aunt Lady Tringle and Lucy by their poor uncle Mr Dosett. The girls find it hard to get used to their new surroundings. Lucy becomes engaged to one of her father's artist friends but they are too poor to marry. Three different men fall in love with Ayala but none live up to her ideal of the perfect man. Will Lucy be able to marry her sweetheart and will Ayala find her 'Angel of Light'? For the answers to these and many other questions, listen to this book. Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:Alexander the Great:2019
Av: Abbott, Jacob
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks. Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone. Jacob Abbott was an American writer of children's books. [Elib]
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E-ljudbok:Molly Brown's Sophomore Days:2019
Av: Speed, Nell
Utgiven: 2019
Typ av media: E-ljudbok
Molly Brown returns to her second year of college at Wellington. Along with her friends at Queen's Cottage, she struggles and triumphs over ordinary (for the day) trials and tribulations of a young woman on her own in a University setting. [Elib]