A Voice From Italy, Vol. 83:Being Notices of Evangelical Work in That Country, February, 1881 (Classic Reprint) Unknown Author
In the Land of the Lion and Sun, or Modern Persia:Being Experiences of Life in Persia During a Residence of Fifteen Years in Various Parts of That Country From 1866 to 1881 (Classic Reprint) Charles James Wills
County of Missisquoi and Town of St. Johns Directory:For 1879, 1880, and 1881, Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Every Town and Village, a Farmer´s Directory and an Advertisers´ and Subscribers´ Classified Business Directory for the Country Unknown Author
Alexander II was Emperor of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination on 13 March 1881. He is remembered as Alexander the Liberator, as he led the emancipation of Russia´s serfs; during his reign, he kept seeking peace, although the context of the surrounding countries was proving more and more difficult. Although he went down in history as a reformer, his actions were too little too late for the revolutionaries of late imperial Russia, who managed to assassinate him in 1881. This concise presentation will help you understand this part of Russian history and the particular struggles this careful pacifist had to put up with in a troubled country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/001583/bk_cids_001583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society comes this unforgettable historical novel based on the founding of the country´s first sororities. Illinois, 1881: Whitsitt College sophomore Beth Carrington has two goals to fulfill by the time she graduates: obtain a medical degree and establish a women´s fraternity, Beta Xi Beta, that will help young women like herself to connect with and support one another while attending the male-dominated Whitsitt. Neither is an easy task. The sole female student in the physicians´ program, Beth is constantly called out by her professors and peers for having the audacity not to concentrate on a more ´´fitting´´ subject like secretarial studies. Meanwhile, secret organizations are off-limits, and simply by crowding together in a dank basement room and creating a sense of camaraderie, she and her small group of fraternity sisters risk expulsion. In order to have the fraternity recognized, she knows she needs help. She turns to the most powerful student on campus: senior Grant Richardson, Iota Gamma fraternity president and the scion of a Whitsitt family - a man she´s only acquainted with because of her longstanding friendship with his fraternity brother Will Buchannan. Staunchly traditional, Grant doesn´t see the purpose of this women´s organization, but captivated by Beth, he agrees to give her a helping hand. What she doesn´t know is how many will stop at nothing to keep her burgeoning organization out of the record books - and who she can actually trust along the way. As Beth fights for her beloved Beta Xi Beta to be recognized, she will uncover deep secrets about the college and those who surround her and will have to put both love and friendship on the line so that history can be made. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alana Kerr Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006155/bk_harp_006155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Possessed of a voracious sexual appetite, bitter and frequently disillusioned by the history of his country and the foibles of its people is not a description that does justice to the tortured soul that was Guy de Maupassant. He was also a compassionate and deeply patriotic man, volunteering to fight for his country in the Franco-Prussian War at the age of 20 and again saw action reporting on the French campaign in Tunisia in 1881. Unfortunately these irreconcilable internal conflicts eventually led to syphilis, hallucination, attempted suicide, madness and an early death in an asylum at the age of 43-most of which horror was self-predicted in ´The Horla´. During his short life, however, he wrote over 300 short stories-as well as 6 novels and the vast canon of his original and unusual tales placed him at the pinnacle of world literature as the master storyteller. The stories presented here are: A Piece of String, The Chair mender, The Diamond Necklace, The Little Soldiers, Two Fishermen, Boule de Suif (Fatball), Madame Tellier´s House, The Dowry, A Coward, The Horla. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/assm/000059/bk_assm_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is one of the most famous Americans in history and one of the country´s most revered presidents. Schoolchildren can recite the life story of Lincoln, the ´´Westerner´´ who educated himself and became a self-made man, rising from lawyer to leader of the new Republican Party before becoming the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln successfully navigated the Union through the Civil War, but didn´t live to witness his crowning achievement, becoming the first president assassinated when he was shot at Ford´s Theater by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. It´s possible that the world would have remembered Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882) if only because she was the wife of one of America´s greatest presidents and present for his shocking assassination, but Mary was one of the most unique women to ever be First Lady, and she was in the White House during the country´s most trying time. But history hasn´t exactly been kind. Mary was dealt a tough hand that might have made it impossible for her to ever be popular. The Civil War erupted a month after President Lincoln took office, and Mary was a native Southerner who had relatives fighting for the Confederacy. Making matters worse, Mary seemed out of touch with the times, organizing lavish balls at a time when the country was literally coming apart at the seams. As if the external pressure wasn´t trying enough, young Willie Lincoln died in the White House in 1862, sending Mary into such fits of grief that she might have never fully recovered from even before her husband´s assassination and the death of Tad in 1881. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruno Belmar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034333/bk_acx0_034333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881 1975), a native of Guildford, England, was probably the greatest writer of comedy in the 20th century. With each passing year, his work continues to grow in popularity. Jeeves, the omniscient, highly competent valet, and Bertie Wooster, the upper-class, feather-brained gadabout, are his two most famous creations. His stories are generally characterized by intricate plots dealing with human foibles and complex, romantic entanglements. This series of short stories are perfect examples of his style.The four stories in this collection were the very first pieces Wodehouse published about his famous duo. They already demonstrate his mastery of style, language, and complex imagery which was so marvelously sustained in his material for the ensuing 60 years. These short stories are jewels of comedic brevity and masterpieces of stylistic unity.The stories in this collection are: ´´Jeeves Takes Charge´´ Florence and Bertie are engaged to be married. But she refuses to marry Bertie unless he agrees to steal her uncle´s scandalous memoirs before they can be sent to the publisher. This is the very first story which introduces Bertie and Jeeves. ´´The Metropolitan Touch´´ Bertie´s pal, Bingo Little, tries to stage a village Christmas play to win the affection of a country squire´s daughter. Unfortunately, the words and music are adapted from a risque London music hall foot stomper. The result is an incredible farce. ´´Fixing It For Freddy´´ Bertie takes his pal Freddy to the beach to get his mind off a girl who has jilted him. Suddenly, the girl shows up at the same beach. Bertie´s reconciliation scheme backfires and Jeeves offers a solution. ´´The Ordeal Of Young Tuppie´´ Tuppie Glossup enters a local rugby match to impress a country girl he has fallen in love with. But this is no ordinary game. Bertie and Jeeves attempt to rescue Tuppie from impending doom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000067/bk_acon_000067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.