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by michaelwy
August 14th, 2020, 12:29 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Two short stories by Jules Verne and Hg Wells not recorded
Replies: 11
Views: 1330

Re: Two short stories by Jules Verne and Hg Wells not recorded

I'd like to record The Chronic Argonauts, but unfortunately I can't find an online copy of the text that would meet the LibriVox PD requirements. Project Gutenberg and Hathitrust do not appear to have the text, and whilst archive.org has a copy of what is marked as the 1920 edition of Wells' "Revis...
by michaelwy
April 9th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hidden PD gems
Replies: 10
Views: 2124

Hidden PD gems

Hello, I know people who join librivox read a lot. I also wonder if you have ever encountered a short story or a novel and thought "why isnt this story known worldwide?" In short, have you encountered hidden gems in the LV catalogue? If so, what are they? And why is this particular story or novel so...
by michaelwy
April 6th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Crime short stories set on trains
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

Re: Crime short stories set on trains

KevinS wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 10:47 am
PD or not PD?
It would be nice if they were PD, and available in the librivox catalogue so i could listen to them.
by michaelwy
April 6th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Crime short stories set on trains
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

Crime short stories set on trains

Hello I really love old trains. I wonder if you know any old short stories in the crime or suspense genre set on a train. I already know of Amelia B. Edwards' famous story and Conan Doyle's "The Lost Special". Can you help me find some others?
by michaelwy
March 24th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: "The Call of the tiger" by Ethel Lina White
Replies: 7
Views: 610

"The Call of the tiger" by Ethel Lina White

I cant find anything by Ethel Lina White (1876-1944) in the catalogue? She wrote The Wheel Spins, which was the basis for Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes. Here is a 1907 story by her entitled "The Call of the Tiger". It could become part of a short mystery collection. http://freeread.com.au/@RGLibrary...
by michaelwy
March 11th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: [Not LV]A female reader for a female science fiction reading
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

[Not LV]A female reader for a female science fiction reading

Hello everyone, I run the educational radiostream at https://Historyradio.org . I suddenly realised that a majority of readers are male. I almost have no female voices on my station. I therefore have a suggestion. There was a female science fiction writer that was known as Francis Stevens (1884-1948...
by michaelwy
February 28th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Informal survey
Replies: 21
Views: 5417

Re: Informal survey

I have a few French and English dictionionaries, but I have an online dictionary service that i subscribe to. I hardly ever touch these old paper copies any more.
by michaelwy
February 10th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: [Not LV]Need help with a Bulldog Drummond reading or perhaps two
Replies: 0
Views: 1481

[Not LV]Need help with a Bulldog Drummond reading or perhaps two

Hello everyone, I run the educational non-profit radio stream historyradio.org . Recently Wild Side Press Ltd said they would allow me to use their Bulldog Drummond short story scans as basis for some audiobooks. Sapper wrote 4 or 5 short stories about Bulldog Drummond, which were published the year...
by michaelwy
January 15th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Gong'An stories?
Replies: 0
Views: 581

Gong'An stories?

Are there any public domain translations of Gong'An fiction featuring one of the two popular Chinese characters Judge Dee or Judge Bao? I was looking, but I was unable to find any. It seeems as if The Dutch guy started the whole translation frenzy just after WWII? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gong%...
by michaelwy
January 13th, 2020, 3:43 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Early biography of nobel prize winner Knut Hamsun
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Early biography of nobel prize winner Knut Hamsun

A book about the Nobel laureate Knut Hamsun from 1922 https://archive.org/details/knuthamsun00larsuoft/page/n7 Of course this was before he became a nazi, but it is intersting anyway because he had already written some of his best works. Someone could perhaps read just the chapter called "The author...
by michaelwy
December 4th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: [HORROR STORY] "spurs" by Tod Robbins
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: [HORROR STORY] "spurs" by Tod Robbins

If you like Tod Tobbins, there is a complete collection of his early stories here. I am not sure what genre they are, though. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hxdmea&view=1up&seq=7 The collection is entitled " Silent, white and beautiful : and other stories " 1920 Includes: "Silent, White ...
by michaelwy
December 2nd, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 036 -rap
Replies: 53
Views: 4308

Re: [OPEN] Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 036 -rap

I want to make you aware of the Weird Tales magazine issues that are PD https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/serial?id=weirdtales There you will find Horror tales about Egyptian Mummies https://archive.org/details/Weird_Tales_v01n04_1923-06/page/n55 About Phantom Wolf Hounds https://archive....
by michaelwy
December 2nd, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Fred M. White's spy stories
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Fred M. White's spy stories

There are not that many spy short stories in the catalogue. All I have been able to find are the real life stories of Taft and the short stories William Le Queux and E. Phillips Oppenheim. Ashenden stories (Maugham) are yet a few years from going into public domain. However, Fred M. White (the guy w...
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

Here is the British library on demand service

https://www.bl.uk/on-demand

You can use that for the Chum stories, too. However, it is not free. Not by any standards.
by michaelwy
December 1st, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Influences Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

Someone might wish to e-mail. I'm interested in the juvenile fiction from 'Chums,' and I've done a pretty complete search. Well, that's great :) Just go ahead and start. The list i linked to is a little longer than the one you had. And there are Jules Poiret stories among them. I dont know why they...