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Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah

Marcel Proust, Neville Jason

Sodom and Gomorrah is the fourth of seven volumes of Remembrance of Things Past. Accidentally witnessing an encounter between the Baron de Charlus and the tailor Jupien, the narrator's eyes are opened to a world hidden from him...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Performed by Warren Mitchell & Cast

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Performed by Warren Mitchell & Cast

William Shakespeare, Michael Maloney, Sarah Woodward, Warren Mitchell, Henry Purcell

This dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy features a cast who have performed the play for the Royal Shakespeare Company and other major theatre companies. The production features music from Purcell's Fairy Queen . The cast...

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Shelley

Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Bertie Carvel

A collection of well-known poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). One of the controversial figures of the English Romantic movement, Shelley's personal life and his early death by drowning cemented his reputation. In this...

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The Canterbury Tales III: The  Summoner's Tale ,  The Friar's Tale ,  The Manciple's Tale ,  The Doctor's Tale ,  The Seaman's Tale ,  The Lawyer's Tale

The Canterbury Tales III: The Summoner’s Tale , The Friar’s Tale , The Manciple’s Tale , The Doctor’s Tale , The Seaman’s Tale , The Lawyer’s Tale

Geoffrey Chaucer, Timothy West, Charles Kay

This third collection features The Summoner's Tale , The friar's Tale , The Manciple's Tale , The Doctor's Tale , The Lawyer's Tale and The Seaman's Tale .

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The Trial and Death of Socrates

The Trial and Death of Socrates

Plato, Tom Griffith, Bruce Alexander

The trial and death of Socrates remains a powerful document, partly because it was a true account of one of the greatest figures in history. In Apology , Socrates defends himself before the court against charges of corrupting...

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Ancient Greek Philosophy: An Introduction

Ancient Greek Philosophy: An Introduction

Tom Griffith, Hugh Griffith, Bruce Alexander, Crawford Logan

Provides the background to Western ethical thought and politics. This book covers the main philosophical developments from the Pre-Socratics era through to Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and the Epicureans.

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Dubliners (Box Set)

Dubliners (Box Set)

James Joyce, Jim Norton

A sequence of stories depicting middle-class Catholic life in Dublin. The frustrations of childhood, disappointments of adolescence and mystery of sexual awakening are related with clarity and sensitivity.

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The Tale of Troy

The Tale of Troy

Benedict Flynn, Benjamin Soames, Igor Stravinsky, et al

Nearly 4000 years ago, when the tall towers of a city called Troy reached gleaming into the sky, a proud king fought against an invading army in a desperate siege. The reading is supplemented by music from Nielsen.

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More Famous Composers

More Famous Composers

Darren Henley, Marin Alsop

Presented in an audio format, this title explores the lives of six key composers. The CD-ROMs also contain numerous musical selections.

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Grimms' Fairy Tales, Vol. 1: Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories

Grimms' Fairy Tales, Vol. 1: Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories

Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Laura Paton

In these fairy stories, the Brothers Grimm conjure up a world of fantasy, hope and good fortune where the princess meets and marries the right prince (even if he was once a frog), and the cruel witch, the arrogant wife and the...

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Great Inventors and Their Inventions: Archimedes, Gutenberg, Franklin, Nobel, Bell, Marconi, The Wright Brothers, Edison

Great Inventors and Their Inventions: Archimedes, Gutenberg, Franklin, Nobel, Bell, Marconi, The Wright Brothers, Edison

David Angus, Benjamin Soames

The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, and others have made the modern world what it is. But who were the men who had these ideas and made reality of them? This work shows, they were very different, but all had a...

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Lady Windermere's Fan: Performed by Juliet Stevenson & Cast

Lady Windermere’s Fan: Performed by Juliet Stevenson & Cast

Oscar Wilde, Juliet Stevenson, Samuel West, Emma Fielding, Michael Sheen

When Lady Windermere's Fan opened in 1892, it ran for 150 performances. The play contains many of Oscar Wilde's most quoted aphorisms. To this day, it continues to be revived frequently. The music supplementing the readings is...

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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

Henrik Ibsen, Juliet Stevenson, etc., Michael Maloney

Hedda Gabler marries dull George Tesman and forsees a life of middle class tedium stretching ahead. Increasingly, she is drawn into the clutches of her admirer, Judge Brack, who seeks to establish a menage a trois.

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Haruki Murakami

Collects Hard-Boiled Wonderland in which a 'shuffler' is at work in Tokyo, where the minds of the people have become servant to the requirements of the governmental 'system'; and End of the World in which a 'dreamreader' sifts...

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The Essential Dylan Thomas

The Essential Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas, Richard Burton

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The Time Machine

The Time Machine

H. G. Wells, Roger May

The Time Machine (1895) is H. G. Wells's first published novel as well as his most enduring and influential work.

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The Convenient Marriage

The Convenient Marriage

Georgette Heyer, Richard Armitage

Unconventional, warm and witty, this Georgian romance by Georgette Heyer unusually begins with a marriage rather than ending with one.

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Emma

Emma

Jane Austen, Juliet Stevenson

Arrogant, self-willed and egotistical, Emma's interfering ways and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. When she decides to introduce the humble Harriet Smith to the delights of genteel society and to find her a...

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen, Jenny Agutter

Mr and Mrs Bennet live with their five daughters at Longbourn in Hertfordshire. Jane, the eldest, falls in love with Charles Bingley, a rich bachelor who takes a house nearby with his two sisters and friend Fitzwilliam Darcy....

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The History of Classical Music

The History of Classical Music

Richard Fawkes, Robert Powell

The History of Classical Music is a resource for the Listening and Appraising sections of the national curriculum.

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Seven Ages: an Anthology of Poetry with Music

Seven Ages: an Anthology of Poetry with Music

William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes, Michael Caine, Dame Judi Dench

Presents an anthology of verse that is the comic, tender and telling story of life's seven ages - from childhood to old age. Within the framework of Shakespeare's speech, The Seven Ages of Man , performed by Sir Ian McKellan, are...

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, David Horovitch, Sean Barrett

Using voices to take the parts of The White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat, and Alice, this unabridged recording presents Alice in Wonderland .

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Persuasion: Unabridged

Persuasion: Unabridged

Jane Austen, Juliet Stevenson

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. In this comic story of love and fidelity, events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding.

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Under Milk Wood and Other Plays

Under Milk Wood and Other Plays

Dylan Thomas, Burton, Richard, Hugh Griffith, Richard Bebb

Offering a portrait of a small Welsh town, this collection also includes two radio programmes: Return Journey to Swansea and Quite Early One Morning .

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Robert Browning

Robert Browning

Robert Browning, David Timson, Patience Tomlinson

A selection of poetry from the great innovator of the dramatic monologue: Robert Browning. Imbued with psychological penetration, and colloquial exuberance which were hitherto alien to Victorian poetry, Browning's poetry was...

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The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov, Julian Rhind-Tutt

A Russian novel of the 20th century that features a surreal environment of talking cats, Satan and mysterious happenings.

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Ulysses

Ulysses

James Joyce, Jim Norton, Marcella Riordan, Roger Marsh, Richard Wagner

This third edition, newly revised and updated, includes comprehensive and all-new annotations by Joyce scholar Sam Slote, Trinity College, Dublin, and Marc A. Mamigonian and John Turner. It contains over 9,000 notes.

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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

John Milton, Anton Lesser, Perry Keenlyside, Professor John Jenkins, Marin Marais

This epic is Milton's most famous work, employing the heterodox theology later expounded in De Doctrina Christiana .

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte, Freda Dowie, Ken Drury

Offers a reading of a novel as bleak and elemental as the moors upon which it is set. This book is accompanied by a bonus CD-ROM which includes searchable texts in both abridged and unabridged format and exam-helpful notes from...

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Walden

Walden

Henry David Thoreau, William Hope

In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left the town for the lake of Walden, where he built himself a cabin and returned to nature, surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged a classic of American literature, a reaction...

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Lord Alfred Tennyson, Michael Pennington

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), one of the most popular of poets, is celebrated in 2009. This CD presents his key works.

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