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The Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

This new edition of Thornton Wilder's renowned 1967 National Book Award-winning novel features a new foreword by John Updike and an afterword by Tappan Wilder, who draws on such unique sources as Wilder's unpublished letters, handwri...

Paperback
Published: Jan 2007

Go Set a Watchman CD

Harper Lee

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.Originally written in the m...

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Published: Jul 2015

Prodigal Summer

Barbara Kingsolver

Set in Appalachia, Kingsolver's very pastoral novel tells the stories of three women who live close to the land. A wildlife biologist studying coyotes is fascinated by a young man with a passion for hunting. An intellectually inclined...

Paperback
Published: Oct 2001

Heaven's My Destination

Thornton Wilder

Drawing on such unique sources as the author's unpublished letters,business records, and obscure family recollections, Tappan Wilder'sAfterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this hilarious tale about goodness in a fallen ...

Paperback
Published: Sep 2003

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Break...

Ruth Pennebaker

Joanie's ex-husband is having a baby with his new girlfriend. Joanie won't be having more babies, since she's decided never to have sex again. But she still has her teenaged daughter Caroline to care for. And thanks to the recession,...

Paperback
Published: Jan 2011

Three Classic African-American Novels...

William L. Andrews

'Examining the scope and richness of African-American literature, this landmark collection gathers the first three novels written by African Americans in the 1850s. Includes "The Heroic Slave" by Frederick Douglass, "Cl...

Paperback
Published: Jan 2003

Nick Adams Stories

Ernest Hemingway

The famous 'Nick Adams' stories show a memorable character growing from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent -- a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life.

Paperback
Published: Feb 1981

The Optimist's Daughter

Eudora Welty

The Optimist's Daughter is a compact and inward-looking little novel, a Pulitzer Prize winner that's slight of page yet big of heart. The optimist in question is 71-year-old Judge McKelva, who has come to a New Orleans hospital fro...

Paperback
Published: Aug 1990

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Perse...

Winifred Watson

'Why has it taken more than half a century for this wonderful flight of humor to be rediscovered?'-Guardian'The sweetest grown-up book in the world.'-Sunday Times'Everyone, no matter how poor or prim or neglected, has a second chance ...

Paperback
Published: Feb 2008

Peter Camenzind

Hermann Hesse

Peter Camenzind, a young man from a Swiss mountain village, leaves his home and eagerly takes to the road in search of new experience. Traveling through Italy and France, Camenzind is increasingly disillusioned by the suffering he dis...

Paperback
Published: Dec 2003

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Authur Conan Doyle

In this unabridged collection are four more individual cases for Mr Sherlock Holmes, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr Watson. Once more, they are solved by this bloodhound of a genius.

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2003

Emma

Jane Austen

Arrogant, self-willed and egotistical, Emma's interfering ways, and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. When she attempts to find humble Harriet a suitable husband, no one emerges unchanged. The reading is supplemen...

Abridged CD
Published: Jun 1996

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

Unabridged, 17 CDs, 21 hours Read by Dylan Baker The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized-and sometimes outraged-millions of readers At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, a...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2011

Lady Chatterley's Lover

D. H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley's Lover was the subject of one of the most infamous trials of the 20th century when its publisher, Penguin, was prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act. Finally, after testimony from expert witnesses for the defe...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2008

The Razor's Edge

W. Somerset Maugham

Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancee Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong r...

Paperback
Published: Sep 2003

Persuasion

Jane Austen

Deepens and confuses our apprehension of Jane Austen. The earlier books set such store by fine manners that it's alarming to find her not merely loosening her respect for them but hinting that they are popularly used as cover for emot...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 1996

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other ...

Oscar Wilde

'Flamboyant fin-de-siecle literary figure Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage.Here in o...

Paperback
Published: Dec 1982

Demian

Hermann Hesse

A Classic Novel About the Pursuit of Personal Fulfillment--First Time Ever on CD! A brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man's quest for self-awareness, this coming-of-age novel achieved instant critical and popular ac...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2008

The Pilgrim's Progress (Great Epics)

John Bunyon

Bunyan’s allegory uses the everyday world of common experience as a metaphor for the spiritual journey of the soul toward God. The hero, Christian, encounters many obstacles in his quest: the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanit...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 1999

Amsterdam

Ian McEwan

On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current ...

Paperback
Published: Nov 1999

Classic Horror Stories: Sixteen Legen...

Charles A. Coulombe

Before electric lights and telephones, there were only candles and, at last, gas lights, to banish the darkness. And in that darkness might lurk - who knows? Ghosts, werewolves, vampires, witches, or even the Devil himself! Such st...

Paperback
Published: Sep 2003

Barnaby Rudge (Classic fiction)

Charles Dickens

Barnaby Rudge, one of only two historical novels by Dickens, deals with the 'Popery' riots of 1780. Read here by one of Britain's most popular readers, Sean Barrett, (his reading of Bleak House was widely praised) in a useful 6CD abri...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2009

Ulysses

James Joyce

A few intuitive, sensitive visionaries may understand and comprehend 'Ulysses,' James Joyce's new and mammoth volume, without going through a course of training or instruction, but the average intelligent reader will glean little or n...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 1994

I, Claudius: From the Autobiography o...

Robert Graves

Considered an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the Mad Caligula to become emperor in 41 A.D. A masterpiece.

Paperback
Published: Oct 1989

Alice'S Adventures In Wonderland Cd (...

Lewis Carroll

In an enchanting performance, two-time Academy Award® winner Sally Field takes us on a topsy-turvy adventure through Wonderland. Irresistibly delightful, fascinating and funny, Ms. Field's stunning interpretation brings Alice, th...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2000

In the Land of Time: And Other Fantas...

Edward Dunsany

The first annotated edition of the Irish master of fantasy, 'who imagined colors, ceremonies and incredible processions that never passed before the eyes of Edgar Allan Poe or of De Quincey' (W. B. Yeats). Lord Dunsany has gained a cu...

Paperback
Published: Feb 2004

The Mysteries of Udolpho (Oxford Worl...

Ann Ward Radcliffe

Ann Radcliffe's orphaned heroine Emily St. Aubert finds herself imprisoned in her evil guardian Count Montoni's gloomy medieval fortress in the remote Apennines. Terror is the order of the day inside the walls of Udolpho, as Emily str...

Paperback
Published: Jul 1998

The Pickwick Papers

Charles Dickens

In 'The Pickwick Papers', Dickens' reached his peak of humor. First commissioned to match illustrations that had benn done, 'The Pickwick Papers' took on a life of its own. Serialized in 20 monthly installments from March 1836 to Nove...

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 1998

The Essential Dylan Thomas: Poetry An...

Richard Bebb

This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one CD set the best of Dylan Thomas. Cds 1 & 2: Historial Recordings-the legendary recording of Under Milk Wood, with Richard Burton and and cast. Also, two radio productions he wrote bef...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2005

Malone Dies

Samuel Beckett

This is the second in the famous trilogy of novels written by Samuel Beckett in the late 1940s. An old man is dying in a room. His bowl of soup comes, his pots are emptied. He waits to die. And while he waits, he constructs stories, m...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2004
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