Literary Criticism - General

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Talking About Detective Fiction

P. D. James

To judge by the worldwide success of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Poirot, it is not only the Anglo-Saxons who have an appetite for mystery and mayhem. Talking about the craft of detective writing and shar...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2011

Green Hills of Africa

Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway’s memoir about hunting big game in Africa is also about the appeal of the "primitive" and the author’s dissatisfactions with his own society. Based on his safari journal, this is a vibrant portrait of t...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2006

The Odyssey by Homer

Homer

NOW AVAILABLE - Digitally remastered, and on CD for the first time Translated by Robert Fagles, with an introduction by Bernard Knox Read by Sir Ian McKellen

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

The War That Killed Achilles: The Tru...

Caroline Alexander

Few warriors, in life or literature, have challenged their commanding officer and the rationale of the war they fought as fiercely as did Homer's hero Achilles. Today, the Iliad is celebrated as one of the greatest works in literature...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2009

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

Anonymous

Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living.Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2020

Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity: ...

John Stossel

The investigative reporter and consumer advocate debunks popular myths and misconceptions, including Suburban sprawl is ruining America, Money makes people happier, Is the media unbiased?, and many other social, political, and economi...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2006

Building Bridges: Stephen King Live a...

Stephen King

Book by King, Stephen

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2004

The Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci...

Bart D. Ehrman

A staggeringly popular work of fiction, Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code has stood atop The New York Times Bestseller List for well over a year, with millions of copies in print. But this fast-paced mystery is unusual in that the author ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2004

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales ...

David Grann

Acclaimed New Yorker writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller The Lost City of Z, David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism. Whether he's reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brothe...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2010

Maniac Magee

Jerry Spinelli

After his parents are killed in an accident, Jeffrey Lionel Magee is forced to live with his aunt and uncle--a situation he eventually finds so unbearable that he runs away. Initially, Jeffrey leads an itinerant life, finding food and...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2005

Death in the Afternoon

Ernest Hemingway

A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfightingDeath in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at bullfighting by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting was more than mere sport ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2007

The War That Killed Achilles: The Tru...

Caroline Alexander

Few warriors, in life or literature, have challenged their commanding officer and the rationale of the war they fought as fiercely as did Homer's hero Achilles. Today, the Iliad is celebrated as one of the greatest works in literature...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2009

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

A Classic Work on Race, Now Available for the First Time on Audio - read by Jesse L. Martin from Law & Order! At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injusti...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2008

Classics: A Very Short Introduction (...

Mary Beard

This Very Short Introduction to Classics links a haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeur of Rome, and to Classics within modern culture - from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur...

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

Tigerheart

Peter David

When sudden tragedy strikes his family, young Paul Dear embarks on a great adventure into the magical Anyplace to seek the greatest hero of his time: the Boy of Legend, in this continuation of the Peter Pan story.

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2008

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (...

Gary Gutting

Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Born in 1926 in France, over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Aug 2016

Brave New World (Cliffs Notes Series)...

Charles Higgins

The CliffsNotes study guide on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, ...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2011

The Essential Remembrance of Things P...

Marcel Proust

Here is an illuminating overture to the defining work of French modernism and one of the major classics of the twentieth century. Proust's epic examination of the subtleties of human existence in the modern world is a gargantuan compo...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2010

W.B. Yeats: Selected Poems

William Butler Yeats

Yeatss poetry is rich with the imagery, mythology, and musicality of his homeland, Ireland, but his themes are universal: the conflict between life and death, love and hate, and the meaning of mans existence in an imperfect world.

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2008

W.B. Yeats: Selected Poems

William Butler Yeats

Yeatss poetry is rich with the imagery, mythology, and musicality of his homeland, Ireland, but his themes are universal: the conflict between life and death, love and hate, and the meaning of mans existence in an imperfect world.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Aug 2008

On Writers and Writing

Margaret Atwood

What is the role of the writer? Prophet? High priest of art? Court jester? Or witness to the real world?  Looking back on her own childhood and writing career, Margaret Atwood examines the metaphors which writers of fiction and ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jan 2021

Don't Panic: Douglas Adams & the Hitc...

Neil Gaiman

The #1 New York Times-bestselling author's "hilarious . . . idiosyncratic . . . delightful" and definitive companion to a global phenomenon (Publishers Weekly). Douglas Adams's "six-part trilogy," The Hitchhiker's...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2020

Don't Panic: Douglas Adams & the Hitc...

Neil Gaiman

The #1 New York Times-bestselling author's "hilarious . . . idiosyncratic . . . delightful" and definitive companion to a global phenomenon (Publishers Weekly). Douglas Adams's "six-part trilogy," The Hitchhiker's...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jun 2020

Lord of the Flies (Cliffs Notes Serie...

Maureen Kelly

The CliffsNotes study guide on William Golding's Lord of the Flies supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentari...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2011

The Great Gatsby (Cliffs Notes Series...

Kate Maurer

The CliffsNotes study guide on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical comment...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2011

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for Pe...

Francine Prose

In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters and discover why their work has endured. Writ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2007

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for Pe...

Francine Prose

In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters and discover why their work has endured. Writ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2021

What to Read and Why

Francine Prose

In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2018

The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2021

The Tragedy of Macbeth

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's shortest—but one of his most popular—tragedies features a man who will do anything to fulfill a prophecy that will lead him to become the King of Scotland. Fresh from battle, Macbeth and his companion B...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Apr 2021
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