The Discarded Image (Canto Classics): C. S. Lewis
King Lear is perhaps the most poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from majesty. He is widely agreed to be William Shakespeare´s most moving, tragic hero. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Lear with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Emma Bovary or Hamlet when we are 17 and another when we are 40, Bloom writes about his shifting understanding - over the course of his own lifetime - of Lear, so that this audiobook also explores an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare´s characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy, pathos, and clarity in Lear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002376/bk_high_002376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
...but the old belfry jackdaw, who was an authority on ecclesiastical architecture, said it was a lost soul. And there the matter rested. ´´Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 - 14 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous, and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward and P. G. Wodehouse.´´ (Wikipedia) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001466/bk_mike_001466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Probably the most famous of Edith Wharton´s novels, Ethan Frome contrasts sharply with her usual ironic contemplation of the fashionable New York society to which she herself belonged and whose strengths and weaknesses she understood so well. Ethan Frome is a keenly-etched portrait of the simple inhabitants of a 19th-century New England village. Ethan, a gaunt, patient New Englander, is a man tormented by a passionate love for his wife´s young cousin, Mattie. Restricted by the bonds of marriage and the fear of public condemnation, his desperate quest for happiness ultimately leads to pain and despair. Ethan´s story, with its tragic implications of what might have been, has had an irresistible fascination over the past century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C.M. Hebert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001337/bk_blak_001337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perennial classics, masterfully narrated: ´´The Open Window´´, ´´The Image of the Lost Soul´´, ´´Sredni Vashtar´´. Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870-November 14, 1916), better known by the pen name Saki and frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous, and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noel Coward, and P. G. Wodehouse. (Wikipedia) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J. Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001494/bk_mike_001494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
C. S. Lewis´ first published work. Printed by William Heinemann in 1919, it is the first of Lewis´ corpus to enter the pubic domain. This edition features an original preface by Lewis scholar Gordon Greenhill, who also administers the world´s most complete image collection of Lewis´ English editions at www.cslewiseditions.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Greenhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106753/bk_acx0_106753_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(Hump Head) 20 Tracks - Tracy Byrd ist ein traditioneller Country-Sänger, der seinen Weg geht. Das Image vom texanischen Naturburschen ist ihm auf den Leib geschneidert, und seine beste Waffe ist sein warmer, gefühlvoller Bariton. Seit 1993 ist er Dauergast in den für Amerika so wichtigen Country-Charts!
He is the Virginian - the first fully realized cowboy hero in American literature, a near-mythic figure whose idealized image has profoundly influenced our national consciousness. This enduring work of fiction marks the birth of a legend that lives with us still. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002734/bk_adbl_002734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.