Nouveau : des livres-CD en anglais !

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Rappel : vous pouvez emprunter 3 livres-CD par carte de lecteur. Voici maintenant la liste des "audio-books" que vous trouverez désormais à la bibliothèque. Il s'agit, pour l'heure, d'une sélection de classiques.

 

Classic American Short Stories / read by William Roberts

2 CD (2h35)

Five great American short story writers : Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, O. Henry and Jack London. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they never less caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American.  

 

Frank L. Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz / read by Liza Ross

2 CD (2h28)

One of the great classics of children's literature.

 

 Joseph Conrad

 

Youth and Hearth of darkness / read by Brian Cox

3 CD (3h41)

In these two magnificent novellas Conrad explores the question of self-discovery through powerful and exciting narratives.

 Youth and Heart of Darkness

 

 

Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist / read by Anton Lesser

4 CD (4h57)

Dickens' second novel is a thrilling study of childhood innocence thrust into the darkly comic world of Fagin, his apprentice, the Artful Dodger, and their gang of child thieves.

 

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

 

 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

The Return of Sherlock Holmes / read by David Timson

3 CD (3h31)

It seems that Holmes has lost none of his remarkable qualities...

 

Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby / read by William Hope

2 CD (2h38)

Set in of the Roaring Twenties, The Great Gatsby depicts a society obsessed by wealth, status and background. Gatsby, famous for his prodigious wealth, glittering parties and murky background, harbours a poignant dream. As his dream is realised, the sordid underbelly of a society devoid of morality is revealed.

 

Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D'Urbervilles / read by Imogen Stubbs

3 CD (3h55)

Against a backdrop of a changing and haunting landscape, Tess battles for her freedom from penury and abuse.

 

Henry James The Turn of the Screw / read by Emma Fielding and Dermot Kerrigan

2 CD (2h32)

Perhaps the most brilliantly successful ghost story ever written. The novel creates a terrifyingly believable impression of innocent children so corrupted by evil that they remain deceptive pictures of innocent beauty.

 

Dubliners box set

 

James Joyce

Dubliners / read by Jim Norton

1 : 3 CD (3h12)

2 : 3 CD (3h39)

 

 

Jack London

The Call of the Wild / read by Garrick Hagon 2 CD (2h37)

The Call of the Wild is not only a classic of "ripping yarn", but also an enduring masterpiece of the inescapable laws of nature.

The Call of the Wild

Herman Melville

Bartleby the Scrivener / read by William Roberts

2 CD (2h32)

Melville’s Bartleby is a classic American short story, a wry tale of an assiduous copyist whose catch-phrase is “I would prefer not to”. It is joined here by two other stories.

 

Edgar Allan Poe

The Fall of the House of Usher and other Tales of Mystery and Imagination / read by William Roberts

4 CD (4h52)

The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom of the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares - premature burial, ghostly transformation and words from beyond the grave.

 

Hamlet

 

 

William Shakespeare

The Sonnets / read by Alex Jennings

3 CD (3h09)

Hamlet / performed by Anton Lesser and full cast

 

4 CD (3h22)

Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion / performed by Anton Lesser and Lucy Whybrow

3 CD (2h37)

Ever since its London premiere in 1914, Pygmalion has never been out of the repertory. It was given new impetus when it was transformed into My fair Lady by the sparkling talents of Lerner and Loewe.

 

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein / read by Daniel Philpott

2 CD (2h37)

 

The gothic tale of Frankenstein and his construction of a human being who runs amok has become one of the most vivid of horrors stories.

 

Gulliver’s Travels

 

Jonathan Swift

 

Gulliver's Travels / read by Neville Jason

3 CD (3h57)

 

Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / read by Garrick Hagon

2 CD (2h38)

The story of a boy's adventures growing up in a small town on the banks of the Mississippi river over a hundred years ago.

 

Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray / read by Michael Sheen

3 CD (3h18)

The beautiful young Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by society artist Basil Hallward. Admired by all, the dazzling, wealthy, handsome young man has everything anyone could wish for - or so it appears...

 

 

Virginia Woolf

Orlando / read by Laura Paton

2 CD (2h29)

For Virginia Woolf, Orlando was more than a fantastic flight of imagination. It was a roman-à-clef, a love letter for her lover, the charismatic, eccentric bisexual Vita Sackville West.

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