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  • Henry James

    The definitive collection of full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of Henry James’ classic novels – plus a bonus documentary about his life and work One of the greatest and most influential American novelists, Henry James is loved for his compelling storytelling, vividly realised characters and perceptive exploration of the shifting relationships between Europeans and Americans. But he also possessed extraordinary insights into the secrets of the human heart, as shown in the ten dramas in this collection. Roderick Hudson explores how love and obsession intermingle as old and new worlds collide; The American mixes humour and heartache in a tale of a self-made millionaire and an...read more

  • Henry James Garrett

    From the creator of Drawings of Dogs, a thoughtful examination of empathy and the necessity of being kinder The kindness we owe one another goes far beyond the everyday gestures of feeding someone else's parking meter--although it's important not to downplay those small acts. Kindness can also mean much more. In this timely, insightful guide, Henry James Garrett lays out the case for developing a strong, courageous, moral kindness, one that will help you fight cruelty and make the world a more empathetic place. So, how could a book possibly make you kinder? It would need to answer two questions:   •  Why are you kind at...read more

  • Henry James

    Adapted by Graham White from the Henry James novel which centres on the predicament of Lambert Strether, a fifty-something New Englander lately arrived in Paris. Henry Goodman stars as the hapless protagonist in a novel many critics find James' finest. Episode 1: Strether has been sent to the city to persuade the fun-living son of his wealthy fiancee back home in Woolett to return home. But now Strether too falls under the spell of Paris.Episode 2: Strether had hoped to persuade the fun-living son of his wealthy fiancee to return home to New England. But now Strether has fallen under the spell of the beautiful Mme de Vionnet. More ambassadors are sent by the angry fiancee to bring both men...read more

  • Henry James

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Tuppence Middleton, star of Sense8, also known for her role in Downton Abbey. This definitive recording is edited by, and includes an Introduction by David Bromwich. In what Henry James called a 'trap for the unwary', The Turn of the Screw tells of a nameless young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a dark foreboding of menace within the house, she soon comes to believe that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care. But is the threat to her young charges really a malign and ghostly presence or something else entirely? The Turn of the Screw is...read more

  • Henry James

    A BBC Radio 4 ‘Book at Bedtime’ recording of Samuel West reading from the novella ‘The Aspern Papers’ by Henry James, set against the decaying grandeur of Venice. Originally broadcast 26 April - 4 May 2010. Henry James took as inspiration for his tale ‘The Aspern Papers’ the story of a mistress of Byron's who outlived the poet into lonely old age. He transposed the setting to Venice and cast the city he loved as a character in a taut narrative of literary theft and deception. The lure of previously unseen papers relating to the long-dead poet Jeffrey Aspern brings one of his literary editors to Venice in the grip of an obsession. He broaches the palazzo of Aspern's ancient and...read more

  • Henry James

    Otra vuelta de tuerca está considerada la historia de fantasmas por antonomasia y un hito insoslayable en la historia de la literatura universal. Epílogo de David Bromwich, profesor de la Universidad de Yale y Princeton Traducción de Antonio Desmonts Henry James consigue trazar una imponente novela de suspense en la que lo natural y lo fantasmagórico se confunden en el misterio. Protagonizada por una joven institutriz al cuidado de dos niños en una mansión victoriana, a lo largo de la narración intervienen presencias y personajes tal vez sobrenaturales. La anterior institutriz y el sirviente murieron en extrañas circunstancias. ¿Cuál es el secreto que se...read more

  • Henry James

    Henry James was born 15th April 1843 in New York City.His youth was spent travelling with his family receiving what was an "extraordinarily haphazard and promiscuous" education as they journeyed through London, Paris, Geneva, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Newport, Rhode Island, according to the father's current interests and publishing ventures. James studied primarily with tutors and only briefly attended schools. Undoubtedly the quality of his writing has ensured his name is enshrined in the American literary tradition. James was a committed Anglophile and spent most of his adult life as an expatriate in Europe. Many of his novels juxtapose the Old World with the New World. Classics such as...read more

  • Edith Wharton

    The Ultimate Ghost Stories Collection is a fully-indexed collection of classic ghost stories, read by three Audie-winning narrators. Included here are stories by Henry James, M.R. James, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, and Washington Irving. - The Turn of the Screw, Henry James - x14 M.R. James Stories - Canon Alberics Scrap-Book; Lost Hearts; The Mezzotint; The Ash-tree; Number 13; Casting the Runes; Count Magnus; Oh Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad; A Warning to the Curious; A View From a Hill; A Neighbour's Landmark; The Uncommon Prayer-Book; Wailing Well; The Fenstanton Witch. - x4 Edgar Allan Poe Stories - Morella; Ligeia; The Mask of the Red Death;...read more

  • Henry James

    Henry James was born 15th April 1843 in New York City.His youth was spent travelling with his family receiving what was an "extraordinarily haphazard and promiscuous" education as they journeyed through London, Paris, Geneva, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Newport, Rhode Island, according to the father's current interests and publishing ventures. James studied primarily with tutors and only briefly attended schools. Undoubtedly the quality of his writing has ensured his name is enshrined in the American literary tradition. James was a committed Anglophile and spent most of his adult life as an expatriate in Europe. Many of his novels juxtapose the Old World with the New World. Classics such as...read more

  • Henry James

    Henry James' signature theme, the American abroad, centers on a beautiful but flawed daughter of a wealthy Schenectady industrialist. Daisy Miller travels through Europe with her doting, vapid mother and rambunctious young brother. Daisy falls for the sophisticated Mr. Winterbourne, another expatriate, but their romance is threatened by Daisy's behavior. The mores and traditional social customs were something Daisy managed to ignore and caused more than a few eyebrows to be raised throwing her reputation into question. The story has a tragic and unexpected ending. AUTHOR Henry James (1843-1916) was an American novelist, a 19th century master of literary realism, a movement to portray...read more

  • Henry James

    'Seien Sie lieber vorab gewarnt: Dieser Schriftsteller wird Sie nicht mehr aus seinen Fängen lassen, sobald Sie eine Zeile von ihm gelesen haben. Er dringt in Sie ein und ergreift von Ihnen Besitz. Sie werden ihm verfallen wie einer Droge und immer mehr von diesem Stoff wollen', schrieb 2014 'Die Zeit' und bat die deutschen Leser auf Knien, endlich Henry James zu entdecken: 'So viel steht fest: Ein Leben ohne Henry James ist möglich, aber sinnlos.' Wir schließen uns an. Weil der 1843 in New York geborene Autor Beziehungsgeschichten von verblüffender Modernität erzählt, weil er von uns und unseren lebenshungrigen Seelen spricht, weil es unter der glatten Oberfläche seiner makellosen...read more

  • Henry James

    Civility and society come head to head in Henry James’ seminal work.The heroine of this powerful novel is the spirited young American Isabel Archer. Blessed by nature and fortune, she journeys to Europe to seek her future, but what she finds may prove to be her undoing. She is courted by three men: an English aristocrat, an American gentleman, and a sensitive expatriate. Her invalid cousin becomes her benefactor and adviser.But it is after the ingenuous Isabel falls prey to the schemes of an infinitely more sophisticated older woman that her life takes shape. Rich in character and the interplay of tensions, The Portrait of a Lady is a brilliant, timeless, and essential American...read more

  • Henry James

    Penguin Classics presents Henry James' Washington Square, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by William Hope. 'Why, you must take me or leave me ... You can't please your father and me both; you must choose between us' When timid and plain Catherine Sloper acquires a dashing and determined suitor, her father, convinced that the young man is nothing more than a fortune-hunter, decides to put a stop to their romance. Torn between her desire to win her father's love and approval and her passion for the first man who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonising dilemma, and becomes all too aware of...read more

  • Henry James

    When impoverished American sculptor Roderick Hudson creates what is described as a work of genius, he is sent to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. But Roderick soon loses his inspiration and falls in love with a woman he’ll never be with. Now on a path to self-destruction, can he be saved from himself? One of Henry James’ first novels, Roderick Hudson is a compelling depiction of an artist whose inflated ambition and temperament gets the better of...read more

  • Henry James

    One of the most daunting ghost stories to ever be written, Henry James' The Turn of the Screw follows the transformation of Miles (age 10) and Flora (age 8) from well-behaved children to deceitful liars. When a governess comes to their country estate to look after the children, she and Flora are separately visited by ghosts. However, Flora denies the experience and Miles claims to never have been visited by one, even when evidence supports an evil plot between the children and the ghosts. Devoid of common ghost story stereotypes, this timeless story is full of suspense, supernatural phenomenon, and thrills to frighten and delight any...read more

  • Henry James

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Simon Harrison, best known for his roles in Everest, Transformers: The Last Knight and London Has Fallen. This definitive edition includes an Introduction by Philip Horne. When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy her freedom, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. In this portrait of a 'young woman affronting her destiny', Henry James...read more

  • Henry James

    By Henry James Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths. Episode 1: Kate and Merton need money. Milly needs love. How far will they go to get what they want? Kate Croy is in love with Merton Densher; a poor writer. Her rich aunt Maud disapproves. Maud has offered Kate a wealthy existence but if Kate chooses to marry Merton she risks losing it all. When American Heiress Milly Theale steps into her London society, Kate sees a way out. Episode 2: Milly confides in Kate that she believes herself to be gravely ill and Kate begins to see a way for her and Merton to have a future. When Merton returns to London, Kate sets out to bring her lover and her friend together. With Kate's assurances that...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Unabridged readings of four spine-tingling stories This suspenseful anthology collects together four gripping tales of gruesome scientific experiments and chilling supernatural events - all read in full by some of the very best voice actors. With over 18 hours of electrifying listening, tracked by chapter, these classic tales will have you on the edge of your seat. Frankenstein Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece about young scientist Victor Frankenstein, whose quest to create new life has horrific consequences... Read by Shaun Mason. A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens' timeless classic about a bitter old miser who has a Christmas epiphany when he is visited by four spirits. Read by...read more

  • Henry James

    Caroline Spencer ist zauberhaft und sie hat einen Traum: Sie möchte den Atlantik überqueren und durch Europa reisen. Vier Mal trifft der Erzähler auf jene bezaubernde Caroline Spencer und spricht mit ihr über ihre Träume, Zukunftspläne und Wünsche. Und aus der einst zurückhaltenden Caroline Spencer wird mit jeder Begegnung eine mutigere und entschlossenere Frau. Doch der Erzähler sieht Caroline Spencer in Gefahr und seine Vorahnungen scheinen sich zu erfüllen. 'Henry James sieht alles: Illusionen, Eitelkeit, Täuschung und Enttäuschung. Ein Meistererzähler.'- Der Tagesspiegel 'Die in Vier Begegnungen vereinten Geschichten bilden James' thematische Entwicklung ab;...read more

  • Henry James

    Henry James' short but much acclaimed suspense novel. Set in Venice, it's the story of an American editor's determination to acquire a collection of unpublished letters at any cost. The letters are to the former mistress of a famous, deceased poet, Jeffrey Aspern. The mistress, Miss Bordereau is now very elderly, living modestly in a dilapidated old palazzo with her shy, awkward and uncomely niece Tita, an unwitting 'pawn' in the plot. The strong characterizations of the three main players in the story make for a compelling story of lies, betrayal and psychological warfare. James' gift for building suspense is evident, the tension builds until the very last moment. AUTHOR Henry...read more