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  • Anton Chekhov

    A selection of stories to entertain for when you have a spare 10 minutes, including 'After the Race', by James Joyce; 'Three Questions', by Leo Tolstoy; 'The Child's Story', by Charles Dickens; and 'A Transgression', by Anton Chekhov, read by Sir Michael...read more

  • D.H. Lawrence

    01. F.Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 02. O.Henry - The Gift of the Magi 03. Mark Twain - On The Decay of the Art of Lying 04. Sun Tzu - The Art of War 05. E.A. Poe - The Raven 06. Kahlil Gibran - The Madman 07. W.W. Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw 08. Anonymous - Aladdin 09. The Founding Fathers - The Declaration of Independence 10. Plato - The Apology of Socrates 11. Lord Alfred Tennyson - Charge of the Light Brigade 12. T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land 13. William Dean Howells - Wild Flowers of the Asphalt 14. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - The Communist Manifesto 15. E.A. Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum 16. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Offshore Pirate 17. Leo...read more

  • James Joyce

    "Arabia" nos narra el amor de un muchacho dublinés por una muchacha de su barrio, y las peripecias que el primero debe pasar para encontrarla en una feria llamada Arabia. La historia describe muy bien la dinámica de una familia Irlandesa, con características muy comunes a muchas otras...read more

  • James Joyce

    A teenage boy falls in love with his friend's sister and must finagle a trip to a bazaar at nearby Araby to win her heart. But will it be that...read more

  • James Joyce

    "Arcilla" es la historia de Maria, una mujer que cria a los ninos de una familia y anos despus va a pasar la Fiesta de todos los Santos con uno de ellos, ya adulto. Mara es un personaje que parece desconectado de la realidad; soltera y mayor, Mara representa a una mujer irlandesa ignorante y humilde. El nombre Arcilla, viene del elemento usado por Maria para jugar con los ninos. La arcilla, representa la muerte en la cultura irlandesa. Maria puede morir...read more

  • James Joyce

    A celebration of the work of one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Includes readings from Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Finnegans Wake and...read more

  • Peter Lovesey

    A must-listen collection of fifteen bibliomysteries by bestselling and award-winning authors Bibliomysteries Volume 2 includes: - 'Remaindered' by Peter Lovesey - 'The Compendium of Srem' by F. Paul Wilson - 'The Sequel' by R. L. Stine - 'Mystery, Inc.' by Joyce Carol Oates - and many...read more

  • James Joyce

    Chamber Music is a collection of poems by James Joyce, first published in May of 1907. The collection originally comprised thirty-four love poems, but two further poems were added before publication ("All day I hear the noise of waters" and "I hear an army charging upon the land"). Although the poems did not sell well, they received some critical acclaim. Ezra Pound admired the "delicate temperament" of these early poems, while Yeats described "I hear an army charging upon the land" as "a technical and emotional masterpiece". In 1909, Joyce wrote to his wife, "When I wrote [Chamber Music], I was a lonely boy, walking about by myself at night and thinking that one day a girl would love...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A selection of ten classic short stories including 'The Yellow Paint' by Robert Louis Stevenson and 'Toomai of the Elephants' by Rudyard...read more

  • James Joyce

    Nos cuenta la historia de un alcoholico irlandes y las consecuencias que esto tiene en su trabajo y desafortunadamente sobre su familia, especificamente, sobre sus...read more

  • James Joyce

    The main character in this short story is Gabriel Conroy and the entire short story takes place during his attendance at a holiday party, annually thrown by his aunts. Near the end of the party Gabriel sees his wife, Gretta, in a new and expanded way at the same moment when she is reminiscing on a song being sung at the party. Listen as James Joyce weaves harsh realities back into this story, as is characteristic with other stories in this series,...read more

  • James Joyce

    Often hailed as the finest short story ever written in the English language, James Joyce's "The Dead" tells the story of a young woman who hears a familiar song unexpectedly at a Christmas party. The melody brings memories of a long-dead lover flooding back to her. Joyce's description of the multi-layered situation, characters, and atmosphere are unsurpassed. The reader is drawn into the stifling world of Dublin society with its aspirations, pretensions, repressed morals, and furtively enjoyed freedoms. Beautiful and...read more

  • James Joyce

    James Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet. His short story, The Dead, the concluding story in Dubliners, often considered as one of the best works of short fiction, concerns a Christmas-time gathering in Dublin. With a beautiful use of language and the epiphany common to all the stories in Dubliners this book will remain in your thoughts long after the final emotional...read more

  • James Joyce

    A group of Dubliners gather together for a Christmas celebration in James Joyce's transcendent tale of the mundanity and magic in life and death. "The Dead" is taken from Joyce's collection of short stories Dubliners. (summary by...read more

  • James Joyce

    James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born on the 2nd February 1882 in Dublin into a middle-class family, and the eldest of ten surviving siblingsAdmired as a brilliant student he briefly attended the Christian Brothers-run O'Connell School before excelling at the Jesuit schools of Clongowes and Belvedere. From there he went on to attend University College Dublin from 1898, studying English, French and ItalianIn 1902, Joyce was now in his early twenties, and went to Paris to study Medicine but soon abandoned his teachings. Back in Dublin to attend to his dying Mother he met Nora Barnacle. They bonded immediately into a life-long match. Together they decided to emigrate to Europe. The couple...read more

  • James Joyce

    The Dead' is the final short story in the 1914 collection Dubliners by James Joyce. The other stories in the collection are shorter, whereas at 15,952 words, 'The Dead' is almost long enough to be described as a novella. Edited by Macc Kay Production executive Avalon Giuliano ICON Intern Eden Giuliano Music By AudioNautix With Their Kind Permission ©2020 Icon Audio Arts (P) 2020 Icon Audio Arts LLC Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of over thirty internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney and Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison. He can be heard on the Westwood One Radio Network and...read more

  • James Joyce

    The main character in this short story is Gabriel Conroy and the entire short story takes place during his attendance at a holiday party, annually thrown by his aunts. Near the end of the party Gabriel sees his wife, Gretta, in a new and expanded way at the same moment when she is reminiscing on a song being sung at the party. Listen as James Joyce weaves harsh realities back into this story, as is characteristic with other stories in this series,...read more

  • James Joyce

    The story mirrors the tension in early 20th Century Ireland in a poetic narrative that echoes in a haunting and melodic way the melancholy of life and death. The story centers on Gabriel Conroy, a university professor, on the night of the Morkan sisters' annual dance and dinner in the first week of January 1904, a celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany. Gabriel, favorite nephew of the sisters, arrives late to the party with his wife Gretta, where he is enthusiastically received. Gabriel has doubts about the speech he is to give, especially that it contains too many academic references for his listeners. He is confronted by Miss Ivors, an Irish nationalist, about his publishing a weekly...read more

  • James Joyce

    The Dead is the final story from 'The Dubliners' and perhaps the most popular of James Joyce's shorter...read more

  • James Joyce

    'The Dead' is the final short story in the 1914 collection Dubliners by James Joyce. The other stories in the collection are shorter, whereas at 15,952 words, 'The Dead' is almost long enough to be described as a novella. The story deals with themes of love and loss as well as raising questions about the nature of the Irish identity. The story centres on Gabriel Conroy, a professor and part-time book reviewer, and explores the relationships he has with his family and friends. Gabriel and his wife, Gretta, arrive late to an annual Christmas party hosted by his aunts, Kate and Julia Morkan, who eagerly receive him. After a somewhat awkward encounter with Lily, the caretaker's daughter,...read more