Great Modern Stories

Great Modern Stories

by Ruth Rendell, Harriet Walter
     
 

Fans of quality literature can expand their experience of the short story form with this exciting collection of unabridged works. Authors include important talents past and present and cover a bracing range of genres, from ghost stories and domestic dramas to mysteries and character studies. Ruth Rendell, Barry Unsworth, A. S. Byatt, Angela Huth, Frederic Raphael,

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Fans of quality literature can expand their experience of the short story form with this exciting collection of unabridged works. Authors include important talents past and present and cover a bracing range of genres, from ghost stories and domestic dramas to mysteries and character studies. Ruth Rendell, Barry Unsworth, A. S. Byatt, Angela Huth, Frederic Raphael, Haruki Murakami, Alan Sillitoe, Fay Weldon, and Patrick O'Brian are among the talents represented here. Readers include such notables as Janet McTeer, Rosalind Ayres, and Walter Lewis.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These 23 previously published stories spanning 20 years and written by contemporary luminaries including Haruki Murakami, Doris Lessing, and A.S. Byatt run the gamut from thrillers to light fiction, with a few character studies thrown in. As read by Janet McTeer, Martin Jarvis, Harriet Walker, Rosalind Ayres, Walter Lewis, and others, this audio will keep listeners' attention throughout (all the stories are presented with British accents, lending a bit of elegance to the collection). Though there is no discernible logic to the arrangement, the collection works exceedingly well as a whole. For short-story fans and anyone wanting something a little different from the traditional audiobook experience.—Donna Bachowski, Orange Cty. Lib. Syst., Orlando, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934997369
Publisher:
CSA Word
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
A CSA Word Recording Series
Edition description:
Unabridged edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) was an English politician and author of thrillers and mysteries. Rendell began her writing career as a journalist for a local Essex paper. She published her first novel From Doon with Death in 1964, it featured her most famous character Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford. She would go on to write many more books in the Wexford series which were later adapted for television as The Ruth Rendell Mysteries between 1987 and 2000. In 1997 she was created a life peer and sat in the House of Lords. She was the winner of many literary awards including three Edgars and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 17, 1930
Place of Birth:
London, England
Education:
Loughton County High School for Girls, Essex

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