The Spoken Word British Authors - 3CD Set

The Spoken Word British Authors - 3CD Set

by The British Library
     
 

This three-CD boxed set of recordings documents some of the twentieth-century’s most emulated and admired literary figures and continues the traditions of excellence evidenced by the American edition. Now devoted readers can hear extremely rare clips of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle speaking; Rudyard Kipling giving a speech; Virginia Woolf speaking on

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Overview

This three-CD boxed set of recordings documents some of the twentieth-century’s most emulated and admired literary figures and continues the traditions of excellence evidenced by the American edition. Now devoted readers can hear extremely rare clips of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle speaking; Rudyard Kipling giving a speech; Virginia Woolf speaking on craftsmanship; John le Carré being interviewed; W. Somerset Maugham reading from A Writer’s Notebook; William Golding discussing his novels; and E. M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and J. R. R. Tolkien, among others, delivering prepared talks. Comprising largely previously unavailable material, this collection provides an unparalleled opportunity to listen to some of the greatest figures of modern British literature, all brought to you in one definitive audio collection.

Details: Three CDs plus booklet, running time approximately 214 minutes.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"What is so enjoyable about the collection is its capacity to surprise." —Sunday Times
Chicago Tribune - Julia Keller

"After spending a few hours reveling in this diverse collection, there will be voices in the listener's head . . . the voices of the women and men who shaped the 20th Century with the written versions of their words."

Chciago Tribune

"After spending a few hours reveling in this diverse collection, there will be voices in the listener's head . . . the voices of the women and men who shaped the 20th Century with the written versions of their words."

— Julia Keller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712305419
Publisher:
British Library, The
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Series:
British Library - British Library Sound Archive Series
Pages:
3
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.93(d)

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