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Recordings - the Template of Great Literature on audio CD
Live recordings of Jane Mackay's talks and lectures available on CD - approximately 1 hour in length.
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Fyedor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
A drama of patricide and intense family rivalry. This is Dostoyevsky’s absolute masterpiece. How does it come out of his own dramatic life?
Doyle:The Hound of the Baskervilles
Conan Doyle had killed off Sherlock Holmes but was forced by public demand to bring him back to life. This is the story where Holmes returns, this time to solve the case of the Baskerville demon who kills only members of one family...or does it? Enjoy the grim setting of Dartmoor and the passions which lurk under the bleak exterior.
Du Maurier Rebecca
Not the Hitchcock film but a wonderful novel, full of mystery, love and suspense. Meet the young and gauche second Mrs De Winter and find out what really happened to Wife One. This was Du Maurier's favourite of her many books and she sets it in her own house of Menabilly near Fowey. A much finer novel than it is given credit for.
The Three Musketeers
George Eliot 'Middlemarch'
'Middlemarch' is the novel which changed the possiblities of the novel form forever. Eliot creates a web of characters, each with his or her own unique voice, and whose every action affects everyone else. The 'Chaos theory' in human practice in the mid 19th Century!
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
Flappers and gangsters…the beautiful and the damned! Why should we care about the ‘Jazz Age’ generation? Fitzgerald will make you care.
Gustav Flaubert - Madame Bovary
A bored housewife looking for trouble? Or a female Flaubert? Was this novel worth five years of his life and the ‘dessication of his heart’.
Forster's A Passage to India
The finest novel about India not written by an Indian! One of E.M.Forster's greatest achievements.
Fowles'sThe French Lieutenant's Woman
Set in John Fowles's home town of Lyme Regis, this is the novel that established Fowles as the leading British writer of his generation.
Elizabeth Gaskell - Mary Barton
‘All lies!’ said the mill owners. Gaskell was uniquely placed to register the terrible truth about poverty in 1840s Manchester. I know who to believe!
North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell's gritty romantic novel about the newly industrialised North of England which she knew so well.
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