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Literary Criticism - European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst | Narrator: Philip Stevens
Release Date: March 01, 2022
A major new biography that takes an unusual and illuminating approach to the great writer—immersing us in one year of his life—from the award-winning author of Becoming Dickens and The Story of Alice.The year is 1851. It's a time of radic...
Author: Emma Smith | Narrator: Emma Smith
Release Date: March 31, 2020
An electrifying new study that investigates the challenges of the Bard’s inconsistencies and flaws, and focuses on revealing—not resolving—the ambiguities of the plays and their changing topicality   A genius and prophet whose ...
Author: Katharine Smyth | Narrator: Brittany Pressley
Release Date: January 29, 2019
A wise, lyrical memoir about the power of literature to help us read our own lives—and see clearly the people we love most.“Transcendent.”—The Washington Post • “You’d be hard put to find a more moving ap...
Author: Hilary Spurling | Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Release Date: November 06, 2018
The author of the award-winning Matisse: A Life gives us the definitive biography of writer Anthony Powell--and takes us deep into the heart of twentieth-century London's literary life.Insightful, lively, and enthralling, this biography is as much a ...
Author: Helena Kelly | Narrator: Emma Bering
Release Date: May 02, 2017
A brilliant, illuminating reassessment of the life and work of Jane Austen that makes clear how Austen has been misread for the past two centuries and that shows us how she intended her books to be read, revealing, as well, how subversive and daring-...
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Author: Kevin Birmingham | Narrator: John Keating
Release Date: June 12, 2014
"A great story--how modernism brought down the regime of censorship--told as a great story. Kevin Birmingham's imaginative scholarship brings Joyce and his world to life. There is a fresh detail on nearly every page."--Louis Menand, Pulitzer prize-wi...
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Author: William Deresiewicz | Narrator: Sean Pratt
Release Date: April 28, 2011
An eloquent memoir of a young man's life transformed by literature. In A Jane Austen Education, Austen scholar William Deresiewicz turns to the author's novels to reveal the remarkable life lessons hidden within. With humor and candor, Deresiewicz ...
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Author: Peter Ackroyd | Narrator: Simon Vance
Release Date: November 01, 2005
This is the big one from Peter Ackroyd — and a worthy companion to London: The Biography.Only Peter Ackroyd can combine readable narrative and unique observation with a sharp eye for the fascinating fact. His method is to position Shakespeare ...
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Author: Daniel Stashower | Narrator: Richard Matthews
Release Date: July 10, 2001
This compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the struggling provincial doctor who became the most popular storyteller of his age when he created Sherlock Holmes. From his youthful exploits...
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Author: Edna O'Brien | Narrator: Donada Peters
Release Date: December 21, 1999
One of Ireland's best current novelists provides a thumbnail sketch of Ireland's greatest writer. A passionate and sensuous portrait, James Joyce is a return to the land of politics, history, saints, and scholars that shaped the creator of the twent...
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