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    • Nordic Tales

    • Autor: Selma Lagerlof, Bjornstjerne Bjornson
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 18 Min.
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    Selma Lagerlöf and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson were two of the greatest nineteenth centurey Nordic authors who were both awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Lagerlof was a Swedish novelist, who in 1909 became the first woman writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Her work is deeply rooted in Nordic legends and history. She turned away from the dominating realistic movement and wrote in a romantic and imaginative manner about the peasant life and landscape of Northern Sweden.

    Regulärer Preis: 7,95 €

    • The Turn of the Screw

    • Autor: Henry James
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 26 Min.
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    The Turn of the Screw has been described by many critics as the most sophisticated and terrifying ghost story in the English language. It is considered one of the great intellectual "spook tales" of all time. The story concerns a naive young governess who is hired to take care of two children in a large mansion in the English countryside. Everything is going fine, until she discovers that the children are not as innocent as they seem.

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    • Von folgren Am hilfreichsten 15.11.2007

    Regulärer Preis: 9,95 €

    • They

    • Autor: Rudyard Kipling
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Spieldauer: 54 Min.
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    Kipling was a British author and poet, born in India. He is best known for the many children's tales, his Indian spy novel Kim (1901), a number of poems, and many short stories. This gentle supernatural story is one of his best.

    Regulärer Preis: 5,95 €

    • The Phantom of the Opera

    • Autor: Gaston Leroux
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 56 Min.
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    The Phantom of the Opera is a Gothic novel, combining romance, horror, mystery, and tragedy. The story is about a mysterious figure who terrorizes a Paris opera house for the unwitting benefit of a young singer he loves.

    Regulärer Preis: 25,95 €

    • Crime and Punishment

    • Autor: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 23 Std. und 21 Min.
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    Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg, murders an old woman, a money-lender, to prove his theory that violence purifies the strong. But no sooner is the deed done than Raskolnikov begins to feel remorse. What follows is one of the greatest psychological studies in world literature.

    Regulärer Preis: 66,95 €

    • Nana

    • Autor: Emile Zola
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 39 Min.
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    Emile Zola, along with fellow novelists Honoré de Balzac and Gustave Flaubert, was an early realist in French literature. In novels such as Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Zola's Nana, sex and violence were examined with vivid clarity. These realists soon adopted the word naturalism to describe their writings.

    Regulärer Preis: 53,95 €

    • Fathers and Sons

    • Autor: Ivan Turgenev
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 22 Min.
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    Arguably Turgenev's greatest work and certainly one of the most controversial Russian novels ever written, Fathers and Sons incited protests from all branches of Russian society. Turgenev dramatized the volcanic issues that divided a Russia torn by social unrest and conflict: peasants against masters, generations against generations, and fathers against sons.

    Regulärer Preis: 26,95 €

    • Desiree's Baby (Dramatized)

    • Autor: Kate Chopin
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 11 Min.
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    Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels, mostly with a Louisiana Creole background. Today she is now considered a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century. This powerful little story concerns a Southern gentleman who disowns his wife because he fears she has "negro" blood. The truth makes for a dramatic ending.

    Regulärer Preis: 2,95 €

    • The Death of Ivan Ilych

    • Autor: Leo Tolstoy
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 38 Min.
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    This short but powerful novel was acclaimed by Vladimir Nabokov and Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest in the whole of Russian literature. It is one of Tolstoy's most celebrated pieces of late fiction. At the center of the story is an examination of the nature of both life and death and how man can come to terms with death's inevitability. It was widely acclaimed when it was published in 1886 and remains a compelling narrative today.

    Regulärer Preis: 13,95 €

    • The Story of the Bagman's Uncle

    • Autor: Charles Dickens
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 46 Min.
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    Although best known for such long novels as Our Mutual Friend and The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens also wrote many wonderful short stories with both a supernatural and a humorous twist. This is one of his best.

    Regulärer Preis: 2,95 €

    • Favorite Children's Stories, Volume 5

    • Autor: Edith Nesbit, Henry Beston, Maude Lindsey, und andere
    • Sprecher: Cindy Killavey, Brian Killavey, Kevin Killavey, und andere
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 15 Min.
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    Volume 5 of this popular series consists of the following stories: "The Books of Beasts" by Edith Nesbit, "Prince Sneeze" by Henry Beston, "Kind Little Edmund" by Edith Nesbit, "The Plate of Pancakes" by Maude Lindsey, "The Castle of Life" by Edward Deboulyea, "The Glass Dog" by L. Frank Baum, "The Country Called Nanomia" by Evelyn Sharp, "The Sea Dragon" by Alan McCall, "The Professor of Practical Jokes" by Evelyn Sharp...

    Regulärer Preis: 17,95 €

    • Main Travelled Roads

    • Autor: Hamlin Garland
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman, Donald Wight
    • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 7 Min.
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    Hamlin Garland is mostly remembered today for his innovative collections of short stories; Main Travelled Roads is his most famous collection. It contains six stories and is an undisputed American classic.

    Regulärer Preis: 19,95 €

    • The Overcoat

    • Autor: Nikolai Gogol
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 1 Std. und 17 Min.
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    The writer who did most to establish prose as a force in Russian literary culture was Nikolai Gogol. Gogol's example combined with the pronouncements of the literary critics of the period, established prose as the literary medium of the future. Fyodor Dostoevsky is supposed to have said, referring to himself and his fellow Realists, "We have all come out from under Gogol's "Overcoat".

    Regulärer Preis: 7,95 €

    • A Horseman in the Sky

    • Autor: Ambrose Bierce
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 16 Min.
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    A sentry falls asleep at his post, leading to dire consequences. This is a classic tale about the terrible cost of the Civil War, which divided entire families.

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    • The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

    • Autor: Mark Twain
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman, Jim Killavey
    • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 48 Min.
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    Saladin Foster and his wife, Electra, are jolted out of their tranquility by the stunning news that a distant relative has left them $30,000. The one condition is that the couple must be able to prove "that they had taken no notice of the gift by spoken word or by letter, had made no inquiries concerning the [ship] Moribund's progress toward the everlasting tropics, and had not attended the funeral." This condition leads to some major difficulties.

    Regulärer Preis: 8,95 €

    • The Happy Prince and Other Tales

    • Autor: Oscar Wilde
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman, Michelle Ford, Cindy Hardin Killavey, und andere
    • Spieldauer: 1 Std. und 43 Min.
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    Oscar Wilde was one of the most versatile writers who ever lived. He wrote classic plays, including The Importance of Being Ernest; one wildly popular and influential novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; and a number of inventive and moving stories in The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

    Stories included in this volume are: "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Devoted Friend", "The Happy Prince", "The Remarkable Rocket", and "The Selfish Giant".

    Regulärer Preis: 7,95 €

    • The Griffin and the Minor Canon

    • Autor: Frank Stockton
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman, Jack Benson
    • Spieldauer: 35 Min.
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    Frank Stockton was an American writer and humorist, best known for a series of innovative children's fairy tales that were widely popular. His most famous fable is "The Lady or the Tiger?" (1882), about a man sentenced to an unusual punishment for having a romance with a king's beloved daughter. Other memorable tales are "The Griffin and the Minor Canon", "Old Pypes and the Dryad", and "Mr. Tolman".

    Regulärer Preis: 5,95 €

    • The Father

    • Autor: Bjornstjerne Bjornson
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman
    • Spieldauer: 8 Min.
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    Bjornstjerne Bjornson was a Norwegian writer, editor, and theater director, known along with Henrik Ibsen, Alexander Kielland, and Jonas Lie as one of the "four great ones" of 19th-century Norwegian literature. Bjornson campaigned widely for liberal and national ideals, and became an extremely popular national figure. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1903. "The Father" is one of his most widely anthologized stories.

    Regulärer Preis: 2,95 €

    • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    • Autor: Mark Twain
    • Sprecher: Walter Zimmerman, Jack Benson
    • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 18 Min.
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    The hit on the head that sends Hank Morgan back through 13 centuries does not affect his natural resourcefulness. Using his knowledge of an upcoming eclipse, Hank escapes a death sentence, and secures an important position at court. Gradually, he introduces 19th century technology and soon has an easy life. He becomes "The Boss" of the Kingdom, second only to the King.

    Regulärer Preis: 38,95 €

    • A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

    • Autor: Charles Dickens
    • Sprecher: Cindy Hardin, Walter Zimmerman, Jack Benson, und andere
    • Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 43 Min.
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    A Christmas Carol is undoubtedly the most famous supernatural story in English. However, it was not the only supernatural story of the season that Charles Dickens wrote. In Victorian England, Christmas was the time to explore the supernatural in stories, and Charles Dickens was one of the best at it. Included in this volume are a full-cast dramatization of A Christmas Carol, plus three more of Dickens' best stories of the season.

    Regulärer Preis: 8,95 €

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