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Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories written by Oscar Wilde performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories written by Oscar Wilde performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

A Genius Performance by Derek Jacobi! Lord Arthur Savile is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton, but a chiromantist reads Arthur Savile's palm and tells him that, in future, he will commit a murder. Lord Arthur wants to marry, but he decides to commit the murder before marrying....

so that his wife may not be caused to blush for his wrongdoing.

Moby Dick written by Herman Meville performed by Frank Muller on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Moby Dick written by Herman Meville performed by Frank Muller on Audio CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781428108332
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Classic World
Duration:  1260 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Herman Meville
Narrator 1:  Frank Muller

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Its famous opening line, "Call me Ishmael," dramatic in its stark simplicity, begins an epic that is widely regarded as the greatest novel ever written by an American. Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of...

heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey. When Melville's father died in 1832, the young man's financial security went too.

For a while he turned to school-mastering and clerking, but failed to make a sustainable income. In 1840 he signed up on the whaler, Acushnet, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was just 21. A whaler's life turned out to be both arduous and dangerous, and in 1842, Melville deserted ship. Out of this experience and a wealth of printed sources, Melville crafted his masterpiece.

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