The Spoken Word: British Writers, 3-CD Set (British Library - British Library Sound Archive)

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9780712305419: The Spoken Word: British Writers, 3-CD Set (British Library - British Library Sound Archive)

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.

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British Library Publishing produces fascinating and beautiful books across a wide range of subjects related to the Library’s uniquely rich collections, including maps, medieval manuscripts, literary history, graphic design and typography, the history of books, and cultural history.

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"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 Chicago Tribune)

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ISBN 10: 0712305416 ISBN 13: 9780712305419
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Descripción British Library, 2008. Estado de conservación: New. This audio CD set presents recordings of 30 novelists and playwrights from the earliest generations whose voices survive, among them, Arthur Conan Doyle, Kipling, GK Chesterton and Tolkien. 3 Audio CDs:214 minutes. Nº de ref. de la librería 210731

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ISBN 10: 0712305416 ISBN 13: 9780712305419
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Descripción Estado de conservación: New. This three-CD boxed set of recordings documents some of the twentieth-century?s most emulated and admired literary figures. The British Library has compiled the recordings from, primarily, BBC programmes from the 1930s to the late 1980s. Included is the first generation of writers whose voices were broadcast through to senior figures of the present day. We can hear extremely rare clips of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle speaking; Rudyard Kipling giving a speech; Virginia Woolf speaking on craftsmanship; John le Carr? 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. Utterly absorbing. THE TIMES. Nº de ref. de la librería 2703

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Editorial: British Library Board (2008)
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Descripción British Library Board, 2008. Compact Disc. Estado de conservación: Brand New. abridged edition edition. 5.25x5.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0712305416

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