Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master stylist, both lush and precise, who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Tales of Hearsay is a posthumous collection of four stories, published in 1911, the year after Conrad died, including The Tale which is considered to be the one of his best short stories.
Six more thrilling stories of adventure in Time and Space from the original Doctor Who Annuals.Larger than life and twice as colourful, from the 1960s to the 1980s the stories within the Doctor Who Annual were exuberant and charmingly naive. Now, in this second audio volume, Peter Purves (Steven), Anneke Wills (Polly), Geoffrey Beevers (the Master), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and Nicola Bryant (Peri) read another selection of these colourful and energetic tales, with atmospheric sound design.In Peril in Mechanistria, the First Doctor finds primitive humans enslaved to machines in a world of metal. The Second Doctor must rescue Ben in The Sour Note, whilst in Scorched Earth the Third Doctor and Sarah are challenged by a virulent virus on Varium III. The Fourth Doctor has Double Trouble after he and his companions return to UNIT HQ, and then the Fifth Doctor and Adric visit a Planet of Fear. Finally, in The Radio Waves, the Master schemes to turn Londoners against politicians and the Royal Family. Can the Sixth Doctor and Peri stop him?Also included from 1966 is The Equations of Doctor Who, a vintage essay about the mysteries of the Doctor and his TARDIS.Take a nostalgic journey through time with these vintage Doctor Who tales. Duration: 2 hours 20 mins approx.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "Tales of Medical Life" includes amazing stories about a subject that the author, being a physician himself, had a unique perspective on - the medical profession and people involved in it.
F. S. Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. Tales of Jazz Age VII is a collection of brilliant short stories: The Scandal Detectives, He Thinks He's Wonderful, The Captured Shadow, The Perfect Life and others. It also includes The Freshest Boy - the story about a naive and dreamy boy and his discouragement while attending a preparatory school.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, a dark romantic, and short story writer. Twice-Told Tales contains rearranged myths in which Hawthorne uses unexpected points of view to deftly twist the themes of classic folktales. From the unrepentant Gingerbread Man and his tirades against overprotective parents, meddlesome neighbors, and untrustworthy foxes, to the giant's wife who simply wants Jack out of the picture so that she and her mate may continue collaborating on poetry, these ironic tales introduce complex, emotional topics within a familiar context.
This selection of a hundred of O.Henry's succinct tales displays the range, humour and humanity of a perennially popular short-story writer. Here Henry gives a richly colourful and exuberantly entertaining panorama of social life, ranging from thieves to tycoons, from the streets of New York to the prairies of Texas. These stories are famed for their 'trick endings' or 'twists in the tail': repeatedly the plot twirls adroitly, compounding ironies. Indeed, O.Henry's cunning plots surpass those of the ingenious rogues he creates. His style is genial, lively and witty, displaying a virtuoso's command of language and allusion. This great collection offers the reader delights for the mind, imagination and emotions.
Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "Tales of Medical Life" includes amazing stories about a subject that the author, being a physician himself, had a unique perspective on - the medical profession and people involved in it.