Caedmon Short Story Collection (Audio cassette)

By Various, Various (Read by)

Caedmon, 9780694524556

Publication Date: August 7, 2001

List Price: 34.95*
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Description

Caedmon brings together some of the most unforgettable stories in literature, vividly realized both by the authors themselves and by a cast of superb actors

Continuing and enhancing the Caedmon tradition of bringing the greatest literature to vibrant audio life, here are stories that have echoed though the years, brilliantly performed by an array of renowned actors, as well as the authors themselves.

These fourteen unforgettable recordings feature Eudora Welty's earthy wit in Why I Live at the PO., Ossie Davis's electrifying incarnation of Langston Hughes's eloquent A Toast to Harlem, and John Updike's delightfully droll reading of his own Persistence of Desire.

The Caedmon Short Story Collection offers such a rich and varied spectrum of listening experiences-whether shattering, darkly hilarious, or cuttingly incisive-it will make for countless hours of enjoyment that only increase with each return to it.

Cassette 1
Side 1
The Diamond Necklace by Guy De Maupaussant, performed by Claire Bloom
An Occurrence At owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, Performed by David McCallum
Side 2
Tobermory by Saki, performed by Keith Baxter
A Painful Case by James Joyce, performed by Cirian Hinds
 
Cassette 2
Side 1
The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield, performed by Celia Johnson
A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka, performed by Lotte Lenya
Side 2
The Jelly-Bean by F. Scott Fitzgerald, performed by Dylan Baker
 
Cassette 3
Side 1
University Days by james Thurber, performed by Richard Kiley
A Toast to Harlem by Langston Hughes, performed by Ossie Davis
Why I Live At The P.O. by Eudora Welty, performed by the author
Side 2
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, performed by Maureen Stapleton
Persistence of Desire by John Updike, performed by the author
 
Cassette 4
Side 1
We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick, performed by Keir Dullea
Side 2
Homeland by Barbara Kingsolver, performed by the author
 


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HarperCollins Publishers is a proud supporter of First Book, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their own new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books. In this way, First Book effectively leverages the heroic efforts of local tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy organizations as they work to reach children who need help the most. First Book distributes millions of books to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide each year. For more information on First Book, please visit www.firstbook.org.



HarperCollins Publishers is a proud supporter of First Book, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their own new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books. In this way, First Book effectively leverages the heroic efforts of local tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy organizations as they work to reach children who need help the most. First Book distributes millions of books to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide each year. For more information on First Book, please visit www.firstbook.org.