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A Room of One's Own

by Virginia Woolf Gwen Catalá Éditeur (January 22, 2020)

« J’aime souvent les femmes.

J’aime leur anticonformisme.

J’aime leur complétude.

J’aime leur anonymat... »

Redécouvrez cet essai qui bouleversa toute la condition féminine à l’échelle...


Widdershins

by Oliver Onions, Gabrielle de Cuir, Paul Boehmer & Rosalyn Landor et al. Blackstone Publishing (January 21, 2020)

At first blush, Widdershins is a conventional haunted house story involving an unsuccessful writer, who moves into an empty house in hope that isolation will help his failing creativity. His sensitivity and...


The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

The definitive masterpiece of the hard-boiled detective genre, The Maltese Falcon first appeared in the pages of Black Mask magazine in 1929 and was almost immediately acknowledged as not only a great crime...


The Fox, The Captain's Doll & The Ladybird

by D. H. Lawrence, Gabrielle de Cuir, A. J. Moseley & Stefan Rudnicki Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

D. H. Lawrence portrays human relationships--both tender and cruel--and the destructive effects of war in three classic novellas.

In The Fox, two young women living on a small farm during the First World War...


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nancy Peterson & B. J. Harrison Spoken Realms (January 14, 2020)

A tale of betrayal, revenge, loyalty, and redemption, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a true classic.

Hester Prynne settles in a little town in Puritan-era Massachusetts while awaiting her husband's...


The Rover

by Joseph Conrad, Stefan Rudnicki & Claire Bloom Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

As the Revolution rages in France, a seafarer named Peyrol, a master-gunner in the French republican navy, pirate, and for nearly fifty years "rover of the outer seas," comes to the end of a lifetime lived on...


O, Pioneers!

by Willa Cather & Nancy Peterson Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

Life on the divide was a struggle for the pioneering Bergson family. Alexandra, both tough as nails and tender as a budding blossom, faces and conquers the harsh realities of early settlers in Nebraska.

The struggle...


Twenty Years After

by Alexandre Dumas, John Lee & Lawrence Ellsworth Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

A new translation of Dumas's rousing sequel to The Three Musketeers, picking up twenty years after the conclusion of that classic novel and continuing the adventures of the valiant d'Artagnan and his three loyal...


Sanditon

by Jane Austen, Kate Riordan & Alexandra Roach Grand Central Publishing (December 10, 2019)

In the vein of Downton Abbey, Jane Austen's beloved but unfinished masterpiece-often considered her most modern and exciting novel-gets a spectacular second act in this tie-in to a major new limited television...


The False Gems & Other Tales of Obsession

by Guy de Maupassant, Arte Johnson, Gabrielle de Cuir & Justine Eyre et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2019)

Guy de Maupassant was a master of the short-story genre, producing more than three hundred during his lifetime. These concise stories contain twists and shocking turns, and range from the fantastic and supernatural,...


Maggie, a Girl of the Streets & Other New York Stories

by Stephen Crane, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki & A. J. Moseley Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2019)

Originally published pseudonymously in 1893, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets follows the tragic tale of Maggie and her life in the harsh streets and tenements of the New York City Bowery district. Initially rejected...


The Diary of a Madman, and Other Russian Sketches

by Nikolai Gogol, Leonid Andreyev, Anton Chekhov & Cassandra de Cuir et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2019)

Centering on the picaresque realism of Nikolai Gogol's (1809-1852) mid-nineteenth-century visions of the extraordinary in everyday life, this collection mines the ambiance and mind of pre-Revolutionary Russia....


The Actual

by Saul Bellow & Robert Fass Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2019)

Harry Trellman doesn't belong. Not in the Chicago orphanage where he is sent by his mother, not in high school (too brainy), not even on the streets. Human attachments? Yes, he has them, but they are like everything...


Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street & Other Stories

by Virginia Woolf & Christine Rendel Spoken Realms (October 08, 2019)

Here are short stories by the incomparable Virginia Woolf, including the story that was the original basis for the novel Mrs. Dalloway.


Three Stories and Ten Poems

by Ernest Hemingway, Stefan Rudnicki & Tom Newth Blackstone Publishing (May 21, 2019)

Originally published in 1923, Ernest Hemingway's Three Stories and Ten Poems feature some of the expatriate's lesser known, but still wonderful, works.

The stories and poems include:"Up in Michigan""Out of Season""My...


Joan of Arc

by Mark Twain & Jim Hodges Made for Success (March 05, 2019)

Most people are unaware that Mark Twain spent over a decade researching Saint Joan of Arc and wrote what he considered to be his greatest work--Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc--originally published in...


Great Classic Mysteries

by Various Authors & various narrators Blackstone Publishing (January 29, 2019)

Enjoythe great detectives of the Golden Age of classic mysteries in this uniquecollection of audio whodunits. Newly recorded for this original anthology, thecrimes, criminals, and sleuths depicted here set the...


The Great American Read: The Book of Books

by Robin Miles Black Dog & Leventhal (November 20, 2018)

A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series.

What are...


Powers of Darkness

by Bram Stoker, Valdimar Ásmundsson, Adam Verner & Others et al. Blackstone Publishing (April 24, 2018)

Powers of Darkness is an incredible literary discovery: In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Ásmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker's world-famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna...


Bambi

by Felix Salten, Frank Dolan & Whittaker Chambers Blackstone Publishing (March 27, 2018)

Bambi's life in the woods begins happily. There are forest animals to play with--friend Hare, the chattery squirrel, the noisy screech owl, and Bambi's twin cousins, frail Gobo and beautiful Faline. But winter...


The Years

by Virginia Woolf & Finty Williams Blackstone Publishing (February 06, 2018)

Written in 1937, The Years was the most popular ofVirginia Woolf's novels during her lifetime. It explores a rich variety ofthemes such as sex, feminism, family life, education, and politics in Englishsociety...


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne & Michael Learned Blackstone Publishing (December 20, 2017)

Written in the winter of 1849, The Scarlet Letter unfolds the story of Hester Prynne, a young woman branded as an adulteress in the harsh Puritan world of seventeenth-century New England. As Hester calls on...


Mark Twain's Library of Humor

by Mark Twain, Various Authors, Marni Webb & Richard Russ et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 20, 2017)

Master wit Mark Twain selected these twenty-seven stories himself by fifteen of his favorite nineteenth century authors. The order follows that which Twain placed them in in the original anthology, published...


The Sea-Wolf

by Jack London & Stuart Whitman Blackstone Publishing (December 18, 2017)

Torn by a quirk of fate from his life as a dilettante and intellectual, Humphrey van Weydon finds himself at the whim of the ruthless Wolf Larsen. The two men--one youthful, idealistic, and upper-class while...


Winesburg, Ohio

by Sherwood Anderson & Terry Bregy Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2017)

Winesburg, Ohio, a collection of stories set in a fictitious town in the 1890s, has long been considered Sherwood Anderson's masterpiece. This groundbreaking work set the stage for a new era in writing, greatly...


Man and Superman

by George Bernard Shaw, Judi Dench, a full cast & Ralph Fiennes et al. Blackstone Publishing (November 07, 2017)

Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC's Third Program on October 1, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3's fiftieth anniversary, the play was directed by Sir Peter Hall, and preserved for all...


Tom Jones

by Henry Fielding, Martin Jarvis, Anton Lesser & a full cast Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2017)

Fielding's rollicking comic masterpiece sparkles with life in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization. Abandoned child Tom is raised by the rich and benevolent squire Mr. Allworthy, much to the chagrin of Allworthy's...


Penguin Island

by Anatole France & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (September 05, 2017)

Penguin Island is Anatole France’s most searching and satirical novel. A humorous critique of customs and laws, rituals and rites, its subject is human nature, but its characters are penguins in the mythical...


The Europeans

by Henry James & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2017)

Eugenia, a baroness divorced from a German prince, and her bohemian brother, Felix, are coming back to America. Raised and cultured in Europe, they are returning destitute to New England to seek out their rich...


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley, Julie Harris & Dove Audio Raffin (July 11, 2017)

A masterpiece of nineteenth-century gothic horror, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein also has the distinction of being the first science fiction novel. Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, is consumed...


The Call of the Wild

by Jack London, Ethan Hawke & Dove Audio Raffin (July 11, 2017)

Jack London's masterpiece describing the timeless bonds between man, dog, and wilderness

Buck, half St. Bernard and half Scotch shepherd, is a bold-spirited dog living the good life in the Santa Clara Valley....


Bleak House

by Charles Dickens & Paul Scofield Raffin (July 11, 2017)

Charles Dickens, at the height of his creative powers in this great work, pursues two great themes: the murky institutional fog that darkens and cripples all of England, symbolized by the endless litigation...


The Time Machine

by H. G. Wells, Ben Kingsley & New Millennium Audio Raffin (July 11, 2017)

The Time Traveler steps into his machine to embark upon an astonishing journey beyond the frontiers of time, space, and the human imagination. When he emerges, he finds himself in the year 802,700, observing...


The Presence of Christmas

by Various Authors, Bruce Heighley, New Millennium Audio & Harry Nilsson Raffin (July 11, 2017)

The Presence of Christmas contains a heartwarming anthology of stories, poems, and songs of the holiday season with traditional Christmas songs performed by Harry Nilsson.

Stories and Poems:Song from HeavenThe...


The Last of the Mohicans

by James Fenimore Cooper, Lou Diamond Phillips & New Millennium Audio Raffin (July 11, 2017)

In James Fenimore Cooper’s classic frontier adventure story, a disillusioned man of great moral courage severs all ties with a society whose values he cannot accept and retreats to the vast unspoiled forests...


I Am America

by Mary Sheldon, Bob Van Dusen, President Bush & President Ford et al. Raffin (July 11, 2017)

This is a delightful introduction to the fifty states and the District of Columbia, presented through stories, statistics, legends, descriptions, and music. Three former US presidents and four first ladies join...


The Adventure of the Priory School

by Arthur Conan Doyle & Edward Hardwicke Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

Motivated by greed and jealousy, the criminal in this classic Sherlock Holmes mystery The Adventure of the Priory School aims to kidnap a young lord--but causes a far greater tragedy.


The Greek Interpreter

by Arthur Conan Doyle & Edward Hardwicke Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

Sherlock Holmes's brother, Mycroft, appears in this classic mystery, The Greek Interpreter, to lead Holmes and Watson to a hideous murder and the betrayal of a foreign heiress.


"Babette's Feast" and "Sorrow-Acre"

by Isak Dinesen & Colleen Dewhurst Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

"Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: give me leave to do my utmost." This line from "Babette's Feast" lends itself to both of the stories in this audio collection, which...


A Scandal in Bohemia

by Arthur Conan Doyle & Edward Hardwicke Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

"A Scandal in Bohemia" tells of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes' encounter with Irene Adler, a beautiful and intelligent woman, in a story of love, intrigue, and political scandal.

The story is read...


False Dawn

by Edith Wharton & Derek Jacobi Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

The first of four novellas, together called Old New York, set in the mid-1800s.

Lewis Raycie is sent on a grand tour of Europe with instructions from his father to acquire a collection of accepted Art Works....


The Red-Headed League

by Arthur Conan Doyle & Edward Hardwicke Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

In The Red-Headed League, the legendary Sherlock Holmes catches one of London's most daring criminals while investigating the strange business of the League, a suspicious organization that gives its members...


Ramona

by Helen Hunt Jackson & Boots Martin Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

This extraordinarily popular novel weaves together romance, history, and a passionate protest against the oppression of Native Americans in the 1800s. Termed the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the southwestern Indians...


Jack London Boxed Set

by Jack London & John Lee Craig Black (May 17, 2017)

Jack London’s adventurous nature, intuitive feeling for animal life, and superb storytelling skills give his tales a striking vitality and force. Thrilling action and a sense of justice characterize the classic...


The Napoleon of Notting Hill

by G. K. Chesterton & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (December 06, 2016)

In 1904, Great Britain was at the height of its prosperity; but G. K. Chesterton saw the drudgery of capitalism and bureaucracy eating away at the eccentricity and spontaneity of the human spirit. In The Napoleon...


The Prague Orgy

by Philip Roth & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (September 06, 2016)

In quest of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer, the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mid-1970s. There, in a nation straightjacketed by totalitarian...


Jeeves in the Offing

by P. G. Wodehouse & Ian Carmichael Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2016)

Jeeves is on holiday in Herne Bay, and while he's away, the world caves in on Bertie Wooster. For a start, Bertie's astonished to read in the Times of his own engagement to the mercurial Bobbie Wickham. Then,...


Full Moon

by P. G. Wodehouse & Jeremy Sinden Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2016)

Despite marriage to a millionaire's daughter and success as a vice-president of Donaldson's, Inc., manufacturers of the world-famous Donaldson's Dog-Joy, Freddie Threepwood, Lord Emsworth's younger son, still...


Much Obliged, Jeeves

by P. G. Wodehouse & Dinsdale Landen Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2016)

Just as Bertie Wooster is a member of the Drones Club, Jeeves has a club of his own, the Junior Ganymede, exclusively for butlers and gentlemen's gentlemen. In its inner sanctum is kept the Book of Revelations,...


It Can't Happen Here

by Sinclair Lewis & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (July 05, 2016)

First published in 1935, when Americans were still largely oblivious to the rise of Hitler in Europe, this prescient novel tells a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy and offers an alarming, eerily...