October is a bumper month, with five new autumn releases!
De Profundis, by Oscar Wilde, is a profound and inspiring treatise on the meaning of suffering. Written during his time at Reading Gaol, it is his impassioned letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, whose relationship with Wilde led to the writer’s imprisonment. The audiobook is read by Simon Russell Beale, and features a special introduction written and read by Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde’s grandson.
The inspiration for Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor’s Long Way Round, Jupiter’s Travels is the extraordinary autobiographical account of one man’s journey around the world on the back of a Triumph motorcycle. Rupert Degas’s vivid and exciting reading is accompanied by an introduction written and read by the author, Ted Simon.
Daniel Deronda, George Eliot’s final novel, is a remarkable work that encompasses themes of religion, imperialism and gender in its broad scope. Juliet Stevenson narrates this wonderful tale about a young Englishman of uncertain parentage and the troubled woman drawn to his spiritual and altruistic nature.
Amiably read by the talented stage actor Jamie Parker, Tom Brown’s Schooldays presents a fond and nostalgic snapshot of Victorian public school life. Here is the story of an energetic, good-hearted boy and his development into a young man. Tom must fend off his archenemy, the bully Flashman, and take a younger boy under his wings.
Roman armies, sunken cities and German mountaintops… Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater will evoke wonder and curiosity in the listener. Gunnar Cauthery reads this highly charged and hauntingly accurate account of laudanum addiction, considered to be the root of all drug novels, from Baudelaire to Burroughs.
New Releases – October 2015