New This Month
Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, The Idiot, is rendered unforgettable in a brilliant new reading by Constantine Gregory. Gregory’s Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov were praised for their depth and understanding; The Idiot sees him return with another matchless performance. We also have a thrilling Jules Verne title, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, from Bill Homewood, and a really vibrant Moll Flanders read by Georgina Sutton.
Constantine Gregory follows The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment with Dostoyevsky’s unforgettable masterpiece, The Idiot. Prince Lyov Nikolayevitch Myshkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naive? Is he an idealist or, as many in General Epanchin’s society feel, an ‘idiot’?
Jules Verne’s exciting adventure Journey to the Centre of the Earth is brought to life in a thrilling new reading by Bill Homewood. Inspired by an ancient, encoded manuscript, the brilliant Professor Liedenbrock impetuously decides to travel to the very centre of the earth. Terrifying prehistoric animals and unimaginably beautiful landscapes await him.
Georgina Sutton gives us Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe’s honest portrayal of one woman’s struggle for economic survival in an unsympathetic world. Told with uncompromising directness and an extraordinary empathy, it is, as Virginia Woolf once claimed, ‘one of the few English novels we can call indisputably great’.