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This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [Lewis Carroll] Oliver Twist [Charles Dickens] The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle] Moby-Dick [Herman Melville] The Raven [Edgar Allan Poe] Frankenstein [Mary Shelley] Dracula [Bram Stoker] The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [Mark Twain] The War of the Worlds [H. G. Wells] The Picture Of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde]Show more
Most people associate storms and other big weather with death-with the kind of force that makes each of us wonder about life, and time and the nature of our surroundings. Some people go out looking for bad weather or go to places where they're likely to encounter it. Others have the misfortune of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Still, the stories in Storm have more to say than that. They tell us about what happens when people find that treacherous weather-or when it finds them-and we are reminded of the fragility of life, the capriciousness of Nature's will, and how little we can do when both cross paths. In Deep Blue, for those who dare, things often go wrong under the sea. Such tragedies, spurred by the booming interest in the Titanic and the Andrea Doria, have been the focus of tremendous literature form the world's finest authors. Deep Blue offers compelling tales of shipwrecks and salvage, submarine adventure and free diving, nautical survival and cannibalism.Show more
The narrator of this story is a successful lawyer on Wall Street. He hires a scrivener named Bartleby to help him with all the papers and relieve the load of work. Bartleby quickly gains the lawyer’s trust by completing his tasks on time. However, the newcomer becomes mentally unstable. He suddenly refuses to perform his duties and stares at a blank wall instead. The lawyer decides to give Bartleby a break, then tries to fire him, but the uncontrollable employee refuses to leave. Who exactly is Bartleby? Why does he refuse to perform the tasks he has been hired to do? What is his problem? How is the lawyer going to deal with the scrivener? Will Bartleby ever leave? Find all the answers in Herman Melville’s novel 'Bartleby, the Scrivener' from 1853. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American author whose books were based on his own experiences as a sailor. Today Herman Melville is world famous for his novel 'Moby Dick' but in his lifetime, this novel was ill received and quickly forgotten. Not until many years after Herman Melville's death did 'Moby Dick' get rediscovered become what is today considered one of the greatest classics in American literature. Melville, along with authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman, was part of the American Renaissance – a literary movement that aimed to provide literature for the American democracy.Show more
Ahab is the captain of a whaling ship named the Pequod. His great obsession with the giant whale, Moby Dick, makes him embark on a dangerous voyage. Some years before, the captain lost his leg because of the whale and now Ahab’s main desire is to take his revenge on the whale by killing it. He is so obsessed, that Ahab is ready to sacrifice everything he has, including the Pequod and all the members of his crew, and even his own life. How exactly did the captain lose his leg? Is it worth it to risk everything just to have his revenge? Will Ahab survive the expedition and will he get his revenge on Moby Dick? Find all the answers in Herman Melville’s exciting novel 'Moby Dick' from 1851. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American author whose books were based on his own experiences as a sailor. Today Herman Melville is world famous for his novel 'Moby Dick' but in his lifetime, this novel was ill received and quickly forgotten. Not until many years after Herman Melville's death did 'Moby Dick' get rediscovered become what is today considered one of the greatest classics in American literature. Melville, along with authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman, was part of the American Renaissance – a literary movement that aimed to provide literature for the American democracy.Show more
Narra la historia un abogado de nombre desconocido que tiene su oficina en Wall Street, Nueva York, quien, según sus propias palabras, 'en la tranquilidad de un cómodo retiro, trabaja cómodamente con los títulos de propiedad de los hombres ricos, con hipotecas y obligaciones'. Tiene tres empleados, con los apodos de Turkey ('Pavo'), Nippers ('Tenazas') y Ginger Nut ('Nuez de jengibre'), a los cuales describe en la obra. Turkey y Nippers son copistas, o escribientes, en tanto que Ginger Nut, que tiene sólo doce años, es el chico de los recados. Los dos escribientes no son suficientes para hacer el trabajo de la oficina, por lo cual el narrador pone un anuncio para contratar un nuevo empleado, al reclamo del cual acude Bartleby, quien es de inmediato contratado. Su figura es descrita como 'pálidamente pulcra, lamentablemente respetable, incurablemente solitaria'Show more
Der junge Aktenkopist Bartleby fällt in der neuen Anwaltskanzlei bald durch seine Schweigsamkeit, ungeheure Arbeitswut und große Gewissenhaftigkeit auf. Dass er Korrekturlesen und Botengänge 'lieber nicht machen' möchte, stößt zwar auf Unverständnis, wird jedoch toleriert. Als er eines Tages ankündigt, das Kopieren von Akten für immer aufgeben zu wollen, soll er die Kanzlei verlassen. Doch auch das möchte er 'lieber nicht'...Show more
Frugando tra gli scaffali ho ritrovato il libro che racconta la storia di uno scrivano. Un uomo comune, dimesso, senza alcun talento particolare. La sua storia e quel suo "preferirei di no" mi hanno sempre catturato...Così Serena Dandini vi racconterà quella storia, servendosi delle stesse parole, indossando gli stessi panni, la stessa identità dell'anziano avvocato che la 'raccontò' a lei attraverso le pagine di quel libroShow more
Herman Melville was born in New York City on 1st August 1819. At the age of 7 Melville contracted scarlet fever which permanently diminished his eyesight. Add this to a contemporary description of being "very backwards in speech and somewhat slow in comprehension" and his opportunities for success seemed limited.His father died when he was 12 leaving the family in very straitened times. 2 years later Melville took a job in a bank and followed up with a failed stint as a surveyor. He went to sea and travelled across to Liverpool and then to the Pacific on adventures which included a mutiny, being jailed and falling in love with a South Pacific beauty. He was also a figure of opposition to the coercion of native Hawaiians to the Christian religion. These experiences helped provide the novels 'Typee', 'Omoo', and 'White-Jacket'.By 1851 his ambitious masterpiece, 'Moby Dick', was ready to be published. It never sold out its initial print run of 3,000 and Melville's earnings on his masterpiece was a mere $556.37.In succeeding years his reputation waned, life was increasingly difficult. His family was growing and a stable income was essential. Melville took the advice of friends to try public lecturing, as others had, to increase his revenues. He embarked on three successful lecture tours, speaking on Roman statuary and sightseeing in Rome. In 1876 he was at last able to publish privately his 16,000 line epic poem 'Clarel'. It was to no avail. The book had an initial printing of 350 copies, but sales failed miserably.It was only in late 1885 that Melville was at last able to retire after his wife inherited several legacies, enough to provide them with a reasonable income.Herman Melville, novelist, poet, short story writer and essayist, died at his home on 28th September 1891 from cardiovascular disease.Perhaps his best known short story is 'Bartleby, the Scrivener' an enduring story of a Wall Street lawyer and his very particular assistant.Show more
Melville's Bartleby is a classic American short story, a strange tale of an assiduous copyist whose catch-phrase is 'I would prefer not to'. It is joined here by two other stories from The Piazza Tales, Melville's idiosyncratic collection: The Lightning-Rod Man and The Bell Tower.Show more
Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a short story by Herman Melville. The story first appeared, anonymously, in Putnam's Magazine in two parts. The first part appeared in November 1853, with the conclusion published in December 1853. It was reprinted in Melville's The Piazza Tales in 1856 with minor textual alterations. The work is said to have been inspired, in part, by Melville's reading of Emerson, and some have pointed to specific parallels to Emerson's essay, "The Transcendentalist." The story has been adapted to film twice: once in 1970, starring Paul Scofield, and again in 2001, starring Crispin Glover.Show more
Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Bartleby, un hombre discreto y apocado, es contratado por un abogado para trabajarcomo copista judicial. Pronto descubrirá que la actitud de Bartleby es extraña y sorprendente. Con serenidad y educación se niega a realizar las tareas que le encomiendan: 'Preferiría no hacerlo', esa es su respuesta. Bartleby ha perdido toda motivación y apetencia hacia la vida, no hay nada que desee hacer. Afronta los días impasible, aletargado, en silencio. El abogado, que se debateentre la compasión y la irritación, busca una respuesta al porqué de su comportamiento. ¿Cuál será el misterio de su mísera existencia? Melville escribe un cuento brillantesobre el vacío existencial.Show more
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