Most widely held works by Neville Jason
The sword in the stone by T. H White ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Account of everyday life on a great medieval manor, with two boys, Kay and the Wart (who turns out to be King Arthur), learning the code of being a gentleman, and busy with hawking, jousting, sword play, hunting. The outline of this story is the narrative of how the boy, Wart, was made worthy to become the king and leader, Arthur.
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
This classic of world literature follows five families as they struggle through the Napoleonic Wars. Against a war-torn backdrop, these endearing characters deal with the tribulations of a life made more difficult by the challenges of battle and revenge.
The sculpture of Frank Dobson by Neville Jason ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Franz Liszt by Jeremy Siepmann ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The life of Franz Liszt was as daring and spectacular as his music. Famed throughout Europe as the greatest pianist of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most original and prophetic composers who ever lived. In this account of his epic life, actors' readings combine with plentiful musical excerpts to paint a living portrait of a highly complex man.
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Presents Shakespeare's comedy about a group of lovers so irresponsible in their actions that their freakish behavior can be explained only by the intervention of supernatural beings.
The life and works of Chopin by Jeremy Siepmann ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
The life and music of the composer/pianist Frederic Chopin is given with many musical examples.
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Part II by Edward Gibbon ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 124 libraries worldwide
"This six-disc recording covers the final three volumes of Gibbon's work, tracing ten centuries in the life of the eastern half of the empire, whose capital city was Constantinople. Among the many figures who stride across Gibbon's stage here are the emperor Justinian I, a noble statesman and successful warrior, brought low by his lascivious wife, the former prostitute Theodora; the murdering Basil I, a peasant who nonetheless proved himself a worthy figure upon which to drape the purple; and the final emperor of all, Constantine XI, who died on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453, valiantly fighting a losing battle to prevent the Turks from gaining a city they had craved for centuries"--Container.
The once and future king by T. H White ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
The complete The Once and Future King, White's retelling of the Arthurian legend, is made up of five books: The sword in the stone, The witch in the wood, The ill-made knight, The candle in the wind, and The Book of Merlyn. In the first book, Merlyn instructs Arthur and his brother Sir Kay in the ways of the world. One of them will need it-- the king has died leaving no heir, and a rightful one must be found by pulling a sword from an anvil resting on a stone. In the second and third books, Arthur has become King and the kingdom is threatened from the north. In the final two books, the aging king faces his greatest challenge, when his own son threatens to overthrow him. In The Book of Merlyn, Arthur's tutor Merlyn reappears, and teaches him that even in the face of apparent ruin, there is hope.
The life and works of Beethoven by Jeremy Siepmann ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
This "portrait-in-sound" combines actors' readings with Beethoven's music.
Freud a very short introduction by Anthony Storr ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Freud developed psychoanalysis into a general psychology which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships. Anthony Storr goes one step further and investigates the status of Freud's legacy today and the disputes that surround it.
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Swift's pungent satire in an unexpurgated version.
Swann's way by Marcel Proust ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and Multiple languages and held by 76 libraries worldwide
"'Swann's way' forms the first part of Marcel Proust's magnificent autobiographical cycle 'Remembrance of things past.' Here, Proust's vision, psychological understanding and vivid powers of description combine to create one of the most poetic and magical works in all literature. For lovers of the original text there are new delights to be found in this audiobook version, while those discovering the work for the first time may be surprised to find it so accessible"--Container.
Swann in love by Marcel Proust ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
"'Swann in love' is the continuation of 'Swann's way, ' the first part of Marcel Proust's monumental cycle 'Remembrance of things past.' It tells the story of man-about-town Charles Swann's passionate, tormented love affair with the courtesan Odette de Crécy, and of its surprising outcome. Set in the degenerate demi-monde of 19th century Paris as well as in the fashionable drawing rooms of the aristocracy, this new audiobook brings to life the descriptive genius of the original novel"--Container.
Remembrance of things past by Marcel Proust ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Proust's great work, the major French literary statement of the 20th century, looks back at the old social order while noting the rise of a different way of life. It is extraordinary not only in its length, but for the remarkable observations on the aspirations, the foibles and emotions of life. Once experienced, 'A La Recherche du temps Perdu' and the voice of Proust are never forgotten.
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of feminine independence and self reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Captain Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness whoch threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, it established Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.
Within a budding grove. Part 1 by Marcel Proust ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The second in the cycle of autobiographical novels under the heading "A la recherche du temps perdu" (Remembrance of things past).
Time regained by Marcel Proust ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The final part of the author's cycle of autobiographical novels entitled: A la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of things past).
The captive by Marcel Proust ( Recording )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Fifth in the author's cycle of autobiographical novels entitled: A la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of things past).
The Guermantes way by Marcel Proust ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
In "The Guermantes way", part one Marcel penetrates the inner sanctum of Paris high society and falls in love with the fascinating Duchesse de Guermantes. With his unmatched powers of observation Proust vividly describes the struggles for political, social and sexual supremacy played out beneath a veneer of elegant manners. This is the fifth part of Naxos Audiobooks' recording of "Marcel Proust's remembrance of things past."
Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Sodom and Gomorrah Part One: Accidentally witnessing an encounter between the Baron de Charlus and the tailor Jupien opens Marcel's eyes to a world hidden from him till now. Meanwhile his love for Albertine is poisoned by the suspicion that she is attracted to her own sex. Sodom and Gomorrah, Cities of the Plain addresses the subject of homosexual love with insight and understanding.
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