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    • Dead Souls

    • De : Nikolai Gogol, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 14 h et 54 min
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    Gogol's great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata but especially the devious complexities in Russia, with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead 'souls', or serfs, whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol's characters.

    Prix : 36,74 €

    • Justine

    • De : Marquis de Sade
    • Lu par : Polly Edsell, Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 12 h
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    Underneath the patina of civilized society lies the Sadean demimonde: a bundle of lustful appetites fueled by momentary impulse and a desire for unfettered indulgence. And the target of this savagery: Justine de Bertole, a pious and virginal heroine. Grotesque, inhumane, and compelling, Sade’s novel overturns Rousseau’s views of the social contract, and the common trope that punishment only visits sinners, to deliver a passionate treatise on good and evil, virtue and sin.

    Prix : 25,13 €

    • The Magus

    • De : John Fowles
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 26 h et 19 min
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    John Fowles’s The Magus was a literary landmark of the 1960s. Nicholas Urfe goes to a Greek island to teach at a private school and becomes enmeshed in curious happenings at the home of a mysterious Greek recluse, Maurice Conchis. Are these events, involving attractive young English sisters, just psychological games, or an elaborate joke, or more? Reality shifts as the story unfolds. The Magus reflected the issues of the 1960s perfectly, and it continues to create tension and concern today.

    Prix : 43,63 €

    • Four Arthurian Romances

    • De : Chrétien de Troyes
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 16 h et 48 min
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    The Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes form the wellspring of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Stories of knightly valour in the Welsh Marches had existed before the 12th century, but it was the magnificent poetry and imagination of Chrétien, the 12th century French poet and trouvère, which brought alive the great characters of Arthur, his wife Guinevere, Lancelot and others.

    Prix : 34,03 €

    • Daphnis and Chloe

    • De : Longus
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 2 h et 47 min
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    Daphnis and Chloe is a gem from the pen of the otherwise unknown second-century CE Greek writer Longus. It is the only work of his to survive, and little is known of him. Though perhaps overshadowed by the Roman magnificence of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (dating from a century earlier), Longus’ story entranced the choreographer Michel Fokine, who persuaded the French composer Maurice Ravel to write music for a ballet on the love story as part of the Ballets Russes’ season in Paris in 1912. Ravel, inspired, produced one of the most ravishing scores of the Impressionist period. 

    Prix : 9,10 €

    • Beware of Pity

    • De : Stefan Zweig
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 14 h et 43 min
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    In the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a young cavalry officer is invited to a dance at the home of a rich landowner. There - with a small act of attempted charity - he commits a simple faux pas. But from this seemingly insignificant blunder comes a tale of catastrophe arising from kindness and of honour poisoned by self-regard. Beware of Pity has all the intensity and the formidable sense of torment and of character of the very best of Zweig's work. Definitive translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell.

    Prix : 29,94 €

    • Land of Men

    • Wind, Sand and Stars
    • De : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 5 h et 18 min
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    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is known universally for the gentle charm of Le Petit Prince, but it is this book, Land of Men - known originally in English as Wind, Sand and Stars - which is his masterpiece. First published in 1939, it documents Saint-Exupéry's life as a pilot in the pioneering days of long-distance flying and in particular his experiences as a pilot transporting mail across countries, across continents.

    Prix : 14,40 €

    • Seize the Fire

    • De : Laura Kinsale
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 16 h et 5 min
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    Captain Sir Sheridan Drake is no knight in shining armor, even if he happens to be famous for his heroism. An exiled princess with revolutionary ideas is just a convenient opportunity to get himself out of debt. Princess Olympia isn't precisely fairy-tale royalty herself; she's plump and a little shy, and desperate to do something of importance in the world. But though their meeting begins with her hopeless hero worship, a harrowing journey to the bleak edge of the world will transform them both.

    Prix : 23,93 €

    • The Shadow and the Star – Victorian Hearts, Book 2

    • De : Laura Kinsale
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 16 h et 5 min
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    In defense of her honor, innocent Leda Etoile has burned all her bridges and taken refuge in her tiny attic room in a shabby boarding house in London. But her last safe haven is invaded when she wakes to find a man hidden in the dark - a man with golden hair and the face of a fallen angel, who moves in the night like a shadow. Will he be her savior, or her ruin? Samuel Gerard draws her inexorably into the richest circles of aristocratic England. But even as Leda falls in love with a man she can never have, she must keep his secrets.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • The Great Poets: W. B. Yeats

    • De : W. B. Yeats
    • Lu par : Jim Norton, Denys Hawthorne, Marcella Riordan, and others
    • Durée : 1 h et 4 min
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    Naxos AudioBooks continues its new series of Great Poets, represented by collections of their most popular poems in one program. W. B. Yeats was one of the most beloved poets of the 20th century. He left a large legacy of outstanding poems, and the finest are collected here: "Down by the Salley Gardens," "The Lake Isle of Inisfree," "The Secret Rose," and "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven". They are read by a strong cast, led by Olivier award-winner Jim Norton.

    Prix : 10,06 €

    • Besotted with the Viscount

    • De : Susanna Malcolm
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 7 h et 40 min
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    Lord Gideon Birch, wounded former naval Captain and freshly minted Viscount, has a colorful history as a renowned lover of women. But a decade at war has transformed this sensual rake, and what he wants now is only to live a life on his own terms. And so, he comes to the quietest village in England, searching for serenity and instead, encounters an astonishingly enthralling pair of green eyes that unsettle his carefully constructed world.

    Prix : 17,91 €

    • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

    • De : Nikolai Gogol
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 17 h et 2 min
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    The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories is a bizarre and colorful collection containing the finest short stories by the iconic Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. From the witty and Kafkaesque "The Nose", where a civil servant wakes up one day to find his nose missing, to the moving and evocative "The Overcoat", about a reclusive man whose only ambition is to replace his old, threadbare coat, Gogol gives us a unique take on the absurd. 

    Prix : 31,42 €

    • House of Cads

    • Ladies of Scandal Series, Book 2
    • De : Elizabeth Kingston
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 9 h et 7 min
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    As a Frenchwoman of highly questionable upbringing, Marie-Anne de Vauteuil was shunned by genteel society. But then, an invitation to London on a mission of mercy from the very family who cast her aside lands her back in society - and into the arms of a man who is nothing but trouble. Wealthy American businessman Mason is a) accidentally engaged, b) desperate to get out of it, and c) neither wealthy nor a businessman. When he meets Marie-Anne, she makes him rethink his life as a fraud, and hoping for something he never believed possible: A proper life with a not-so-proper wife. 

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    • The Book of the Courtier

    • De : Baldassare Castiglione
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 11 h et 24 min
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    Set in the court of Urbino in 1507, Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier presents an invaluable look at court life and culture during the Renaissance. Over four nights of dialogue, the book explores the key question, ‘What should a courtier be like?’ and presents a deep and timeless discussion that is reminiscent of Plato’s Symposium and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and invites comparisons with Machiavelli’s The Prince.

    Prix : 22,40 €

    • The Essential Englishman

    • A Celebration
    • De : Duncan Steen, Nicolas Soames
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 8 h et 36 min
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    The Essential Englishman is a fascinating portrait that seeks to define at least some of the Englishman's attitudes, to celebrate his successes, admire his strengths, to glance with understanding at his weaknesses and also to reflect the way that others see him. The archetypal Englishman, it seems, adores animals yet has a passion for fox hunting; he has founded empires but has an inherent mistrust for anything foreign; he is suspicious of government yet trusts his (unwritten) Constitution implicitly.

    Prix : 22,07 €

    • A Hero of Our Time

    • De : Mikhail Lermontov
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 6 h et 9 min
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    Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is an enigma: arrogant, cocky, melancholic, brave, cynic, romantic, loner, socialite, soldier, free soul, and yet, victim of the world, he eludes definition and remains a mystery to those who know him. Just who is he? And what does he hope to achieve? Evolving from first person to third person, and then into a diary, A Hero of Our Time takes on a variety of forms to interrogate Pechorin's cryptic character and his unusual philosophy, providing breathtaking descriptions of the Caucasus along the way.

    Prix : 28,19 €

    • The Satyricon

    • De : Petronius
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 6 h et 55 min
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    Libidinous, licentious, salacious and very, very funny, The Satyricon is one of the most remarkable documents from ancient Rome. It tells the ribald story of Encolpius, a man of active and varied appetites (powered notably by his passion for his favourite lover, the handsome Giton), who plunges without inhibition into the life of Roman pleasures: orgies of food, feasting, abundant sex and escapades. The kind of hedonism found occasionally in Roman mosaics is here brought to life.

    Prix : 18,19 €

    • Fair, Bright, and Terrible

    • Welsh Blades, Book 2
    • De : Elizabeth Kingston
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 8 h et 24 min
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    Laura Kinsale presents a second novel by talented new author Elizabeth Kingston. Fair, Bright, and Terrible is the riveting companion to The King's Man. Wales is conquered, and Eluned has lost everything: her country, her husband, her hope. All that remains is vengeance, and she will stop at nothing to have it. When Robert de Lascaux is asked to marry the woman he has loved for eighteen years, he never hesitates. No wealth has ever mattered to him as much as Eluned has.

    Prix : 19,14 €

    • A Fallen Lady

    • Ladies of Scandal, Book 1
    • De : Elizabeth Kingston
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton
    • Durée : 10 h et 7 min
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    For reasons of his own, Stephen Hampton, Lord Summerdale, is determined to learn the truth behind the tangled tale of Helen's ruin. There is nothing he abhors so much as scandal - nothing he prizes so well as discretion - and so he is shocked to find that he cannot help but admire her. But how can she trust a man so steeped in the culture of high society, who conceals so much? And how can he, so devoted to the appearance of propriety, ever love a fallen lady?

    Prix : 23,93 €

    • The Monk

    • De : Matthew Lewis
    • Lu par : Nicholas Boulton, Georgina Sutton
    • Durée : 14 h et 59 min
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    Father Ambrosio, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid, is held as a paragon of virtue. But after 30 years of study and prayer, evil thoughts begin to permeate his mind. As two plots cleverly converge, torture, murder, incest, rape, poison, and magic prevail, sustained by an elegance in the writing of the 19-year-old Matthew Lewis.

    Prix : 30,20 €

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