Although he achieved notable success as a novelist, poet, essayist, and painter, August Strindberg is best known today as one of the first and most significant masters of naturalist theatre. Among his many dramatic works are a number of one-act plays, four of which are presented in this recording. All of the plays feature a persistent theme in Strindberg's works: the inevitable disillusion that results from intense involvement in relationships, whether they be familial, romantic or circumstantial.
A rich widow finds that the man she wishes to marry is already engaged. He has just suddenly become a peer and cannot, he thinks, break his promise.
Franz Kafka was one of the first and greatest masters of dystopian literature. In his bleak world view, man is presented as helpless and ineffectual, his destiny determined by distant, obscure and essentially unfriendly agencies. In none of his works is this savage and unreasoning enslavement presented more vividly than in Metamorphosis, a novella in which Gregor Samsa, a respectable employee and dutiful son, wakes to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect.
Ava Jones has settled for a life that she's not sure she wants anymore, but won't admit it. Her best friend Erica Davidson talks her into taking a break on the Isle of Wight. Her days on the island are spent thinking things through and arguing with Morgan, whom she hates on principle. Is it so wrong for her to want a life that follows the script of an honest-to-god romance film?
"Just Like in the Movies"
This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to eliminate jealousy and insecurity in your life. Any relationship is prone to certain hurdles. There are times in which you and your significant other fight over even the simplest things. Choosing a restaurant to dine in for the night can very well nurture an atmosphere of contempt. And then there are other things like finances, careers, relationships and emotional space that constitute the core of human life.
The timeless story of the nutcracker boy, the mice who attack him, and the little girl who saves his life. Told from the perspective of Godfather Drosselmeyer. You have seen the ballet, but do you know why the mice attack the nutcracker? Have you ever wondered why the boy was turned into a nutcracker in the first place? Or why he is in Godfather Drosselmeyer's care?
The premier Russian dramatist before Chekov, Alexander Ostrovsky was one of the first masters of realistic theatre. A typical example of his approach to drama, A Protégée of the Mistress is almost cinematic in its presentation. The action is represented by a series of vivid snapshots, in which Ostrovsky quickly and subtly illustrates the foibles and weaknesses of each character, and shows how they are forced into a hostile dependence on each other.
This book tells the story of the origins of the festival of Halloween and how the little people celebrate. It is mainly a fun book and not scary nor too spooky for young children. Age group seven years and up.
When winter comes to Fairyland two of the young color fairies are bored and decide to go on holiday. However they arrive at the home of the fire breathing dragons. Have they bitten off more than they can chew?
"Another Great Children's Story"
This is the second book in the Colour Fairies series. It tells the story of the color brown and what happens when there is no one to look after it. It is also the start of a fairy romance. Light hearted traditional fairy tale.
"A Super Cute Children's Series"
This is another little fairytale in the Colour Fairies Series in which the fairies find out where the white comes from that is added to red to make pink.
A poem that encapsulates the spirit of Ziggy at the time...for a while at least...if you were there you will remember...if not you will know.
One woman learns the consequences of having a PlaceNook account when all her "friends" show up on her doorstep unannounced.
Danny's mother assures him that snowmen can't talk. In this whimsical adventure, Danny discovers that her assertion is not entirely correct.