Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) may be considered the Canadian counterpart to Mark Twain. For many years he was professor of economics at Magill University and published a number of well-regarded texts on economics and political science. However, he is best known today for his many volumes of humorous fiction. In Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, Leacock applies a satirical scalpel to the foibles and pretensions of the wealthy and the powerful.
The little known first novella of Charlotte Bronte, The Green Dwarf is a story of adventure, subterfuge, romance, and danger. Lady Emily Charlesworth is awaiting the return of her lover, Leslie, who is a down-on-his luck artist. However, the dastardly, coldhearted Colonel Percy is also vying for her heart and will stop at nothing to make Emily his own.
Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic episodes of Suspense, one of radio's longest running and best mystery anthology series. This collection features programs from the early 1950's as produced and directed by Elliott Lewis.
One for the Trouble: Book Slam, Volume One is the first release from the UK’s premier literary event. Eighteen Book Slam alumni, from household names like Irvine Welsh and William Boyd to newcomers like Kate Tempest and Sophie Woolley, were approached to take a song title for inspiration for a new short story or poem. Some took this literally (Jon McGregor’s moving reimagining of A House’s 'Endless Art', for example); others suggestively....
From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Will Self, Adrian Scarborough, Stephanie Beacham, Andrew Scott, Richard E Grant, Tamsin Greig, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Jessica Hynes. Even when we mean to be kind we can sometimes be cruel. We all have streaks of nastiness inside us. In these ten tales of cruelty, master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how and why it is we make others suffer.
If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. Peter Thiel and Blake Masters show you that the great secret of our time is that there are still new things to create. They talk about the key concepts that you must understand to find the right new opportunity for yourself, whether you are an employee or a business owner, and the core principles that you need to profit on a world-changing scale.
In Waking Up, Volume 5, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with six teachers about their personal understandings of spiritual awakening - how it takes place, what changes (and what doesn't), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realizations.
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.
Even in your own success, you can learn so much more from those who started the journey in the same shoes as you. Warren Buffett, the man behind the success of Berkshire Hathaway and many other investment avenues, shares his advice, tips, and guidance for the average person to achieve the success he or she seeks.
A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health, and successful outcomes to every situation and action. Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the mind thoughts, words, and images that are conducive to growth, expansion, and success.
Jack Carlisle is driving through an unnamed town when he spots lights on at the library. Needing a break, Jack stops only to begin a strange journey requiring him to make choices that lead to unexpected consequences.
Beginning around World War I, due to so many problems at home and so much seeming to be offered in the North, scores of African-Americans left the South and headed to the big cities across the Mason-Dixon, among them, Chicago. Chicago provided, they thought, so much that they couldn't get elsewhere. Thanks to their mass migration, the city, and the state of Illinois, were vastly changed forever, and so were they.
This thrilling production of one of Algren’s best-known stories traces the gritty lives of Polish youths in the Chicago slums of the 1940s. A full-cast performance featuring Kurt Brocker, Richard Cotovsky, Sharon Gopfert, Andrew Hawkes, Jonathan Lavan, Loren Lazerine, Robert Maffia, Guy Massey, G. Riley Mills, Turk Muller, Lara Phillips, and Andy Roski.
In preparation for a move from his former family home into a retirement village, widower Mitch is clearing out the attic. He comes across a woolen hat knitted for him by his late wife, Linda, when she was pregnant with their son, Alan. He tries it on and finds that the hat has properties other than just keeping head warm.
Picture this: You've piled the whole family into the car for a weekend adventure. You are absolutely certain that you know exactly where you are headed. Yeah right! After taking the third wrong turn and ending up miles away from your destination you finally acquiesce to your partner who is riding shotgun that maybe you can't find your way out of a paper bag! This is the right time to stop and ask for directions (duh) or, perish the thought, buy a map! That's where Never Get Lost Again! comes in.
Desperate to get his Uncle Gustav buried as soon as possible, Mr. Weems visits Mr. Hobson's funeral home. The trouble is, however, that Uncle Gustav is already dead - well, undead!
Series 2 of the sociable show in which Arthur Smith invites the audience into his Balham flat for comedy, music and entertainment. Arthur Smith loves to have a full house in his South London home. And his house guests are a talented bunch: there's jamming in the kitchen, laughter in the front room and poetry on the landing. Special guests include John Hegley, Barbara Nice, Andrew Lawrence, Miles Jupp, Tom Wrigglesworth, Doc Brown, Henry Paker, Richard Herring, Phill Jupitus, Josh Widdicombe and Marlon Davies.