Showing results by author "George Herbert"

Categories

All Categories

18 results
Sort by
    • The Metaphysical Poets [Naxos Edition]

    • By: John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, Jonathan Keeble, Laura Paton, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Thomas Carew, and Henry Vaughan: these were some of the 17th-century writers who devised a new form of poetry full of wit, intellect and grace, which we now call Metaphysical poetry. They wrote about their deepest religious feelings and their carnal pleasures in a way that was radically new and challenging to their readers. Their work was largely misunderstood or ignored for two centuries, until 20th-century critics rediscovered it, finding in it a deep originality and a willingness to experiment.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • La guerra dei mondi

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    H. G. Wells è considerato insieme a Verne uno dei padri del romanzo scientifico e precursore della fantascienza, riuscendo a fondere la scienza con un immaginario verosimile, al punto che descrisse con dieci anni di anticipo la bomba atomica. In ogni suo libro è contenuto un insegnamento morale, in particolare l'esortazione alla prudenza nelle scoperte scientifiche, perché non mettano in moto forze e conseguenze incontrollabili.

    Regular price: $5.13

    • Patricia Brent, Spinster

    • By: Herbert George Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Caroline Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Patricia Brent, Spinster" is a novel by Herbert George Jenkins. Patricia Brent is a "paying guest" at the Galvin House Residential Hotel. One day she overhears two of her fellow "guests" pitying her because she "never has a nice young man to take her out". In a thoughtless moment of anger, she announces that on the following night she is dining at the Quadrant with her fiancé. When in due course she enters the grillroom, she finds some Galvin guests there to watch her.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Malcolm Sage, Detective

    • By: Herbert George Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Caroline Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Malcolm Sage, Detective" is a novel by Herbert George Jenkins. "'What are you going to do for Mr. Sage, now that Department Z is being demobbed? You know you like him, because you didn't want to ginger him up, and you mustn't forget that he saved your life, ' she added. 'Sure!' 'Don’t say 'sure', John,' she cried. 'You're a British baronet, and British baronets don't say 'sure', 'shucks' or 'vamoose'. Do you understand?' He nodded thoughtfully. 'I like Mr. Sage,' announced Dorothy."

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Poetry of Wales

    • By: Dylan Thomas, George Herbert, Ann Griffiths, and others
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips, Angharad Rees, Richard Mitchley, and others
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    This proud nation with its long history - sometimes rough, hewn from bleak landscapes, and sometimes gently soft from its comforting voices - has produced a long succession of artists and poets.

    In the latter category, Louis MacNeice most probably stands pre-eminent; his words and phrasing are on a plane few can equal and most are in awe of. But in this volume we do put forward others who have their own words and voice to add to this rich tapestry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful collection of poetry

    • By EmilyK on 05-30-16

    Regular price: $6.19

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Griffin is a scientist who theorizes that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air and his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will be invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but cannot become visible again, becoming mentally unstable as a result.

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Invisible Man

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Shane Sody
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A mysterious stranger arrives in a small Sussex village, covered up from head to toes with a coat, gloves, bandages, goggles and hat. The stranger demands to be left alone, spending most of his time in his room working with chemicals and laboratory apparatus. He quickly becomes the talk of the village as he unnerves the locals. Eventually, though, after a burglary (in which the thief was unseen) the stranger's secret comes out.

    Regular price: $11.38

    • The Time Machine

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Shane Sody
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    For more than a hundred years, science-fiction writers around the world have captured our imaginations with speculations about journeys into the past or future. Countless novels, short stories, movies, and TV shows have used or adapted the theme of time travel. However, all of them owe a debt to Herbert George Wells. This, his first major novel, published in 1895, was the origin of the very concept of time travel. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest science-fiction novels of all time.

    Regular price: $9.98

    • La guerre des mondes

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Bernard Petit
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Londres, les Martiens débarquent. Afin de préserver leur espèce, ils envahissent la Terre et sèment terreur et désolation. Le roman décrit l'aventure du point de vue d'un seul personnage qui seul (ou presque) tente de rejoindre sa femme. Le roman est très bien mené et le parti pris de ne décrire qu'un point de vue ponctuel est réellement intéressant. La multiplicité des détails et des anecdotes renforcent l'angoisse du lecteur.

    Regular price: $14.09

    • L'homme invisible

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Olivier Martinaud
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    C'est l'histoire de Griffin, un savant qui, après 15 ans de recherches et des dépenses qui l'ont ruiné, invente une formule pour devenir invisible. Après avoir fait l'expérience sur le chat de sa voisine, il décide d'expérimenter la formule sur lui-même, notamment pour fuir ses créanciers. Il devient alors totalement invisible. Savant déchu, son orgueil démesuré le pousse dans le désir de pouvoir et de domination. Renié par tous, et surtout par ses semblables, il meurt poursuivi par la peur et la haine.

    Regular price: $14.09

    • La macchina del tempo

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Famoso romanzo di fantascienza pubblicato nel 1895, eccezionale per la sua anticipazione delle tematiche spazio-tempo alla base di così tanti romanzi e film. Il romanzo è anche uno spunto per riflessioni filosofiche da parte dell'autore, che guarda con preoccupazione la disumanizzazione dovuta al progresso tecnologico.

    Regular price: $4.18

    • The Man Who Could Work Miracles

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Alec Guinness
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    .G. Wells' The Man Who Could Work Miracles was first published in 1898 in The Illustrated London News. Alec Guinness stars as George McWhirter Fotheringay who suddenly discovers that he has the power to work miracles.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Return of Alfred

    • By: Herbert George Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Caroline Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Product text: "The Return of Alfred" is a novel about a man returning from the war, whose identity is mistaken. Excerpt: Direct Action planted James Smith, suit-case, and a raincoat in the middle of the county of Norfolk at ten o'clock one night, with rain imminent. After wandering aimlessly about, he approached a large house and rang the bell. The butler immediately recognized him as Mr. Alfred, the missing son of the house. From that point, "Smith" found himself in for an exciting time.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Die Zeitmaschine

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Matthias Ernst Holzmann
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Was, wenn man in die Zukunft reisen könnte? Was, wenn man Zeit und Raum durchdringen und in weit entfernte Zeitalter vordringen könnte? Wie weit würde die Menschheit es bringen? Diese Fragen stellen sich der Zeitreisende sowie seine Freunde. Und als der Zeitreisende behauptet, er könnte die Zeitebenen durchdringen, glaubt ihn niemand. Bis er eines Tages, plötzlich und unerwartet, zerrissen und sichtbar gebeutelt zu einem Treffen seiner Freunde zurückkehrt und eine Geschichte erzählt, wie sie fantastischer nicht sein könnte.

    Regular price: $6.22

    • Der Zauberladen

    • By: Herbert George Wells, Thomas Tippner
    • Narrated by: Matthias Ernst Holzmann
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Es gibt ihn... diesen einen, diesen unvergesslichen Ort. Da, wo Kinderaugen leuchten, wo Wünsche Wahrheit werden. Versteckt, verborgen vor den Augen der Egoisten, auf einem Hinterhof liegend. Es gibt ihn... diesen einen, diesen verzauberten Platz, wo es echte Magie gibt. Betreten Sie ihn ruhig - denn er wird sie verzaubern. Er, dieser kleine Zauberladen.

    Regular price: $3.54

    • Die Tür in der Mauer

    • By: Herbert George Wells, Thomas Tippner
    • Narrated by: Matthias Ernst Holzmann
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Eines Abends, es war vor gut drei Monaten, erzählte mir Lionel Wallace in einem vertraulichen Gespräch von der Tür in der Mauer." Mit diesen Worten beginnt eine der einfühlsamsten und ehrlichsten Geschichten, die H. G. Wells jemals verfasst hat. Hier beschreibt er die Sehnsucht eines erfolgreichen Mannes endlich den Frieden zu finden, nachdem er schon so lange sucht. Er begegnet der Tür wieder und wieder und jedes Mal scheint sie ihn mehr denn je zu locken. Irgendwann wird er sie betreten.

    Regular price: $3.58

    • The Country of the Blind

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Laurence Olivier plays Nunez, a mountaineer in Ecuador, in the adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic short story The Country of the Blind, first published in 1904 in The Strand Magazine. One day, Nunez falls into a lost land where all of the inhabitants are blind. This is one of the episodes of "Theater Royal", the only radio series in which Olivier starred and was first broadcast in 1952.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Rain-Girl

    • By: Herbert George Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Caroline Collins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "The Rain-Girl (1919) " by Herbert George Jenkins is a romantic novel about a World War I veteran. After returning from the war, Richard Beresford cannot find his place in society any more. He is not interested in family, work, leisure or pleasure: he sells his belongings and starts wandering. During these wanderings, he meets a kindred spirit: the mysterious but happy Rain-Girl.

    Regular price: $7.35