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    • The Wrong Box

    • By: Robert L. Stevenson Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Victorian humour generally doesn't translate well across time. The Wrong Box is one of the exceptions. The plot revolves around the supposed death of Joseph Finsbury who, as a youth, with his brother Masterman joined a tontine - a scheme whereby each entrant pays a fixed amount and the sum total, with interest, is given to the one who lives the longest. At the beginning of the story there are three survivors and then two - the Finsbury brothers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A dark, brilliant farce

    • By Tad Davis on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Der Junker von Ballantrae

    • By: Robert L. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Gert Westphal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Auf", sagte ich zu meiner Maschine, "lass uns eine Geschichte verfassen, die viele Jahre und Länder umspannt, Land und Meer, Barbarei und Zivilisation‹." Und genau das tat Robert Louis Stevenson. Seine Geschichte um zwei ungleiche Brüder, die einander bis aufs Blut bekämpfen, galt schon zu seinen Lebzeiten als Meisterwerk. Publikum und Kritik waren begeistert von der psychologischen Tiefe der Figuren, den tragischen Verstrickungen und den gruseligen Elementen.

    Regular price: $6.43