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B. J. Harrison Reads Transformation Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads Transformation

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: December 2020

Guido il Cortese is a young man who inherits a fortune from his father. He is about to marry Juliet, the daughter of one of his father’s friends. Before the wedding was to take place, Guido decided to travel to Paris, where he squandered away his family fortune. No longer able to marry Juliet, he is banished from his hometown of Genoa but he is determined to get his revenge. One day, he sees a strange creature floating to shore. The creature looks disgusting but it offers Guido a deal – wealth in exchange for Guido’s body. It sounds ridiculous but Guido agrees. Find out what followed in Mary Shelley’s 'Transformation'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Mary Shelley was a British writer who lived in the period 1797-1851. She wrote many short stories and novels, which had some autobiographical, gothic, horror and science-fiction motives. She gained wide popularity with her 'Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus' which was published in 1818, a period of Mary Shelley’s life which she described as the time she 'first stepped out from childhood into life'. The work itself is not an ordinary gothic novel but one with philosophical motives as well. Some of her other works that are still widely read today are 'The Last Man', a story about the future destruction of the human race, 'History of a Six Weeks' Tour', a travelogue describing her and her husband’s journeys and 'Mathilda', a novel depicting the relationship between a father and his daughter.

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B. J. Harrison Reads Frankenstein Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads Frankenstein

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: December 2020

Victor Frankenstein is a young scientist who artificially creates a human being. His expectations are however far from reality as is Creation is so monstrous that it cannot fit into human society. This leads to dreadful consequences as the monster decides to take it revenge his creator. Will Frankenstein manage to control his creature or will he loose everything? 'Frankenstein' is Mary Shelley’s best-selling work and is a vivid combination of genres with gothic, philosophical and early science-fiction elements. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Mary Shelley was a British writer who lived in the period 1797-1851. She wrote many short stories and novels, which had some autobiographical, gothic, horror and science-fiction motives. She gained wide popularity with her 'Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus' which was published in 1818, a period of Mary Shelley’s life which she described as the time she 'first stepped out from childhood into life'. The work itself is not an ordinary gothic novel but one with philosophical motives as well. Some of her other works that are still widely read today are 'The Last Man', a story about the future destruction of the human race, 'History of a Six Weeks' Tour', a travelogue describing her and her husband’s journeys and 'Mathilda', a novel depicting the relationship between a father and his daughter.

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The Lost Manuscript Frankenstein The Monster Arises Audiobook

The Lost Manuscript Frankenstein The Monster Arises

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano, The Icon Players Release Date: December 2020

Victor Frankenstein, inspired by the dreams of ancient alchemists and empowered by modern science, creates a humanoidq. It wanders alone into a hostile world, where fear of its size and ugliness subjects it to violence and ostracism, which in time it learns to blame upon its maker. As compensation for its suffering, it demands that he create a companion with whom to share its outcast life. Moved by the creature's account of its sufferings, the scientist agrees, but a long period of procrastination awakens doubts. In retaliation, the creature begins a campaign of vengeance. There then follows a chase into the frozen north, which the creature prolongs so as to destroy his pursuer by exposure and exhaustion. This story, narrated by Victor, forms a frame surrounding the creature's tale of its wanderings and unhappy encounters with human beings. Victor's narrative is framed within a series of letters written by the young mariner who rescues him from an iceberg while engaged in his own ambitious scientific endeavor, searching for the North Pole. This novel was begun while the author and her lover, Percy Shelley, were in hiding on the shores of Lake Geneva, where they were the frequent guests of Lord Byron. The novel was published in 1818. For everyone interested in the cultural significance of classical horror literature here is a once in a lifetime, must have audio event. Perfect for universities and all educational media. Produced by Devin Lawerence Edited by Macc Kay Production executive Avalon Giuliano ICON Intern Eden Giuliano Music By AudioNautix With Their Kind Permission ©2020 Eden Garret Giuliano (P) Eden Garret Giuliano

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Frankenstein Audiobook

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Joseph Thompson Release Date: December 2020

Do you want to listen to Frankenstein? If so then keep reading… Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was written by the English author Mary Shelley. It recounts the tale of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who creates a grotesque, living creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. The first edition was published anonymously in 1818 when Shelley was only 20 years old. Her name finally appeared in the second edition, published in France in 1823. She was supposedly influenced by knowledge of alchemist experiments carried out by Johann Dippel in the Frankenstein Castle in Germany. What are you waiting for, Frankenstein is one click away, start listening NOW!

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The Last Man Audiobook

The Last Man

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Michelle Myers Berg Release Date: November 2020

The Last Man is an apocalyptic, dystopian science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book describes a future Earth at the time of the late twenty-first century, ravaged by an unknown pandemic which quickly sweeps across the world. It also includes a discussion of English culture as a republic, with Mary Shelley sitting in meetings of the House of Commons to gain an insight into the governmental political system of the romantic era. Within the novel, she dedicates it highly to her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley who drowned in a shipwreck four years before the book's publication. It is also dedicated to her dear friend Lord Byron who adored the Greek isles which were eventually his place of death. The Last Man was severely suppressed at the time. It was not until the 1960s that the novel resurfaced for the public as a work of fiction, not prophesy. The Last Man is the first piece of dystopian fiction published, yet it is debated among literary critics whether The Last Man can be classed as a dystopian novel as it excludes political themes of repression and totalitarianism of the novels of later periods such as Orwell's 1984 or Huxley's Brave New World.

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Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus (Unabridged) Audiobook

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus (Unabridged)

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Cheryl Bassett Release Date: November 2020

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797-1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

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Frankenstein (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Frankenstein (Ungekürzt)

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Markus Pol Release Date: November 2020

Viktor Frankenstein ist von der Idee besessen, das Elixier des Lebens zu finden. In einer düsteren Novembernacht gelingt ihm das Unfassbare: Aus Leichenteilen, die er aus Friedhöfen zusammengetragen hat, formt er einen menschenähnlichen Körper, ein überdimensionales, hässliches Monstrum und haucht ihm Leben ein. Das Monster lernt schnell und versucht vergeblich die Zuneigung anderer Menschen zu erlangen. In seiner Isolation verflucht es seinen Schöpfer.

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Three Gothic Tales Audiobook

Three Gothic Tales

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Alan Weyman Release Date: November 2020

Transformation Fernando Eboli The Evil Eye These three tales were written for the popular literary gift annual The Keepsake in 1828, 1829 and 1831. Their ‘sensational’ themes include exotic locations, dire misfortune, long-lost kin, stolen identity, evil redeemed, plots resolved by strange coincidences, and in one case at least, an encounter with a supernatural being. Gothic fare. The cover image is taken from an illustration to The Evil Eye in The Keepsake for 1830.

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The Last Man, Volume 1 (Unabridged) Audiobook

The Last Man, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Carl Mason Release Date: November 2020

The Last Man is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. The novel was harshly reviewed at the time, and, except for a 1924 silent film based on it, was virtually unknown - having been eclipsed by Shelley's more popular works - until a scholarly revival in the 1960s. It contains semi-biographical portraits of Romantic figures in Shelley's circle, particularly Shelley's late husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.

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The Last Man, Volume 2 (Unabridged) Audiobook

The Last Man, Volume 2 (Unabridged)

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Carl Mason Release Date: November 2020

The Last Man is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. The novel was harshly reviewed at the time, and, except for a 1924 silent film based on it, was virtually unknown - having been eclipsed by Shelley's more popular works - until a scholarly revival in the 1960s. It contains semi-biographical portraits of Romantic figures in Shelley's circle, particularly Shelley's late husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.

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The Last Man, Volume 3 (Unabridged) Audiobook

The Last Man, Volume 3 (Unabridged)

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Carl Mason Release Date: November 2020

The Last Man is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. The novel was harshly reviewed at the time, and, except for a 1924 silent film based on it, was virtually unknown - having been eclipsed by Shelley's more popular works - until a scholarly revival in the 1960s. It contains semi-biographical portraits of Romantic figures in Shelley's circle, particularly Shelley's late husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.

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The British Short Story - Volume 1 - Aphra Behn to Mary Shelley Audiobook

The British Short Story - Volume 1 - Aphra Behn to Mary Shelley

Author: Aphra Behn, Jonathan Swift, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Eve Karpf, Ghizela Rowe Release Date: October 2020

These British Isles, moored across from mainland Europe, are more often seen as a world unto themselves. Restless and creative, they often warred amongst themselves until they began a global push to forge a World Empire of territory, of trade and of language.Here our ambitions are only of the literary kind. These shores have mustered many masters of literature. So this anthology's boundaries includes only those authors who were born in the British Isles - which as a geographical definition is the UK mainland and the island of Ireland - and wrote in a familiar form of English.Whilst Daniel Defoe is the normal starting point we begin a little earlier with Aphra Behn, an equally colourful character as well as an astonishing playwright and poet. And this is how we begin to differentiate our offering; both in scope, in breadth and in depth. These islands have raised and nurtured female authors of the highest order and rank and more often than not they have been sidelined or ignored in favour of that other gender which usually gets the plaudits and the royalties.Way back when it was almost immoral that a woman should write. A few pages of verse might be tolerated but anything else brought ridicule and shame. That seems unfathomable now but centuries ago women really were chattel, with marriage being, as the Victorian author Charlotte Smith boldly stated 'legal prostitution'. Some of course did find a way through - Jane Austen, the Brontes and Virginia Woolf but for many others only by changing their names to that of men was it possible to get their book to publication and into a readers hands. Here we include George Eliot and other examples.We add further depth with many stories by authors who were famed and fawned over in their day. Some wrote only a hidden gem or two before succumbing to poverty and death. There was no second career as a game show guest, reality TV contestant or youtuber. They remain almost forgotten outposts of talent who never prospered despite devoted hours of pen and brain.Keeping to a chronological order helps us to highlight how authors through the ages played around with characters and narrative to achieve distinctive results across many scenarios, many styles and many genres. The short story became a sort of literary laboratory, an early disruptor, of how to present and how to appeal to a growing audience as a reflection of social and societal changes. Was this bound to happen or did a growing population that could read begin to influence rather than just accept?Moving through the centuries we gather a groundswell of authors as we hit the Victorian Age - an age of physical mass communication albeit only on an actual printed page. An audience was offered a multitude of forms: novels (both whole and in serialised form) essays, short stories, poems all in weekly, monthly and quarterly form. Many of these periodicals were founded or edited by literary behemoths from Dickens and Thackeray through to Jerome K Jerome and, even some female editors including Ethel Colburn Mayne, Alice Meynell and Ella D'Arcy.Now authors began to offer a wider, more diverse choice from social activism and justice - and injustice to cutting stories of manners and principles. From many forms of comedy to mental meltdowns, from science fiction to unrequited heartache. If you can imagine it an author probably wrote it. At the end of the 19th Century bestseller lists and then prizes, such as the Nobel and Pulitzer, helped focus an audience's attention to a books literary merit and sales worth. Previously coffeehouses, Imperial trade, unscrupulous overseas printers ignoring copyright restrictions, publishers with their book lists as an appendix and the gossip and interchange of polite society had been the main avenues to secure sales and profits.

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