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    • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
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    When first published in 1899, "The Awakening" shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic situation.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Jane Leclercq
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers around Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century South. The Awakening is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Unsatisfied with the expectations of Creole society and unhappy with her family life, Edna Pontellier begins to fall in love with the dapper Robert Lebrun. Lebrun's flirtations, along with the lifestyle of renowned musician Mademoiselle Reisz, rejuvenates Edna's sense of freedom and independence. However, an affair with the womanizer Alcee Arobin provides Edna with a taste of the danger that comes with living outside of social convention.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Women's Short Stories

    • Volume 4
    • By: Kate Chopin, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Liza Ross
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Women's Short Stories - Volume 4. The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline but for those who master it the rewards is many.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Horror Stories of the Pyramids

    • Gothic Tales of Ancient Egyptian Curses, Undead Mummies, and Vengeful Pharaohs
    • By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H. P. Lovecraft, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    The Victorians were obsessed with Egyptology and mummies. It was during the second half of the 19th century that many of the most significant archeological finds were made in Egypt, and stories of the revenge of the mummies on anyone raiding their tombs, stealing their treasures or unwrapping their corpses abounded. This collection brings together the best and scariest short stories of the period, featuring vengeance-seeking mummies, bandaged zombies, pharaonic ghosts and ancient curses.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor choice of narrator

    • By Andy on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Awakening and Other Short Stories

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the earliest feminist works in American literature, "The Awakening" tells the story of Edna Pontellier. Unsatisfied with societal expectations and unhappy with her family life, she begins to fall in love with the dapper Robert Lebrun. Lebrun's flirtations, along with the lifestyle of renown musician Mademoiselle Reisz, rejuvenates Edna's sense of freedom and independence. However, an affair with the womanizer Alcee Arobin provides Edna with a taste of the danger that comes from living outside of social convention. 

    Regular price: £21.19

    • The World's Best Classic Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 21
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    A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Collection of Unexpected/Horror

    • By Mark on 02-03-14

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Great Classic Stories II

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more!

    Regular price: £14.89

    • Great Classic Stories III

    • 22 Unabridged Classics
    • By: Herman Melville, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, and others
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle, Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A great new collection of classic short fiction, brilliantly read by a selection of narrators. Includes the following stories: "The Lightening-Rod Man" by Herman Melville, "One of the Missing" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Leopard Man's Story" by Jack London, "Tennessee's Partner" by Bret Harte, "The New Catacomb" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, "My Watch" and "The Widow's Protest" by Mark Twain, "An Ideal Family" by Kate Mansfield, "A Painful Case" by James Joyce, "Small Fry" by Anton Chekhov, and more!

    Regular price: £14.89

    • Great American Women’s Fiction

    • Ten Unabridged Classics
    • By: Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris McGlasson, Tamara Walters, Jan Ahders, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Enduring stories that are as relevant today as they were when written at the turn of the century by influential women writers. This audio recording includes: "On the Divide" and "The Garden Lodge" by Willa Cather; "A Point at Issue", "Desiree's Baby", "A Pair of Silk Stockings", and "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "Three Thanksgivings" and "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; and "The Pelican" and "The Fullness of Life" by Edith Wharton.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Although originally published in 1899, this book's leading character, Edna Pontellier, could be mistaken for a modern day liberated woman, who abandons her conventional role and makes for herself a controversial and ultimately destructive life.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Classic Women's Short Stories (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd, Liza Ross, Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Five stories from influential women writers of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century. New Zealand-born Katherine Mansfield settled in England where she wrote a series of short stories that are widely recognized as among the finest of the 20th century for their economy, clarity, sensitivity and effect. "The Garden Party" is one of her most famous, while "Daughters of the Late Colonel" shows a wonderful sense of wit.

    Regular price: £6.92

    • Fifty Enthralling Short Stories

    • By: W. F. Harvey, Rudyard Kipling, J. D. Beresford, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fascinating and varied collection of 50 great classic short stories, including ghost stories, crimes, humorous tales and passionate romance.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Spoilt by the strange reading style

    • By Mr Robert A Hawkins on 06-03-18

    Regular price: £89.99

    • The American Experience

    • A Collection of Great American Stories
    • By: Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: George Vafiandis, Ralph Cosham, Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten superbly narrated stories that help explain America by America's best writers.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Fifty Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fifty of the world's greatest classic short stories: 1.The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant 2.The One Million Pound Banknote by Mark Twain 3.The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling 4.The Fly by Katherine Mansfield 5.The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe 6.My Favorite Murder by Ambrose Bierce 7.The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe 8.One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry 9.Regret by Kate Chopin 10.The Nose by Nikolai Gogol 11.The Mezzotint by M. R. James 12.The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Kate Chopin Collection

    • The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Victoria Mcgee, Jane Leclercq
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From 1892 to 1895, Chopin wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, The Century Magazine, and The Youth's Companion. Her major works were two short story collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897). Her important short stories included "Desiree's Baby", a tale of miscegenation in antebellum Louisiana (published in 1893), "The Story of an Hour" (1894), and "The Storm "(1898).

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Great American Short Story Collection

    • 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors. 1. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft 2. 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett 3. 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler 4. 'The Club of One-Eyed Men' by Arthur Somers Roche 5. 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton 6. 'The Furnished Room' by O. Henry 7. 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe 8. 'Regret' by Kate Chopin 9. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft 10. 'The Dumb Man' by Sherwood Anderson

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    • Stories ruined by narration

    • By S. Power on 15-02-16

    Regular price: £89.99

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Kim Basinger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kate Chopin’s novel, a landmark work of early feminism, is seen as a pre-cursor to the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. The upper-class Creole society of New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century is brought to audio in a stirring performance by Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This scandalous turn-of-the-century story follows 28-year-old Edna Pontellier, wife and mother, who one day awakens to the pangs of passion for the first time in her life. But societal restraints place limits on any kind of authentic expression of desire. Her final gesture is a defiant, desperate reach for freedom.

    Regular price: £19.69

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