Continuing and enhancing the Caedmon tradition of bringing the greatest literature to vibrant audio life, here are stories that have echoed though the years, brilliantly performed by an array of renowned actors, as well as the authors themselves.
These fourteen unforgettable recordings feature Eudora Welty's earthy wit in Why I Live at the PO., Ossie Davis's electrifying incarnation of Langston Hughes's eloquent A Toast to Harlem, and John Updike's delightfully droll reading of his own Persistence of Desire.
The Caedmon Short Story Collection offers such a rich and varied spectrum of listening experiences-whether shattering, darkly hilarious, or cuttingly incisive-it will make for countless hours of enjoyment that only increase with each return to it.
Cassette 1Side 1The Diamond Necklace by Guy De Maupaussant, performed by Claire BloomAn Occurrence At owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, Performed by David McCallumSide 2Tobermory by Saki, performed by Keith BaxterA Painful Case by James Joyce, performed by Cirian Hinds Cassette 2Side 1 The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield, performed by Celia JohnsonA Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka, performed by Lotte LenyaSide 2The Jelly-Bean by F. Scott Fitzgerald, performed by Dylan Baker Cassette 3Side 1 University Days by james Thurber, performed by Richard KileyA Toast to Harlem by Langston Hughes, performed by Ossie DavisWhy I Live At The P.O. by Eudora Welty, performed by the authorSide 2The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, performed by Maureen StapletonPersistence of Desire by John Updike, performed by the author Cassette 4Side 1 We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick, performed by Keir DulleaSide 2Homeland by Barbara Kingsolver, performed by the author
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Caedmon celebrates its 50th anniversary with an impressive sampler of classic short stories, many originally released on LP records. Most are unabridged; a few were "lightly abridged" to fiOct 01 2001 | Read Full Review of Caedmon Short Story Collection
Claire Bloom gives a quietly poignant performance of Guy DeMaupassant's "The Diamond Necklace," in which a middle-class woman's desire for luxury leads to utter poverty and devastation when she loses a borrowed necklace she believes is made of diamonds.| Read Full Review of Caedmon Short Story Collection