The Spoken Word: British Writers (3-CD Set British Library Sound Archive)
BBC Audio | 2008 | ISBN: 0712305416 | MP3 VBR V0 | 3 hrs 35 mins | 310.67 Mb
This three-CD boxed set of recordings documents some of the twentieth-century’s most emulated and admired literary figures and continues the traditions of excellence evidenced by the American edition. Now devoted readers can hear extremely rare clips of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle speaking; Rudyard Kipling giving a speech; Virginia Woolf speaking on craftsmanship; John le Carre being interviewed; W. Somerset Maugham reading from A Writer’s Notebook; William Golding discussing his novels; and E. M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and J. R. R. Tolkien, among others, delivering prepared talks. Comprising largely previously unavailable material, this collection provides an unparalleled opportunity to listen to some of the greatest figures of modern British literature, all brought to you in one definitive audio collection.