Caedmon brings together some of the most unforgettable stories in literature, vividly realized both by the authors themselves and by a cast of superb actors

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 1
Side 1
The Diamond Necklace by Guy De Maupaussant, performed by Claire Bloom
An Occurrence At owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, Performed by David McCallum
Side 2
Tobermory by Saki, performed by Keith Baxter
A Painful Case by James Joyce, performed by Cirian Hinds
Cassette 2
Side 1
The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield, performed by Celia Johnson
A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka, performed by Lotte Lenya
Side 2
The Jelly-Bean by F. Scott Fitzgerald, performed by Dylan Baker
Cassette 3
Side 1
University Days by james Thurber, performed by Richard Kiley
A Toast to Harlem by Langston Hughes, performed by Ossie Davis
Why I Live At The P.O. by Eudora Welty, performed by the author
Side 2
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, performed by Maureen Stapleton
Persistence of Desire by John Updike, performed by the author
Cassette 4
Side 1
We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick, performed by Keir Dullea
Side 2
Homeland by Barbara Kingsolver, performed by the author

  • Feature:

    • ☛ Used Book in Good Condition

  • Binding: Audio CD
  • Brand: Brand: Caedmon
  • Product Group: Book
  • Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK
  • Manufacturer: Caedmon
  • Release Date: 2001-08-07
  • Edition: Abridged