Trevor White reads Mark Twain's classic tale about friendship and adventure along the mighty Mississippi River. This tells the story of Huck Finn and his companion,the slave Jim,as they journey down the Mississippi River after running away from Huck's drunken father and Jim's owners. The fugitives team up and have many adventures together. As they travel,they encounter a floating house,a dead man and a pair of con artists called the King and the Duke.
Pip is an orphan,brought up by his sister and her husband,the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery. One evening,while visiting his parents' graves,he has a shocking encounter with an escaped convict who forces Pip to help him. The very next day,he is invited to go and see Miss Havisham,a rich old lady who is seeking a playmate for the beautiful Estella. These two chance events are to change Pip's life in ways he could never have imagined...
This collection of timeless British and American poems is an experience to be treasured. The readings,by brilliant classic actors Alexander Scourby,Nancy Wickwire,and Bramwell Fletcher,are presented in the order they appear in The Norton Anthology of Poetry,Third Edition,and are selected for their ability to delight. The poetry is also among the most anthologized verse in the English language.
In Shakespeare's most controversial play,the opposing values of justice and mercy must be resolved. Antonio promises money to help his friend Bassanio woo Portia. He borrows the sum needed from the cruel Shylock,but there will be a dreadful penalty if the loan is not repaid. The golden world of Portia's Belmont calls forth some of Shakespeare's most lyrical love poetry. But the dark shadow of Shylock is never far from the heart of this brilliant comedy as it moves toward its courtroom climax.
In the world's most celebrated and lyrical love story,the sublime devotion of two young lovers transcends their earthly fate. The noble Veronese houses of Montague and Capulet are locked in a bitter feud. When Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) fall in love,they are swept up in a series of violent events and cruel twists of fortune. Despite the passion and innocence of their love,they fall victim to the enmity between their families,and their story ends in tragedy.