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St Augustine’s theological treasure trove, City of God, is read by Mark Meadows. Monumental in its scope, the work offers many fascinating insights into the perennial problems of Christian philosophy, as well as the long-standing conflict between church and state. Piers Plowman, William Langland’s visionary medieval work shines in Jonathan Keeble’s reading of A.V.C. Schmidt’s contemporary translation, while Nicholas Boulton brings to life the tragic love story of Marguerite and Armand in Alexandre Dumas the younger’s La Dame aux Camélias, made famous by Verdi’s opera La traviata. We also have more fiction by Henry James with The American, a masterly combination of social comedy and gothic romance.
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It may seem somewhat ironic that a French aristocrat should have set out to pen a work on democracy, as Alexis de Tocqueville did in the 1830s. The Revolution of 1789 cast a long shadow over the France of the …