• The Forsyte Chronicles, Vol. 1: The Forsyte Saga (unabridged)

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David Timson brings us The Forsyte Saga, the first volume of John Galsworthy’s magnificent trilogy of power and passion, The Forsyte Chronicles. A political and social satire that won its author the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930, the series follows the lives of the upper middle-class Forsyte family from the height of the Victorian period through to the 1920s – their struggles and successes brought to life in a virtuoso performance by Timson. There is more fiction by Henry James and Thomas Hardy, with The Spoils of Poynton read by Juliet Stevenson and The Well-Beloved read by Leighton Pugh; and we have two key works of Stoic philosophy, Epictetus’s Encheiridion and Discourses, narrated by Jonathan Booth.

The Forsyte Chronicles, Vol. 1: The Forsyte Saga (unabridged)

John Galsworthy’s magnificent trilogy of power and passion chronicles the wealthy Forsyte family. As the disintegrating values of the Victorian era progress to…

The Spoils of Poynton (unabridged)

Published in 1897, The Spoils of Poynton is one of the quintessential works of James’s middle period. The ‘spoils’ of the book’s title refer to furniture and other…

The Well-Beloved (unabridged)

Jocelyn Pierston, a successful sculptor, is helpless in the face of ‘the well-beloved’: the manifestation of perfect womanhood that seems to move like a…

The Encheiridion and Discourses (unabridged)

Born into slavery in the first century AD, Epictetus was a leading Greek philosopher of the Stoic school. He spent most of his life in Rome before the emperor Domitian…

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