Other books byJames Baldwin
Set in the 1950's Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.
The country's in turmoil. There's about to be a coup. A woman has been found murdered, her unborn child stolen from her womb. Things seem as though they can't get any worse, but just wait until Peter Pan turns up. Peter Panic exposes the devilish side of J.M. Barrie's eternal child, making the audience recoil in fascination as they are asked whether child monsters are essential for sociological function. A deliciously frightening, dangerously familiar, dystopian world of tomorrow.
Andersen's Fairy Tales
Every man's life is a fairy-tale written by God's fingers. Hans Christian Andersen Although April 2, Andersen's birthday, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day, the beloved Dane and author of more than 138 fairytales, wrote with a depth and sentiment that far exceeded mere bedtime stories. Few tales have been told that match the wit of The Emperor's New Clothes, the poignancy of The Little Match Girl or the redemptive purity of The Wild Swans. Listeners both young and young-at-heart will enjoy this collection of freshly-narrated classic tales.
Fifty Famous Stories Retold
This timeless collection of short stories encompasses a vast history of famous literary heroes and their romantic tales of bravery, perseverance and compassion. Beginning with Socrates and the ancient Greeks, James Baldwin narrates the stories of larger-than-life figures like Leonidas and the Brave Three Hundred, Napoleon Bonaparte, Robin Hood, Sir Walter Raleigh, and George Washington. These stories illustrate the most celebrated protagonists of all time, and will entertain readers of all ages as much today as they have for centuries past. Originally published by American Book Company in 1896 as educational literature for grade schools, these stories will delight and educate children, laying the foundation for future literary studies as nearly all are frequently alluded to in modern poetry and prose. Children will take pleasure in having these stories read aloud to them, while older children will delight in reading them to themselves.