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    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Anonymous User on 18-12-2018

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • The Virginia Woolf BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar, full cast, Juliet Stevenson, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The collected BBC dramatisations of the fiction of Virginia Woolf, with star casts including Kristen Scott-Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave, Juliet Stevenson, Laura Fraser, Robert Glenister and Fenella Woolgar.... 

    Non-member price: $48.62

    • A Room of One's Own

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    "A Room of One's Own" is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction.

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To the Lighthouse is a landmark work of English fiction. Virginia Woolf explores perception and meaning in some of the most beautiful prose ever written, minutely detailing the characters thoughts and impressions. This unabridged version is read by Juliet Stevenson.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Nicole Kidman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. Nicole Kidman ( Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, brings the impressionistic prose of this classic to vibrant life.

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    • Sadly let down by Nicole K

    • By Anonymous User on 02-02-2019

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • A Room of One's Own

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Heather on 08-03-2017

    Non-member price: $20.75

    • Orlando

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost. At the midpoint of the novel, Orlando, now an ambassador in Costantinople, awakes to find that he is a woman, and the novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • The Waves

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Frances Jeater
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Waves traces the lives of six friends from childhood to old age. It was written when Virginia Woolf was at the height of her experimental powers, and she allows each character to tell their own story, through powerful, poetic monologues. By listening to these voices struggling to impose order and meaning on their lives, we are drawn into a literary journey that stunningly reproduces the complex, confusing and contradictory nature of human experience. It is read with affection and skill by Frances Jeater.

    Non-member price: $48.73

    • Monday or Tuesday

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Monday or Tuesday is a captivating introduction to Virginia Woolf, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. These eight tales by the author of Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse reveal her early experiments in the art of fiction. The stories convey tantalizing glimpses of uncommon yet everyday characters

    Non-member price: $14.49

    • Great Classic Stories II

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky Collection

    • By Jennifer on 25-08-2018

    Non-member price: $22.28

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Annette Bening
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mrs. Dalloway, perhaps Virginia Woolf’s greatest novel, vividly follows English socialite Clarissa Dalloway as she prepares for a party in post-World War I London. Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening ( American Beauty, The Kids Are All Right) brings Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness style of storytelling to life, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life in a brilliant performance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Highly original with poetic prose

    • By Melinda on 26-04-2015

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • The Mark on the Wall

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a story from the Classic Women's Short Stories collection.

    Non-member price: $1.38

    • Jacob's Room

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We meet Jacob as a small boy; follow him through Cambridge, sharing his thoughts on philosophy and literature; and enjoy his travels and romances in Greece. Then we learn how others see him. The remarkable imagery in Virginia Woolf's classic makes some sections of this book seem almost poetical.

    Non-member price: $20.25

    • Mrs Dalloway [French Version]

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sophie Chauveau
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Un jour de printemps, Mrs Dalloway, maîtresse de maison londonienne, s'apprête à donner une réception à Westminster. Tandis qu'au fil de la journée, Big Ben sonne les heures, les personnages s'affairent, vivant chacun à leur manière leur rapport au temps et aux autres. À travers les souvenirs et les réflexions des personnages se dévoilent apparences et faux-semblants et le temps ne devient plus qu'une succession d'événements minuscules et de bouleversements camouflés.

    Non-member price: $27.76

    • The Years

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Finty Williams
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
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    The principal theme of this ambitious book is time, threading together three generations of the Pargiter family. The story begins on a day in 1880 in the household of Colonel Abel Pargiter, his dying wife, and their seven children, and it ends in the 1930s with a brilliantly depicted party at which the Pargiters, young and old, pass in review. Important events - births, deaths, marriages, wars - occur in the wings; it is the commonplace moments that are captured here in a sequence of perfectly drawn scenes.

    Non-member price: $31.97

    • The Waves

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Six children - Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny and Louis - meet in a garden close to the sea, their voices sounding over the constant echo of the waves that roll back and forth from the shore. The book follows them as they develop from childhood to maturity and follow different passions and ambitions; their voices are interspersed with interludes from the timeless and unifying chorus of nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A timeless novel that never stops given.

    • By Ginger on 05-01-2018

    Non-member price: $28.16

    • Orlando

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Clare Higgins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fantasy, love and an exuberant celebration of English life and literature, Orlando is a uniquely entertaining story. Originally conceived by Virginia Woolf as a playful tribute to the family of her friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, Orlando's central character, a fictional embodiment of Sackville-West, changes sex from a man to a woman and lives throughout the centuries, whilst meeting historical figures of English literature.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Virginia Woolf: 'To The Lighthouse' and 'Mrs Dalloway'

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Celia Johnson
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Highlights
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    A celebration of an author regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. Celia Johnson reads from To The Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway, and Virgina Woolf is featured talking about modern literature.

    Non-member price: $11.97

    • Jacob’s Room

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jacob’s Room is Virginia Woolf’s own modernist manifesto. Jacob Flanders is a mere point of contact between a crowd of people, appearing and disappearing in a tableau in which all is flux, without certainty and without a controlling viewpoint. But it seems that the author could not maintain this rigorous impersonality, and the radical technique breaks down, so that we finally see Jacob as a person, just as his world is blown apart.

    Non-member price: $42.64

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