Letters to Dead Authors


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With twenty two letters, addressed to various already deceased authors, Andrew Lang discusses literary subjects with his usual humour and acidity. The impulse for the writing of the letters came, almost as a joke, from the editor of the 'St. James's Gazette,' and sixteen of the letters collected in the volume appeared first in that journal. According to the author, "some of the Letters are written rather to suit the Correspondent than to express the writer's own taste or opinions"; in all of them, though, the reader will find the charming wit of their author. (Summary by Leni)

(4 hr 36 min)

Chapters

To W. M. Thackeray 9:35 Read by Brian Mansi
To Charles Dickens 13:26 Read by Wendy Almeida
To Pierre de Ronsard (Prince of Poets) 16:29 Read by Martin Geeson
To Herodotus 12:00 Read by Timothy Ferguson
Epistle to Mr. Alexander Pope 10:12 Read by Martin Geeson
To Lucian of Samosata 11:41 Read by Algy Pug
To Maitre Francoys Rabelais 13:23 Read by Martin Geeson
To Jane Austen 10:12 Read by Michele Eaton
To Master Isaak Walton 14:22 Read by Greg Giordano
To M. Chapelain 17:20 Read by Martin Geeson
To Sir John Manndeville, Kt. 12:51 Read by Martin Geeson
To Alexandre Dumas 9:47 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
To Theocritus 14:54 Read by Martin Geeson
To Edgar Allan Poe 13:37 Read by Greg Giordano
To Sir Walter Scott, Bart. 11:22 Read by Jacob Paul Starr
To Eusebius of Caesarea 16:09 Read by Martin Geeson
To Percy Bysshe Shelley 11:47 Read by Jacob Paul Starr
To Monsieur de Moliére, Valet de Chambre du Roi 15:57 Read by Martin Geeson
To Robert Burns 11:15 Read by Algy Pug
To Lord Byron 11:00 Read by Martin Geeson
To Omar Kha'yya'm 5:36 Read by Algy Pug
To Q. Horatius Flaccus 13:46 Read by Leni