publication date: Mar 14, 2009
author/source: Anne Coates
In a computer age when everything is one click of the mouse away, how do you introduce teens to the classics of English literature and get them to sit still long enough to appreciate them?
One way is to get them to listen to the works. Naxos has abridged these first two classics - Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles - in a way that is sensitive to the original and keeps the listener hooked! As someone who has abridged both non-fiction and including the classics for many years I know what a labour of love this is for the cutter!
Added to a shorter – therefore more appealing to our teens – text, there’s the fact that they also have excellent readers in Emma Fielding and David Timson. Plus both the abridged and full text are embedded in searchable electronic form on the CDs. The audio version can be downloaded onto an iPod or MP3 player so kids can make the most of their time travelling to school!
There are extensive study notes by leading teacher/education writer Francis Gilbert who explores the major themes and introduces topics to consider while listening to or reading the books. So no excuses about homework if one of these is a set book at school!
The first two titles in the Young Adult Classics range are Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most popular Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
These will be followed in April by Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Additional classics will become available throughout the year.
Naxos Young Adult Classics Jane Eyre and The Hound of the Baskervilles are available to order from Amazon. To order please click the links below:
The Hound of the Baskervilles