My Current Wish List

This is my current wish list. I may have to get a job this summer. Sigh. Do you see anything on this list that I should not bother with?

Mary Barton
Elizabeth Gaskell, Jenny Uglow, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Jenny Uglow (Introduction)Format: Hardcover

My Life so Far
Hugh Hudson, Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irène Jacob
Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo

Breakfast on Pluto
Neil Jordan, Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Eva Birthistle
Wide Screen / Subtitled

The Moonstone
Robert Bierman

Black Adder Set
DVD (Thanks for your input on this one Guy)

The Hound of the Baskervilles
David Attwood, Richard Roxburgh, Ian Hart, Richard E. Grant
Wide Screen

Stalag 17
Billy Wilder, William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger
Black & White

Oscar Wilde Collection
Oscar Wilde
3 Pack

Mike Nichols, Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins
Letterbox / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo

Plays, Prose Writings and Poems (Everyman’s Library)
Oscar Wilde, Everyman’s Library Staff
Format: Hardcover

The Complete Stories (Everyman’s Library)
Edgar Allan Poe
Format: Hardcover

The Very Best of Prince
Format: CD

Brian Gilbert, Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave
Wide Screen

The Age of Innocence
Martin Scorsese, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder
Wide Screen

The Herzog-Kinski Collection
Wide Screen

The Warden
Anthony Trollope, Nigel Hawthorne(Reader)
Format: Hardcover

Bhagavad Gita
Juan Mascaro (Translator), Anonymous, Simon Brodbeck (Introduction)
Format: Paperback

England, My England
D. H. Lawrence
Format: Hardcover

The Rainbow (Everyman’s Library)
D. H. Lawrence, Barbara Hardy (Introduction)
Format: Hardcover

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction
Kim Knott
Format: Paperback

Louis Owens: Literary Reflections on His Life and Work
Jacquelyn Kilpatrick (Editor), Jacquelyn Kilpatrick
Format: Hardcover

Heart of Darkness (Everyman’s Library)
Joseph Conrad, Verlyn Klinkenborg (Introduction)
Format: Hardcover


2 thoughts on “My Current Wish List

  1. A good collection I reckon!Stalag 17, I’ve not seen it for a long time. That and ‘King Rat’ are excellent contained dramas, its fascinating how certain characters can find themselves acting so differently from what they themselves would expect: a sentimental mood, I’d also suggest ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’, a classic Powell&Pressburger collaboration, touching, satirical, and beautiful: love Mary Barton! You really do lean to the socialist side don’t you? Perhaps it was because she spent so much time in Manchester, which was the scene of Engels’ case study ‘Conditions of the Working Class in England’, but Elizabeth Gaskell’s works influenced the groundswell of opinion for a social welfare system — her work should be much better known than it is.Joseph Conrad is very interesting to me, his ideas seem to expand in import, despite some problems with English simile (“it was . . . indescribable!”). And where are women in his books, that’s what I find myself thinking when I read him. I guess males and maleness are complicated enough? With Conrad its not about fecundity, its about endings.Klaus Kinski and Herzog — amazing.


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