The J B Priestley Collection
The J B Priestley Collection
John Boynton Priestley was pre-eminently a dramatist and a novelist.
Many of his works have become 20th century literary classics, among them 'The Good Companions',
'Angel Pavement', 'Lost Empires', 'When We are Married', 'An Inspector Calls' and 'Time and the Conways'.
But he was undoubtedly the most versatile writer of his time, producing essays, short stories, verse,
literary criticism, social histories, travel books and film scripts, as well as an opera libretto
and an autobiography.
He was also a practitioner in, and an enthusiast for, painting and music.
Away from the arts Priestley played many roles as a political activist and commentator;
a campaigner for nuclear disarmament and public lending right; a cultural ambassador;
and a student of time and of dreams. He once, memorably, became an actor in one of his own plays
and stood as a Parliamentary candidate in the 1945 General Election.
It may be argued that in literary, social and political terms he was very much 'a man for all seasons'.
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Priestley On Air.mp3
JB Priestly - A Workmanlike Man by Ed Thomason.mp3
Bright Day 1.2 by J B Priestley.mp3
Bright Day 2.2.mp3
An Inspector Calls 1 of 2
An Inspector Calls 2 of 2
******"An inspector calls" was written inside a week in 1944. Inspector Goole,
investigating a girl's death, calls on the Birlings, an outwardly virtuous household.
An Inspector Calls by J B Priestly (2010).
Dangerous Corner by J B Priestley
Lost Empires 1.3by J B Priestley
Lost Empires 2.3
Lost Empires 3.3
******Written in the mood of Angel Pavement, this imaginative novel is set in the years
immediately before the First World War. In turns funny, sad, nostalgic, it is the story of
young Richard Herncastle who travels the now vanished Music Halls (the 'Lost Empires')
with his uncle, an illusionist. The core of the story is the young man's emotional awakening.
Postscripts - JB Priestley 1.5 - Dunkirk
Postscripts - JB Priestley 2.5 - Wartime Outing to Margate
Postscripts - JB Priestley 3.5 - Current Vs Wartime Experiences
Postscripts - JB Priestley 4.5 - First Day of the War
Postscripts - JB Priestley 5.5 - Air Raids in Bradford
******Radio talks - specifically not described as 'essays' - transcripts of talks
given on national radio in UK each Sunday evening between June and October, 1940.
Salt Is Leaving by J.B. Priestley
******"A pip of a mystery that is great good fun." -- Washington Star
The 31st of June 1 of 2
The 31st of June 2 of 2
The Demon King by JB Priestley
The Good Companions - 1 of 6 (Adventures with a small traveling song and dance troupe)
The Good Companions - 2 of 6
The Good Companions - 3 of 6
The Good Companions - 4 of 6
The Good Companions - 5 of 6
The Good Companions - 6 of 6
The Thirty-First of June by J. B. Priestley 1of5
The Thirty-First of June by J. B. Priestley 2of5
The Thirty-First of June by J. B. Priestley 3of5
The Thirty-First of June by J. B. Priestley 4of5
The Thirty-First of June by J. B. Priestley 5of5
******: A Tale of True Love, enterprise and Progress, in the Arthurian and Ad-Atomic Ages
Theater Royal - 540606 - 36 - Private Rooms - (J. B. Priestley (author), Ralph Richardson)
When We Are Married by J B Priestley
I Have Been Here Before by J B Priestley
Time and the Conways by J. B. Priestley
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