This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection.
Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity.
In "The Extension of Railways in the Lake District: A Protest," John Ruskin argues against a proposed expansion of the railway into the beautiful natural area of the Lake District. Ruskin earned fame as a 19th-century English art critic. Neville Jason selected this essay for its intellectual depth and performs it as a passionate plea. With a voice both academic and mature, Jason employs an appropriately cultured tone. Clear diction and deliberate pacing make the old-fashioned syntax listener-friendly. An experienced actor and voice over artist, Jason has earned both a Talkies Award and an Audiophile Earphone Award.
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