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by | Read by James Wilby

Literary Fiction • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1963

In this chilling archetypal tale of good and evil, a beautiful, idealistic young woman studying art in London is kidnapped by a startlingly ordinary young man who wants only to keep her--like the butterflies he has collected before her. James Wilby is superb as the collector, by turns angry, indignant, whining, and threatening, and the terrified, but defiant, prisoner waging war against her captor while in secret journals struggling to come to terms with her past and present. Despite a lengthy digression on the meaning of art and the British class struggle, this powerful reading of a haunting tale will echo in the reader's psyche long after the words fade away. J.E.T. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT 97]



Book pak • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 1996

CS ISBN 0745127703 $69.95 • Eight cassettes

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