Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 1845053737 $109.75 Twelve cassettes
CD ISBN 1419353950 $119.75 Fourteen CDs
When author Henry James and illustrator Georges Du Maurier met in London in the 1880s, they formed a friendship that affected their personal lives and their work. David Lodge examines the ramifications of the relationship in this intriguing novel. At first, narrator Christopher Kay seems unduly affected by James's famous longeurs, as the first chapters are read with studied declamation and excessive pauses between sentences. Yet as soon as Du Maurier appears, Kay picks up the pace; the rest of the book is read with interest and clarity. Kay also excels at coloring character with a serviceable American accent and an excellent range of British and European accents. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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