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DANIEL DERONDA

by | Read by Nadia May

Classics • 33 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1876

Don't worry, no one else (outside the English department) has heard of it either. This is a very large human comedy/social commentary reminiscent of Jane Austen, but with more caustic wit. The audiobook format can perform a valuable function by returning obscure but noteworthy works of the past to our attention. But doing so, particularly with a period piece, requires a kind of advocacy on the part of the performer beyond mere transcription. We need to be shown how the writing works. This Nadia May does admirably, making aristocratic nineteenth-century English sound natural and familiar, while projecting a keen awareness of Eliot's humor and irony. DANIEL DERONDA may not catch on or become a BBC mini-series, but anyone who is interested can now hear what it was intended to sound like. J.N. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 99]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 1998

CS ISBN $153.90 • Twenty-two cassettes

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