Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 1992
CS ISBN $44.95 Seven cassettes cassettes
First published in 1918, these brilliant, short biographies open our eyes to the failings and accomplishments of four exceptional Victorians. Strachey’s eloquence, as well as his finished prose style, make these a welcome adjunct to nineteenth-century studies in audio form. Nadia May reads clearly and well. However, she also has a strict and rather daunting British schoolmarm’s voice, chilly enough to make one nervous about shutting off the tape without permission. One also hopes that it is not asking too much to have books written by male authors read by men, and books by women read by women. This practice brings one closer to the text. A.D.H. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN 93]
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