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THE EVIL GENIUS The Novel and the Play

by | Read by Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki, and a Full Cast

Classics • 16 hrs. • Audio Program • © 1885

The husband-and-wife narrating team of Stefan Rudnicki and Gabrielle de Cuir are perfect at navigating Wilkie Collins's elaborate nineteenth-century prose. They also illuminate the work's very contemporary empathy for its female characters. It all begins when an English noble returns home with a young governess for his daughter in tow. The husband falls in love. His wife is devastated. And his mother-in-law plots revenge. The staged reading of the play, performed only once before in 1885 to secure copyright, is a revelation showing how Collins emphasized voice and character to retell the novel. It features an energetic de Cuir in multiple roles. Of course, it's left to the listener to decide who the "evil genius" truly was. B.P. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2022]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio/ Skyboat Media • 2022

CD ISBN 9798200951659 $51.95 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798200951666 $46.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9798200951703 $22.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio/ Skyboat Media •

CD ISBN 9798200951642 $120.00 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9798200951697 $64.95

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