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by | Read by Geoffrey Howard

Classics • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1907

Thoroughly ironic and even sarcastic, this early, atypical Conrad novel is an ultimately tragic, comedy of errors spy story, which challenges the oral interpreter to set the right tone. Lean too heavily on the Dickensian caricatures and the tale seems a tastelessly cruel joke. Go too far the other way and you miss the point, as well as the humor. Geoffrey Howard gallops through the narrative without trying though he fittingly gets caught up in the excellent prose. However, the recording still misses something essential in the book’s personality. Y.R. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JAN 98]

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 1996

CS ISBN $39.95 • Six cassettes

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Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 1996

CS ISBN $39.95 • Six cassettes

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