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Roderick Hudson Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Roderick Hudson (Unabridged), by Henry James
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 4.5 (228 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Peter Marinker Publisher: RNIB Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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Roderick Hudson is one of Henry James's first novels.

Originally published in 1875 as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly, it traces the development of the title character, a sculptor. Funded by the wealthy Rowland Mallet, Roderick Hudson travels from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. He soon finds that Europe tests him in ways he had not anticipated, both as an artist and as a man.

American-born English author Henry James (1843- 1916) was one of the founders and leaders of realism in fiction and is considered to be one of the great British novelists.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Robin | 12/14/2013

    " Underneath all those words, it's just a Harlequin Romance plot. But, oh, those words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Tom von Logue Newth | 11/30/2013

    " splendid! fully jamesian before the ossification of style sets in "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by John E. Branch Jr. | 11/15/2013

    " Read in the 70s in a graduate-level seminar I took as an undergraduate English major. Notable among other reasons for introducing the character of Christina Light, who reappeared 11 years later giving her (married) name to the novel The Princess Casamassima. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Malabaricus | 10/20/2013

    " NOt one of Henry James' best bvut very readable nonetheless. "

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About the Author
Author Henry James

Henry James (1843–1916), American novelist, short-story writer, and man of letters, was born in Washington Place, New York, to a family of distinguished philosophers and theologians. He attended schools in New York, Boston, and throughout Europe, where he later settled. A major figure in the history of the novel, he is celebrated as a master craftsman who brought his great art and impeccable technique to bear in the development of abiding moral themes.

About the Narrator

Peter Marinker is a highly experienced stage actor whose credits include The Big Idea, Easy Access, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Merchant of Venice at the Old Vic. On television he has appeared in Bugs, Bodyguards, and Casualty, while his films include Event Horizon, Judge Dredd, The Russia House, and The Emerald Forest.