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Extended Audio Sample The Bostonians, by Henry James
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,553 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Bill Hootkins Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Published in 1886, The Bostonians begins with the arrival in Boston of Basil Ransom, a young Mississippi lawyer in search of a career. Through his cousin, Olive Chancellor, Ransom comes to meet Verena, the beautiful daughter of a charlatan faith-healer and showman. When they hear Verena talk, Olive hopes to win the girl over to the feminist cause, Ransom is attracted to her looks, and a battle for possession of the girl begins. With its discussion of the situation of women and its uncompromising depiction of the city and the media, THE BOSTONIANS is a modern novel which is immediately accessible and relevant today.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alex Peterson | 2/18/2014

    " james is just dense enough to be a challenge, as in, undertaking the next book would probably not be a quick read; flip side, his prose is awe-inspiringly good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mitchel Broussard | 2/13/2014

    " I think the mere fact that I don't utterly detest this guy's books (and that I actually, for realsies, am reading the entirety of them and not just the first 5 chapters) probably warrants a perfect rating. But I'm not that crazy. It's still just books about old, fancy uppities walking around and talking all old-timey-like. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Charlotte Sanders | 1/30/2014

    " I tried to finish this book, and trudged very nearly all the way through, but I never liked the characters. Truly, I disliked all of them greatly, and at some point I didn't want to endure any more time with them. I couldn't figure out what benefit I was deriving from the whole exercise. So I quit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ferris | 1/27/2014

    " Audiobook.....Surprisingly radical! This is a metaphorical story about the tug of war between men and women. A native Mississippian strives to conquer a lovely young feminist reformer in post Civil War Boston. I say conquer, because to succumb to him means forever relinquishing her right to express herself on any feminist issue. The closing line is something like,".......I fear these tears are only a few of those she will shed in the future." "

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