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2.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 52.63 out of 5 2.63 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Bill Hootkins Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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A biting satire on American life which turned convention on its head. This story explores the obsessive affections of the radical Olive Chancellor for Verena Tarrant, a gifted young speaker in the feminist movement. When Olive's cousin Basil becomes equally besotted, the scene is set for a bitter tug of war. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 4/15/2011

    " Definitely not my favorite Henry James. Long (dry) descriptive passages made it hard to get through, and it was pretty predictable, and unrealistic. But perhaps that was the point? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 3/11/2011

    " Audio version read by Xe Sands "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/17/2011

    " A slow read. Like Proust. The battle between Olivia and her cousin Ransom for the soul of Verena. Olivia wants her for the advancement of women's rights. Ransom wants her for love. He wins. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny | 1/12/2011

    " I am not a Henry James fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 12/18/2010

    " This was the first "classic" after "Crime and Punishment" that kept me glued to the book until I finished. The love story of Olive and Venera is very tenderly told, and the ending is one of the most suspenseful and brutal I've ever read--surprising for a James' novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Danielle | 12/8/2010

    " Wasn't my thing. I got about 35 pages in and still hadn't gotten into it with no hope in sight of a chance of it. On to the next book. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 11/19/2010

    " Henry James, is a bastard "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 4/6/2010

    " thiiiick.

    it's refreshing to emerge from the swampy male witch territory known as Faulkner and the ominous doom tones of Conrad's Heart of Darkness into the cold dry logic of Henry James. yea. "

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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.