The Constant Nymph Audiobook, by Margaret Kennedy Play Audiobook Sample

The Constant Nymph Audiobook

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Read By: Gabrielle de Cuir Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799927358

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Longest Chapter Length:

46:36 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

18:26 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

30:07 minutes

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“[The Constant Nymph is] one of the best novels old or new, that had ever absorbed a reader’s attention during the still hours.”—Augustine Birrell, the New Statesman, December 6, 1924

Lewis Dodd, a young, troubled composer, arrives at “Sanger’s Circus,” a wild gathering consisting of precocious children, a slovenly mistress, and an assortment of hangers-on in the Austrian Alps overseen by the eccentric Albert Sanger, a brilliant, if unappreciated, composer himself. Tessa, Sanger’s lively fourteen-year-old daughter, falls in love with their handsome visitor.

After Albert’s death leaves Tessa and her siblings penniless, they must implore extended family members for assistance. Florence, Tessa’s twenty-eight-year-old cousin, graciously steps in to help and she falls in love with Lewis … and he reciprocates. Florence and Lewis marry, much to Tessa’s dismay, and the Sanger children are shipped off to boarding school. But Lewis, while loyal to his bride, nonetheless finds himself drawn to Tessa more and more. Even marriage cannot completely sever the bond between Lewis and his constant nymph.

An immediate bestseller whose fans included fellow authors Thomas Hardy, J. M. Barrie, A. E. Housman, and John Galsworthy, The Constant Nymph was adapted both on stage and on screen in the decades after its release. Ostensibly a tale of female rivalry, Margaret Kennedy’s classic deftly explores the tension between creative genius and the stifling constraints of polite society in early twentieth-century England.

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“A novel of high spirits, humor, and insight.”

— New York Times 

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About Margaret Kennedy

Margaret Kennedy (1896–1967) was an English novelist and playwright. The Constant Nymph, her most successful work, was published both as a novel and a play and was made into a film in 1943. Her first publication was a history book, A Century of Revolution (1922), which she wrote after attending Somerville College, Oxford, to study history. She had a son and two daughters with her husband, the barrister David Davies. One of her daughters was the novelist Julia Birley, and the novelist Serena Mackesy is her granddaughter.

About Gabrielle de Cuir

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narrator, has narrated over three hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.