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Author: Selden Edwards Narrator: Angela Brazil Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781620640036
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Recently returned from the experience of a lifetime in fin de siecle Vienna, where she met and tragically lost the first great love of her life, Eleanor Burden has no choice but to settle into her expected place in society, marry the man she is supposed to marry, and wait for life to come to her.

As the twentieth century approaches, hers is a story not unlike that of the other young women she grew up with in 1890s Boston—a privileged upbringing punctuated by a period of youthful adventure and the inevitable acknowledgment of real life—except for one small difference: Eleanor possesses an unshakable belief that she can foresee every major historical event to come during her lifetime. But soon the script of events she has written in her mind—a script described by no less than Sigmund Freud as the invented delusions of a hysteric—begins to unravel.

Eleanor Burden, at once fragile and powerful, must find the courage of her deepest convictions, discover the difference between predetermination and free will, secure her belief in her own sanity, and decide whether she will allow history to unfold come what may—or use her extraordinary gifts to bend history to her will … and give herself the life she knows she is meant to have.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mr. Edwards has written his finest work so far. Once again, Selden Edwards demonstrates his mastery in blending together philosophy and art with the help of wonderful characters you fall in love with. The Lost Prince is a terrific second novel.”

    Pat Conroy, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Brilliant.  Selden Edwards is a writer of great intellect and wit, and his books are a joy to read. I love The Lost PrinceThe Little Book made such an impression on me; The Lost Prince is even better.”

    Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A powerful, intense, and fascinating read.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Edwards has a good time connecting historical events and philosophical ideas...Edwards’ bird’s-eye view of the details of this momentous age makes this companion piece as much fun as his debut.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Delightfully imaginative…Intelligent and romantic.”


  • “Angela Brazil’s lovely cultured voice brings credibility to Eleanor, and to Selden Edwards’s flawless diction and precise descriptions…Time travel, philosophy, and ethics make this a fascinating listen.”


  • A Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book, August 2012

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 2/11/2014

    " Enjoyed this tremendously, though it was more of a sequel (or even prequel? so hard to tell with time travel!) than I realized. And I'm eager to read the original, The Little Book, for the rest of the story. In particular, I admired the detachment that relates some parts of the narrative with an almost non-fiction tone, mentioning dates, sources, etc., as if researched at a later time; this gave the time-travel premise credibility. Yet the characters are vivid and full and the author is very much inside each of their hearts and minds. It's as if they came to life so irresistibly when he wrote the first book and then demanded of him that he tell the rest of the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 2/3/2014

    " So now I have to go read The Little Book. It would have been nice if the flyleaf had mentioned that this was the second part of an on-going story so I could have read them in order. Instead I spent a good portion of this book feeling more confused than I needed to be. Having said that though, I truly did enjoy this book. It reminded me of the old authors like Dickens but easier to access. The premise: a young woman, Eleanor returns from Vienna in the late 1800s in possession of a broken heart, a mysterious ring, and an even more mysterious journal, along with foreknowledge of every major historical event to occur within her lifetime. It is up to her to determine her role in causing the events outlined in this journal to come to pass. She knows who will be necessary to this unfolding but not necessarily where to find them or what, specifically, they must do. With strong determination and serene aplomb, Eleanor sets her life on the journal's proscribed course with surprising and satisfying results. Famous historical figures such as Freud, Jung, and Mahler, and an "insider's" look at how ordinary lives were affected by events both large and small lend appeal to anyone with a bent toward historical fiction. A nice blend of fantasy, romance, and history for the reader looking for something a little bit different. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marion | 2/3/2014

    " Didn't make much sense. I wanted more from this book. In the end it was disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/1/2014

    " Like it though a bit of atlas shrugged capitalist theme "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frances | 1/28/2014

    " Interesting concept but took way too long to get there. I mostly just skimmed the book to see if the title was at all relevant which it turned out to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/24/2014

    " started out strong and held my interest until the last quarter and then it fizzled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed this. What a great find. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 12/30/2013

    " I didn't realize that this was the second in a series, and I really enjoyed it. I really enjoyed the time travel premise. It created an opportunity for the character to explore psycho-analysis and independence. The book was so well written that reading it was like opening one butterscotch candy after another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 12/29/2013

    " Surprising, subtle, and most of all, elegant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/8/2013

    " Follow up to The Little Book was sadly, not as goof as the first book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 12/3/2013

    " I loved Selden Edward's The Little Book, but I couldn't get into The Lost Prince. I read halfway through but realized I forcing myself to continue. Life's too short, and there are too many good books out there for that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ivy | 11/27/2013

    " I liked the premise of this felt a little Somewhere in Timeish. Having a blueprint to your life would be such an odd predicament. I love how she was able to go about doing so much good, and gaining such great independence in a time when both were so limited to women. A really unique story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 11/24/2013

    " Very different but intriguing...set in Vienna and the US during the beginning of the century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Babs | 9/25/2013

    " i love seldon edwards works. they make you think. you learn a lot about the history of austria at the turn of the century and during the first world war. you learn about the history of freud and his followers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 5/6/2013

    " Book was relative good, story of knowing the future to buy stocks, war, potential loss of a friend and finding him, but too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 5/1/2013

    " I suggest reading The Little Book before reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/9/2013

    " Great book. Loved the premise of free will versus destiny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sallee | 10/6/2012

    " I also read this book not knowing about the preceding novel, "The Little Book". This book on its own was fascinating. The story pulled me in and I felt enthralled by Eleanor's story. I can't wait to read the first book to round out this saga. One of the best books I've read this year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 8/25/2012

    " It went on too long, but I enjoyed most of it. "

About the Author

Selden Edwards spent his career as headmaster at several independent schools across the country, and for over forty years has been secretary of his class at Princeton, where he also played basketball. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

About the Narrator

Angela Brazil is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and a professional actor who is proud to be a long-standing member of the Resident Acting Company at Trinity Repertory Company. She also teaches at the Brown/Trinity Conservatory.