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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455178322
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This terse and startling novel is the story of a struggle for possession—and of its devastating consequences. Three women seek to secure the affections of one man, while he, in turn, tries to satisfy them all. But in the middle of this contest of wills stands his unwitting and vulnerable young daughter. The conclusion of The Other House makes it one of the most disturbing and memorable of Henry James’ depictions of the uncontrollable passions that lie beneath the polished veneer of civilized life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Other House is intensely British in its motives and emotions; and its intensity derives precisely from the fact that when the calm is broken, and the conflict…is engaged, the contrast is as of a violent rush of air into a place of quiet.”

    Leon Edel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author

  • “Davidson carefully and subtly chronicles the inhumanity of murder in an understated reading that hints rather than declares, which seems perfect for this psychological study.”

    Booklist

  • The Other House contains some of the most harrowing, compressed, and ambiguous scenes James ever wrote.”

    Threepenny Review

  • “Played out on the tidy lawns between two aristocratic houses, the staid Eastmead and the boisterous Bounds, a desperately tangled love-scrimmage spirals into a crime of unspeakable brutality, with a deeply unsettling climax. Readers left puzzled by the murky pychosexual terror of James’s The Turn of The Screw should give this passionate melodrama a try.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/23/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, but it's not my favorite Henry James novel. The setting and dialogue made it read to me more like a play than a novelette. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson | 11/15/2009

    " Deeper characters than Daisy Miller. Would love to see the play. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather (aka Lou) | 8/3/2009

    " I LOVE Henry James, but... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 4/5/2008

    " Tragic and beautiful, this is my favorite book by Henry James. "

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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

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.