The Elephant's Journey by José Saramago audiobook
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The Elephant's Journey

By José Saramago
Read by Christine Williams

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780547574110

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 11/02/2019

    ISBN: 9781799737117

  • Available on 11/02/2019

    ISBN: 9781799737117

Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A delightful, witty tale of friendship and adventure from prize-winning novelist Jose Saramago.

In 1551, King Joo III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon. In Jose Saramago's remarkable and imaginative retelling, Solomon and his keeper, Subhro, begin in dismal conditions, forgotten in a corner of the palace grounds.

When it occurs to the king and queen that an elephant would be an appropriate wedding gift, everyone rushes to get them ready: Subhro is given two new suits of clothes and Solomon a long overdue scrub. Accompanied by the Archduke, his new wife, and the royal guard, these unlikely heroes traverse a continent riven by the Reformation and civil wars, witnessed along the way by scholars, historians, and wide-eyed ordinary people as they make their way through the storied cities of northern Italy; they brave the Alps and the terrifying Isarco and Brenner Passes; across the Mediterranean Sea and up the Inn River; and at last, toward their grand entry into the imperial city.

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Author Bio: José Saramago

Author Bio: José Saramago

José Saramago is one of the most acclaimed writers in the world today. He is the author of numerous novels, including All the Names, Blindness, and The Cave. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English