The Beast in  the Jungle by Henry James audiobook

The Beast in the Jungle

By Henry James
Read by Kris Dyer

Naxos 9781093503753

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094166216

  • ISBN: 9781094166209

  • ISBN: 9781094166223

Runtime: 2.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Bachelor John Marcher is haunted by the premonition that something terrible lies in store for him, like a ‘beast in the jungle’ lying in wait. So he spends his life in idleness, unable to carry out his dreams or desires, while his friend May Bartram, curious to see how this spectacular fate will manifest, helps watch out for the arrival of the beast. The two develop a strong platonic relationship, stoked by this mystery, and gradually the best years of their life roll by, unfulfilled – lost to John’s dread and fear of the unknown. Written soon after The Wings of the Dove, The Beast in the Jungle is a haunting story of crippling obsession and a life unlived.

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Author Bio: Henry James

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 2.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English