The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips audiobook

The Tragedy of Arthur

By Arthur Phillips
Read by David Aaron Baker and a full cast

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664402188

  • ISBN: 9781664510012

  • ISBN: 9781664656987

Runtime: 14.13 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2011 Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book

One of the 2011 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

A 2011 Washington Post Best Book

A 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book

A 2011 Library Journal Best Book

Top 5 for the 2011 Salon Magazine Best Book Award

An 2011 ALA Notable Book

A 2011 Barnes & Noble Best Book

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2013 International Dublin Literary Award Finalist

Best-selling author Arthur Phillips won critical acclaim for his novels Prague and The Egyptologist, and Publishers Weekly called him a "master manipulator" for his ability to write fiction spun out of imagination and illusion. In The Tragedy of Arthur, Phillips tells the (mostly) true story of being asked to write the introduction to a lost Shakespeare play entitled The Most Excellent and Tragical Historie of Arthur, King of Britain. But Phillips knows the play-supposedly found in a safety deposit box in America-is a fake.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Splendidly devious.” New York Times Book Review
“Arthur Phillips has found the perfect vehicle for his cerebral talents: his ingenuity; his bright, elastic prose; and, most notably, his penchant for pastiche—for pouring his copious literary gifts into old vessels and reinventing familiar genres.” New York Times
“Devious and exhilarating…an irresistible family drama bundled into an exploration of fraud and authenticity.” Wall Street Journal
“Wily and witty…an engrossing family saga [with] sparkling and imaginative prose. Shakespeare would applaud a man who does him so proud.”  Boston Globe
“[Balances] a moving story of familial and romantic love on a deliberately unsteady fictional edifice…[an] exuberant chimera of a novel.”  New Yorker
“The story of a family that is Shakespearean in several senses…[The Tragedy of Arthur] contains literary echoes of Nabokov, Stoppard and even…Thomas Pynchon.”  San Francisco Chronicle
“A circus of a novel, full of wit, pathos and irrepressible intelligence.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Author

Author Bio: Arthur Phillips

Author Bio: Arthur Phillips

Arthur Phillips is the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Song is You, Prague, The Egyptologist, and others. Prague was named a New York Times Notable Book and received the Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum Award for best first novel. His books Angelica and The Song Is You were both optioned for film, the former by Mitchell Lichtenstein and the latter by Focus Features. Phillips received his BA in history from Harvard University, and he had several occupations before becoming a novelist, including a speechwriter, a jazz musician, and a child actor; he is also a five-time Jeopardy! champion. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English