The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards audiobook

The Lost Prince

By Selden Edwards
Read by Angela Brazil

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781620640043

  • ISBN: 9780792787761

  • ISBN: 9780792787778

  • ISBN: 9780792787785

Runtime: 18.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book, August 2012

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” Booklist
“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.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Selden Edwards

Author Bio: Selden Edwards

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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 18.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English