A Bit of Brontës, a Dollop of Dickinson, an Offering of Austen

  • by Elliot Engel
  • Narrated by full cast
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most listeners, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics have remained unknown - until now. In this utterly captivating audiobook, Dr. Elliot Engel, a leading authority on the lives of great authors, illuminates the fascinating and flawed members of literature's elite. In lieu of stuffy biographical sketches, Engel provides fascinating anecdotes.
You'll never look at these literary giants the same way again.

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An excellent piece of literary criticism

I really enjoyed this introduction to some of the 19th century's most influential authors. I also loved the added feminist reading of the prejudice women faced when trying to succeed as writers.

I highly recommend this book as it starts with an introduction by the professor to each author, which is then followed by a performance of some of their work. The performances are excellent. I especially enjoyed the readings of Emily Dickinson's poems.
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- Clavs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.