• Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

  • By: Leigh Hunt
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-12-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

Editor reviews

This audiobook presents author Leigh Hunt’s "A Now: Descriptive of a Cold Day", a collage essay drawn from Hunt’s journals, and composed as a follow-up to the earlier "A Now: Descriptive of a Hot Day". Hunt was a renowned critic and essayist of the 19th century, whose commentaries on the world around him have rendered him an enduring representative of the literary age in which he lived.
Hunt’s dense, multi-layered prose is coaxed into full bloom by Neville Jason’s nuanced performance of this ephemeral essay; Jason is a skilled voice actor and his delivery is just the right degree of theatrical, and deeply felt, his rolling tones complementing the complexity of Hunt’s refined language and reflections.
Show More Show Less

Summary

This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection.
Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity.
©2009 Naxos Audiobooks (P)2009 Naxos Audiobooks
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £0.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £0.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.
No Reviews are Available