Barry Lyndon - William Makepeace Thackeray (CD/Spoken Word)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781843797081
Department
Books
Released
8 Jan 2013
Supply Source
Europe

Book

Authors
William Makepeace Thackeray
Jonathan Keeble (Narrator)
Binding
CD/Spoken Word
Publisher
Naxos Audio Books
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Dimensions
133 x 152 x 25mm (249g)

Summary

Like Tom Jones before him, Barry Lyndon is one of the most lively and roguish characters in English literature. He may now be best known through the colourful Stanley Kubrick film released in 1975, but it is Thackeray who, in true 19th-century style, shows the darker side of this 18th-century hero; hence it remains a startling novel. Following the death of an English officer, Barry flees his native Ireland and attempts to establish himself as one of England's aristocratic elite. Through backstabbing and scheming he reaches the level of society to which he always aspired. However, intent on criticizing the period's social order, Thackeray ensures that this success is soon followed by the hero's ultimate decline.Jonathan Keeble's energetic reading imbues the period with color and illuminates the sheer inventiveness of Thackeray's literary and topical satire.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
Dewey Classification
813