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B. J. Harrison Reads The Baron of Grogzwig

Auteur Charles Dickens
Voorlezer B. J. Harrison
Speelduur 25m 11s
€ 2,99

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Baron Grogzwig lives a life full of pleasure, drinking and hunting with his friends. But when he decides ´ to marry one of his fellow baron’s daughter, his days change drastically. First he has to send his friends away as per his wife’s demands. Then his responsibilities start growing bigger with time as his wife gifts him with twelve children. When the thirteenth child is on the way, baron Grogzwig’s despair and lack of money become unbearable. He decides to end his life. Will he commit suicide or will someone or something be able to make him rethink his decision? Find out the answers in "The Baron of Grogzwig".

B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

Charles Dickens was an English author who lived in the period 1812 – 1870. He is regarded as one of the best and most influential authors of the Victorian era as he provided a portrait of the underclass and the poor conditions that people lived in in this period. This led to social awareness and furthered change. Charles Dickens’ style was a vivid combination of fantasy and realism, personal life experience and fiction, and because of the way he conveyed his ideas, his literature appealed to both the rich and the poor. Some of his best known works are "David Copperfield", "A Christmas Carol", "Oliver Twist" and many more. His popularity remains strong today and it may be due to the fact that "amid all the variety of 'readings', those of Mr. Charles Dickens stand alone" as "The Times" wrote in 1868.

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UitgeverSAGA Egmont
Publicatiedatum 24 november 2020
ISBN 9788726573664
Taal Engels
Speelduur 25m 11s
Bestandsgrootte 17 MB
Formaat mp3 download en geschikt voor de Luisterrijk app

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Over de auteur
Photo Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) leefde het grootste deel van zijn leven in Londen. Hij had al veel korte verhalen gepubliceerd toen hij beroemd werd met The Posthumus Papers of the Pickwick Club, dat eerst als feuilleton verscheen. Daarna volgden onder meer Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities en David Copperfield. Hij is beroemd geworden vanwege zijn zogenaamde Dickensiaanse karakters en om zijn zorgvuldige intriges en expressieve stijl.

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