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JAMES, H.: Golden Bowl (The) (Unabridged)

    

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JAMES, H.: Golden Bowl (The) (Unabridged)

Wealthy Maggie Verver has everything she could ever ask for—except a husband, and a title. While in Italy, acquiring art for his museum back in the states, Maggie’s millionaire father Adam decides to remedy this and acquire a husband for Maggie. Enter Prince Amerigo, of a titled but now poor aristocratic Florentine family. Amerigo is the perfect candidate. Delighted, Maggie then reciprocates by choosing a partner for her widower father: childhood friend Charlotte Stant. The stage is set, and what unfolds is a deep and gripping exploration of fidelity and the politics of love and marriage. Published in 1904, The Golden Bowl displays Henry James at his finest: James weaves scene upon scene, set piece upon set piece, into a seamless whole, through a richly dense tapestry of beautiful, flowing prose. Along with The Ambassadors and The Wings of the Dove, it constitutes James’s final and most rewarding phase as a novelist.



Disc 1

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   The Golden Bowl 00:09:08
2.   'Do you think it would be good for you' 00:08:54
3.   American City isn't, by the way…' 00:07:59
4.   Personally, he considered, he hadn't the vices… 00:09:23
5.   Mrs Assingham, precisely, represented… 00:07:42
6.   Chapter 2 00:08:17
7.   I scarce know what to make,' she said… 00:08:58
8.   Full of discriminations against the obvious… 00:08:08


Disc 2

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   He looked at her on this with conscious… 00:11:43
2.   Chapter 3 00:09:03
3.   His visible insistence - for it came to that… 00:08:59
4.   He was eager, and he tried to show her that… 00:09:04
5.   She pitied his feeling about it… 00:09:02
6.   Chapter 4 00:10:00
7.   They wouldn't lavish on them all… 00:11:08


Disc 3

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   'You don't torment me as much as you would…' 00:09:55
2.   Bob Assingham had a queer grim laugh… 00:11:10
3.   He accepted her laugh, but he kept his way 00:10:17
4.   Chapter 5 00:10:07
5.   Half the interest of the thing at least… 00:09:56
6.   He was glad when, finally… 00:10:06
7.   Chapter 6 00:08:23


Disc 4

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   Behind the dealer were sundry small cupboards… 00:08:56
2.   Simple, but singularly elegant, it stood… 00:09:16
3.   The Prince, on the other side… 00:08:13
4.   Part Second. Chapter 1 00:10:15
5.   The Miss Lutches, the sisters from the middle… 00:09:09
6.   There had not yet been quite so much… 00:09:19
7.   In regard to the people among whom… 00:09:19
8.   Chapter 2 00:05:47


Disc 5

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   He took life in general higher up the stream… 00:07:55
2.   Mrs Rance at least controlled… 00:08:05
3.   Chapter 3 00:09:24
4.   The extent to which they enjoyed… 00:08:25
5.   He might at times reflect… 00:08:44
6.   Chapter 4 00:09:06
7.   'You mean,' he went on… 00:08:56
8.   He gave at this the quickest shake… 00:09:08


Disc 6

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   His companion, however, was so launched… 00:07:10
2.   'Well then, I hope I'm humble enough…' 00:07:27
3.   Chapter 5 00:09:05
4.   Ah, it's she who's the real thing' 00:09:39
5.   These persons, accordingly, her own … 00:08:05
6.   It had struck him, up to now… 00:09:04
7.   Chapter 6 00:08:49
8.   He didn't betray it - ah that he knew… 00:09:28


Disc 7

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   She had another pause, and she might… 00:09:02
2.   'About you' she thoughtfully echoed. 00:08:08
3.   Chapter 7 00:10:09
4.   Mr Verver considered. 'Well, hasn't he…' 00:10:05
5.   'I speak of it only as the missing grace…' 00:09:15
6.   Part Third. Chapter 1 00:08:15
7.   He was always lonely at great parties… 00:08:00
8.   'You say your husband's ill' 00:06:56


Disc 8

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   Fanny had indeed never listened to emphasis… 00:08:58
2.   The perception of this excess… 00:09:31
3.   Chapter 2 00:09:50
4.   He could easily go on… 00:10:01
5.   Chapter 3 00:08:01
6.   'Maggie herself of course…' 00:07:53
7.   She was fully upon him now… 00:07:15
8.   Chapter 4 00:07:03


Disc 9

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   For the Prince himself, meanwhile… 00:07:53
2.   Charlotte Stant, at such an hour… 00:07:43
3.   Chapter 5 00:08:45
4.   'I can't help wondering when you must last…' 00:09:05
5.   'What will you say,' she meanwhile asked… 00:09:47
6.   Chapter 6 00:09:05
7.   The Prince had, on this score… 00:09:25
8.   He knew, as well, the other things… 00:08:04


Disc 10

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 7 00:09:39
2.   Both our friends felt afresh… 00:09:55
3.   Chapter 8 00:10:07
4.   'I don't mean there was anything to rectify…' 00:09:57
5.   Amerigo, with the chink of this gold… 00:08:15
6.   Chapter 9 00:09:52
7.   Lady Castledean's dream of Mr Blint… 00:10:30


Disc 11

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   Resting on the parapet… 00:06:50
2.   Chapter 10 00:09:35
3.   'Are you speaking now of something…' 00:10:16
4.   The Colonel didn’t in fact know… 00:10:58
5.   Chapter 11 00:10:06
6.   'I see.' He nodded. 'To the wrong.' 00:10:45
7.   'I naturally see, love…' 00:08:48


Disc 12

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   'In their way - yes!' the Colonel grinned. 00:08:11
2.   'He hadn't worked them out in detail…' 00:09:31
3.   Book Second. The Princess. Part 4. Chapter 1 00:09:10
4.   She had lived long enough… 00:09:06
5.   If she herself had now avoided… 00:08:11
6.   It had made for him some difference… 00:08:48
7.   Chapter 2 00:09:16
8.   He had 'met' her - she so put it to herself… 00:08:02


Disc 13

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   She recovered soon enough on the whole… 00:10:06
2.   By the end of a week, the week that had begun… 00:10:41
3.   He looked at her, after such speeches… 00:10:59
4.   Chapter 3 00:08:57
5.   Maggie had liked, in London, and in the world… 00:08:54
6.   He had had time to become aware of this… 00:09:54
7.   Touch by touch she thus dropped… 00:10:26


Disc 14

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   She heard herself, heard her tone… 00:05:25
2.   Chapter 4 00:08:28
3.   This last was a danger indeed… 00:08:36
4.   The ingenuity had been… 00:08:01
5.   Upstairs, while she left him… 00:07:15
6.   Chapter 5 00:08:11
7.   She had felt for fifty seconds… 00:08:19
8.   '"The immorality"' she had pleasantly echoed. 00:07:52
9.   'More company' at Fawns would be effectually… 00:08:08


Disc 15

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 6 00:09:15
2.   'You've such a dread of my possibly…' 00:09:07
3.   'Anything there shouldn't be…' 00:09:08
4.   'Are you thinking of their being…' 00:08:09
5.   'Ah, there wouldn't be any terror…' 00:08:34
6.   Chapter 7 00:08:59
7.   'By acting, immediately with the blind…' 00:09:00
8.   'She lets you off' He never failed… 00:08:58


Disc 16

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   The Colonel's gratitude was apt to be… 00:04:05
2.   Chapter 8 00:10:12
3.   She could keep it up with a change in sight… 00:10:12
4.   It had been an impression that penetrated… 00:11:15
5.   Chapter 9 00:09:15
6.   She caught, however, after a second's thought… 00:09:10
7.   The aggravation of fear - or call it, apparently… 00:07:59
8.   'He can't say or do more.' 00:08:36


Disc 17

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   Fanny at first, however, feeling the response… 00:10:25
2.   'Am I in the least sure that…' 00:10:19
3.   Chapter 10 00:09:31
4.   It was extraordinary, this quality… 00:09:16
5.   'She has had to do with it…' 00:10:05
6.   Maggie had listened with an interest… 00:10:30
7.   'You've never been more sacred to me…' 00:08:33


Disc 18

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   Part Fifth. Chapter 1 00:08:47
2.   They made, none the less, at Fawns… 00:09:04
3.   'Why, just by that. I put him in possession…' 00:09:22
4.   It was her one purely good fortune… 00:09:09
5.   He had flushed up, quite red… 00:10:48
6.   Chapter 2 00:10:39
7.   She walked to the end and far out… 00:11:01


Disc 19

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   Yes, Charlotte had seen she was watching her… 00:10:39
2.   I've been wanting - and longer than you'd…' 00:11:51
3.   Chapter 3 00:09:27
4.   'Oh yes,' he responded philosophically… 00:09:01
5.   'What I don't mean,' she observed… 00:09:29
6.   'Your reputation there You've given it up…' 00:10:07
7.   Ah, then it was that the cup of her conviction… 00:08:40


Disc 20

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 4 00:09:54
2.   So it was that her inner sense… 00:10:08
3.   So it was that in the house itself… 00:09:14
4.   There was a morning when, during the hour… 00:11:23
5.   Chapter 5 00:09:30
6.   The acceptance, strangely, would have left her… 00:09:36
7.   She went to her room, through the quiet house… 00:08:34


Disc 21

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   It was a repetition more than ever then… 00:09:26
2.   'I'm glad to see you alone…' 00:10:08
3.   Part Sixth. Chapter 1 00:10:09
4.   '"The reduction to its simplest expression…"' 00:10:17
5.   Whoever knew, or whoever didn't… 00:12:16
6.   Chapter 2 00:07:17
7.   'If they do everything that's proper,'… 00:07:19


Disc 22

  The Golden Bowl (Unabridged)
1.   She couldn't have been sure beforehand… 00:09:26
2.   The Prince kept his eyes on her. 00:11:13
3.   Chapter 3 00:10:34
4.   He might have been, in silence… 00:09:56
5.   Nothing he could try, she immediately saw… 00:11:33

Total Playing Time: 25:06:45






Author(s):
James, Henry

Reader(s):
Stevenson, Juliet

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0309

Barcode: 9781781981320

Physical Release: 06/2018

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