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Publisher Description

Completed only a few months before his death, Kept in the Dark is one of Trollope's most captivating novels. Yet unlike Trollope's other major novels - the Palliser series, The Claverings, the Barsetshire novels - Kept in the Dark succeeds without the use of considerable length or legions of characters that many thought were essential to his fictional world.

Kept in the Dark is a probing psychological portrait of the near destruction of a marriage - a novel that combines keen insights with vigorous emotional strength. Jealousy, guilt, excessive pride, and compulsion all sweep across its surface: in George Western, the self-willed and fatally-proud husband, who would rather destroy his own happiness than admit to any moral strain in his character; in Cecilia Western, whose peculiar mixture of pride and submissiveness forces her inexorably toward deceit; in the grinding hypocrisy of Cecilia's friend, Miss Altifiorla; in the overwhelming egotism of the rejected suitor, Sir Francis Geraldine. Trollope gives us a distinctive portrait of the Victorian world. 

This excellent reading was originally recorded in 1986 in the days of reel-to-reel tape. Although the sound is not quite up to today’s digital standards, every effort has been made to enhance the recording. However, you may hear a slight "echo effect" in some places. This should not interfere significantly with your enjoyment of the story but, just to be sure, you may want to listen to a sample before purchasing. 

GENRE
Classics
NARRATOR
JM
Jill Masters
LENGTH
07:40
hr min
RELEASED
2008
July 10
PUBLISHER
Jimcin Recordings
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
336.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Faykayray ,

Great story!

When I started it , I had to finish it. It’s a good story, although I wanted the villains to suffer a bit more lol. Their is an echo which is annoying but one is able to ignore it. The audio quality is poor. But I am grateful to have it as I don’t have time to read .. but I was able to listen to this in one day. THE STORY GETS 4 stars the audio 1 star.

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