Green Hills of Africa

Author(s): Ernest Hemingway
Original Publish Date: Dec 05, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.00 hours)
Product Number: Z100140005
Released: May 28, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743563567
Narrator/s: Josh Lucas
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The most intimate and elaborately enhanced addition to the Hemingway Library series: Hemingway's memoir of his safari across the Serengeti—presented with archival material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library and with the never-before-published safari journal of Hemingway's second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. When it was first published in 1935, The New York Times called Green Hills of Africa, "The best-written story of big-game hunting anywhere," Hemingway's evocative account of his safari through East Africa with his wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, captures his fascination with big-game hunting. In examining the grace of the chase and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive on the plains of Africa. Green Hills of Africa is also an impassioned portrait of the glory of the African landscape and the beauty of a wilderness that was, even then, being threatened by the incursions of man. This new Hemingway Library Edition offers a fresh perspective on Hemingway's classic travelogue, with a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, the author's sole surviving son, who spent many years as a professional hunter in East Africa; a new introduction by SeAn Hemingway, grandson of the author; and, published for the first time in its entirety, the African journal of Hemingway's wife, Pauline, which offers an intimate glimpse into thoughts and experiences that shaped her husband's craft.

Professional reviews

"Fans of Ernest Hemingway will certainly enjoy the story of the author's month-long safari in East Africa in 1933 with his wife, Pauline. Replete with tales about the thrill of chasing big game, the joys of the kill, and the lushness of the scenery, this is truly classic Hemingway. It also serves as further proof that you either love his unique style or you don't. Narrator Josh Lucas clearly understands the author and delivers the material with a resonance and assurance that add to Hemingway's confident and passionate tone. Lucas has a fine sense of timing, along with a deft ability to add subtle yet distinct emphasis to key scenes. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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