Burning Bright

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.42 hours)
Product Number: Z1907
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449899295
Narrator/s: Jill Tanner
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Tracy Chevalier is author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller Girl With a Pearl Earring. Burning Bright is a novel about the 18th-century English poet/painter William Blake and the children who sparked his Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. In March of 1792, young Jem Kellaway and his family move from their small rural village in the Piddle Valley to the bustling city of London. Jem's father, a chairmaker, has agreed to hire on as a carpenter with Astley's Circus. Chevalier's historical fiction captivates audiences with authentic characters, stunning detailed descriptions, and insight into the inspirations of a poetic genius.

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Burning Bright
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Product Number:Z1907
Product Number:C3974

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Narrator(s): Jill Tanner
Product Number C3974
Released: Feb 16, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428132320
eBook
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Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
Product Number EB00388785
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101213582

Professional reviews

"Jill Tanner's repertoire of accents delineates characters of various ages and social classes in the story of three children growing up in the streets of Georgian London, under the spell of Astley's Circus and poet William Blake. Jem and Maisie Kellaway move to the city with their furniture-making father after their brother dies in an accident. There they meet Maggie, a girl who shepherds them through the wilds of the city. As the three grow from innocence into experience, parallels to Blake's words are powerful. Chevalier's descriptions of the city almost turn the setting into a character. The descriptions and Tanner's strong reading keep listeners involved in a book without a strong plot. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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