Vanessa and Her Sister

Vanessa and Her Sister

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2014
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"In 1905, Virginia and Vanessa Stephens and their brothers Thoby and Adrian moved to unfashionable, bohemian Bloomsbury. All in their twenties, orphaned and unmarried, they began holding Thursday night gatherings in their unchaperoned, unconventional drawing room. Most of the young guests in that room would become famous, breaking the old rules and blazing their own new paths. It is from Vanessa's point of view at the center of this eccentric, charmed circle of artists and intellectuals that this novel is told, with unsparing honesty about their friendships, their love affairs, and in particular her own troubled relationship with her complicated, brilliant sister Virginia"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio : Books on Tape, p2014
ISBN: 9780553398441
055339844X
Branch Call Number: CD FICTION Par, 9 disc
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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Mar 29, 2015

Let me start by saying that I really enjoyed listening to this story. Each character was read by a different person, giving them personality and voice. The format of a story being told through diary entries, letters, postcards and telegrams was, I think, meant to bring that "inside" thought of a person to the surface and, perhaps, to bring out the real person.
The story of this group, told mainly through Vanessa's eyes is fascinating. So much was happening in those days. It must have been an exciting time to live.
The book shows a Bohemian lifestyle that is avant garde and exciting, if one could live it. But it's from a privileged point of view and often makes this group seem pompous. That said, this group was amazing in their talents. Their talents and works are not disputed but their personal lives seem self-contained, often detached, arrogant and removed from the rest of us...by their choice.

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