A Death in the Family by James Agee audiobook

A Death in the Family

By James Agee
Read by Lloyd James

Blackstone Publishing
10.50 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $11.97

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781470804084

  • $6.95

    ISBN: 9781482136197

  • Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    ISBN: 9781455118717

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

  • Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    ISBN: 9781455118724

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

Decades after its original publication, James Agee’s last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a man’s death and its impact on his family, Agee painstakingly created a small world of domestic happiness and then showed how quickly and casually it could be destroyed. On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he believes is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm, but on his way back to his family, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly. Dancing back and forth in time and braiding the viewpoints of Jay’s wife, brother, and young son, Rufus, Agee creates an overwhelmingly powerful novel of innocence, tenderness, and loss that should be read aloud for the sheer music of its prose.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

Winner of the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Classics

Decades after its original publication, James Agee’s last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a man’s death and its impact on his family, Agee painstakingly created a small world of domestic happiness and then showed how quickly and casually it could be destroyed.

On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he believes is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm, but on his way back to his family, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly. Dancing back and forth in time and braiding the viewpoints of Jay’s wife, brother, and young son, Rufus, Agee creates an overwhelmingly powerful novel of innocence, tenderness, and loss that should be read aloud for the sheer music of its prose.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The work of a writer whose power with English words can make you gasp.” New York Times Book Review
“Maturely and masterfully, Agee accomplished a book which touches one deeply and which no reader will forget.” New York Herald Tribune Book Review
“Wonderfully alive.” New Yorker
“People I know who read A Death in the Family forty years ago still talk about it. So do I. It is a great book.” Andre Dubus II, author of Dancing after Hours
“[James Agee’s words] are so indelibly etched someplace inside of me that I couldn’t reach to rub them out even if I wanted to. And I never want to.” Steve Earle, author of I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
“Agee’s forgiving embrace of the deeply imperfect people he describes, a kind of Whitmanesque tenderness, stays with you a long time.” Time
“It is, in the full sense, poetry…The language of the book, at once luminous and discreet…remains in the mind.” New Republic

Reviews

Reviews

by JOANNE 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

A GOOD STORY WELL TOLD

This story is good and well-told but slow moving. James Agee manages to tell the story from the different characters point of view . In the end it was a realistic, vivid account of an untimely death and how it effected young and old.

Author

Author Bio: James Agee

Author Bio: James Agee

James Agee (1909–1955) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He worked as a reporter and critic for Fortune, Time, the Nation, and other magazines and wrote for film and television. His books include the volume of poems Permit Me Voyage; two novels, The Morning Watch and A Death in the Family; the nonfiction work Let Us Now Praise Famous Men; and several collections of correspondence, reviews, and film scripts. A Death in the Family, his best known work, was published posthumously and won the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Gary M. Douglas & Donnielle Carter

Author Bio: Gary M. Douglas & Donnielle Carter

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 10.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English