The Desert Islander by Stella Benson audiobook

The Desert Islander

By Stella Benson
Read by Cathy Dobson

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0.83 Hours Unabridged
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The Desert Islander is the story of a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who seeks help from an Englishman living in a remote part of southern China during the Chinese war. Two facts quickly become apparent about our legionnaire. First, that he has a narcissistic personality disorder which leaves him devoid of empathy and in desperate need to attention and adulation. Second that he is suffering from a gangrenous leg. The imperturbable Englishman, who is totally disinclined to pander to his visitor’s over-bloated sense of self-importance, insists on setting off next morning through the fighting zone to try to bring his guest to a hospital.

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The Desert Islander is the story of a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who seeks help from an Englishman living in a remote part of southern China during the Chinese war. Two facts quickly become apparent about our legionnaire. First, that he has a narcissistic personality disorder which leaves him devoid of empathy and in desperate need to attention and adulation. Second that he is suffering from a gangrenous leg. The imperturbable Englishman, who is totally disinclined to pander to his visitor’s over-bloated sense of self-importance, insists on setting off next morning through the fighting zone to try to bring his guest to a hospital.

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Author Bio: Stella Benson

Author Bio: Stella Benson

Stella Benson (1892–1933) was an English feminist, novelist, poet, and travel writer. Stella spent the winter of 1913–14 in the West Indies, which provided material for her first novel, I Pose. Living in London, she became involved in women’s suffrage, as had her older female relatives. During World War I, she supported the troops by gardening and by helping poor women in London’s East End at the Charity Organisation Society. These efforts inspired Benson to write the novels, This Is the End and Living Alone. She also published her first volume of poetry, Twenty, in 1918.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English