The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer audiobook

The Conservationist

By Nadine Gordimer
Read by Wanda McCaddon

8.30 Hours 08/23/2010 Unabridged
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Mehring, a rich, powerful and vital industrialist, has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer. But his possessions refuse to remain objects: his wife, son, and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewardship; and even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm. Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, paints a fascinating portrait of a man both reckless and calculating, a “conservationist” left only with the possibility of self-preservation, in this subtle and detailed study of the forces and relationships that seethed in South Africa.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1974 Man Booker Prize

Mehring, a rich, powerful and vital industrialist, has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer. But his possessions refuse to remain objects: his wife, son, and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewardship; and even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm.

Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, paints a fascinating portrait of a man both reckless and calculating, a “conservationist” left only with the possibility of self-preservation, in this subtle and detailed study of the forces and relationships that seethed in South Africa.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a novel of enormous power.” New Statesman
“Gordimer has written what must be considered her masterpiece. The beauty and largeness of this land she loves is drawn with a breadth and scope that is breathtaking.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“[Wanda McCaddon] assumes different accents with complete authority. The listener is literally transported to the South African veldt.” Library Journal
“[Wanda McCaddon] skillfully adapt[s] her mild British accent to the dialects of the various social classes…This presentation certainly seems true to Gordimer’s vision.” AudioFile

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English