Portrait of Jennie by Robert Nathan audiobook

Portrait of Jennie

By Robert Nathan
Read by Stephen R. Thorne

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780899663562
3.30 Hours Unabridged
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Eben Adams is a young painter in Depression-era New Yorkjust looking to make a living. His work has thus far left influential artdealers unimpressed. Then Eben happens upon a young schoolgirl named Jennie inCentral Park. Intrigued by her mystical quality and her knowledge of thingsthat happened well before her time, Eben begins to sketch a portrait of theyoung girl. The drawing turns out to be the most emotional piece Eben has everdone, and he finally gets the boost in his career he’s been seeking. But beforehe can finish the portrait, Jennie vanishes. Saddened by the loss of his muse, he begins to scour thecity for her, and when he does find her again, he is shocked to discover thatshe has aged several years since their last meeting. Who is this girl, andwhere did she come from? This supernatural love story is a masterpiece of modernfantasy.

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Summary

Summary

Eben Adams is a young painter in Depression-era New Yorkjust looking to make a living. His work has thus far left influential artdealers unimpressed. Then Eben happens upon a young schoolgirl named Jennie inCentral Park. Intrigued by her mystical quality and her knowledge of thingsthat happened well before her time, Eben begins to sketch a portrait of theyoung girl. The drawing turns out to be the most emotional piece Eben has everdone, and he finally gets the boost in his career he’s been seeking. But beforehe can finish the portrait, Jennie vanishes.

Saddened by the loss of his muse, he begins to scour thecity for her, and when he does find her again, he is shocked to discover thatshe has aged several years since their last meeting. Who is this girl, andwhere did she come from?

This supernatural love story is a masterpiece of modernfantasy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“So brilliant is Nathan’s execution that one is entirely lost in the tender love story of two immortally designed for each other, one a spirit out of the past seeking to catch up with the present, the other a man rooted in the present and caught in an urgency to accept the gift of the past…Portrait of Jennie will perhaps most vividly recall Balderston’s Berkeley Square, for, like that, it is a love story that transcends the boundaries of time. It is told with tenderness and with beauty. Its mood lingers in the heart, and its planes challenge the mind.” New York Times

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Reviews

by Roberta 9/13/2017
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Each time you listen (and you will find yourself listening to this book frequently), you receive deep faith and tranquility. Robert Nathan does not use esoteric or dialectical language to tell what on the surface appears to be a simple tale; he uses verbiage that is easy to listen to and feels homely, but his messages (and there are many messages) come through clearly, simply, and absolutely beautifully. I highly recommend this book.

Author

Author Bio: Robert Nathan

Author Bio: Robert Nathan

Robert Nathan (1894–1985) was born in New York City and educated at private schools in the United States and Switzerland. While attending Harvard, where he was a classmate of E. E. Cummings, he was an editor of the Harvard Monthly, in which his first stories and poems appeared. After becoming a full-time writer, Nathan’s work strengthened his reputation with both the public and peers. F. Scott Fitzgerald once referred to Nathan as his favorite writer. Five of his novels have been made into films, including Portrait of Jennie and The Bishop’s Wife. Nathan ultimately authored more than fifty volumes of novels, poetry, and plays, and from this body of distinguished work he acquired a reputation as a master of satiric fantasy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 3.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English