In the years when Africa remained for Europeans a romantic and formidable continent accessible only through accounts from colonists, Isak Dinesen (the Danish countess Karen Blixen) had the great good fortune to run a coffee plantation in Kenya. Also an Oscar-winning motion picture, this audiobook presents the portrait of a strong, determined, sensitive woman on whom a rich, dramatic landscape and way of life made deep impressions. Dinesen's love for Africa and the Africans who worked on her land is brought to life in an outstanding reading by Julie Harris. 2 cassettes.
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In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.
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This edition is set from the first American edition of 1937 and commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House.
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Descripción Audio Partners, 1988. Audio Cassette. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0886901340
Descripción Audio Partners. Estado de conservación: Brand New. FREE domestic ground shipping. Fast priority express available. Tracking service included. Ships from USA (United States of America). Nº de ref. de la librería 0886901340