The Altar of the Dead

Henry JAMES (1843 - 1916)

A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them. Although James was not religious in any conventional sense, the story shows a deep spirituality in its treatment of mortality and the transcendent power of unselfish love. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 Dorlene Kaplan
00:07:22
Play 02 Chapter 2 Larry Caplan
00:09:06
Play 03 Chapter 3 Dorlene Kaplan
00:12:55
Play 04 Chapter 4 Larry Caplan
00:08:49
Play 05 Chapter 5 Dorlene Kaplan
00:08:20
Play 06 Chapter 6 Larry Caplan
00:07:04
Play 07 Chapter 7 Dorlene Kaplan
00:09:47
Play 08 Chapter 8 Larry Caplan
00:11:27
Play 09 Chapter 9 Dorlene Kaplan
00:17:26