The Death of the Lion

Henry JAMES (1843 - 1916)

This short novel is a black comedy about fame, manipulation, pretension, and surviving it all. The narrator, a reprehensible and seedy journalist, sets out to interview a minor author, and in his own quest for glory, turns the author into the celebrity of the day. The sudden and untimely death of the author, with his latest work unfinished, presents a troubling dilemma for the narrator, which he resolves with no more conscience than he had when he began his quest. (Introduction by Christine Dufour)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I Christine Dufour
00:07:39
Play 02 Chapter II Christine Dufour
00:06:09
Play 03 Chapter III Christine Dufour
00:10:01
Play 04 Chapter IV Christine Dufour
00:10:07
Play 05 Chapter V Christine Dufour
00:07:46
Play 06 Chapter VI Christine Dufour
00:07:25
Play 07 Chapter VII Christine Dufour
00:12:35
Play 08 Chapter VIII Christine Dufour
00:12:49
Play 09 Chapter IX Christine Dufour
00:11:51
Play 10 Chapter X Christine Dufour
00:14:47