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King of Alsander (Dramatic Reading)

James Elroy Flecker

Narrator LibriVox Community

Publisher: LibriVox

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First published in 1914, the King of Alsander is the only novel by James Elroy Flecker, best known as a poet, but also a noted scholar, linguist and diplomat.   Flecker's love of learning, language and travel, and his keen satirical insight into politics are all in evidence in this phantasmagoric tale.  As the author himself describes it:  Here is a tale all romance - a tale such as only a Poet can write for you, O appreciative and generous Public - a tale of madmen, kings, scholars, grocers, consuls, and Jews: a tale with two heroines, both of an extreme and indescribable beauty: a tale of the South and of sunshine, wherein will be found disguises, mysteries, conspiracies, fights, at least one good whipping, and plenty of blood and love and absurdity: a very old sort of tale: a tale as joyously improbable as life itself. - Summary by Algy PugCast list:Norman Price: Phil BensonJohn Oggs: Phil BensonLabourer: Phil BensonMrs Gaffekin: Michele EatonNancy: Michele EatonPeronella: Michele EatonMalsprita: Michele EatonGuard: Michele EatonCrowd: Michele EatonVicar: Patrick WallaceOld Man: Patrick WallaceWilliam Price: Patrick WallaceCanthrop: Patrick WallaceCesano: Patrick WallaceWizened Man: Patrick WallaceConsul: Patrick WallaceVorza: Patrick WallaceColonel: Patrick WallaceVicar’s Daughter: Eden Rea-HedrickWidow Prasko: Eden Rea-HedrickShopkeeper: Eden Rea-HedrickPresident: Eden Rea-HedrickArnolfo: Eden Rea-HedrickIanthe: Eden Rea-HedrickDrakina: Eden Rea-HedrickCuvas: Eden Rea-HedrickPeter Smith: Eden Rea-HedrickLady: Eden Rea-HedrickJohn Gaffekin: Alan WeymanKing: Alan WeymanButler: Alan WeymanDoctor: Alan WeymanClerk: Alan WeymanMakzelo: Alan WeymanFather Algio: Alan WeymanCaptain of the Guard: Alan Weyma
Duration: about 8 hours (07:43:38)
Publishing date: 2014-08-25; Copyright Year: 1914. Copyright Statment: —