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A Bell for Adano

John Hersey

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

John Hersey grew up in China, studied at Yale and Cambridge, worked as a journalist, and astonished the nation when he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945 for A Bell for Adano. His first novel, its offbeat blend of patriotism and warm humor immediately captured readers’ hearts. In 1943, the American Major Victor Joppolo finds himself the civil affairs officer—the mayor—of a small town in Sicily. Equipped with the rulebook, How to Bring American Democracy to Liberated Territories, he sets about bringing choices to a people whose every recent activity had been dictated. Asking them what the town needs most, he is answered: give the town back its spirit—a bell to replace the 700-year-old one that was melted down for bullets. The major soon discovers that he may not be able to guarantee democracy for the ancient town, but he can do something about the bell. His story is one of humanity in the midst of war’s cruelty, and conviction in a maze of military bureaucracy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Green

Length:

8h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

44:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

30:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

40:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:58