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Farewell Waltz - A Novel

Milan Kundera

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In this dark farce of a novel, set in an old-fashioned Central European spa town, eight characters are swept up in an accelerating dance: a pretty nurse and her repairman boyfriend; an oddball gynecologist; a rich American (at once saint and Don Juan); a popular trumpeter and his beautiful, obsessively jealous wife; an disillusioned former political prisoner about to leave his country and his young woman ward.Perhaps the most brilliantly plotted and sheer entertaining of Milan Kundera's novels, Farewell Waltz poses the most serious questions with a blasphemous lightness that makes us see that the modern world has deprived us even of the right to tragedy. Written in Bohemia in 1969-70, this book was first published (in 1976) in France under the title La valse aux adieux (Farewell Waltz), and later in thirty-four other countries. This beautiful new translation, made from the French text prepared by the novelist himself, fully reflects his own tone and intentions. As such it offers an opportunity for both the discovery and the rediscovery of one of the very best of a great writer's works.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richmond Hoxie

Length:

7h 19m


Chapters

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02:15

Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

02:16


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

02:56


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

02:34


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

02:19


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

05:36


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:20


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

04:03


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

03:02


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

06:50


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

06:50


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

03:17


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

03:50


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

03:51


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

05:55


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

08:56


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

06:25


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

13:39


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

14:04


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

04:23


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

07:52


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

05:49


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

06:44


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

08:40


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

08:00


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

10:17


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

12:01


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

08:25


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

18:37


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

15:23


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

10:56


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

06:39


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

03:46


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

03:51


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

05:58


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

04:07


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

03:09


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

02:54


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

03:01


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

04:28


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

03:55


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

04:54


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

04:30


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

03:36


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

03:16


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

04:16


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

04:15


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

05:14


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

11:38


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

02:43


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

05:58


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

03:46


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

05:21


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

01:53


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

03:05


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

02:16


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

03:12


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

05:33


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

05:52


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

03:42


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

01:06


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

01:27


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

04:25


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

04:44


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

01:30


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

07:06


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

02:56


Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 8

01:42


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

02:00


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

01:43


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

03:43


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

01:23


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

03:57


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

04:36


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

02:33


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

04:26


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

05:21


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

07:07


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

04:04


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

03:26


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

12:47


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

05:07


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

03:27


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

02:06


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

01:26


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

02:25


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

01:04