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Nora May French

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Description:

Nora May French was a Californian poet and a member of the bohemian literary circles of the Carmel Arts and Crafts Club, which flourished after the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. She gained minor recognition, but no financial stability, through local magazines. Published posthumously by friends in 1910, four years after French's suicide, Poems by Nora May French was the first and only compilation of her works until 2009. Although many of her poems celebrate the serenity of coastal landscape, others are less sanguine. They offer glimpses into the mind of a young woman plagued by heartbreak and torn between pressure to submit to social roles and longing to live creatively. The most famous poem in the collection, The Spanish Girl, reflects on a failed engagement, the first of many. - Summary by Mary Kay

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

1h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:04