The Emperor's Children-logo

The Emperor's Children

Claire Messud

More Information

Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In Manhattan, just after the century's turn, three thirty-year-old friends, Danielle, Marina and Julius, are seeking their fortunes. But the arrival of Marina's young cousin Bootie fresh from the provinces and keen, too, to make his mark forces them to confront their own desires and expectations. The Emperor's Children is a sweeping portrait of one of the most fascinating cities in the world, and a haunting illustration of how the events of a single day can change everything, for ever. 'Brilliant ...a masterpiece' Independent on Sunday 'Intelligent and unsparing ...The Emperor's Children is likely to be one of the most talked-about novels of the autumn ...Buy two copies; give one to a friend' The Economist 'Messud's prose is a timely and intensely pleasurable reminder of the possibilities of the English language. To use the word clarity about her style dense, chaste, luminously intelligent is to return the word to its origins; this is style as illumination, shining a searching yet sympathetic light on the minds and inner worlds of her characters, and as a radiant mode of moral inquiry' The Times 'As large-hearted as it is ambitious, this is a novel that combines the old-fashioned art of storytelling with a clear-eyed view of the modern world' Sunday Times.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Suzanne Toren

Length:

18h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

39:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

43:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

31:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

24:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

23:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

15:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

25:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

25:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

15:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

13:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

15:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

24:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

14:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

35:52


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

32:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:35