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Read by Victor Garber
A Place Called Freedom begins in the infernal coal mines of the Jamisson family, in the Scottish highlands, where twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh spends most of his waking hours. Bound to his employer for life, Mack burns with an insatiable desire to escape.
He finds an unlikely ally in Lizzie Hallim, the beautiful, willful young aristocratic woman who yearns for independence in a male-dominated society.
Mack's hunger for freedom brings him into conflict again and again with the harsh rulers of eighteenth-century Britain. Accused of riot--a capital crime--Mack becomes one of the thousands of convicts who are shipped to the American colonies, to work as slaves for seven long years.
With its vivid, fascinating portrayal of the colorful streets of London and the endless landscapes of the New World, plus an unforgettable cast of heroes and villains, lovers, and rebels, hypocrites, hell-raisers, and whores, A Place Called Freedom is a magnificent epic of love, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Sinossi: In a brutal world, charismatic rebel miner Mack McAsh - a slave by birth - is a man with the courage to stand up for what is right, and the strength to stick by his beliefs. Independent, rebellious Lizzie Hallim, meanwhile, is engaged to Jay Jamisson, the ruthless landlord's son and heir to an exploitative business empire. Born into separate worlds, Mack and Lizzie are thrown together when Mack becomes an enemy of the state and is forced to flee his homeland. Lizzie aids his escape, and it is not long before passions rage in the old world as well as the new ...Set in an era of turbulent social changes, "A Place Called Freedom" is a magnificent novel from the undisputed master of suspense and drama, Ken Follett. "A compulsive, sweeping adventure" - "Today". "Gripping historical narrative" - "San Francisco Chronicle".
Titolo: A Place Called Freedom
Casa editrice: Chivers Audio Books
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Chivers Audio Books, 1997. Condizione libro: Good. Unabridged. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP88496054
Descrizione libro Chivers Audio Books, 1997. Audio Cassette. Condizione libro: Very good. VGC.Chivers Audio books,1997.Complete & Unabridged 10 cassettes in double case(two small nicks and scratches on the case),both in VGC, Read by Sean Barrett.Case and tapes are in VGC with a small mark on the front of one of the tapes.Playing time 12hrs 40mins.Large sizes case.Heavy set. This is another paragraph From Publishers Weekly: The key to Follett's absorbing new historical novel (after A Dangerous Fortune) lies in words that made a slave of every Scottish miner's son in the 1700s: I pledge this child to work in [the laird's] mines, boy and man, for as long as he is able, or until he die. When young Malachi (Mack) McAsh challenges this practice, citing its illegality, he begins a pattern of rebelling against authority while pursuing justice. Mack's dangerous quest for freedom makes him a fugitive in High Glen, where he is brutally punished by Sir George Jamisson in retaliation for his intention to quit the mines. After escaping to London, Mack confronts injustice again when he tries to break the monopoly of undertakers, who furnish crews to unload coal from ships; arrested and tried, he is transported to Virginia as an indentured servant. All this time, his fate is intertwined with that of Lizzie Hallim, daughter of the impoverished laird of High Glen, who is as spirited, independent-minded and daring as is Mack himself. (Readers may not quite believe her sexual aggressiveness, but Follett knows how to strike chords with feminists.) But Lizzie is gentry, so she must marry Jay, the younger Jamisson son. Follett adroitly escalates the suspense by mixing intrigue and danger, tinged with ironic complications. He also provides authoritative background detail, including specifics about the brutal working conditions of mine workers and coal heavers and the routine of an American tobacco plantation. History is served by references to real-life English liberal John Wilkes, who challenged the established view that the virtual enslavement of common men by aristocrats was God's will, and events in Virginia as the Colonies move toward rebellion. If the dialogue sometimes seems lifted from a bodice-ripper, and if far-fetched coincidences keep flinging Lizzie and Mack together, these flaws are redeemed by Follett's vigorous narrative drive and keen eye for character. Codice libro della libreria 71
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807451674114.0
Descrizione libro Chivers Audio Books, 1997. Audio Book(Cassette). Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-044-11-0521700