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Presented by The Online Stage
Sylvie and Bruno was the last novel completed by Lewis Carroll and was published in two parts. The second volume, which is the subject of this recording, appeared in 1893.
This book deals with the resolution of the conflicts described in the first volume.
Arthur and Muriel are finally united after a traumatic separation and Sylvie and Bruno are reconciled with their wayward uncle, who has shown a strong ambition to take over the kingdom temporarily vacated by his brother.
Carroll's thesis about the universal power of forgiveness is reflective of his own theological struggle with, and eventual rejection of the concept of eternal punishment, which is a significant subject of discussion in the book.
Narrator - Noel Badrian
Bruno - Leanne Yau
Sylvie - Becca Maggie
Arthur Forrester - Graham Scott
Lady Muriel Orme - Elizabeth Klett
Warden - Peter Tucker
The Professor- Ron Altman
The Other Professor - Ben Stevens
The Chancellor and Eric Lindon - Mark Crowle-Groves
Earl of Ainslie - Denis Daly
Mein Herr and the Gardener - Alan Weyman
The Count - David Stifel
The Emperor - Craig Franklin
The Empress - Linda Barrans
Also featuring the voices of Amanda Friday, Andrew Coleman, Grace Keller Scotch, Phil Benson and Sarah Mitchell.
Audio edited by Denis Daly