Luncheon of the Boating Party Audiobook (Unabridged)

Luncheon of the Boating Party (Unabridged), by Susan Vreeland
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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4 (2,863 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Release Date: Audio Length:
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Instantly recognizable, Auguste Renoir's masterpiece depicts a gathering of his real friends enjoying a summer Sunday on a café terrace along the Seine near Paris. A wealthy painter, an art collector, an Italian journalist, a war hero, a celebrated actress, and Renoir's future wife, among others, share this moment of la vie moderne, a time when social constraints were loosening and Paris was healing after the Franco-Prussian War. Parisians were bursting with a desire for pleasure and a yearning to create something extraordinary out of life. Renoir shared these urges and took on this most challenging project at a time of personal crises in art and love, all the while facing issues of loyalty and the diverging styles that were tearing apart the Impressionist group.

Narrated by Renoir and seven of the models, and using settings in Paris and on the Seine, Vreeland illuminates the gusto, hedonism, and art of the era. With a gorgeous palette of vibrant, captivating characters, she paints their lives, loves, losses, and triumphs in a brilliant portrait of her own. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Author Susan VreelandIf you're looking for a great Fiction listen, then you've come to the right place. Susan Vreeland is a preferred author of Fiction and Education books, including our bestselling titles Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel, Luncheon of the Boating Party and Girl in Hyacinth Blue, read by the popular narrators Karen White, Kimberly Farr and Loren Lester. Of all 6 audiobooks in our collection from Vreeland, the Unabridged version of Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel is the most recent title to be added to our site. The first book added to our catalog in 2003 was The Passion of Artemisia, an instant classic from this author. Combined, all 6 audiobooks in our catalog provide over 69 hours of listening from Vreeland. Born on January 20, 1946 in The United States, readers will certainly enjoy this one-of-a-kind Fiction author. To find other books you may enjoy, visit Susan Vreeland's page: Susan Vreeland.