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A Suitable Boy

Audiobook

Shortlisted for the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, 1993.
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 1994.
Winner of the WH Smith Literary Award, 1994.

A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century.

The story unfolds through four middle class families - the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married. But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with. There are standards to be met and finding a husband for Lata becomes a family affair in which all the members are to play a part. The characters struggle, they try to buck the system, to break free of restraint, of interference - but ultimately their strength and sense of being comes from their family and friends. It is a celebration of ordinariness; a beautifully composed story that is an affirmation of family and friendship.

In his sweeping epic, Vikram Seth has created an entire world filled with warmth, humour, pathos, tragedy - in short, life. Recorded on location in India, A Suitable Boy is made by the production team behind the award-winning Bleak House and The Handmaid's Tale.

2018 will be the 25th anniversary of the first publication of this classic story.


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Publisher: BBC Audio
Edition: Abridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781405679879
  • File size: 165915 KB
  • Release date: May 27, 2007
  • Duration: 05:45:00

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781405679879
  • File size: 165915 KB
  • Release date: May 27, 2007
  • Duration: 05:44:58
  • Number of parts: 5


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Drama Fiction

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Shortlisted for the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, 1993.
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 1994.
Winner of the WH Smith Literary Award, 1994.

A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century.

The story unfolds through four middle class families - the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married. But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with. There are standards to be met and finding a husband for Lata becomes a family affair in which all the members are to play a part. The characters struggle, they try to buck the system, to break free of restraint, of interference - but ultimately their strength and sense of being comes from their family and friends. It is a celebration of ordinariness; a beautifully composed story that is an affirmation of family and friendship.

In his sweeping epic, Vikram Seth has created an entire world filled with warmth, humour, pathos, tragedy - in short, life. Recorded on location in India, A Suitable Boy is made by the production team behind the award-winning Bleak House and The Handmaid's Tale.

2018 will be the 25th anniversary of the first publication of this classic story.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    BBC Audio
    Edition:
    Abridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781405679879
    File size: 165915 KB
    Release date: May 27, 2007
    Duration: 05:45:00

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781405679879
    File size: 165915 KB
    Release date: May 27, 2007
    Duration: 05:44:58
    Number of parts: 5

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
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