Burning Bright - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Tracy Chevalier, Jill Tanner (Narrator) Tracy Chevalier captivated readers when Dutton published The Girl with a Pearl Earring in December 1999. Since then, she has written two New York Times bestsellers, Falling Angels and The Lady and the Unicorn. Now, three years after the publication of her last book, Chevalier is at the top of her form in the breathtaking novel Burning Bright. — I... more »n the follow-up to her bestselling GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, Tracy Chevalier again uses a historical artist (this time the Romantic poet William Blake) to fuel her plot. The Kellaways, a poor furniture-making family, move to London during the fraught year 1792, a time when the monarchy lives in terror that the French Revolution will spread to England. There, the youngest son falls in love with the exciting and cosmopolitan Maggie Butterfield--a romance helped, to some extent, by their mysterious and radical neighbor, Mr. Blake. However, Blake has troubles of his own: the Royalists are less than pleased with his controversial poetic aesthetics and personal philosophies. As in Chevalier's previous work, BURNING BRIGHT shimmers with a rich historical atmosphere and dramatic personalities.
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