Toilers of the Sea - Patrick Dickson

Produced in the Murrah, SE NSW - a converted spare bedroom becomes a recording studio, some local sound recording expertise is brought in and a nearby musician teams with the velvet tones of an experienced actor and you have The Toilers of the Sea - by Victor Hugo, read by Patrick Dickson. Toilers of the Sea (French: Les Travailleurs de la mer) is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1866. The book is dedicated to the island of Guernsey, where Hugo spent 15 years in exile. Hugo uses the setting of a small island community to transmute seemingly mundane events into drama of the highest calibre. Les Travailleurs de la Mer is set just after the Napoleonic Wars and deals with the impact of the Industrial Revolution upon the island Click here to enjoy a five minute sample read The novel was first published in Brussels in 1866 (Hugo was in exile from France). An English translation quickly appeared in New York later that year, under the title The Toilers of the Sea. Source



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