The Altar of the Dead

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Henry James

Narrated By: Dorlene Kaplan

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 1 hours 32 minutes


A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them. Although James was not religious in any conventional sense, the story shows a deep spirituality in its treatment of mortality and the transcendent power of unselfish love. (Introduction by Wikipedia)


Altar of the Dead

by Henry James

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Altar of the Dead, Henry James