The Lost Weekend by Charles Jackson audiobook

The Lost Weekend

By Charles Jackson
Read by Donald Corren

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9.44 Hours 1
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Reprint of modern classic originally published in 1944 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. The classic tale of one man's struggle with alcoholism, this revolutionary novel remains Charles Jackson's best-known book--a daring autobiographical work that paved the way for contemporary addiction literature. It is 1936, and on the East Side of Manhattan, a would-be writer named Don Birnam decides to have a drink. And then another, and then another, until he's in the midst of what becomes a five-day binge. "The Lost Weekend" moves with unstoppable speed, propelled by a heartbreaking but unflinching truth. It catapulted Charles Jackson to fame, and endures as an acute study of the ravages of alcoholism, as well as an unforgettable parable of the condition of the modern man.

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Reprint of modern classic originally published in 1944 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. The classic tale of one man's struggle with alcoholism, this revolutionary novel remains Charles Jackson's best-known book--a daring autobiographical work that paved the way for contemporary addiction literature. It is 1936, and on the East Side of Manhattan, a would-be writer named Don Birnam decides to have a drink. And then another, and then another, until he's in the midst of what becomes a five-day binge. "The Lost Weekend" moves with unstoppable speed, propelled by a heartbreaking but unflinching truth. It catapulted Charles Jackson to fame, and endures as an acute study of the ravages of alcoholism, as well as an unforgettable parable of the condition of the modern man.

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Author Bio: Charles Jackson

Author Bio: Charles Jackson

Charles Jackson (1903–1968) grew up in Newark, New York and is the author of several novels including The Fall of Valor, The Outer Edges, and his best-seller The Lost Weekend, which sold half a million copies, was translated into fourteen languages, and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film. Jackson struggled with debilitating addiction for much of his life; he died of an overdose of Seconal in 1968.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English