Heidi (version 2 dramatic reading) cover

Heidi (version 2 dramatic reading)

Johanna Spyri (1827-1901)

1. Going up to the Alm-Uncle
2. With the Grandfather
3. On the Pasture
4. In the Grandmother's Hut
5. Two Visitors
6. A New Chapter with New Things
7. Miss Rottenmeier Has an Uncomfortable Day
8. Great Disturbances in the Sesemann House
9. The Master of the House Hears of Strange Doings
10. A Grandmama
11. Heidi Gains in Some Respects and Loses in Others
12. The Sesemann House is Haunted
13. Up the Alp on a Summer Evening
14. On Sunday When the Church Bells Ring
15. Preparations for a Journey
16. A Guest on the Alp
17. Retaliation
18. Winter in the Village
19. Winter Still Continues
20. News from Distant Friends
21. Of Further Events on the Alp
22. Something Unexpected Happens
23. Parting to Meet Again

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Summary

"Heidi" takes us on a journey to the eventful childhood of a good-hearted girl from the Swiss Alps. A warm and loving story, full of touching moments, it reaches children and adults alike. It was written in 1880 and published in two parts: 1. Heidi's years of learning and travel. 2. Heidi makes use of what she has learned. This English translation from 1915 has "an especial flavor, that very quality of delight in mountain scenes, in mountain people and in child life generally, which is one of the chief merits of the German original. The phrasing has also been carefully adapted to the purpose of reading aloud" (from the book's introduction). And thus, in this dramatic reading, Librivox volunteers bring this classic story to life with their voices.