Isaac Bickerstaff, Physician and Astrologer


Read by Elijah Fisher

(2.5 stars; 2 reviews)

Isaac Bickerstaff Esq. was a pseudonym used by Jonathan Swift as part of a hoax to predict the death of then famous Almanac-maker and astrologer John Partridge. In 1709, Richard Steele bolstered the release of his new satirical paper The Tatler by naming the fictitious Isaac Bickerstaff Esq. as editor. These are fictional essays/memoirs of Bickerstaff, written by Steele. Isaac writes from his time, and his personal things on what was going on. Bickerstaff, or rather Richard Steele, talks mostly about Mr. Bickerstaff's friends, his family, and the many different entertainments that Bickerstaff goes through. Bickerstaff also gets many opportunities to talk to people who are in trouble with their spouse or maybe looking for a partner, and so Bickerstaff plays the role of a father, giving advice to many characters throughout the book. (Summary by TriciaG & Elijah.) (5 hr 33 min)

Chapters

Introduction 6:40 Read by Elijah Fisher
The Staffian Race 9:05 Read by Elijah Fisher
Pacolet 12:28 Read by Elijah Fisher
Pacolet's story 13:01 Read by Elijah Fisher
Recollections 12:14 Read by Elijah Fisher
Marriage of Sister Jenny 13:09 Read by Elijah Fisher
Professional: A Case of Spleen 6:28 Read by Elijah Fisher
The Dream of Fame 19:35 Read by Elijah Fisher
Love and Sorrow 13:06 Read by Elijah Fisher
Love and Reason 9:36 Read by Elijah Fisher
A Business Meeting 9:20 Read by Elijah Fisher
Duello 4:48 Read by Elijah Fisher
Happy Marriage 13:49 Read by Elijah Fisher
Dead Folk 12:46 Read by Elijah Fisher
The Wife Dead 10:38 Read by Elijah Fisher
The Club at ''The Trumpet'' 10:42 Read by Elijah Fisher
A Very Pretty Poet 8:57 Read by Elijah Fisher
Fatherly Care 9:59 Read by Elijah Fisher
Bickerstaff Censor: Cases In Court 41:48 Read by Elijah Fisher
Of Men Who Are Not Their Own Masters 11:35 Read by Elijah Fisher
False Doctoring 9:01 Read by Elijah Fisher
Drinking 7:02 Read by Elijah Fisher
Night and Day 10:58 Read by Elijah Fisher
Two Old Ladies 11:39 Read by Elijah Fisher
Maria Calls In Shire Lane 6:15 Read by Elijah Fisher
Sister Jenny and Her Husband 11:55 Read by Elijah Fisher
Love That Will Live 11:59 Read by Elijah Fisher
Mr. Bickerstaff's Nephews 15:04 Read by Elijah Fisher

Reviews

its interesting

(4.5 stars)

its interesting and i do rate the quality of a recording better than my own: nicely read, i would say american accent, nice tempo. a little bit much noise reduction, maybe. i liked this book a lot, i got emotional even while Reading the summary and i even hate such advice and types of person - depends in the situation and acting. i do think, the other rating is dispensable.

rating is for reader and sound quality

(0.5 stars)