Jeremy At Crale; His Friends, His Ambitions And His One Great Enemy


Read by David Wales

This 1927 work is the third and final in Walpole’s Jeremy series. (The others are Jeremy and Jeremy And Hamlet.) Jeremy’s home is in Polchester, a fictional English cathedral town in Walpole’s imagination. In this book Jeremy goes to boarding school.

“Jeremy at Crale [1927] has been my single attempt at a school-story. The genre is not an easy one for the very simple reason that a school-story can be only truly written by a boy who is still at school. It is all very well for us to say that we remember, but the things that we recall are for all of us the same things. There is the further difficulty that the sentiment of a boy's life is compounded of elements very dangerous and difficult for analysis…. The fact is that boys are both little beasts and little heroes, that the age of puberty is the terror of parents and headmasters, and that no one dares to speak frankly, even in these frank days, of what everyone knows to be true. However, these are dangerous matters….” (Walpole) - Summary by Hugh Walpole and david wales (8 hr 30 min)

Chapters

The Fortress 29:35 Read by David Wales
House 27:12 Read by David Wales
The War Of The Sheep And The Goats (I) The Picture 32:21 Read by David Wales
Ridley 30:50 Read by David Wales
The Dormouse 31:39 Read by David Wales
The Game Against Raddan 30:56 Read by David Wales
The War Of The Sheep And The Goats (II) The Feast 31:18 Read by David Wales
Interlude: In Parlow's Rooms 27:46 Read by David Wales
Flight Of The Dormouse 29:05 Read by David Wales
Return Of The Dormouse 30:48 Read by David Wales
Dark Days 31:36 Read by David Wales
Visit Of Uncle Samuel 27:45 Read by David Wales
The Upper Ten - And The Lower Five 28:50 Read by David Wales
The War Of The Sheep And The Goats (III) The Fight 32:01 Read by David Wales
Life Begins To-Morrow? 29:57 Read by David Wales
The Match Against Callendar 32:09 Read by David Wales
Night-Piece: House-Supper 26:53 Read by David Wales