The History of Pompey the Little


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"Pompey, the son of Julio and Phyllis, was born A.D. 1735, at Bologna in Italy, a place famous for lap-dogs and sausages." At an early age he was carried away from the boudoir of his Italian mistress by Hillario, an English gentleman illustrious for his gallantries, who brought him to London.

The rest of the history is really a chain of social episodes, each closed by the incident that Pompey becomes the property of some fresh person. In this way we find ourselves in a dozen successive scenes, each strongly contrasted with the others. It is the art of the author that he knows exactly how much to tell us without wearying our attention, and is able to make the transition to the next scene a plausible one. (Summary by Edmund Gosse in "Gossip in a Library" http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11628)

(6 hr 9 min)

Chapters

00 - Dedication 9:12 Read by TriciaG
01 - Book 1, Chapter 1 10:17 Read by TriciaG
02 - Book 1, Chapter 2 10:44 Read by TriciaG
03 - Book 1, Chapter 3 14:03 Read by StarrDog
04 - Book 1, Chapter 4 16:05 Read by StarrDog
05 - Book 1, Chapter 5 20:51 Read by StarrDog
06 - Book 1, Chapter 6 7:31 Read by Richard Kilmer
07 - Book 1, Chapter 7 15:34 Read by Richard Kilmer
08 - Book 1, Chapter 8 8:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
09 - Book 1, Chapter 9 13:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
10 - Book 1, Chapter 10 9:29 Read by Patti Cunningham
11 - Book 1, Chapter 11 9:23 Read by Patti Cunningham
12 - Book 1, Chapter 12 14:04 Read by Patti Cunningham
13 - Book 1, Chapter 13 7:21 Read by musil
14 - Book 1, Chapter 14 7:05 Read by musil
15 - Book 1, Chapter 15 11:40 Read by SuD
16 - Book 1, Chapter 16 13:01 Read by SuD
17 - Book 1, Chapter 17 9:46 Read by Richard Kilmer
18 - Book 1, Chapter 18 12:23 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - Book 2, Chapter 1 9:03 Read by Cori Samuel
20 - Book 2, Chapter 2 12:49 Read by Cori Samuel
21 - Book 2, Chapter 3 13:32 Read by Cori Samuel
22 - Book 2, Chapter 4 19:24 Read by TriciaG
23 - Book 2, Chapter 5 11:07 Read by TriciaG
24 - Book 2, Chapter 6 7:51 Read by TriciaG
25 - Book 2, Chapter 7 7:07 Read by L. Lambert Lawson
26 - Book 2, Chapter 8 12:16 Read by Paige Eissinger
27 - Book 2, Chapter 9 11:45 Read by Paige Eissinger
28 - Book 2, Chapter 10 10:03 Read by Breanna Walsh
29 - Book 2, Chapter 11 4:51 Read by M. Craun
30 - Book 2, Chapter 12 6:29 Read by M. Craun
31 - Book 2, Chapter 13 7:03 Read by TriciaG
32 - Book 2, Chapter 14 9:36 Read by TriciaG
33 - Book 2, Chapter 15 5:06 Read by TriciaG