Pointed Roofs


Read by Grant Hurlock

(4.2 stars; 2 reviews)

Miriam Henderson is one of what novelist Dolf Wyllarde (in her great work, The Pathway of the Pioneer) termed "nous autres," i.e., young gentlewomen who must venture forth and earn their living after their fathers have been financially ruined. Also, she has read Villette; she thus applies for and is offered a job teaching conversational English at a girls' school, albeit in Germany rather than France. Pointed Roofs describes her year abroad, as she endeavors to make her way in the hotbed of seething female personalities that populate the school, overseen by her employer, the formidable Fraulein.

Richardson is adroit at conveying nuances of human perception through acutely observed physical and emotional detail. She was unfortunately labeled the inventor of stream of consciousness, and her later novels suffered when she started believing her own press; but her early ones (the first half-dozen are pre-1923) are free from stylistic excess, and are poignant -- or in this case -- pointed explorations of the workings of the human mind. (Introduction by Grant Hurlock) (7 hr 20 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 26:08 Read by Grant Hurlock
02 - Chapter 2 20:09 Read by Grant Hurlock
03 - Chapter 3, Part 1 33:08 Read by Grant Hurlock
04 - Chapter 3, Part 2 31:25 Read by Grant Hurlock
05 - Chapter 3, Part 3 33:04 Read by Grant Hurlock
06 - Chapter 4 19:15 Read by Grant Hurlock
07 - Chapter 5, Part 1 25:49 Read by Grant Hurlock
08 - Chapter 5, Part 2 24:20 Read by Grant Hurlock
09 - Chapter 6, Part 1 28:54 Read by Grant Hurlock
10 - Chapter 6, Part 2 27:47 Read by Grant Hurlock
11 - Chapter 6, Part 3 28:29 Read by Grant Hurlock
12 - Chapter 7 3:33 Read by Grant Hurlock
13 - Chapter 8, Part 1 26:54 Read by Grant Hurlock
14 - Chapter 8, Part 2 30:50 Read by Grant Hurlock
15 - Chapter 9 9:50 Read by Grant Hurlock
16 - Chapter 10, Part 1 37:10 Read by Grant Hurlock
17 - Chapter 10, Part 2 33:33 Read by Grant Hurlock