Old Friends, Essays in Epistolary Parody


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"Every fancy which dwells much with the unborn and immortal characters of Fiction must ask itself, Did the persons in contemporary novels never meet? In so little a world their paths must often have crossed, their orbits must have intersected, though we hear nothing about the adventure from the accredited narrators. In historical fiction authors make their people meet real men and women of history—Louis XI., Lazarus, Mary Queen of Scots, General Webbe, Moses, the Man in the Iron Mask, Marie Antoinette; the list is endless. But novelists, in spite of Mr. Thackeray’s advice to Alexandre Dumas, and of his own example in “Rebecca and Rowena,” have not introduced each other’s characters" (from the Introduction). In this volume, Andrew Lang shows, what a letter from one fictional character to another might look like. (3 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Friends in Fiction 27:16 Read by BettyB
Chapter I 4:21 Read by Availle
Chapter II 6:03 Read by K.G.Cross
Chapter III 6:02 Read by Julia Niedermaier
Chapter IV 7:11 Read by Diella Noffke
Chapter V 6:36 Read by Availle
Chapter VI 9:38 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter VII 19:59 Read by K.G.Cross
Chapter VIII 6:32 Read by Kalynda
Chapter IX 8:55 Read by TriciaG
Chapter X 7:56 Read by Larry Wilson
Chapter XI 5:49 Read by chocmuse
Chapter XII 11:02 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XIII 7:48 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XIV 2:37 Read by Larry Wilson
Chapter XV 12:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter XVI 4:27 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XVII 5:42 Read by Availle
Chapter XVIII 9:51 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XIX 3:59 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter XX 11:11 Read by Anna Simon
Chapter XXI 11:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter XXII 14:02 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Chapter XXIII 5:14 Read by Anna Simon