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The Mysteries of London Vol. I part 1

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(4,25 Sterne; 12 Bewertungen)

The Mysteries of London was a best-selling novel in mid-Victorian England. The first series was published in weekly instalments from 1844-46, priced at a penny each. Serialised novels sold in this way were known as Penny Dreadfuls … without any claim to literary greatness, they sought to provide ongoing entertainment for the popular audience. This book has it all -- vice, poverty, wealth, virtue, in every combination. Consider it a Victorian soap opera.
Summary by Cori Samuel.

Note: this project only covers half of volume 1. To be continued!

(22 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Prologue

8:51

Read by Cori Samuel

The Old House in Smithfield

13:14

Read by Cori Samuel

The Mysteries of the Old House

12:24

Read by Cori Samuel

The Trap-door

10:45

Read by Cori Samuel

The Two Trees

22:21

Read by Cori Samuel

Eligible Acquaintances

20:12

Read by Cori Samuel

Mrs Arlington

18:03

Read by Cori Samuel

The Boudoir

17:25

Read by Cori Samuel

The Conversation

10:24

Read by Cori Samuel

A City Man. Smithfield Scenes

27:50

Read by Cori Samuel

The Frail One's Story

14:14

Read by Cori Samuel

The Servants' Arms

21:18

Read by Cori Samuel

Bank Notes

12:36

Read by Cori Samuel

The Hell

15:03

Read by Cori Samuel

The Station-house

13:49

Read by Cori Samuel

The Police-Office

15:54

Read by Cori Samuel

The Beginning of Misfortunes

20:32

Read by Cori Samuel

A Den of Horrors

22:26

Read by Bellona Times

The Boozing-Ken

25:54

Read by Dave Wills

Morning

15:37

Read by Kaytee2407

The Villa

16:36

Read by Annapurna

Atrocity

13:01

Read by Annapurna

A Woman's Mind

15:18

Read by Annapurna

The Old House in Smithfield's Again

21:01

Read by ashleighjane

Circumstantial Evidence

16:43

Read by Lynne T

The Enchantress

21:41

Read by ElleyKat

Newgate

16:38

Read by Lynne T

The Republican and the Resurrexction Man

13:43

Read by Alan Weyman

The Dungeon

30:39

Read by NatalieOram

The Black Chamber

18:01

Read by Rosie

The 26th of November

35:58

Read by Rosie

Explanations

15:20

Read by Rosie

The Old Bailey

28:17

Read by Rosie

Another Day at the Old Bailey

13:57

Read by Michele Eaton

The Lesson Interrupted

10:26

Read by Michele Eaton

Whitecross Street Prison

24:15

Read by nbvoices

The Execution

25:47

Read by Ravi Shankar

The Lapse of Two Years

23:06

Read by Lisa Phelps Gonzalez

The Visit

22:51

Read by Lisa Phelps Gonzalez

The Dream

13:48

Read by Lynne T

The Speculation. An Unwelcome Meeting

24:56

Read by Gabriela Cowan

Mr Greenwood

21:56

Read by Gabriela Cowan

The Dark House

32:22

Read by rookieblue

The Mummy

19:48

Read by Rapunzelina

The Body-Snatchers

17:15

Read by Lynne T

The Fruitless Search

18:51

Read by southernemma

Richard and Isabella part 1

26:37

Read by Dave Wills

Richard and Isabella part 2

22:22

Read by Dave Wills

Eliza Sydney

17:06

Read by Lynne T

Mr Greenwood's Visitors part 1

25:05

Read by Dave Wills

Mr Greenwood's Visitors part 2

22:06

Read by Dave Wills

The Document

25:39

Read by Steve C

The Drugged Wine-Glass

19:21

Read by Lynne T

Diana and Eliza

14:22

Read by Lynne T

The Bed of Sickness

12:36

Read by Dave Wills

Accusations and Explanations

31:07

Read by Dave Wills

The Banker

30:04

Read by Dave Wills

Miserimma!

26:52

Read by Judy Guinan

The Road to Ruin

34:50

Read by Dave Wills

The Last Resource

14:26

Read by Dave Wills

New Year's Day

25:21

Read by Judy Guinan

The Royal Lovers

16:32

Read by Judy Guinan

Revelations

13:44

Read by Judy Guinan

The Boozing Ken Once More

19:53

Read by Judy Guinan

The Resurrection Man's History

31:25

Read by Judy Guinan

The Plot

8:00

Read by Judy Guinan

The Counterplot

20:35

Read by Judy Guinan

The Wrongs and Crimes of the Poor

21:09

Read by Judy Guinan

The Result of Markham's Enterprise

13:10

Read by Judy Guinan

Bewertungen

Gripping

(4 Sterne)

Really enjoyable. Crazy that, in a lot of ways, not much has changed (e.g. horse meat). Love all the twists and turns and connections of characters. A couple of the narrators were a little difficult to understand or didn't read some words and names quite right, but some were truly magnificent. Also I found in some parts that it went on a bit, but other parts I was gripped. All in all I can't wait for part 2.

Quite good even better than mysteries of Paris

(3,5 Sterne)

fascinating story. like a Dickens but without the noble poor people. These characters seem more real in their thoughts and feelings.