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Is He Popenjoy ?

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Trollope returns in Is He Popenjoy to two of his favorite subjects: property and inheritance. As in "Doctor Thorne," the issues are complicated by the specter of possible illegitimacy. Lord George Germain, a thoroughly respectable, upstanding, if not particularly bright younger son with new wife, rather expects to inherit a title, since his vicious and dissolute elder brother, the Marquis of Brotherton, who lives in Italy, shows no signs of settling down and producing heirs. Then comes a thunderbolt in the form of a letter from the Marquis suddenly claiming that he has, late in life, married an Italian widow and sired a son. This little boy, if he is indeed legitimate, is Lord Popenjoy and the heir to the marquisate. But is he legitimate? Are his parents in fact properly united in holy wedlock? And were they so at the time of his birth on alien soil? How on earth to find out? The book, which starts almost as a comedy of manners (and perhaps also a comedy of manors), takes on a darker and more sardonic tone with this mystery, and with some other suspected and actual romantic entanglements which are not entirely in the aristocratic Victorian rule-book. Among the large cast of characters are two memorable foreigners: the repellent German feminist Baroness Bannmann, and the rather more attractive American version, Amelia Q. Fleabody (not, of course, to be confused in any way with the real Elizabeth Peabody, who under another name, lies at the heart of Henry James's The Bostonians).(Summary by Nicholas Clifford) (20 hr 40 min)

Chapters

01 - Introductory Number One

21:07

Read by Barry O'Neill

02 - Introductory Number Two

19:10

Read by Barry O'Neill

03 - Life at Manor Cross

20:24

Read by bobolink

04 - At the Deanery

18:19

Read by bobolink

05 - Miss Tallowax is Shown the House

22:23

Read by Reeses118

06 - Bad Tidings

21:07

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

07 - Cross Hall Gate

17:15

Read by bobolink

08 - Pugsby Brook

15:30

Read by bobolink

09 - Mrs. Houghton

23:43

Read by Barry O'Neill

10 - The Dean as a Sporting Man

13:46

Read by Barry O'Neill

11 - Lord and Lady George go up to Town

20:54

Read by bobolink

12 - Miss Mildmay and Jack de Baron

19:23

Read by bobolink

13 - More News from Italy

17:20

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

14 - 'Are we to Call Him Popenjoy ?'

22:57

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

15 - 'Drop It'

20:16

Read by Barry O'Neill

16 - All is Fish that Comes to his Net

16:33

Read by Barry O'Neill

17 - The Disabilities

19:24

Read by Reeses118

18 - Lord George up in London

19:38

Read by Reeses118

19 - Rather 'Boisterous'

19:04

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

20 - Between Two Stools

18:07

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

21 - The Marquis Comes Home

21:45

Read by Barry O'Neill

22 - The Marquis Amongst Friends

20:14

Read by Barry O'Neill

23 - The Marquis Sees his Brother

20:56

Read by Barry O'Neill

24 - The Marquis Goes into Bretherton

17:39

Read by Barry O'Neill

25 - Lady Susanna in London

18:45

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

26 - The Dean Returns to Town

20:15

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

27 - The Baroness Banmann Again

20:37

Read by CrowGirl

28 - What Matter if She Does'

17:16

Read by CrowGirl

29 - Mr. Houghton Wants a Glass of Sherry

22:02

Read by NoelBadrian

30 - The Dean is Very Busy

14:11

Read by Rebecca Thomas

31 - The Marquis Migrates to London

19:40

Read by bobolink

32 - Lord George is Troubled

27:20

Read by bobolink

33 - Captain de Baron

19:11

Read by Barry O'Neill

34 - A Dreadful Communication

18:18

Read by Barry O'Neill

35 - 'I Deny It'

23:56

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

36 - Popenjoy is Popenjoy

23:12

Read by novelreader

37 - Preparations for the Ball

18:42

Read by Rebecca Thomas

38 - The Kappa Kappa

18:14

Read by Rebecca Thomas

39 - Rebellion

17:57

Read by Barry O'Neill

40 - As to Bluebeard

22:03

Read by Barry O'Neill

41 - Scumberg's

22:37

Read by bobolink

42 - 'Not Go!'

24:20

Read by bobolink

43 - Real Love

10:52

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

44 - What the Brotherton Clergymen Said About It.

14:42

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

45 - Lady George at the Deanery

16:56

Read by Steve Gough

46 - Lady Sarah's Mission

23:04

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

47 - That Young Fellow in There

15:29

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

48 - The Marquis Makes a Proposition

23:30

Read by fshort

49 - 'Wouldn't you Come Here - For a Week ?'

14:11

Read by Rebecca Thomas

50 - Rudham Park

19:02

Read by Rebecca Thomas

51 - Guss Mildmay's Success

23:49

Read by S.Nevets

52 - Another Lover

10:46

Read by Rebecca Thomas

53 - Poor Popenjoy

16:22

Read by bobolink

54 - Jack de Baron's Virtue

15:50

Read by bobolink

55 - How Could He Help It

23:21

Read by Maggie Smallwood

56 - Sir Henry Said it was the Only Thing

22:14

Read by Maggie Smallwood

57 - Mr. Knox Hears Again from the Marquis

18:20

Read by Barry O'Neill

58 - Mrs. Jones' Letter

18:21

Read by Barry O'Neill

59 - Back in London

22:36

Read by novelreader

60 - The Last of the Baroness

22:03

Read by novelreader

61 - The News Comes Home

25:38

Read by Barry O'Neill

62 - The Will

13:47

Read by Barry O'Neill

63 - Popenjoy is Born and Christened

21:59

Read by bobolink

64 - Conclusion

11:40

Read by bobolink

Bewertungen

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(2 Sterne)

so sorry but bobolink really should review his reading,his ssssss are unbearable ,cannot continue, listening . I am such a great fan of librevox.

is he popenjoy

(4 Sterne)

Easy listening, enjoyable but not his best I would say...

(5 Sterne)

an absolutely perfect reading of a perfectly lovely book. thank you

Why do so many readers have difficulty pronouncing the word marquis?

(5 Sterne)

(4 Sterne)

Bobolink reads so softly that it ruins the chapters he reads.

vivia

(0,5 Sterne)

You are an irritating annoyance.

On bobolink

(5 Sterne)

I feel I should reveal that I hear every single word of bobolink's reading very clearly and comfortably. The said reader's pronunciation of "s" is not uncommon among North Americans. For listeners with tensed nerves I recommend drinking camomile tea and lay off caffeine. This will have several other health benefits as well.