Hugh Walpole

The Best British Short Stories of 1922


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Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors. (Summary by David Wales) Note: A shortened section 21 was replaced o…

Jeremy


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With affectionate humor, Mr. Walpole tells the story of Jeremy and his two sisters, Helen and Mary Cole, who grow up in Polchester, a quiet …

The Cathedral


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Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (1884 – 1941) was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the c…

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 036


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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up yo…

The Thirteen Travelers


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The year is 1919 and peace has sprung upon the world after the unspeakable carnage of World War I. The place is Hortons, a building of expen…

Joseph Conrad


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This is a literary biography of Joseph Conrad (1857 – 1924) who is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English. He was granted Brit…

The Old Ladies


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“Quite a number of years ago there was an old rickety building on the rock above Seatown in Polchester, and it was one of a number in an old…

The Secret City


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Written in the first person, The Secret City is a novel in three parts of a journey through post World War I Russia and the Revolution, duri…

The Golden Scarecrow


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Toying with the distinctions between reader and narrator, author and character, imagination and perception, Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole's The G…

The Green Mirror


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Three generations of the Trenchard family, ruled over by the indomitable Mrs Trenchard, live together in comfortable domesticity until Kathe…

The Wooden Horse


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Walpole’s first novel (1909), The Wooden Horse is the story of the Trojans, a family which accepted tranquilly the belief that they were the…

The Gods and Mr Perrin


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The book is probably better known under the title ‘Mr Perrin and Mr Traill’, later made into a well-known film in 1948. Perrin and Traill …

The Duchess of Wrexe


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Rachel, a spirited young girl, has to choose between Francis Breton, her difficult cousin who has been disowned by the family, and Roddy Sed…

The Prelude To Adventure


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Olva Dune is a Cambridge undergraduate who commits a murder and at that moment feels the presence of God. In a tour de force Walpole noveliz…

Jeremy And Hamlet: A Chronicle Of Certain Incidents In The Lives Of A Boy, A Do…


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Hamlet is Jeremy’s dog. This 1923 book is Hugh Walpole’s second volume in his Jeremy semi-autobiographical trilogy (Jeremy (1919 available a…

The Captives


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A story of alienation from the society which holds one captive, told from the standpoint of a young woman whose life is suddenly disrupted, …

A Christmas Miscellany 2020


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Nine stories, chapters, or essays about Christmas or around Christmas. - Summary by David Wales

Harmer John; An Unworldly Story


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Hjalmar Johanson (novel, 1926) is a boyish unworldly Swedish body builder come to Walpole’s fictional cathedral town of Polchester. His name…

Hugh Walpole: Selected Short Stories


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Eleven short stories from The Windsor Magazine in the 1920s, Best British Short Stories of 1922, and Best British Short Stories of 1923. - S…

Portrait Of A Man With Red Hair; A Romantic Macabre


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Is the father insane or merely sadistic, a man entombed in a spirit of malevolence? This 1925 novel by a perceptive observer explores the te…

First Chapter Collection 005


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LibriVox First Chapter Collection 005 - a collection of the first chapters of 15 different books, fiction and nonfiction, mostly English but…

Christmas Short Works Collection 2015


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This year's Christmas collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction features readings in English, French, German and Romanian - Summary…