A Mummer's Wife


Read by annie70

(3.9 stars; 17 reviews)

Kate is a dress maker in the north of England who always did what was decided for her: serving those who come her way, marrying a man who is considered suitable, and living all her life "over the hills" she wants so desperately to cross. Until she decides her life are not enough for her. The novels she reads give her new ideas that change the course of her life forever.

George Moore was an Irish realistic novelist. A Mummer's Wife was his second novel. At the time, the circulating libraries were those who published the mainstream novels. They were charged with publishing moral works. They rejected A Mummer's Wife. This sparked interest among the public and it sold 14 editions by the end of the first year. This was considered so dangerous that the libraries took Moore's publisher to court over what was called The Literary Act which was meant to decide which work was considered moral. (Summary by Stav Nisser) (15 hr 2 min)

Chapters

A Dedication To Robert Ross 9:29 Read by annie70
Chapter I 25:23 Read by annie70
Chapter II 43:49 Read by annie70
Chapter III 45:47 Read by annie70
Chapter IV 49:34 Read by annie70
Chapter V 14:39 Read by annie70
Chapter VI 19:10 Read by annie70
Chapter VII 7:02 Read by annie70
Chapter VIII 26:59 Read by annie70
Chapter IX 50:00 Read by annie70
Chapter X 29:02 Read by annie70
Chapter XI 26:09 Read by annie70
Chapter XII 36:55 Read by annie70
Chapter XIII 46:16 Read by annie70
Chapter XIV 30:17 Read by annie70
Chapter XV 18:26 Read by annie70
Chapter XVI 19:37 Read by annie70
Chapter XVII 20:52 Read by annie70
Chapter XVIII 12:48 Read by annie70
Chapter XIX 23:55 Read by annie70
Chapter XX 24:54 Read by annie70
Chapter XXI 32:27 Read by annie70
Chapter XXII 17:11 Read by annie70
Chapter XXIII 17:52 Read by annie70
Chapter XXIV 38:19 Read by annie70
Chapter XXV 35:51 Read by annie70
Chapter XXVI 52:49 Read by annie70
Chapter XXVII 25:47 Read by annie70
Chapter XXVIII 46:25 Read by annie70
Chapter XXIX 27:59 Read by annie70
Chapter XXX 27:06 Read by annie70

Reviews

gripping but sad


(4 stars)

The book must have been unusual for the times. The characters are brought out well and are not stereotyped. The reader is excellent.


(3 stars)

I found this book very slow. It was also dark with very little happiness


(5 stars)

Superb reader. Very clever wording by the author.