The Newcomes


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The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family was written in serial form in 1854- 1855 by the author of such works as Vanity Fair, The Book Of Snobs. It tells the story of a few generations of the Newcome family: their rise to respectability, marriages, love, and the culture in which they lived. The novel teaches the reader what it was like to live in Victorian England - Summary by Stav Nisser (41 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1: The Overture—After which the Curtain rises upon a Drinking Chorus 36:01 Read by TR Love
Chapter 2: Colonel Newcome's Wild Oats 42:10 Read by TR Love
Chapter 3: Colonel Newcome's Letter-box 24:48 Read by C.Gilson
Chapter 4: In which the Author and the Hero resume their Acquaintance 23:10 Read by C.Gilson
Chapter 5: Clive's Uncles 46:55 Read by jenno
Chapter 6: Newcome Brothers 28:02 Read by Matea Bracic
Chapter 7: In which Mr. Clive's School-days are over 23:00 Read by Ariphron
Chapter 8: Mrs. Newcome at Home (a Small Early Party) 46:23 Read by roselbex
Chapter 9: Miss Honeyman's 43:14 Read by roselbex
Chapter 10: Ethel and her Relations 25:41 Read by Ryan Lohner
Chapter 11: At Mrs. Ridley's 33:11 Read by Ryan Lohner
Chapter 12: In which everybody is asked to Dinner 20:33 Read by Tad Davis
Chapter 13: In which Thomas Newcome sings his Last Song 21:05 Read by Ariphron
Chapter 14: Park Lane 32:57 Read by Alysson Light
Chapter 15: The Old Ladies 29:04 Read by Alysson Light
Chapter 16: In which Mr. Sherrick lets his House in Fitzroy Square 17:02 Read by Alysson Light
Chapter 17: A School of Art 26:03 Read by Christoph Stangenberg
Chapter 18: New Companions 14:57 Read by Christoph Stangenberg
Chapter 19: The Colonel at Home 22:18 Read by Christoph Stangenberg
Chapter 20: Contains more Particulars of the Colonel and his Brethren 22:24 Read by Maddie Burns
Chapter 21: Is Sentimental, but Short 26:56 Read by roselbex
Chapter 22: Describes a Visit to Paris; with Accidents and Incidents 42:53 Read by roselbex
Chapter 23: In which we hear a Soprano and a Contralto 41:21 Read by roselbex
Chapter 24: In which the Newcome Brothers once more meet together in Unity 38:54 Read by Ariphron
Chapter 25: Is passed in a Public-house 35:36 Read by roselbex
Chapter 26: In which Colonel Newcome's Horses are sold 31:58 Read by roselbex
Chapter 27: Youth and Sunshine 28:38 Read by roselbex
Chapter 28: In which Clive begins to see the World 1:01:22 Read by roselbex
Chapter 29: In which Barnes comes a-wooing 27:03 Read by roselbex
Chapter 30: A Retreat 44:21 Read by roselbex
Chapter 31: Madame la Duchesse 38:37 Read by roselbex
Chapter 32: Barnes's Courtship 25:25 Read by roselbex
Chapter 33: Lady Kew at the Congress 29:51 Read by roselbex
Chapter 34: The End of the Congress of Baden 55:36 Read by roselbex
Chapter 35: Across the Alps 35:36 Read by czandra
Chapter 36: In which M. de Florac is promoted 37:45 Read by roselbex
Chapter 37: Return to Lord Kew 21:52 Read by roselbex
Chapter 38: In which Lady Kew leaves his Lordship quite convalescent 35:49 Read by roselbex
Chapter 39: Amongst the Painters 40:03 Read by roselbex
Chapter 40: Returns from Rome to Pall Mall 26:53 Read by roselbex
Chapter 41: An Old Story 41:57 Read by roselbex
Chapter 42: Injured Innocence 38:51 Read by roselbex
Chapter 43: Returns to some Old Friends 32:26 Read by roselbex
Chapter 44: In which Mr. Charles Honeyman appears in an Amiable Light 39:40 Read by roselbex
Chapter 45: A Stag of Ten 22:27 Read by roselbex
Chapter 46: The Hotel de Florac 33:17 Read by roselbex
Chapter 47: Contains two or three Acts of a Little Comedy 55:00 Read by roselbex
Chapter 48: In which Benedick is a Married Man 30:24 Read by roselbex
Chapter 49: Contains at least six more Courses and two Desserts 26:11 Read by roselbex
Chapter 50: Clive in New Quarters 22:04 Read by roselbex
Chapter 51: An Old Friend 26:01 Read by roselbex
Chapter 52: Family Secrets 32:34 Read by roselbex
Chapter 53: In which Kinsmen fall out 53:57 Read by roselbex
Chapter 54: Has a Tragical Ending 20:16 Read by roselbex
Chapter 55: Barnes's Skeleton Closet 29:16 Read by roselbex
Chapter 56: Rosa quo locorum sera moratur 22:12 Read by roselbex
Chapter 57: Rosebury and Newcome 55:30 Read by roselbex
Chapter 58: “One more Unfortunate” 21:02 Read by roselbex
Chapter 59: In which Achilles loses Briseis 1:00:42 Read by roselbex
Chapter 60: In which we write to the Colonel 10:43 Read by Aysh
Chapter 61: In which we are introduced to a New Newcome 16:00 Read by roselbex
Chapter 62: Mr. and Mrs. Clive Newcome 26:17 Read by roselbex
Chapter 63: Mrs. Clive at Home 27:54 Read by roselbex
Chapter 64: Absit Omen 18:03 Read by roselbex
Chapter 65: In which Mrs. Clive comes into her Fortune 35:10 Read by roselbex
Chapter 66: In which the Colonel and the Newcome Athenaeum are both lectured 29:29 Read by roselbex
Chapter 67: Newcome and Liberty 22:57 Read by roselbex
Chapter 68: A Letter and a Reconciliation 18:08 Read by roselbex
Chapter 69: The Election 36:11 Read by roselbex
Chapter 70: Chiltern Hundreds 21:49 Read by roselbex
Chapter 71: In which Mrs. Clive Newcome's Carriage is ordered 32:30 Read by roselbex
Chapter 72: Belisarius 21:42 Read by roselbex
Chapter 73: In which Belisarius returns from Exile 26:32 Read by roselbex
Chapter 74: In which Clive begins the World 28:21 Read by roselbex
Chapter 75: Founder's Day at the Grey Friars 32:55 Read by roselbex
Chapter 76: Christmas at Rosebury 23:32 Read by roselbex
Chapter 77: The Shortest and Happiest in the Whole History 5:54 Read by Maddie Burns
Chapter 78: In which the Author goes on a Pleasant Errand 23:58 Read by roselbex
Chapter 79: In which Old Friends come together 35:26 Read by roselbex
Chapter 80: In which the Colonel says “Adsum” when his Name is called 32:02 Read by roselbex