Small Souls


Read by Phil Benson

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Constance van der Welcke returns to the Hague and the bosom of her family after a twenty year exile caused by a marital indiscretion and divorce from the Dutch ambassador to Rome. Wanting only to be accepted into the family circle again, Constance and her husband Henri find they are the target of gossip that pulls the family apart. As the facade of the family circle begins to crack, the psychological foibles of the brothers and sisters begin to reveal themselves. Small Souls is the first of four novels that make up the quartet known as 'The Books of the Small Souls', the master work of the foremost author of modern Dutch literature, Louis Couperus. Although the 'The Books of the Small Souls' remain popular in the Netherlands, Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' excellent English translation has long been out of print. (Summary by Philip Benson).

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(11 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Translator's Note 2:50 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 1 14:03 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 2 31:04 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 3 11:31 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 4 28:19 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 5 26:39 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 6 8:56 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 7 16:02 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 8 8:25 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 9 6:23 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 10 22:52 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 11 16:46 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 12 7:55 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 13 10:01 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 14 19:17 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 15 33:18 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 16 16:53 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 17 14:20 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 18 11:34 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 19 17:27 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 20 16:35 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 21 20:42 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 22 18:36 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 23 17:39 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 24 29:28 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 25 13:15 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 26 13:09 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 27 21:35 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 28 8:27 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 29 29:17 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 30 10:00 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 31 12:34 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 32 10:10 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 33 15:55 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 34 15:55 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 35 7:50 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 36 18:18 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 37 23:23 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 38 14:17 Read by Phil Benson
Chapter 39 57:09 Read by Phil Benson