Arthur Mervyn


Read by Margaret Espaillat

(4.2 stars; 5 reviews)

Arthur Mervyn is the story of a young man from the country who arrives in a city stricken with Yellow Fever. He soon comes down with the illness and is rescued by a kindly doctor. Arthur tells the doctor and his wife the story of his life, thereby gaining the doctor’s confidence and good will. However, others familiar with Arthur tell another tale, and the doctor’s as well as the reader’s confidence in Arthur is shaken. Brown, who himself contracted Yellow Fever during an outbreak in New York City, vividly describes the horrors of the disease and its effects on an early American city. (Summary by Margaret) (17 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 32:31 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 2 18:46 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 3 22:07 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 4 25:36 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 5 23:17 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 6 13:20 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 7 18:32 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 8 27:15 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 9 22:30 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 10 18:25 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 11 24:54 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 12 33:30 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 13 21:34 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 14 19:49 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 15 18:52 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 16 20:33 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 17 19:59 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 18 24:33 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 19 19:44 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 20 20:15 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 21 21:18 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 22 15:50 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 23 22:14 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 24 22:30 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 25 19:46 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 26 20:27 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 27 21:27 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 28 21:41 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 29 20:55 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 30 20:48 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 31 20:28 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 32 23:57 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 33 26:21 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 34 31:31 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 35 18:35 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 36 17:46 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 37 20:54 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 38 13:05 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 39 38:48 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 40 15:15 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 41 15:54 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 42 13:18 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 43 13:24 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 44 16:19 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 45 24:40 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 46 36:44 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 47 22:15 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 48 26:55 Read by Margaret Espaillat

Reviews

was really enjoying until...


(3 stars)

certain racially charged scenes ruined my good time. the author definitely had some unfortunate ideas about white superiority. this is obviously pretty par for the course for the era but still, be aware going in. other than that the first act was engaging and grim in a delightful way.. the ending was a little more saccharine than i was hoping for but still fun.

Surprisingly Good


(5 stars)

A very interesting American Gothic, and a very good text to use when describing an unreliable narrator.