Harrington


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(4.9 stars; 12 reviews)

Harrington follows the protagonist of the same name who tries to explore his memories in order to understand his views on Jews. It begins with Harrington's early images of Jews, which are formed by a collection stories told by his maid, of Simon the Jew. His parents further strengthen this image by rewarding Harrington's antisemitism. Only after going to public school and coming face to face with the bully Mowbray are Harrington's views on Jews changed. Mowbray's tormenting of a Jewish peddler Jacob causes this sudden shift in thinking. Then with the introduction of Berenice Montenero, an American Jew who moved to England with her wealthy father, all does not run smoothly. (Summary by Michele Eaton) (7 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 19:13 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Chapter 02 18:50 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Chapter 03 20:21 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Chapter 04 15:43 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Chapter 05 22:13 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Chapter 06 25:00 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Chapter 07 16:37 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Chapter 08 19:48 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Chapter 09 26:11 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Chapter 10 17:49 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Chapter 11 29:52 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 12 26:58 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 13 38:38 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 14 26:41 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 15 40:08 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 16 27:31 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 17 29:37 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 18 20:30 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 19 17:25 Read by Lee Smalley

Reviews

Harrington


(5 stars)

The word on the street is that the author wrote this to make up for a stereotyped Jewish character she had put into an earlier book. True or not, I'm pretty sure this is one of the earliest (1813) of the pro-Jewish genre that eventually included Daniel Deronda (Elliot), Aaron Cohen (Farjeon), etc. Like the latter, the novel contrasts a couple of Jewish paragons with many non-Jewish cads and bigots. But for all that it's an engaging story with a heavy dose of romance and well worth listening to. The two narrators do a good job with the material. It's to their credit that neither get lost in any of those long 19th century sentences. Thank you for making this available to the listening public. TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)