Mr. Waddington of Wyck


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(3.8 stars; 2 reviews)

May Sinclair’s 1921 novel tells the story of the ridiculous Mr. Horatio Bysshe Waddington, a pompous, self-deluded poser making his way through life caring only for the impressions he makes on others. His long-suffering wife Fanny, his secretary Barbara, and the young scapegrace Ralph watch his daily performances with delighted, affectionate fascination as if they are spectators watching a play or scientists observing a new species, wondering every day how far he will go to fulfill his outrageous pretensions. As usual, Sinclair’s light, deceptively innocent prose camouflages a tale of sexual passions and human foibles with philosophical implications about her post-war world. (Summary by Expatriate) (6 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 11:56 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 02 7:11 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 03 14:39 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 04, Sec. 01-02 22:38 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 04, Sec. 03-04 17:18 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 05 16:58 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 06 11:22 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 07, Sec. 01 7:35 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 07, Sec. 02 21:12 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 07, Sec. 03-04 11:51 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 08 23:50 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 09 21:47 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 10 13:22 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 11, Sec. 01 9:59 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 11, Sec. 02 25:24 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 11, Sec. 03-04 14:32 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 11, Sec. 05 12:47 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 12 23:41 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 13 23:07 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 14 20:30 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 15, Sec. 01-02 11:00 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 15, Sec. 03 18:11 Read by Expatriate
Chapter 15, Sec. 04-05 9:20 Read by Expatriate

Reviews

Mediocre


(2.5 stars)

Not one of Sinclair's better novels, but worth a listen.