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The New Magdalen

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(4,48 Sterne; 51 Bewertungen)

Mercy Merrick is living a difficult life on the streets, but when she meets the young and charismatic clergyman Julian Gray, she desires to leave this life behind and start afresh. She packs her things and volunteers as a nurse in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. It is, however, very difficult to leave your life behind, and even harder to start a new life in a society so dependent on social connections. So when she sees that Grace Roseberry is killed by a shell, Mercy assumes Grace's identity and social position... - Summary by Carolin (10 hr 56 min)

Chapters

The Two Women

16:18

Read by ToddHW

Magdalen - In modern Times

16:20

Read by Cory Sampson

The German Shell

14:00

Read by Kathleen Moore

The Temptation

14:33

Read by Kathleen Moore

The German Surgeon

20:45

Read by Katy Dix

Lady Janet's Companion

20:31

Read by Katy Dix

The Man is coming

31:35

Read by Warren Kati

The Man appears

17:27

Read by ToddHW

News from Mannheim

20:11

Read by Michelle Tan

A Council of Three

11:11

Read by Layla Montipay

The Dead alive

25:42

Read by Layla Montipay

Exit Julian

23:29

Read by Deon Gines

Enter Julian

18:11

Read by Deon Gines

Coming Events cast their Shadows before

14:36

Read by Deon Gines

A Woman's Remorse

24:25

Read by Deon Gines

They Meet Again

14:31

Read by Deon Gines

The Guardian Angel

19:05

Read by ToddHW

The Search in the Grounds

21:17

Read by ToddHW

The Evil Genius

15:35

Read by ToddHW

The Policeman in Plain Clothes

36:36

Read by Warren Kati

The Footstep in the Corridor

22:20

Read by Karen Mallozzi

The Man in the Dining-Room

24:02

Read by Michelle Tan

Lady Janet at Bay

31:13

Read by Michelle Tan

Lady Janet's Letter

16:43

Read by Skawuczek

The Confession

22:16

Read by acousticwave

Great Heart and Little Heart

18:54

Read by acousticwave

Magdalen's Apprenticeship

36:56

Read by Warren Kati

Sentence is Pronounced on Her

31:20

Read by Warren Kati

The Last Trial

12:41

Read by Peter John Keeble

Epilogue

43:41

Read by Peter John Keeble

Bewertungen

Wonderful

(5 Sterne)

This is another pleasurable experience with Librivox. I confess I hadn't heard of Wilkie Collins before I started listening to Librivox but he has quickly become a favorite author. This is another great offering from his pen. The readers were all excellent which made listening so easy. I highly recommend this book.

Julian Gray is a refreshing clergyman in a late Victorian novel

(4 Sterne)

Gray is a liberation theologist which is interchangeable with christian socialist . Perhaps he was inspired by Vasco de Quiroga and Thomas More's("Utopia") ideas in the early 16th century which promotes people should live a decent temporal life and not have to suffer to go to heaven . And the disparity between the haves and have nots(the poor) is immoral . However I find it bizarre and outrageous More's need for slaves in his idealistic republic in "Utopia". Very un-humanist ..... Most of us think of liberation theology or Christian socialism as starting in Latin America in the early 1960's....hope to continue this after I listen throughout the book . Always grateful for the reader volunteers , Librivox and Internet Archive .

(4 Sterne)

2018 - surprisingly, the readers red well. the recording on the last was a bit tinny and low. the story has a great plot. the main character jumped at the chance of a different character. of course, there is the typical criticism of all rich, Christian, English socialites. insinuations socialism is the only understanding and forgiving form of belief.

COLLINS AT HIS MOST FORMIDIBLE

(5 Sterne)

A scathing denunciation of the so-called nobility. Mercy is too good to be true, but what a great example she is of a penetent. Horace and Grace need to wed; they are made for each other. The readers were good, but the last one was a bit soft.

(4 Sterne)

A great book exposing those things that society upholds that as followers of Christ one has to denounce. Very thought provoking. Could have easily been written today. Great title!

Interesting

(4 Sterne)

Not the typical Collins novel being more realistic and closer to life, I liked it very much. The readef was excellent as well.

(4 Sterne)

A bit melodramatic, but good enough to keep listening. Readers are okay. I love the ending.