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The Way We Live Now

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(4,481 Sterne; 81 Bewertungen)

The Way We Live Now is a scathing satirical novel published in London in 1875 by Anthony Trollope, after a popular serialization. It was regarded by many of Trollope's contemporaries as his finest work.
One of his longest novels (it contains a hundred chapters), The Way We Live Now is particularly rich in sub-plot. It was inspired by the financial scandals of the early 1870s, and lashes at the pervading dishonesty of the age, commercial, political, moral, and intellectual. It is one of the last memorable Victorian novels to have been published in monthly parts. (Summary from Wikipedia) (33 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Ch. 001 Three Editors

21:48

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Ch. 002 The Carbury Family

21:49

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Ch. 003 The Beargarden

16:01

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Ch. 004 Madame Melmotte's Ball

31:38

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Ch. 005 After The Ball

8:18

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Ch. 006 Roger Carbury And Paul Montague

25:11

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Ch. 007 Mentor

19:22

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Ch. 008 Love-Sick

17:00

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Ch. 009 The Great Railway To Vera Cruz

18:48

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Ch. 010 Mr Fisker's Success

25:22

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Ch. 011 Lady Carbury At Home

27:32

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Ch. 012 Sir Felix In His Mother's House

13:19

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Ch. 013 The Longestaffes

22:47

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Ch. 014 Carbury Manor

19:25

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Ch. 015 'You Should Remember That I Am His Mother'

20:59

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Ch. 016 The Bishop And The Priest

27:09

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Ch. 017 Marie Melmotte Hears A Love Tale

25:37

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Ch. 018 Ruby Ruggles Hears A Love Tale

13:05

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Ch. 019 Hetta Carbury Hears A Love Tale

25:06

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Ch. 020 Lady Pomona's Dinner Party

13:00

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Ch. 021 Everybody Goes To Them

27:04

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Ch. 022 Lord Nidderdale's Morality

17:01

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Ch. 023 'Yes I'm A Baronet'

22:52

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Ch. 024 Miles Grendall's Triumph

19:19

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Ch. 025 In Grosvenor Square

14:22

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Ch. 026 Mrs Hurtle

27:40

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Ch. 027 Mrs Hurtle Goes To The Play

24:46

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Ch. 028 Dolly Longestaffe Goes Into The City

12:20

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Ch. 029 Miss Melmotte's Courage

17:08

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Ch. 030 Mr Melmotte's Promise

22:21

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Ch. 031 Mr Broune Has Made Up His Mind

20:15

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Ch. 032 Lady Monogram

19:41

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Ch. 033 John Crumb

27:43

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Ch. 034 Ruby Ruggles Obeys Her Grandfather

12:38

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Ch. 035 Melmotte's Glory

24:46

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Ch. 036 Mr Broune's Perils

13:51

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Ch. 037 The Board-Room

28:34

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Ch. 038 Paul Montague's Troubles

19:54

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Ch. 039 'I Do Love Him'

27:49

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Ch. 040 'Unanimity Is The Very Soul Of These Things'

12:47

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Ch. 041 All Prepared

12:39

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Ch. 042 'Can You Be Ready In Ten Minutes?'

22:37

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Ch. 043 The City Road

26:26

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Ch. 044 The Coming Election

21:45

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Ch. 045 Mr Melmotte Is Pressed For Time

18:52

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Ch. 046 Roger Carbury And His Two Friends

20:59

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Ch. 047 Mrs Hurtle At Lowestoft

28:09

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Ch. 048 Ruby A Prisoner

12:19

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Ch. 049 Sir Felix Makes Himself Ready

19:33

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Ch. 050 The Journey To Liverpool

20:58

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Ch. 051 Which Shall It Be?

21:15

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Ch. 052 The Results Of Love And Wine

18:07

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Ch. 053 A Day In The City

24:00

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Ch. 054 The India Office

26:00

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Ch. 055 Clerical Charities

13:17

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Ch. 056 Father Barham Visits London

20:31

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Ch. 057 Lord Nidderdale Tries His Hand Again

21:44

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Ch. 058 Mr Squercum Is Employed

21:10

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Ch. 059 The Dinner

21:21

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Ch. 060 Miss Longestaffe's Lover

19:45

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Ch. 061 Lady Monogram Prepares For The Party

11:29

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Ch. 062 The Party

27:24

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Ch. 063 Mr Melmotte On The Day Of The Election

18:49

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Ch. 064 The Election

22:01

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Ch. 065 Miss Longestaffe Writes Home

17:16

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Ch. 066 'So Shall Be My Enmity'

19:02

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Ch. 067 Sir Felix Protects His Sister

16:53

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Ch. 068 Miss Melmotte Declares Her Purpose

17:05

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Ch. 069 Melmotte In Parliament

26:03

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Ch. 070 Sir Felix Meddles With Many Matters

19:17

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Ch. 071 John Crumb Falls Into Trouble

19:16

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Ch. 072 'Ask Himself'

24:19

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Ch. 073 Marie's Fortune

16:45

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Ch. 074 Melmotte Makes A Friend

19:32

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Ch. 075 In Bruton Street

21:01

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Ch. 076 Hetta And Her Lover

22:13

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Ch. 077 Another Scene In Bruton Street

21:56

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Ch. 078 Miss Longestaffe Again At Caversham

16:31

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Ch. 079 The Brehgert Correspondence

24:08

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Ch. 080 Ruby Prepares For Service

15:38

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Ch. 081 Mr Cohenlupe Leaves London

25:45

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Ch. 082 Marie's Perseverance

23:01

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Ch. 083 Melmotte Again At The House

20:39

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Ch. 084 Paul Montague's Vindication

20:22

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Ch. 085 Breakfast In Berkeley Square

16:08

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Ch. 086 The Meeting In Bruton Street

19:30

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Ch. 087 Down At Carbury

19:15

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Ch. 088 The Inquest

17:57

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Ch. 089 'The Wheel Of Fortune'

24:38

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Ch. 090 Hetta's Sorrow

15:57

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Ch. 091 The Rivals

21:12

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Ch. 092 Hamilton K. Fisker Again

20:43

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Ch. 093 A True Lover

19:26

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Ch. 094 John Crumb's Victory

18:18

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Ch. 095 The Longestaffe Marriages

17:25

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Ch. 096 Where 'The Wild Asses Quench Their Thirst'

19:35

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Ch. 097 Mrs Hurtle's Fate

20:17

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Ch. 098 Marie Melmotte's Fate

18:55

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Ch. 099 Lady Carbury And Mr Broune

19:15

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Ch. 100 Down In Suffolk

18:14

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Bewertungen

Well-Read Classic!

(5 Sterne)

This was my first foray into Trollope, and being a fan of both Dickens and Wharton, I felt that this was almost like a marriage of the two. It’s a long story with lots of characters and sub-plots, but I found it engrossing. I give much credit to the reader—she was unflagging. She never stumbled in her speech, never met a word she could not pronounce, and did not affect any accents. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her and the story itself.

GREAT SATIRE

(4,5 Sterne)

A bit long, but the pompous characters are well done. The reader did a fine job on what must have seemed a never-ending task.

Good story

(5 Sterne)

I love a story with in-depth character development. Sure wish there were real Roger Carburys. Reader did a good job, though I find the tone of her voice rather grating. I also wish she would have pronounced French (etc) words, especially names, properly.

thanks. well done!

(5 Sterne)

thanks for this . i would give book itself less than 5 stars (there are many faults in it, both literary, and in its worldview, though it has many merits as well) but it is well read here.

(3 Sterne)

Why do people call this novel his best? I liked a number of the Barchester Towers novel better. I felt little sympathy for the characters and what's worse, I felt less sympathy by him for the characters than I did in his other novels. In other works, I was struck by his Christian sympathy and mercy even for the dissolute but this novel seems to have a more secular air. I liked Roger Carbury but even that had its limits. Maybe I was a bad reader or took for granted some of Trollope's qualities from dulled familiarity. ...The reader did a fine job.

Good reader, good book

(4 Sterne)

My first Trollope book, interesting to read about the society in the 1800's and the complex question about marriage, a lot of social rang, money issues concerning the whole matter. I know Mr Melmotte is pointed out as the big swindler, but it feels like almost everyone have a string of falseness in them. More or less.. Appreciate the narrator who's doing a great job must taken ages to read all this. All in all a good one.

Excellent Reading!

(5 Sterne)

Debra Lynn is one of Lirbivox's best volunteers, and she doesn't disappoint with her rendition of The Way We Live Now. This was an extremely long book, but with Debra at the helm, it's a pleasant listen. Highly recommended!

Most enjoyable

(5 Sterne)

I thoroughly enjoyed this narration of Anthony Trollope's best novel. It must have been a huge undertaking for the narrator and she managed to make the final chapter sound as fresh and as ebullient as the first. Good stuff!