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The Romance of a Shop

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(3,333 Sterne; 3 Bewertungen)

Praised by Oscar Wilde amongst other contemporaries, Amy Levy's first novel tells the story of the four Lorimer sisters, who decide to open their own photography business after the death of their father which has left them in poverty. The novel examines the opportunities and difficulties of urban life for the "New Woman" in the late nineteenth century. Not only was Levy unusual as a female novelist in this period, but she was also from an Anglo Jewish family. - Summary by Jane Gough (5 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1, In the Beginning

18:47

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Chapter 2, Friends in Need

22:36

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Chapter 3, Ways and Means

12:28

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Chapter 4, Number Twenty B

20:56

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Chapter 5, This Working-Day World

14:15

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Chapter 6, To the Rescue

18:22

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Chapter 7, A New Customer

18:01

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Chapter 8, A Distinguished Person

18:55

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Chapter 9, Show Sunday

16:01

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Chapter 10, Summing Up

16:03

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Chapter 11, A Confidence

12:05

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Chapter 12, Gertrude Is Anxious

11:33

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Chapter 13, A Romance

11:53

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Chapter 14, Lucy

15:09

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Chapter 15, Cressida

13:40

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Chapter 16, A Wedding

8:55

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Chapter 17, A Special Edition

10:47

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Chapter 18, Phyllis

9:31

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Chapter 19, The Sycamores

12:44

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Chapter 20, In the Sick Room

7:52

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Chapter 21, The Last Act

6:34

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Chapter 22, Hope and a Friend

9:34

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Chapter 23, A Dismissal

8:21

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Chapter 24, At Last

10:08

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Epilogue

4:07

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Bewertungen

(1 Sterne)

The gentleman who reads everything from Chapter 9 on completely ruins this book; he is positively unbearable to listen to. I understand that everyone here is a volunteer, but he should consider a different hobby - perhaps gardening. Or stamp collecting. And LibriVox needs to put some type of compassionate vetting in place to prevent thoroughly unskilled and inappropriate readers from destroying their catalog. Recordings like this one are horrible!

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(5 Sterne)

enjoyable story and readers if playback speed is corrected to a bit faster.