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The Last Galley, Impressions and Tales

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From the Preface: I HAVE written "Impressions and Tales" upon the title-page of this volume, because I have included within the same cover two styles of work which present an essential difference.

The second half of the collection consists of eight stories, which explain themselves.

The first half is made up of a series of pictures of the past which may be regarded as trial flights towards a larger ideal which I have long had in my mind. It has seemed to me that there is a region between actual story and actual history which has never been adequately exploited. I could imagine, for example, a work dealing with some great historical epoch, and finding its interest not in the happenings to particular individuals, their adventures and their loves, but in the fascination of the actual facts of history them selves. These facts might be coloured with the glamour which the writer of fiction can give, and fictitious characters and conversations might illustrate them; but none the less the actual drama" of history and not the drama of invention should claim the attention of the reader. I have been tempted some times to try the effect upon a larger scale ; but mean while these short sketches, portraying various crises in the story of the human race, are to be judged as experiments in that direction." Summary by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (7 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Preface

1:47

Read by Ben Tucker

The Last Galley

18:57

Read by Ted Perkins

The Contest

19:17

Read by Wallace Morgan

Through the Veil

17:16

Read by Kerry Adams

An Iconoclast

14:47

Read by RedPoppy

Giant Maximin

40:27

Read by Christine Rottger

The Coming of the Huns

24:35

Read by czandra

The Last of the Legions

16:39

Read by James K. White

The First Cargo

19:34

Read by Laurie Banza

The Home-Coming

29:41

Read by Claudia Caldi

The Red Star

20:20

Read by Jeff Pierpont

The Silver Mirror

26:28

Read by Michael James

The Blighting of Sharkey

33:58

Read by Rita Boutros

The Marriage of the Brigadier

20:47

Read by Cavaet

The Lord of Falconbridge Part 1

18:42

Read by aaronjwalker9

The Lord of Falconbridge Part 2

11:16

Read by aaronjwalker9

The Lord of Falconbridge Part 3

18:39

Read by aaronjwalker9

Out of the Running

33:24

Read by aaronjwalker9

"De Profundis"

27:08

Read by Christine Rottger

The Great Brown-Pericord Motor

17:18

Read by Ben Tucker

The Terror of Blue John Gap

40:04

Read by Ben Tucker