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Henrietta Temple

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(3 Sterne; 3 Bewertungen)

The Armine family, in particular the young Ferdinand Armine, is in great financial difficulties. Ferdinand's grandfather has burdened the family estate with large debts, which his father did not manage to diminish. Ferdinand himself is not disposed to live with his small income alone, and during his time in Malta with his regiment, he incurs debts of his own.

The only thing that can easily pay for his debts and restore the house of Armine now is for Ferdinand to marry well, and the chosen wife for him is his cousin Katherine, the heiress to their grandfather's wealth. Katharine, who has idolized her cousin like their grandfather did, immediately consents to the marriage. But for Ferdinand, the match is a matter of necessity, not of love.

Just as Ferdinand is beginning to realize that this planned marriage will be a loveless one for him, a chance meeting with the beautiful Henrietta Temple changes everything. "There is no love but love at first sight", and this young lady proceeds to turn Ferdinand's world upside down.

Henrietta Temple is a semi-autobiographical novel and the author's first true success. Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield and later British Prime Minister, based this novel on his affair with the married Henrietta Sykes. (17 hr 30 min)

Chapters

01 - Book I, Chapter I

18:33

Read by Linda Andrus

02 - Book I, Chapter II

13:13

Read by Linda Andrus

03 - Book I, Chapter III

9:43

Read by Amanda Friday

04 - Book I, Chapter IV

10:23

Read by Amanda Friday

05 - Book I, Chapter V

6:36

Read by Barbara Clements

06 - Book I, Chapter VI

7:51

Read by Barbara Clements

07 - Book I, Chapter VII

17:01

Read by Nicole Lee

08 - Book I, Chapter VIII

10:28

Read by novelreader

09 - Book I, Chapter IX

19:24

Read by Linda Andrus

10 - Book I, Chapter X

13:41

Read by Linda Andrus

11 - Book II, Chapter I

16:21

Read by Linda Andrus

12 - Book II, Chapter II

7:58

Read by Linda Andrus

13 - Book II, Chapter III

6:06

Read by Linda Andrus

14 - Book II, Chapter IV

36:07

Read by CaprishaPage

15 - Book II, Chapter V

13:16

Read by Lynne T

16 - Book II, Chapter VI

32:24

Read by Linda Andrus

17 - Book II, Chapter VII

7:52

Read by spiritualbeing

18 - Book II, Chapter VIII

4:01

Read by Tika Sabu

19 - Book II, Chapter IX

17:09

Read by Linda Andrus

20 - Book II, Chapter X

9:21

Read by Martin Geeson

21 - Book II, Chapter XI

9:13

Read by Martin Geeson

22 - Book II, Chapter XII

13:54

Read by Martin Geeson

23 - Book II, Chapter XIII

24:45

Read by CaprishaPage

24 - Book II, Chapter XIV

21:17

Read by CaprishaPage

25 - Book III, Chapter I

11:10

Read by CaprishaPage

26 - Book III, Chapter II

22:11

Read by CaprishaPage

27 - Book III, Chapter III

24:49

Read by Linda Andrus

28 - Book III, Chapter IV

21:20

Read by Linda Andrus

29 - Book III, Chapter V

36:06

Read by Linda Andrus

30 - Book IV, Chapter I

13:32

Read by spiritualbeing

31 - Book IV, Chapter II

23:46

Read by Linda Andrus

32 - Book IV, Chapter III

8:02

Read by Robin Cotter

33 - Book IV, Chapter IV

9:28

Read by Lynne T

34 - Book IV, Chapter V

11:25

Read by Linda Andrus

35 - Book IV, Chapter VI

10:26

Read by Linda Andrus

36 - Book IV, Chapter VII

11:33

Read by Linda Andrus

37 - Book IV, Chapter VIII

14:57

Read by Michele Eaton

38 - Book IV, Chapter IX

8:30

Read by Michele Eaton

39 - Book IV, Chapter X

5:07

Read by April Gonzales

40 - Book IV, Chapter XI

7:43

Read by spiritualbeing

41 - Book IV, Chapter XII

12:48

Read by Linda Andrus

42 - Book IV, Chapter XIII

10:55

Read by Linda Andrus

43 - Book IV, Chapter XIV

12:23

Read by Linda Andrus

44 - Book IV, Chapter XV

5:30

Read by April Gonzales

45 - Book V, Chapter I

14:10

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

46 - Book V, Chapter II

8:36

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

47 - Book V, Chapter III

7:59

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

48 - Book V, Chapter IV

12:34

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

49 - Book V, Chapter V

11:34

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

50 - Book V, Chapter VI

7:32

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

51 - Book VI, Chapter I

5:57

Read by Libby Gohn

52 - Book VI, Chapter II

11:58

Read by Linda Andrus

53 - Book VI, Chapter III

13:54

Read by Linda Andrus

54 - Book VI, Chapter IV

7:50

Read by Linda Andrus

55 - Book VI, Chapter V

22:20

Read by Linda Andrus

56 - Book VI, Chapter VI

8:21

Read by Peter John Keeble

57 - Book VI, Chapter VII

7:28

Read by Peter John Keeble

58 - Book VI, Chapter VIII

9:45

Read by Peter John Keeble

59 - Book VI, Chapter IX

19:03

Read by Linda Andrus

60 - Book VI, Chapter X

20:27

Read by Linda Andrus

61 - Book VI, Chapter XI

17:56

Read by Linda Andrus

62 - Book VI, Chapter XII

13:01

Read by Lynne T

63 - Book VI, Chapter XIII

32:39

Read by Linda Andrus

64 - Book VI, Chapter XIV

29:52

Read by Linda Andrus

65 - Book VI, Chapter XV

16:14

Read by Linda Andrus

66 - Book VI, Chapter XVI

13:33

Read by Linda Andrus

67 - Book VI, Chapter XVII

10:38

Read by ToddHW

68 - Book VI, Chapter XVIII

13:57

Read by ToddHW

69 - Book VI, Chapter XIX

11:38

Read by Lynne T

70 - Book VI, Chapter XX

14:25

Read by ToddHW

71 - Book VI, Chapter XXI

20:04

Read by bala

72 - Book VI, Chapter XXII

8:13

Read by Jill Engle

73 - Book VI, Chapter XXIII

4:39

Read by Tika Sabu

74 - Book VI, Chapter XXIV

15:32

Read by ToddHW

75 - Book VI, Chapter XXV

10:36

Read by Martin Geeson

Bewertungen

Unlikeable, Contemptible Protagonist

(1,5 Sterne)

1.5 Stars because I was *almost* able to bring myself to finish listening and the readers themselves were mostly understandable. Otherwise zero stars for the storyline. Ferdinand Armine is the most unlikeable protagonist I’ve ever encountered in literature. He makes poor choice after poor choice, blames everyone for his own misfortune, lies and misleads a woman he supposedly loves, and gaslights her into believing she is the one at fault for his selfish and unmanly conduct. Icky! The best characters in there were actually Henrietta’s father, who sees through Ferdinand’s cowardly behavior, and the money lender who loaned Ferdinand some cash. I understand this is semi-autobiographical. Again, icky.

(3,5 Sterne)

Good story. Most readers did alright. Skipped the last chapter because I can't stand the creepy style of that reader!