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The Bishop's Apron

Gelesen von Lee Smalley

(4,415 Sterne; 41 Bewertungen)

"Canon Spratte saw himself as he thought others might see him: mediocre, pompous, self-assertive, verbose." Maugham could have added ambitious, hypocritical, and vain. In this engrossing social satire, Theodore Spratte, a cleric, motivated by an obsessive desire to be elevated to bishop, embellishes his family history and intrudes upon his son's and daughter's courtships. A reviewer in 1906 wrote, "The whole book is an admirable blend of cynical gaiety and broadly farcical comedy; it is the smartest and most genuinely humorous novel that the season has yet given us." -- Lee Smalley (6 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Chapter I

19:43

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Chapter II

23:51

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Chapter III

8:01

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Chapter IV

17:06

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Chapter V

23:48

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Chapter VI

38:54

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Chapter VII

22:58

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Chapter VIII

16:39

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Chapter IX

23:14

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Chapter X

13:23

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Chapter XI

27:06

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Chapter XII

22:58

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Chapter XIII

17:49

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Chapter XIV

28:20

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Chapter XV

18:56

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Chapter XVI

18:46

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Chapter XVII

13:39

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Chapter XVIII

8:43

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Chapters XIX & XX

31:07

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Bewertungen

(4 Sterne)

This was entertaining and witty. I enjoyed it overall but did not find it on the level of some of his other works I’ve read. Its certainly an interesting study in narcissism and entitlement, although a lovable character at that. One finds oneself wondering who to route for. The book is growing on me as I wrote this. The writer is certainly a huge talent and this was well read.

The Bishop's Apron

(4 Sterne)

This is a delightful, comical story about a self-opinionated would-be bishop. Somerset Maugham at his best. The reader read very well, but the sound quality is very soft.

Story and Reader = Five Stars

(5 Sterne)

Glad to aee another Maughm in the collection. He can tell a good tale! Reader Lee Smalley and sound quality first rate.

(5 Sterne)

As shown in this book, political intrigue in England at start of 20th century is much like today’s politics in Washington.

(5 Sterne)

this is my go to book. I love EVERYTHING about it. the narration is Superb. lol funny LOVE IT!