A Group of Noble Dames

Thomas HARDY (1840 - 1928)

The pedigrees of our county families, arranged in diagrams on the pages of county histories, mostly appear at first sight to be as barren of any touch of nature as a table of logarithms. But given a clue—the faintest tradition of what went on behind the scenes, and this dryness as of dust may be transformed into a palpitating drama. Out of such pedigrees and supplementary material most of the following stories have arisen and taken shape. (Summary adapted from the preface)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Libby Gohn
00:02:26
Play 01 Dame the First: The First Countess of Wessex (part 1) Libby Gohn
00:44:48
Play 02 Dame the First: The First Countess of Wessex (part 2) Libby Gohn
00:51:48
Play 03 Dame the Second: Barbara of the House of Grebe (part 1) Libby Gohn
00:32:01
Play 04 Dame the Second: Barbara of the House of Grebe (part 2) Libby Gohn
00:43:27
Play 05 Dame the Third: The Marchioness of Stonehenge Libby Gohn
00:33:24
Play 06 Dame the Fourth: Lady Mottisfont Libby Gohn
00:35:35
Play 07 Dame the Fifth: The Lady Icenway Libby Gohn
00:25:36
Play 08 Dame the Sixth: Squire Petrick's Lady Libby Gohn
00:22:51
Play 09 Dame the Seventh: Anna, Lady Baxby Libby Gohn
00:15:04
Play 10 Dame the Eighth: The Lady Penelope Libby Gohn
00:22:38
Play 11 Dame the Ninth: The Duchess of Hamptonshire Libby Gohn
00:30:34
Play 12 Dame the Tenth: The Honourable Laura Libby Gohn
00:52:13