A House to Let

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870), Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) et al.

A House to Let is a short story originally published in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine. Each of the contributors wrote a chapter (stories within a story, or, in the case of Adelaide Anne Procter, poetry) and the story was edited by Dickens, who also wrote the first and last chapters with Wilkie Collins.

The plot concerns an elderly woman, Sophonisba, who notices signs of life in a supposedly empty dilapidated house (the eponymous "House to Let") opposite her own, and employs the efforts of an elderly admirer, Jabez Jarber, and her servant, Trottle, to discover what is happening within. (Summary by Ruth Golding and Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Crime & Mystery Fiction, Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Over the Way Wilkie Collins Etext Ruth Golding
00:37:31 en
Play 02 The Manchester Marriage Part 1 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Etext Ruth Golding
00:31:54 en
Play 03 The Manchester Marriage Part 2 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Etext Ruth Golding
00:51:43 en
Play 04 Going into Society Charles Dickens Etext Ruth Golding
00:38:14 en
Play 05 Three Evenings in the House Adelaide Anne Procter Etext Ruth Golding
00:21:17 en
Play 06 Trottle's Report Wilkie Collins Etext Ruth Golding
00:39:15 en
Play 07 Let at Last Wilkie Collins Etext Ruth Golding
00:32:10 en