Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

Stephen LEACOCK (1869 - 1944)

"Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich" is a work of humorous fiction by Stephen Leacock first published in 1914. It is the follow-up to his 1912 classic "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town." Like that work, it is a sequence of interlocking stories set in one town, but instead of focusing on a small Canadian town in the countryside, it is set in a major American metropolis and its characters are the upper crust of society.

Although currently not as well-known as the earlier book, "Arcadian Adventures" was extremely popular in North America at the time of its publication and for a while was considered the greater success. It was also translated and published by the Bolshevik government soon after the 1917 revolution and it became a bestseller in the Soviet Union. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - A Little Dinner with Mr. Lucullus Fyshe pt 1 Linda Lee Paquet
00:24:06
Play 02 02 - A Little Dinner with Mr. Lucullus Fyshe pt 2 Linda Lee Paquet
00:32:56
Play 03 03 - The Wizard of Finance Joelle Peebles
00:38:17
Play 04 04 - The Arrested Philanthropy of Mr. Tomlinson pt 1 Joelle Peebles
00:24:18
Play 05 05 - The Arrested Philanthropy of Mr. Tomlinson pt 2 Joelle Peebles
00:22:51
Play 06 06 - The Yahi-Bahi Oriental Society of Mrs. Rasselyer-Brown pt 1 Joelle Peebles
00:26:04
Play 07 07 - The Yahi-Bahi Oriental Society of Mrs. Rasselyer-Brown pt 2 Joelle Peebles
00:29:35
Play 08 08 - The Love Story of Mr. Peter Spillikins pt 1 Linda Ferguson
00:25:56
Play 09 09 - The Love Story of Mr. Peter Spillikins pt 2 Linda Ferguson
00:28:56
Play 10 10 - The Rival Churches of St. Asaph and St. Osoph pt 1 Linda Lee Paquet
00:24:58
Play 11 11 - The Rival Churches of St. Asaph and St. Osoph pt 2 Linda Lee Paquet
00:27:20
Play 12 12 - The Ministrations of the Rev. Uttermust Dumfarthing pt 1 Patti Cunningham
00:23:01
Play 13 13 - The Ministrations of the Rev. Uttermust Dumfarthing pt 2 Patti Cunningham
00:29:00
Play 14 14 - The Great Fight for Clean Government pt 1 Kate Adams
00:23:59
Play 15 15 - The Great Fight for Clean Government pt 2 Kate Adams
00:25:28