Henrietta Temple

Benjamin DISRAELI (1804 - 1881)

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.

Genre(s): General Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Book I, Chapter I Linda Andrus
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Play 02 02 - Book I, Chapter II Linda Andrus
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Play 03 03 - Book I, Chapter III Amanda Friday
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Play 04 04 - Book I, Chapter IV Amanda Friday
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Play 05 05 - Book I, Chapter V Barbara Clements
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Play 06 06 - Book I, Chapter VI Barbara Clements
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Play 07 07 - Book I, Chapter VII Nicole Lee
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Play 08 08 - Book I, Chapter VIII novelreader
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Play 09 09 - Book I, Chapter IX Linda Andrus
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Play 10 10 - Book I, Chapter X Linda Andrus
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Play 11 11 - Book II, Chapter I Linda Andrus
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Play 12 12 - Book II, Chapter II Linda Andrus
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Play 13 13 - Book II, Chapter III Linda Andrus
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Play 14 14 - Book II, Chapter IV CaprishaPage
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Play 15 15 - Book II, Chapter V Lynne Thompson
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Play 16 16 - Book II, Chapter VI Linda Andrus
00:32:24
Play 17 17 - Book II, Chapter VII spiritualbeing
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Play 18 18 - Book II, Chapter VIII Tika Sabu
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Play 19 19 - Book II, Chapter IX Linda Andrus
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Play 20 20 - Book II, Chapter X Martin Geeson
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Play 21 21 - Book II, Chapter XI Martin Geeson
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Play 22 22 - Book II, Chapter XII Martin Geeson
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Play 23 23 - Book II, Chapter XIII CaprishaPage
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Play 24 24 - Book II, Chapter XIV CaprishaPage
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Play 25 25 - Book III, Chapter I CaprishaPage
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Play 26 26 - Book III, Chapter II CaprishaPage
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Play 27 27 - Book III, Chapter III Linda Andrus
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Play 28 28 - Book III, Chapter IV Linda Andrus
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Play 29 29 - Book III, Chapter V Linda Andrus
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Play 30 30 - Book IV, Chapter I spiritualbeing
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Play 31 31 - Book IV, Chapter II Linda Andrus
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Play 32 32 - Book IV, Chapter III Robin Cotter
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Play 33 33 - Book IV, Chapter IV Lynne Thompson
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Play 34 34 - Book IV, Chapter V Linda Andrus
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Play 35 35 - Book IV, Chapter VI Linda Andrus
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Play 36 36 - Book IV, Chapter VII Linda Andrus
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Play 37 37 - Book IV, Chapter VIII Michele Eaton
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Play 38 38 - Book IV, Chapter IX Michele Eaton
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Play 39 39 - Book IV, Chapter X April Gonzales
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Play 40 40 - Book IV, Chapter XI spiritualbeing
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Play 41 41 - Book IV, Chapter XII Linda Andrus
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Play 42 42 - Book IV, Chapter XIII Linda Andrus
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Play 43 43 - Book IV, Chapter XIV Linda Andrus
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Play 44 44 - Book IV, Chapter XV April Gonzales
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Play 45 45 - Book V, Chapter I Mary Herndon Bell
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Play 46 46 - Book V, Chapter II Mary Herndon Bell
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Play 47 47 - Book V, Chapter III Mary Herndon Bell
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Play 48 48 - Book V, Chapter IV Mary Herndon Bell
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Play 49 49 - Book V, Chapter V Mary Herndon Bell
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Play 50 50 - Book V, Chapter VI Mary Herndon Bell
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Play 51 51 - Book VI, Chapter I Libby Gohn
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Play 52 52 - Book VI, Chapter II Linda Andrus
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Play 53 53 - Book VI, Chapter III Linda Andrus
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Play 54 54 - Book VI, Chapter IV Linda Andrus
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Play 55 55 - Book VI, Chapter V Linda Andrus
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Play 56 56 - Book VI, Chapter VI Peter John Keeble
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Play 57 57 - Book VI, Chapter VII Peter John Keeble
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Play 58 58 - Book VI, Chapter VIII Peter John Keeble
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Play 59 59 - Book VI, Chapter IX Linda Andrus
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Play 60 60 - Book VI, Chapter X Linda Andrus
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Play 61 61 - Book VI, Chapter XI Linda Andrus
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Play 62 62 - Book VI, Chapter XII Lynne Thompson
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Play 63 63 - Book VI, Chapter XIII Linda Andrus
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Play 64 64 - Book VI, Chapter XIV Linda Andrus
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Play 65 65 - Book VI, Chapter XV Linda Andrus
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Play 66 66 - Book VI, Chapter XVI Linda Andrus
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Play 67 67 - Book VI, Chapter XVII ToddHW
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Play 68 68 - Book VI, Chapter XVIII ToddHW
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Play 69 69 - Book VI, Chapter XIX Lynne Thompson
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Play 70 70 - Book VI, Chapter XX ToddHW
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Play 71 71 - Book VI, Chapter XXI bala
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Play 72 72 - Book VI, Chapter XXII Jill Engle
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Play 73 73 - Book VI, Chapter XXIII Tika Sabu
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Play 74 74 - Book VI, Chapter XXIV ToddHW
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Play 75 75 - Book VI, Chapter XXV Martin Geeson
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