John Halifax, Gentleman

Dinah Maria Mulock CRAIK (1826 - 1887)

This novel, published in 1856, was one of the popular and beloved novels in the Victorian era. It is told in the first person by Phineas Fletcher, an invalid son of a Quaker tanner who is presented to us in the beginning as a lonely youth. John Halifax, the first friend he ever had, is a poor orphan who is taken in by his father to help in the work which his sickly son can't constantly do. Phineas tells us in an unforgettable way how John succeeded in rising from his humble beginning and become a wealthy and successful man. But with the money come horrible troubles... In an unforgettable manner, we learn to know all the characters of the novel as if they really lived. (Summary by Stav Nisser)

Coordinated by Stav Nisser & Patti Cunningham

Genre(s): Romance, Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter 1 Cori Samuel
00:20:32
Play 02 02 - Chapter 2 Cori Samuel
00:29:05
Play 03 03 - Chapter 3 Cori Samuel
00:37:12
Play 04 04 - Chapter 4 TriciaG
00:33:37
Play 05 05 - Chapter 5 TriciaG
00:33:03
Play 06 06 - Chapter 6 Barry Eads
00:22:00
Play 07 07 - Chapter 7 Barry Eads
00:29:13
Play 08 08 - Chapter 8 Barry Eads
00:26:11
Play 09 09 - Chapter 9 Barry Eads
00:22:17
Play 10 10 - Chapter 10 Barry Eads
00:30:37
Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 Neeru Iyer
00:21:59
Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 Neeru Iyer
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 13 Elli
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 14 Elli
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Play 15 15 - Chapter 15 Bridget Gaige
00:22:50
Play 16 16 - Chapter 16 Bridget Gaige
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Play 17 17 - Chapter 17 Bridget Gaige
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Play 18 18 - Chapter 18 Bridget Gaige
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Play 19 19 - Chapter 19 Bridget Gaige
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Play 20 20 - Chapter 20 Bridget Gaige
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Play 21 21 - Chapter 21 TriciaG
00:25:36
Play 22 22 - Chapter 22 David Barnes
00:43:30
Play 23 23 - Chapter 23 Anna Simon
00:35:04
Play 24 24 - Chapter 24 paintgirl
00:40:29
Play 25 25 - Chapter 25 Ken Felt
00:51:36
Play 26 26 - Chapter 26 paintgirl
00:30:00
Play 27 27 - Chapter 27 MichelleHarris
00:28:11
Play 28 28 - Chapter 28 MichelleHarris
00:36:01
Play 29 29 - Chapter 29 MichelleHarris
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Play 30 30 - Chapter 30 MichelleHarris
00:45:25
Play 31 31 - Chapter 31 SallyMc
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Play 32 32 - Chapter 32 MichelleHarris
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Play 33 33 - Chapter 33 MichelleHarris
00:32:02
Play 34 34 - Chapter 34 Annise
00:28:18
Play 35 35 - Chapter 35 Chris Caron
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Play 36 36 - Chapter 36 Chris Caron
00:33:26
Play 37 37 - Chapter 37 MichelleHarris
00:41:52
Play 38 38 - Chapter 38 MichelleHarris
00:32:27
Play 39 39 - Chapter 39 Chris Caron
00:29:42
Play 40 40 - Chapter 40 Annise
00:17:46