Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

Rees Howell GRONOW (1794 - 1865)


A collection of memoirs about the Peninsular War, the Battle of Waterloo, and society and personalities of Regency London and 19th century Paris, by a sometime Grenadier Guards officer, unsuccessful parliamentarian, and dandy. Gronow displays some social attitudes of the day which would now be regarded as unacceptable, but is a clever raconteur who brings to life both the horrors of war and the gaiety of high society. (Summary by Ruth Golding and Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Memoirs, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Sections 01 - 12 The Peninsular War Ruth Golding
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Play 02 Sections 13 - 17 Regency London Ruth Golding
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Play 03 Sections 18 - 25 Regency London Ruth Golding
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Play 04 Sections 25 - 33 The Battle of Waterloo Ruth Golding
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Play 05 Sections 34 - 42 Military matters; Post-war Paris Ruth Golding
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Play 06 Sections 43 - 50 Parisian society Ruth Golding
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Play 07 Sections 51 - 61 Parisian society; British and French characters Ruth Golding
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Play 08 Sections 62 - 68 Money-lending; British characters Ruth Golding
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Play 09 Sections 69 - 73 British characters Ruth Golding
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Play 10 Sections 74 - 88 British characters; Franco-British relations Ruth Golding
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