Reveries of a Bachelor

Ik Marvel (1822 - 1908)

Reveries of a Bachelor, or A Book of the Heart, is a novel by American author Donald Grant Mitchell published under the pseudonym Ik Marvel. Paul, the protagonist, vividly and emotionally recalls his life and loves as he sits by his fireplace smoking a cigar, his old dog sleeping at his feet. He muses on boyhood, the country lifestyle and travel, but especially on the young women he knew, or perhaps imagines he knew, through the years. The first two reveries were originally serialized in a magazine, and subsequently all four were published in book format. A bestseller, it was one of poet Emily Dickinson's favorite books. ( Lee Smalley)

Genre(s): Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface and FIRST REVERIE, Over a Wood Fire Lee Smalley
00:09:46
Play 02 Part 1 Smoke, Signifying Doubt Lee Smalley
00:14:25
Play 03 Part 2 Blaze, Signifying Cheer Lee Smalley
00:10:11
Play 04 Part 3 Ashes, Signifying Desolation Lee Smalley
00:19:55
Play 05 SECOND REVERIE, By a City Grate Lee Smalley
00:11:23
Play 06 Part 1 Sea-Coal Lee Smalley
00:28:49
Play 07 Part 2 Anthracite Lee Smalley
00:25:16
Play 08 THIRD REVERIE, Over His Cigar and Part 1 Lighted With a Coal Lee Smalley
00:24:28
Play 09 Part 2 With a Wisp of Paper Lee Smalley
00:21:34
Play 10 Part 3 Lighted With a Match Lee Smalley
00:20:28
Play 11 FOURTH REVERIE, Morning, Noon and Evening, Preface Lee Smalley
00:11:59
Play 12 Section 1 Part 1 Morning Lee Smalley
00:14:30
Play 13 Part 2 School Days Lee Smalley
00:16:38
Play 14 Part 3 The Sea Lee Smalley
00:13:00
Play 15 Part 4 The Fatherland Lee Smalley
00:14:13
Play 16 Part 5 A Roman Girl Lee Smalley
00:15:24
Play 17 Part 6 The Apenines Lee Smalley
00:12:55
Play 18 Part 7 Enrica Lee Smalley
00:12:26
Play 19 Section 2 Part 1 Noon -- Which is the Present and Part 2 Early Friends Lee Smalley
00:15:31
Play 20 Part 3 School Revisited Lee Smalley
00:08:39
Play 21 Part 4 College Lee Smalley
00:10:55
Play 22 Part 5 The Packet of Bella Lee Smalley
00:14:03
Play 23 Section 3 Part 1 Evening -- Which Is the Future Lee Smalley
00:07:00
Play 24 Part 2 Carry Lee Smalley
00:13:31
Play 25 Part 3 The Letter Lee Smalley
00:09:25
Play 26 Part 4 New Travel Lee Smalley
00:19:14
Play 27 Part 5 Home Lee Smalley
00:15:55