Rookwood

William Harrison AINSWORTH (1805 - 1882)

A rich and complex Gothic-Romance centring on the murky deeds of an ancient family. It is a wonderfully atmospheric piece that combines narrative, poetry, song, and descriptive writing to great effect. The character of Dick Turpin that we know today - the dashing highwaymen and unmatched horseman - can be said to stem directly from this novel, as the most famous part of the book (often published on its own in the past), Turpin's Ride To York, is devoted to him. Although seemingly little known to a modern audience, Ainsworth's 'Rookwood' gave the world the image of the highwayman with which we are all so familiar. (Summary by paulc)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Memoir Paul Curran
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Play 02 To My Mother & Preface Paul Curran
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Play 03 Bk. 1, Chapter 01 - The Vault Paul Curran
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Play 04 Bk. 1, Chapter 02 - The Skeleton Hand Paul Curran
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Play 05 Bk. 1, Chapter 03 - The Park Paul Curran
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Play 06 Bk. 1, Chapter 04 - The Hall Paul Curran
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Play 07 Bk. 1, Chapter 05 - Sir Reginald Rookwood Paul Curran
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Play 08 Bk. 1, Chapter 06 - Sir Piers Rookwood Paul Curran
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Play 09 Bk. 1, Chapter 07 - The Return Paul Curran
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Play 10 Bk. 1, Chapter 08 - An Irish Adventurer Paul Curran
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Play 11 Bk. 1, Chapter 09 - An English Adventurer Paul Curran
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Play 12 Bk. 1, Chapter 10 - Ranulph Rookwood Paul Curran
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Play 13 Bk. 1, Chapter 11 - Lady Rookwood Paul Curran
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Play 14 Bk. 1, Chapter 12 - The Chamber of Death Paul Curran
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Play 15 Bk. 1, Chapter 13 - The Brothers Paul Curran
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Play 16 Bk. 2, Chapter 01 - The Storm Paul Curran
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Play 17 Bk. 2, Chapter 02 - The Funeral Oration Paul Curran
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Play 18 Bk. 2, Chapter 03 - The Churchyard Paul Curran
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Play 19 Bk. 2, Chapter 04 - The Funeral Paul Curran
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Play 20 Bk. 2, Chapter 05 - The Captive Paul Curran
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Play 21 Bk. 2, Chapter 06 - The Apparition Paul Curran
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Play 22 Bk. 3, Chapter 01 - A Morning Ride Paul Curran
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Play 23 Bk. 3, Chapter 02 - A Gipsy Encampment Paul Curran
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Play 24 Bk. 3, Chapter 03 - Sybil Paul Curran
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Play 25 Bk. 3, Chapter 04 - Barbara Lovel Paul Curran
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Play 26 Bk. 3, Chapter 05 - The Inauguration Paul Curran
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Play 27 Bk. 3, Chapter 06 - Eleanor Mowbray Paul Curran
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Play 28 Bk. 3, Chapter 07 - Mrs. Mowbray Paul Curran
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Play 29 Bk. 3, Chapter 08 - The Parting Paul Curran
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Play 30 Bk. 3, Chapter 09 - The Philter Paul Curran
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Play 31 Bk. 3, Chapter 10 - Saint Cyprian's Cell Paul Curran
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Play 32 Bk. 3, Chapter 11 - The Bridal Paul Curran
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Play 33 Bk. 3, Chapter 12 - Alan Rookwood Paul Curran
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Play 34 Bk. 3, Chapter 12 - Mr Coates Paul Curran
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Play 35 Bk. 3, Chapter 13 - Dick Turpin Paul Curran
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Play 36 Bk. 4, Chapter 01 - The Rendezvous at Kilburn Paul Curran
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Play 37 Bk. 4, Chapter 02 - Tom King Paul Curran
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Play 38 Bk. 4, Chapter 03 - A Surprise Paul Curran
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Play 39 Bk. 4, Chapter 04 - The Hue and Cry Paul Curran
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Play 40 Bk. 4, Chapter 05 - The Short Pipe Paul Curran
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Play 41 Bk. 4, Chapter 06 - Black Bess Paul Curran
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Play 42 Bk. 4, Chapter 07 - The York Stage Paul Curran
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Play 43 Bk. 4, Chapter 08 - Roadside Inn Paul Curran
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Play 44 Bk. 4, Chapter 09 - Excitement Paul Curran
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Play 45 Bk. 4, Chapter 10 - The Gibbet Paul Curran
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Play 46 Bk. 4, Chapter 11 - The Phantom Steed Paul Curran
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Play 47 Bk. 4, Chapter 12 - Cawood Ferry Paul Curran
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Play 48 Bk. 5, Chapter 01 - The Hut on Thorne Waste Paul Curran
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Play 49 Bk. 5, Chapter 02 - Major Mowbray Paul Curran
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Play 50 Bk. 5, Chapter 03 - Handassah Paul Curran
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Play 51 Bk. 5, Chapter 04 - The Dower of Sybil Paul Curran
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Play 52 Bk. 5, Chapter 05 - The Sarcophagus Paul Curran
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Play 53 L'envoy Paul Curran
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