The Broken Shaft: Tales in Mid-Ocean

Henry NORMAN (1858 - 1939)

This special anthology, published in 1885, is formed of seven stories, together with an introductory chapter setting up a framing narrative by Henry Norman, which is returned to at the end of each subsequent tale. This connecting narrative concerns a group of travelers on a transatlantic crossing. When their ship, the Bavaria suffers a ‘broken shaft’, they are forced to remain becalmed mid-ocean, telling stories to pass the time. - Summary by Ann Boulais

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 On Board the Bavaria by Henry Norman tjp1421
00:17:40
Play 02 The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford Patrick79
01:01:33
Play 03 Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson tjp1421
00:49:19
Play 04 Marjory by F. Anstey Tom Penn
00:53:01
Play 05 The Action to the Word by Walter Herries Pollock Ulrike Denis
00:27:57
Play 06 My Fascinating Friend by William Archer tjp1421
00:39:01
Play 07 Riley, M.P. by Tighe Hopkins inkbear
00:39:16
Play 08 Love and Lightning by Henry Norman Ulrike Denis
01:03:31