The Charwoman's Daughter

James STEPHENS (1882 - 1950)

A humorous tale about a poor Irish charwoman living in the slums of Dublin, and her innocent teenage daughter, Mary Makebelieve, whose first forays into courtship and romance, and their desire to escape from drudgery -- provide us with a charming picture of youth's enthusiasm and a mother's devotion, amidst Dublin's many parks and shops. The chapters are filled with James Stephens' witty Irish observations on life, love, ignorance, the frustrations of the poor and the wishful thinking that sustains them . . . . told as jauntily as only a few authors can equal. ( ~ Michele Fry, Soloist)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 I. Chapters 1 and 2 Michele Fry
00:14:17
Play 02 II. Chapters 3 and 4 Michele Fry
00:13:14
Play 03 III. Chapters 5 and 6 Michele Fry
00:14:09
Play 04 IV. Chapters 7 and 8 Michele Fry
00:14:21
Play 05 V. Chapters 9 and 10 Michele Fry
00:13:58
Play 06 VI. Chapters 11 and 12 Michele Fry
00:15:57
Play 07 VII. Chapters 13 and 14 Michele Fry
00:15:35
Play 08 VIII. Chapters 15 and 16 Michele Fry
00:13:30
Play 09 IX. Chapters 17 and 18 Michele Fry
00:15:05
Play 10 X. Chapters 19 and 20 Michele Fry
00:12:41
Play 11 XI. Chapters 21 and 22 Michele Fry
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Play 12 XII. Chapters 23 and 24 Michele Fry
00:15:30
Play 13 XIII. Chapters 25, 26 and 27 Michele Fry
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Play 14 XIV. Chapters 28 and 29 Michele Fry
00:19:18
Play 15 XV. Chapter 30 Michele Fry
00:23:41
Play 16 XVI. Chapters 31 and 32 Michele Fry
00:23:10