The Dark Road: Further Adventures of Chéri-Bibi

Gaston Leroux (1868 - 1927)

One of a series of exciting adventure stories featuring Leroux's criminal mastermind Chéri-Bibi. When the story starts the "astonishing bandit", Chéri-Bibi, is languishing in a penal colony, somewhere in the darkest regions of the French empire. In the colony he has befriended a more noble type of prisoner, Raoul de Saint-Dalmas, known colloquially as the Nut. The dastardly forces of the Parisian, the Burglar, the Joker and the Caid get their enjoyment from interfering in our heroes' lives. Then there are the Chief and his warders, Pernambouc the Executioner and his assistant Monsieur Desiré, for Chéri-Bibi and the Nut, to contend with. An incredible adventure begins from here. The author, Gaston Leroux, (born in Paris in 1868, died in Nice in 1927) wrote many, many other stories the chief of which, has spawned so many celebrated performances on Broadway and in London's West End, as The Phantom of the Opera. (Summary by afinevoice)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1, The Nut afinevoice
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Play 02 Chapter 2, Chéri-Bibi afinevoice
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Play 03 Chapter 3, The Shadow of the Past afinevoice
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Play 04 Chapter 4, In the Night afinevoice
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Play 05 Chapter 5, How Chéri-Bibi died afinevoice
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Play 06 Chapter 6, Pernambouc, the Prison Executioner afinevoice
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Play 07 Chapter 7, The Mysteries of the Primeval Forest afinevoice
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Play 08 Chapter 8, The Gold-Seekers afinevoice
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Play 09 Chapter 9,Chéri-Bibi and the Nut Say Goodbye afinevoice
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Play 10 Chapter I0, Four Years Later afinevoice
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Play 11 Chapter 11, Count de Gorbio afinevoice
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Play 12 Chapter I2, An Urgent Message afinevoice
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Play 13 Chapter 13, Hilaire afinevoice
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Play 14 Chapter 14, The Judgment of God afinevoice
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Play 15 Chapter 15, The Honeymoon afinevoice
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Play 16 Chapter 16,Chéri-Bibi's Simple Programme afinevoice
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Play 17 Chapter 17, M. De Saynthine afinevoice
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Play 18 Chapter 18, The Nut on the Rack afinevoice
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Play 19 Chapter 19, A Bad Night Followed by Bad Days afinevoice
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Play 20 Chapter 20, A Sight of the Abyss afinevoice
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Play 21 Chapter 21, The Sequel to M. Hilaire's Holiday afinevoice
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Play 22 Chapter 22, Monsieur Toulouse's Shop afinevoice
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Play 23 Chapter 23, Hero and Outlaw afinevoice
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Play 24 Chapter 24, A Guardian Angel afinevoice
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