The Dead Alive

Wilkie COLLINS (1824 - 1889)

Ill feelings exist between the Meadowcroft sons and John Jago, the foreman of the Meadowcroft estate. Then, John Jago disappears, and a body is found in a kiln. The Meadowcroft brothers stand accused of the crime, but are they guilty? The Dead Alive is a novel written by Wilkie Collins based on the true-life Boorn Brothers murder conviction case of 1819. Jesse and Stephen Boorn were sentenced to death for the murder of their brother-in-law, but were they wrongly convicted? (Summary by M Z Spark, Phil, and Barry)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - THE SICK MAN Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:08:12
Play 02 02 - THE NEW FACES Mary Ballard-Johansson
00:10:27
Play 03 03 - THE MOONLIGHT MEETING Samanem
00:16:58
Play 04 04 - THE BEECHEN STICK Samanem
00:10:42
Play 05 05 - THE NEWS FROM NARRABEE Tadhg
00:11:30
Play 06 06 - THE LIMEKILN Tadhg
00:10:16
Play 07 07 - THE MATERIALS IN THE DEFENSE Tadhg
00:13:42
Play 08 08 - THE CONFESSION P Moscato
00:10:08
Play 09 09 - THE ADVERTISEMENT P Moscato
00:09:35
Play 10 10 - THE SHERIFF AND THE GOVERNOR P Moscato
00:09:58
Play 11 11 - THE PEBBLE AND THE WINDOW P Moscato
00:12:12
Play 12 12 - THE END OF IT Lucy Perry
00:04:50