The Golden Calf

Mary Elizabeth BRADDON (1835 - 1915)

A late 19th Century sensation novel following the young life of Ida Palliser as she searches for fortune and love within England's Gentry Class. Victorian sensation books were often set in ordinary, familiar setting, undermining the perceived adherence to social convention. They exposed the true lives of Victorian England's upper class - lives they tried to keep hidden. (summary by James Dow)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Articled Pupil Tara Dow
00:25:04
Play 02 02 - I Am Going to Marry for Money Tara Dow
00:37:23
Play 03 03 - At the Knoll Tara Dow
00:25:17
Play 04 04 - Wendover Abbey Tara Dow
00:23:14
Play 05 05 - Dr. Rylance Asserts Himself Tara Dow
00:20:03
Play 06 06 - A Birthday Feast Tara Dow
00:51:34
Play 07 07 - In the River-Meadow Tara Dow
01:08:42
Play 08 08 - At the Lock-house Tara Dow
00:34:25
Play 09 09 - A Solemn League and Covenant Tara Dow
00:24:53
Play 10 10 - A Bad Penny Tara Dow
00:35:53
Play 11 11 - Accomplishments at a Discount Tara Dow
00:54:23
Play 12 12 - The Sword of Damocles Tara Dow
00:28:31
Play 13 13 - Kingthorpe Society Tara Dow
00:33:25
Play 14 14 - The True Knight Tara Dow
01:08:08
Play 15 15 - Mr. Wendover Plans an Excursion Tara Dow
00:19:09
Play 16 16 - Thicker Than Water Tara Dow
00:14:53
Play 17 17 - Ought She to Stay? Tara Dow
00:14:18
Play 18 18 - After a Storm Comes a Calm Tara Dow
00:11:25
Play 19 19 - After a Calm a Storm Tara Dow
00:25:11
Play 20 20 - Was This the Motive? Tara Dow
00:34:40
Play 21 21 - Taking Life Quietly Tara Dow
00:30:42
Play 22 22 - Lady Palliser Studies the Upper Ten Tara Dow
00:31:17
Play 23 23 - All Our Life is Mixed With Death Tara Dow
00:17:25
Play 24 24 - Fruits Fail and Love Dies and Time Ranges Tara Dow
00:33:51
Play 25 25 - Part 1 My Seed Was Youth, My Crop Was Endless Care Tara Dow
00:39:17
Play 26 25 - Part 2 My Seed Was Youth, My Crop Was Endless Care Tara Dow
00:57:26
Play 27 26 - And, If I Die, No Soul Will Pity Me Tara Dow
00:35:52
Play 28 27 - John Jardine Solves the Mystery Tara Dow
00:45:47
Play 29 28 - An Englishman's House is His Castle Tara Dow
00:16:38
Play 30 29 - As One Dead in the Bottom of a Tomb Tara Dow
00:13:32
Play 31 30 - A Fiery Dawn Tara Dow
00:15:13
Play 32 31 - Sole Partner and Sole Part of All of These Joys Tara Dow
00:22:17