The History of Pendennis

William Makepeace THACKERAY (1811 - 1863)

In Pendennis, William Makepeace Thackeray skillfully shows the coming of age of Arthur Pendennis, a young gentleman trying to make his way in the world. Pen's difficulties in finding his place in the difficult maze of social obstacles are created to some extent by his being raised in the country and being from an ancient though impoverished family. We follow his course from the village in which he was raised via Oxbridge to London, meeting the most memorable characters, falling in and out of love, navigating the difficulties of society, and hopefully finally arriving at a happy end. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication and Preface Kristin Lewis
00:06:23
Play 01 Chapter I, Shows how First Love may interrupt Breakfast Eli27
00:12:43
Play 02 Chapter II, A Pedigree and other Family Matters Kristin Lewis
00:49:12
Play 03 Chapter III, In which Pendennis appears as a very young Man indeed Winston Coltart
00:40:46
Play 04 Chapter IV, Mrs. Haller MargaretD
00:26:17
Play 05 Chapter V, Mrs. Haller at Home Michelle Tan
00:34:04
Play 06 Chapter VI, Contains both Love and War Michelle Tan
00:27:41
Play 07 Chapter VII, In which the Major makes his Appearance jenno
00:29:28
Play 08 Chapter VIII, In which Pen is kept waiting at the Door, while the Reader is informed who little Laura was Michelle Tan
00:29:43
Play 09 Chapter IX, In which the Major opens the Campaign Michelle Tan
00:18:34
Play 10 Chapter X, Facing the Enemy Mike Moffatt
00:14:11
Play 11 Chapter XI, Negotiation Michelle Tan
00:21:14
Play 12 Chapter XII, In which a Shooting Match is proposed Michelle Tan
00:19:48
Play 13 Chapter XIII, A Crisis Michelle Tan
00:23:42
Play 14 Chapter XIV, In which Miss Fotheringay makes a new Engagement Michelle Tan
00:17:56
Play 15 Chapter XV, The happy Village Jim Locke
00:29:28
Play 16 Chapter XVI, More Storms in the Puddle Michelle Tan
00:29:31
Play 17 Chapter XVII, Which concludes the first Part of this History Michelle Tan
00:28:22
Play 18 Chapter XVIII, Alma Mater jenno
00:29:28
Play 19 Chapter XIX, Pendennis of Boniface jenno
00:42:56
Play 20 Chapter XX, Rake’s Progress jenno
00:35:41
Play 21 Chapter XXI, Flight after Defeat jenno
00:24:05
Play 22 Chapter XXII, Prodigal’s Return jenno
00:27:09
Play 23 Chapter XXIII, New Faces Jim Locke
00:41:40
Play 24 Chapter XXIV, A Little Innocent Jim Locke
00:31:14
Play 25 Chapter XXV, Contains both Love and Jealousy Jim Locke
00:26:02
Play 26 Chapter XXVI, A House full of Visitors Jim Locke
00:35:45
Play 27 Chapter XXVII, Contains some Ball-practising Jim Locke
00:22:32
Play 28 Chapter XXVIII, Which is both Quarrelsome and Sentimental Jim Locke
00:34:55
Play 29 Chapter XXIX, Babylon Jim Locke
00:29:43
Play 30 Chapter XXX, The Knights of the Temple Jim Locke
00:23:37
Play 31 Chapter XXXI, Old and new Acquaintances Jim Locke
00:31:01
Play 32 Chapter XXXII, In which the Printer’s Devil comes to the Door Jim Locke
00:33:04
Play 33 Chapter XXXIII, Which is passed in the Neighbourhood of Ludgate Hill Jim Locke
00:28:36
Play 34 Chapter XXXIV, In which the History still hovers about Fleet Street Jim Locke
00:16:09
Play 35 Chapter XXXV, Dinner in the Row Jim Locke
00:27:26
Play 36 Chapter XXXVI, The Pall Mall Gazette Joseph Tabler
00:16:30
Play 37 Chapter XXXVII, Where Pen appears in Town and Country Jim Locke
00:38:33
Play 38 Chapter XXXVIII, In which the Sylph reappears jenno
00:25:35
Play 39 Chapter XXXIX, Colonel Altamont appears and disappears Jim Locke
00:27:06
Play 40 Chapter XL, Relates to Mr. Harry Foker’s Affairs Jim Locke
00:28:31
Play 41 Chapter XLI, Carries the Reader both to Richmond and Greenwich Jim Locke
00:21:28
Play 42 Chapter XLII, Contains a novel Incident Jim Locke
00:26:54
Play 43 Chapter XLIII, Alsatia Jim Locke
00:21:31
Play 44 Chapter XLIV, In which the Colonel narrates some of his Adventures Jim Locke
00:25:08
Play 45 Chapter XLV, A Chapter of Conversations Jim Locke
00:34:30
Play 46 Chapter XLVI, Miss Amory’s Partners Jim Locke
00:32:43
Play 47 Chapter XLVII, Monseigneur s’amuse Jim Locke
00:38:33
Play 48 Chapter XLVIII, A Visit of Politeness Jim Locke
00:15:58
Play 49 Chapter XLIX, In Shepherd’s Inn Jim Locke
00:17:29
Play 50 Chapter L, Or near the Temple Garden Jim Locke
00:24:07
Play 51 Chapter LI, The happy Village again Jim Locke
00:19:13
Play 52 Chapter LII, Which had very nearly been the last of the Story Jim Locke
00:29:00
Play 53 Chapter LIII, A critical Chapter Jim Locke
00:23:56
Play 54 Chapter LIV, Convalescence Jim Locke
00:32:38
Play 55 Chapter LV, Fanny’s Occupation’s gone Jim Locke
00:28:24
Play 56 Chapter LVI, In which Fanny engages a new Medical Man Jim Locke
00:30:02
Play 57 Chapter LVII, Foreign Ground Jim Locke
00:33:49
Play 58 Chapter LVIII, 'Fairoaks to let' Jim Locke
00:26:17
Play 59 Chapter LIX, Old Friends Jim Locke
00:31:29
Play 60 Chapter LX, Explanations Jim Locke
00:21:32
Play 61 Chapter LXI, Conversations Jim Locke
00:35:05
Play 62 Chapter LXII, The Way of the World Jim Locke
00:41:45
Play 63 Chapter LXIII, Which accounts perhaps for Chapter LXI. Jim Locke
00:32:02
Play 64 Chapter LXIV, Phyllis and Corydon Jim Locke
00:12:40
Play 65 Chapter LXV, Temptation Jim Locke
00:28:24
Play 66 Chapter LXVI, In which Pen begins his Canvass Jim Locke
00:22:11
Play 67 Chapter LXVII, In which Pen begins to doubt about his Election Jim Locke
00:32:21
Play 68 Chapter LXVIII, In which the Major is bidden to Stand and Deliver Jim Locke
00:28:12
Play 69 Chapter LXIX, In which the Major neither yields his Money nor his Life Jim Locke
00:21:06
Play 70 Chapter LXX, In which Pendennis counts his Eggs Jim Locke
00:16:56
Play 71 Chapter LXXI, Fiat Justitia Jim Locke
00:21:07
Play 72 Chapter LXXII, In which the Decks begin to clear Jim Locke
00:17:36
Play 73 Chapter LXXIII, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Huxter Jim Locke
00:25:07
Play 74 Chapter LXXIV, Shows how Arthur had better have taken a Return-ticket Jim Locke
00:18:32
Play 75 Chapter LXXV, A Chapter of Match-making Jim Locke
00:20:14
Play 76 Chapter LXXVI, Exeunt Omnes Jim Locke
00:46:18