The History of Pompey the Little

Francis COVENTRY (1725 - 1754)

"Pompey, the son of Julio and Phyllis, was born A.D. 1735, at Bologna in Italy, a place famous for lap-dogs and sausages." At an early age he was carried away from the boudoir of his Italian mistress by Hillario, an English gentleman illustrious for his gallantries, who brought him to London.

The rest of the history is really a chain of social episodes, each closed by the incident that Pompey becomes the property of some fresh person. In this way we find ourselves in a dozen successive scenes, each strongly contrasted with the others. It is the art of the author that he knows exactly how much to tell us without wearying our attention, and is able to make the transition to the next scene a plausible one. (Summary by Edmund Gosse in "Gossip in a Library" http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11628)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Dedication TriciaG
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Play 01 01 - Book 1, Chapter 1 TriciaG
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Play 02 02 - Book 1, Chapter 2 TriciaG
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Play 03 03 - Book 1, Chapter 3 StarrDog
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Play 04 04 - Book 1, Chapter 4 StarrDog
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Play 05 05 - Book 1, Chapter 5 StarrDog
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Play 06 06 - Book 1, Chapter 6 Richard Kilmer
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Play 07 07 - Book 1, Chapter 7 Richard Kilmer
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Play 08 08 - Book 1, Chapter 8 Richard Kilmer
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Play 09 09 - Book 1, Chapter 9 Richard Kilmer
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Play 10 10 - Book 1, Chapter 10 Patti Cunningham
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Play 11 11 - Book 1, Chapter 11 Patti Cunningham
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Play 12 12 - Book 1, Chapter 12 Patti Cunningham
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Play 13 13 - Book 1, Chapter 13 musil
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Play 14 14 - Book 1, Chapter 14 musil
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Play 15 15 - Book 1, Chapter 15 SuD
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Play 16 16 - Book 1, Chapter 16 SuD
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Play 17 17 - Book 1, Chapter 17 Richard Kilmer
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Play 18 18 - Book 1, Chapter 18 Richard Kilmer
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Play 19 19 - Book 2, Chapter 1 Cori Samuel
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Play 20 20 - Book 2, Chapter 2 Cori Samuel
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Play 21 21 - Book 2, Chapter 3 Cori Samuel
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Play 22 22 - Book 2, Chapter 4 TriciaG
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Play 23 23 - Book 2, Chapter 5 TriciaG
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Play 24 24 - Book 2, Chapter 6 TriciaG
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Play 25 25 - Book 2, Chapter 7 L. Lambert Lawson
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Play 26 26 - Book 2, Chapter 8 Paige Eissinger
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Play 27 27 - Book 2, Chapter 9 Paige Eissinger
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Play 28 28 - Book 2, Chapter 10 Breanna Walsh
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Play 29 29 - Book 2, Chapter 11 M. Craun
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Play 30 30 - Book 2, Chapter 12 M. Craun
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Play 31 31 - Book 2, Chapter 13 TriciaG
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Play 32 32 - Book 2, Chapter 14 TriciaG
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Play 33 33 - Book 2, Chapter 15 TriciaG
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