The Journal of a Disappointed Man

W. N. P. BARBELLION (1889 - 1919)

The journal of British naturalist Bruce Frederick Cummings, spanning from his early childhood through to his early death from complications stemming from multiple sclerosis. The diary combines beautiful, lyrical passages concerning the natural world with more introspective ruminations reminiscent of Kafka. Although successful and scandalous upon their publication in 1919, interest in the diaries has faded along with public interest in naturalism and diary writing more generally. However, Cummings' work is very modern is its forthright confessional tone and contains some deeply moving pieces of writing not easily forgotten. - Summary by Adam Whybray

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Animals, Health & Fitness

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction by H. G. Wells Adam Whybray
00:09:37
Play 01 1903 - 1908 Adam Whybray
00:40:31
Play 02 1909 - 1910 Adam Whybray
00:31:55
Play 03 1911 Adam Whybray
00:49:28
Play 04 1912 Adam Whybray
00:33:12
Play 05 1913, part 1 Adam Whybray
00:29:54
Play 06 1913, part 2 Adam Whybray
00:44:31
Play 07 1914, part 1 Adam Whybray
00:33:21
Play 08 1914, part 2 Adam Whybray
00:32:33
Play 09 1914, part 3 Adam Whybray
00:30:27
Play 10 1914, part 4 Adam Whybray
00:37:13
Play 11 1915, part 1 Adam Whybray
00:41:25
Play 12 1915, part 2 Adam Whybray
00:39:39
Play 13 1915, part 3 Adam Whybray
00:39:40
Play 14 1915, part 4 Adam Whybray
00:19:43
Play 15 1916, part 1 Adam Whybray
00:40:54
Play 16 1916, part 2 Adam Whybray
00:25:56
Play 17 1916, part 3 Adam Whybray
00:50:34
Play 18 1917, part 1 Adam Whybray
00:41:47
Play 19 1917, part 2 Adam Whybray
00:36:19