The Mute Singer, a Novel

Anna Cora MOWATT RITCHIE (1819 - 1870)

Sylvie de la Roche is the daughter of a destitute former nobleman and his wife living in the slums of Paris circa 1847. Her magnificent singing voice is discovered by the irascible, but equally impoverished, old musician, Maître Beaujeu. Under his guidance and training, she is well-prepared when an opportunity comes for her to sing with the great tenor, Lablanche. Overnight, aristocrat patrons are all at her feet – in particular a very intriguing young nobleman and his lady companion. On the eve of her greatest triumph, though, Sylvie loses her wondrous contralto voice. Will it ever be recovered? - Summary by Kelly S. Taylor

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I - Sylvie Kelly S. Taylor
00:30:21
Play 02 Chapter II - A Toilette Dilemna Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 03 Chapter III - Maitre BeauJeu's Violin Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 04 Chapter IV - Launched Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 05 Chapter V - The Ruby Ring Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 06 Chapter VI - The Second Step Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 07 Chapter VII - Reaction Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 08 Chapter VIII - Rustling Laurels Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 09 Chapter IX - Lost Gifts Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 10 Chapter X - The Old Musician Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 11 Chapter XI - Convalescence Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 12 Chapter XII - Renunciation Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 13 Chapter XIII - The Mute Singer Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 14 Chapter XIV - The Great World Again Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 15 Chapter XV - A New Home Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 16 Chapter XVI - Luminous Cloud Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 17 Chapter XVII - The Mob and the Singer Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 18 Chapter XVIII - Parting Kelly S. Taylor
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Play 19 Chapter IX - Conclusion Kelly S. Taylor
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