The Newcomes

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family was written in serial form in 1854- 1855 by the author of such works as Vanity Fair, The Book Of Snobs. It tells the story of a few generations of the Newcome family: their rise to respectability, marriages, love, and the culture in which they lived. The novel teaches the reader what it was like to live in Victorian England - Summary by Stav Nisser

Genre(s): Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1: The Overture—After which the Curtain rises upon a Drinking Chorus TR Love
00:36:01
Play 02 Chapter 2: Colonel Newcome's Wild Oats TR Love
00:42:10
Play 03 Chapter 3: Colonel Newcome's Letter-box C.Gilson
00:24:48
Play 04 Chapter 4: In which the Author and the Hero resume their Acquaintance C.Gilson
00:23:10
Play 05 Chapter 5: Clive's Uncles jenno
00:46:55
Play 06 Chapter 6: Newcome Brothers Matea Bracic
00:28:02
Play 07 Chapter 7: In which Mr. Clive's School-days are over Ariphron
00:23:00
Play 08 Chapter 8: Mrs. Newcome at Home (a Small Early Party) roselbex
00:46:23
Play 09 Chapter 9: Miss Honeyman's roselbex
00:43:14
Play 10 Chapter 10: Ethel and her Relations Ryan Lohner
00:25:41
Play 11 Chapter 11: At Mrs. Ridley's Ryan Lohner
00:33:11
Play 12 Chapter 12: In which everybody is asked to Dinner Tad Davis
00:20:33
Play 13 Chapter 13: In which Thomas Newcome sings his Last Song Ariphron
00:21:05
Play 14 Chapter 14: Park Lane Alysson Light
00:32:57
Play 15 Chapter 15: The Old Ladies Alysson Light
00:29:04
Play 16 Chapter 16: In which Mr. Sherrick lets his House in Fitzroy Square Alysson Light
00:17:02
Play 17 Chapter 17: A School of Art Christoph Stangenberg
00:26:03
Play 18 Chapter 18: New Companions Christoph Stangenberg
00:14:57
Play 19 Chapter 19: The Colonel at Home Christoph Stangenberg
00:22:18
Play 20 Chapter 20: Contains more Particulars of the Colonel and his Brethren Maddie Burns
00:22:24
Play 21 Chapter 21: Is Sentimental, but Short roselbex
00:26:56
Play 22 Chapter 22: Describes a Visit to Paris; with Accidents and Incidents roselbex
00:42:53
Play 23 Chapter 23: In which we hear a Soprano and a Contralto roselbex
00:41:21
Play 24 Chapter 24: In which the Newcome Brothers once more meet together in Unity Ariphron
00:38:54
Play 25 Chapter 25: Is passed in a Public-house roselbex
00:35:36
Play 26 Chapter 26: In which Colonel Newcome's Horses are sold roselbex
00:31:58
Play 27 Chapter 27: Youth and Sunshine roselbex
00:28:38
Play 28 Chapter 28: In which Clive begins to see the World roselbex
01:01:22
Play 29 Chapter 29: In which Barnes comes a-wooing roselbex
00:27:03
Play 30 Chapter 30: A Retreat roselbex
00:44:21
Play 31 Chapter 31: Madame la Duchesse roselbex
00:38:37
Play 32 Chapter 32: Barnes's Courtship roselbex
00:25:25
Play 33 Chapter 33: Lady Kew at the Congress roselbex
00:29:51
Play 34 Chapter 34: The End of the Congress of Baden roselbex
00:55:36
Play 35 Chapter 35: Across the Alps czandra
00:35:36
Play 36 Chapter 36: In which M. de Florac is promoted roselbex
00:37:45
Play 37 Chapter 37: Return to Lord Kew roselbex
00:21:52
Play 38 Chapter 38: In which Lady Kew leaves his Lordship quite convalescent roselbex
00:35:49
Play 39 Chapter 39: Amongst the Painters roselbex
00:40:03
Play 40 Chapter 40: Returns from Rome to Pall Mall roselbex
00:26:53
Play 41 Chapter 41: An Old Story roselbex
00:41:57
Play 42 Chapter 42: Injured Innocence roselbex
00:38:51
Play 43 Chapter 43: Returns to some Old Friends roselbex
00:32:26
Play 44 Chapter 44: In which Mr. Charles Honeyman appears in an Amiable Light roselbex
00:39:40
Play 45 Chapter 45: A Stag of Ten roselbex
00:22:27
Play 46 Chapter 46: The Hotel de Florac roselbex
00:33:17
Play 47 Chapter 47: Contains two or three Acts of a Little Comedy roselbex
00:55:00
Play 48 Chapter 48: In which Benedick is a Married Man roselbex
00:30:24
Play 49 Chapter 49: Contains at least six more Courses and two Desserts roselbex
00:26:11
Play 50 Chapter 50: Clive in New Quarters roselbex
00:22:04
Play 51 Chapter 51: An Old Friend roselbex
00:26:01
Play 52 Chapter 52: Family Secrets roselbex
00:32:34
Play 53 Chapter 53: In which Kinsmen fall out roselbex
00:53:57
Play 54 Chapter 54: Has a Tragical Ending roselbex
00:20:16
Play 55 Chapter 55: Barnes's Skeleton Closet roselbex
00:29:16
Play 56 Chapter 56: Rosa quo locorum sera moratur roselbex
00:22:12
Play 57 Chapter 57: Rosebury and Newcome roselbex
00:55:30
Play 58 Chapter 58: “One more Unfortunate” roselbex
00:21:02
Play 59 Chapter 59: In which Achilles loses Briseis roselbex
01:00:42
Play 60 Chapter 60: In which we write to the Colonel Aysh
00:10:43
Play 61 Chapter 61: In which we are introduced to a New Newcome roselbex
00:16:00
Play 62 Chapter 62: Mr. and Mrs. Clive Newcome roselbex
00:26:17
Play 63 Chapter 63: Mrs. Clive at Home roselbex
00:27:54
Play 64 Chapter 64: Absit Omen roselbex
00:18:03
Play 65 Chapter 65: In which Mrs. Clive comes into her Fortune roselbex
00:35:10
Play 66 Chapter 66: In which the Colonel and the Newcome Athenaeum are both lectured roselbex
00:29:29
Play 67 Chapter 67: Newcome and Liberty roselbex
00:22:57
Play 68 Chapter 68: A Letter and a Reconciliation roselbex
00:18:08
Play 69 Chapter 69: The Election roselbex
00:36:11
Play 70 Chapter 70: Chiltern Hundreds roselbex
00:21:49
Play 71 Chapter 71: In which Mrs. Clive Newcome's Carriage is ordered roselbex
00:32:30
Play 72 Chapter 72: Belisarius roselbex
00:21:42
Play 73 Chapter 73: In which Belisarius returns from Exile roselbex
00:26:32
Play 74 Chapter 74: In which Clive begins the World roselbex
00:28:21
Play 75 Chapter 75: Founder's Day at the Grey Friars roselbex
00:32:55
Play 76 Chapter 76: Christmas at Rosebury roselbex
00:23:32
Play 77 Chapter 77: The Shortest and Happiest in the Whole History Maddie Burns
00:05:54
Play 78 Chapter 78: In which the Author goes on a Pleasant Errand roselbex
00:23:58
Play 79 Chapter 79: In which Old Friends come together roselbex
00:35:26
Play 80 Chapter 80: In which the Colonel says “Adsum” when his Name is called roselbex
00:32:02