The Ordeal of Richard Feverel

George MEREDITH (1828 - 1909)

After his wife's desertion, Sir Austin wants to bring up his son according to a strict educational system governing every aspect of his life. However Richard has to make his own mistakes, fall in love, and generally live his own life. This book tells about the clashes between Richard's wish to govern his own life to his father's constant interference. This book was very influential. The leading libraries of the day considered it too frank and sexually explicit and refused to buy it. Later authors including E. M. Forster, Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf admired and respected it. - Summary by Stav Nisser and Wikipedia

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01. The Inmates of Raynham Abbey Jim Locke
00:19:08
Play 02 02. Showing How the Fates Selected the Fourteenth Birthday to Try the Strength of the System Rita Boutros
00:19:42
Play 03 03. The Magian Conflict Rita Boutros
00:10:04
Play 04 04. Arson Rita Boutros
00:23:47
Play 05 05. Adrian Plies His Hook Rita Boutros
00:10:56
Play 06 06. Juvenile Stratagems Rita Boutros
00:17:47
Play 07 07. Daphne’s Bower Rita Boutros
00:12:36
Play 08 08. The Bitter Cup Rita Boutros
00:18:53
Play 09 09. A Fine Distinction Rita Boutros
00:13:38
Play 10 10. Richard Passes Through His Preliminary Ordeal, and is the Occasion of an Aphorism Rita Boutros
00:16:51
Play 11 11. In which the Last Act of the Bakewell Comedy is Closed in a Letter Rita Boutros
00:13:36
Play 12 12. The Blossoming Season Rita Boutros
00:29:54
Play 13 13. The Magnetic Age Rita Boutros
00:22:17
Play 14 14. An Attraction Rita Boutros
00:15:18
Play 15 15. Ferdinand and Miranda Rita Boutros
00:23:16
Play 16 16. Unmasking of Master Ripton Thompson Rita Boutros
00:24:26
Play 17 17. Good Wine and Good Blood Rita Boutros
00:14:48
Play 18 18. The System Encounters the Wild Oats Special Plea Rita Boutros
00:10:08
Play 19 19. A Diversion Played on a Penny-Whistle Rita Boutros
00:09:42
Play 20 20. Celebrates the Time-Honoured Treatment of a Dragon by the Hero Rita Boutros
00:43:28
Play 21 21. Richard is Summoned to Town to Hear a Sermon Rita Boutros
00:21:13
Play 22 22. Indicates the Approaches of Fever Rita Boutros
00:25:20
Play 23 23. Crisis in the Apple-Disease Rita Boutros
00:31:29
Play 24 24. Of the Spring Primrose and the Autumnal Jim Locke
00:13:41
Play 25 25. In which the Hero Takes a Step Jim Locke
00:37:14
Play 26 26. Records the Rapid Development of the Hero Rita Boutros
00:36:08
Play 27 27. Contains an Intercession for the Heroine Rita Boutros
00:08:03
Play 28 28. Relates How Preparations for Action Were Conducted Under the April of Lovers Rita Boutros
00:43:56
Play 29 29. In which the Last Act of a Comedy Takes the Place of the First Rita Boutros
00:33:12
Play 30 30. Celebrates the Breakfast Rita Boutros
00:21:49
Play 31 31. The Philosopher Appears in Person Rita Boutros
00:19:32
Play 32 32. Procession of the Cake Rita Boutros
00:42:47
Play 33 33: Norsing The Devil Rita Boutros
00:26:55
Play 34 34. Conquest of an Epicure Rita Boutros
00:52:22
Play 35 35. Clare’s Marriage jenno
00:39:14
Play 36 36. A Dinner-Party at Richmond Rita Boutros
00:41:27
Play 37 37. Mrs. Berry on Matrimony Rita Boutros
00:30:25
Play 38 38. An Enchantress Jim Locke
00:43:54
Play 39 39. The Little Bird and the Falcon; a Berry to the Rescue! Jim Locke
00:32:39
Play 40 40. Clare’s Diary Jim Locke
00:39:17
Play 41 41. Austin Returns Jim Locke
00:22:39
Play 42 42. Nature Speaks Andy Lilley
00:21:24
Play 43 43. Again the Magian Conflict Jim Locke
00:15:59
Play 44 44. The Last Scene Jim Locke
00:41:37
Play 45 45. Lady Blandish to Austin Wentworth Jim Locke
00:09:44