The Shaving of Shagpat

George MEREDITH (1828 - 1909)

The novel is a humorous oriental romance and allegory written in the style of the Arabian Nights. Like its model, it includes a number of stories within the story, along with poetic asides. (Summary by Wikipedia.)

“The variety of scenes and images, the untiring evolution of plot, the kaleidoscopic shifting of harmonious colours, all these seem of the very essence of Arabia, and to coil directly from some bottle of a genie. Ah! what a bottle!” -Edmund Gosse in Gossip in a Library

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Fantastic Fiction, General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Ch. 01, Part 1 Matthew Reece
00:21:10
Play 02 02 - Ch. 01, Part 2 Matthew Reece
00:18:25
Play 03 03 - Ch. 02, Part 1 Amy Gramour
00:31:40
Play 04 04 - Ch. 02, Part 2 Amy Gramour
00:33:11
Play 05 05 - Ch. 02, Part 3 Amy Gramour
00:36:04
Play 06 06 - Ch. 02, Part 4 Amy Gramour
00:36:13
Play 07 07 - Ch. 03 Matthew Reece
00:18:09
Play 08 08 - Ch. 04 Gabriel Glenn
00:13:40
Play 09 09 - Ch. 05 Gabriel Glenn
00:14:30
Play 10 10 - Ch. 06 Gabriel Glenn
00:08:55
Play 11 11 - Ch. 07 Gabriel Glenn
00:11:18
Play 12 12 - Ch. 08 Amy Gramour
00:12:30
Play 13 13 - Ch. 09 Amy Gramour
00:11:33
Play 14 14 - Ch. 10 Mich_elle
00:13:16
Play 15 15 - Ch. 11, Part 1 Mich_elle
00:15:32
Play 16 16 - Ch. 11, Part 2 Mich_elle
00:18:27
Play 17 17 - Ch. 12, Part 1 Amy Gramour
00:18:21
Play 18 18 - Ch. 12, Part 2 Amy Gramour
00:17:55
Play 19 19 - Ch. 13 Matthew Reece
00:14:47
Play 20 20 - Ch. 14 Matthew Reece
00:19:19
Play 21 21 - Ch. 15 Matthew Reece
00:07:34
Play 22 22 - Ch. 16 Amy Gramour
00:13:44
Play 23 23 - Ch. 17 Gabriel Glenn
00:09:15
Play 24 24 - Ch. 18 Gabriel Glenn
00:09:13
Play 25 25 - Ch. 19 Gabriel Glenn
00:07:29
Play 26 26 - Ch. 20 Gabriel Glenn
00:15:28
Play 27 27 - Ch. 21, Part 1 TriciaG
00:22:09
Play 28 28 - Ch. 21, Part 2 TriciaG
00:25:23
Play 29 29 - Ch. 22 Ric Cornwall
00:19:30
Play 30 30 - Ch. 23 Ric Cornwall
00:17:46
Play 31 31 - CONCLUSION TriciaG
00:11:56