The Shuttle

Frances Hodgson BURNETT (1849 - 1924)

Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister. She finds Rosalie shabby and dispirited, cowed by her husband's ill treatment. Bettina sets about to rectify matters. She meets Lord Mount Dunstan, an impoverished earl, who lives nearby and they fall in love, but he cannot speak because it would look as if he were after her money...

This is a romance but it is also about the rejuvenating effects of Americans and American money on a somewhat decadent English aristocracy. (Summary by Tabithat)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01 The Weaving of the Shuttle tabithat
00:27:21
Play 02 Chapter 02 A Lack of Perception tabithat
00:16:43
Play 03 Chapter 03 Young Lady Anstruthers tabithat
00:38:55
Play 04 Chapter 04 A Mistake of the Postboy's tabithat
00:35:44
Play 05 Chapter 05 On Both Sides of the Atlantic tabithat
00:39:09
Play 06 Chapter 06 An Unfair Endowment tabithat
00:18:51
Play 07 Chapter 07 On Board the Meridiana tabithat
00:18:02
Play 08 Chapter 08 The Second Class Passenger tabithat
00:19:30
Play 09 Chapter 09 Lady Jane Grey tabithat
00:16:19
Play 10 Chapter 10 Is Lady Anstruthers at Home? tabithat
00:16:54
Play 11 Chapter 11 I Thought You Had All Forgotten tabithat
00:11:56
Play 12 Chapter 12 Ughtred tabithat
00:21:45
Play 13 Chapter 13 One of the New York Dresses tabithat
00:16:07
Play 14 Chapter 14 In the Gardens tabithat
00:09:20
Play 15 Chapter 15 The First Man tabithat
00:32:47
Play 16 Chapter 16 The Particular Incident tabithat
00:40:39
Play 17 Chapter 17 Townlinson and Sheppard tabithat
00:28:47
Play 18 Chapter 18 The Fifteenth Eart of Mount Dunstan tabithat
00:30:46
Play 19 Chapter 19 Spring in Bond Street tabithat
00:25:04
Play 20 Chapter 20 Things Occur in Stornham Village tabithat
00:16:50
Play 21 Chapter 21 Kedgers tabithat
00:12:32
Play 22 Chapter 22 One of Mr Vanderpoel's Letters tabithat
00:23:49
Play 23 Chapter 23 Introducing G. Selden tabithat
00:43:27
Play 24 Chapter 24 The Political Economy of Stornham tabithat
00:21:21
Play 25 Chapter 25 We began to marry them my good fellow tabithat
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Play 26 Chapter 26 What it must be to you - just you tabithat
00:21:57
Play 27 Chapter 27 Life tabithat
00:20:07
Play 28 Chapter 28 Setting Them Thinking tabithat
00:12:48
Play 29 Chapter 29 The Thread of G Selden tabithat
00:10:56
Play 30 Chapter 30 A Return tabithat
00:27:49
Play 31 Chapter 31 She Would Not tabithat
00:17:37
Play 32 Chapter 32 A Great Ball tabithat
00:39:12
Play 33 Chapter 33 For Lady Jane tabithat
00:35:25
Play 34 Chapter 34 Red Godwyn tabithat
00:19:13
Play 35 Chapter 35 The Tidal Wave tabithat
00:20:11
Play 36 Chapter 36 By the Roadside Everywhere tabithat
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Play 37 Chapter 37 Closed Corridors tabithat
00:21:06
Play 38 Chapter 38 At Shandy's tabithat
00:45:29
Play 39 Chapter 39 On the Marshes tabithat
00:21:16
Play 40 Chapter 40 Don't Go On with This tabithat
00:20:35
Play 41 Chapter 41 She Would Do Something tabithat
00:20:03
Play 42 Chapter 42 In the Ballroom tabithat
00:16:09
Play 43 Chapter 43 His Chance tabithat
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Play 44 Chapter 44 A Footstep tabithat
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Play 45 Chapter 45 The Passing Bell tabithat
00:25:22
Play 46 Chapter 46 Listening tabithat
00:23:21
Play 47 Chapter 47 I have no word or look to remember tabithat
00:17:25
Play 48 Chapter 48 The Moment tabithat
00:48:34
Play 49 Chapter 49 At Stornham and at Broadmorlands tabithat
00:23:16
Play 50 Chapter 50 The Primeval Thing tabithat
00:13:04