The Soul of London

Ford Madox FORD (1873 - 1939)

'Most of us love places very much as we may love what, for us, are the distinguished men of our social lives. [...] We are, all of us who are Londoners, paying visits of greater or less duration to a Personality that, whether we love it or very cordially hate it, fascinates us all. And, paying my visit, I have desired to give some such record. I have tried to make it anything rather than encyclopaedic, topographical, or archaeological. To use a phrase of literary slang I have tried to "get the atmosphere" of modern London -- of the town in which I have passed so many days; of the immense place that has been the background for so many momentous happenings to so many of my fellows.' - Summary by Ford Madox Ford, from the Introductory; 1905.

Genre(s): Social Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I. From A Distance, pt.1 Cori Samuel
00:32:03
Play 02 Chapter I. From A Distance, pt.2 Cori Samuel
00:23:30
Play 03 Chapter II. Roads Into London, pt.1 Cori Samuel
00:17:08
Play 04 Chapter II. Roads Into London, pt.2 Cori Samuel
00:18:58
Play 05 Chapter II. Roads Into London, pt.3 Cori Samuel
00:16:06
Play 06 Chapter III. Work In London, pt.1 Cori Samuel
00:31:46
Play 07 Chapter III. Work In London, pt.2 Cori Samuel
00:26:58
Play 08 Chapter III. Work In London, pt.3 Cori Samuel
00:11:13
Play 09 Chapter IV. London At Leisure, pt.1 Cori Samuel
00:22:35
Play 10 Chapter IV. London At Leisure, pt.2 Cori Samuel
00:23:54
Play 11 Chapter IV. London At Leisure, pt.3 Cori Samuel
00:14:31
Play 12 Chapter V. Rest In London, pt.1 Cori Samuel
00:22:41
Play 13 Chapter V. Rest In London, pt.2 Cori Samuel
00:17:08
Play 14 Chapter V. Rest In London, pt.3 Cori Samuel
00:17:38