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Barry Lyndon

William Makepeace Thackeray

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Like Tom Jones before him, Barry Lyndon is one of the most lively and roguish characters in English literature. He may now be best known through the colourful Stanley Kubrick film released in 1975, but it is Thackeray who, in true 19th-century style, shows the darker side of this 18th-century hero; hence it remains a startling novel. Following the death of an English officer, Barry flees his native Ireland and attempts to establish himself as one of England’s aristocratic elite. Through backstabbing and scheming he reaches the level of society to which he always aspired. However, intent on criticizing the period’s social order, Thackeray ensures that this success is soon followed by the hero’s ultimate decline. Jonathan Keeble’s energetic reading imbues the period with color and illuminates the sheer inventiveness of Thackeray’s literary and topical satire.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Keeble

Length:

13h 14m


Chapters

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06:55

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:11:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

51:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

43:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

39:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

54:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:01:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:22:48