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Books Fatal to Their Authors

Peter Hempson Ditchfield

This is a collection of stories of authors who have lost their fortunes and sometimes their lives after writing a book. The liberty of a person's conscience was unknown in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; Why should a man be drawn and quartered for writing what we know is the truth? What must it have been like to have lived in that era. At the time it was dangerous to say that the earth went around the sun and many other theories were treated in the same way. (Summary by Michele Eaton)

This is a collection of stories of authors who have lost their fortunes and sometimes their lives after writing a book. The liberty of a person's conscience was unknown in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; Why should a man be drawn and quartered for writing what we know is the truth? What must it have been like to have lived in that era. At the time it was dangerous to say that the earth went around the sun and many other theories were treated in the same way. (Summary by Michele Eaton)
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This is a collection of stories of authors who have lost their fortunes and sometimes their lives after writing a book. The liberty of a person's conscience was unknown in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; Why should a man be drawn and quartered for writing what we know is the truth? What must it have been like to have lived in that era. At the time it was dangerous to say that the earth went around the sun and many other theories were treated in the same way. (Summary by Michele Eaton)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:01