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Come Rack! Come Rope!

Robert Hugh Benson

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Come Rack! Come Rope! is a historical novel by the English priest and writer Robert Hugh Benson, a convert to Catholicism from Anglicanism. Set in Derbyshire at the time of the Elizabethan persecution of Catholics, when being or harboring a priest was considered treason and was punishable with death, it tells the story of two young lovers who give up their chance of happiness together, choosing instead to face imprisonment and martyrdom, so that "God's will" may be done. The book was written nearly nine years after Benson's reception into the Catholic Church. The inspiration for the story comes from Dom Bede Camm's account of the recusant Fitzherbert family in Forgotten Shrines (1910), and from Benson's own visit in 1911 to Padley, home of the Fitzherberts, and scene of part of the novel, in order to preach at the annual pilgrimage there. The title of the book is taken from a letter of Saint Edmund Campion in which, after torture, he assured Catholics that he had revealed "no things of secret, nor would he, come rack, come rope." Most of the characters in the book are historical people; only the hero and heroine, their parents, and some minor characters are fictional. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

47:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

38:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

29:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

27:07