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Fortunate Foundlings

Eliza Haywood

A story of love and adventure, following the fortunes of a young man and woman each trying to make their way in the wide world. Horatio and Louisa are twins, abandoned in infancy and adopted by a wealthy bachelor. For various reasons both leave his protection and set off independently: Plucky and determined Louisa must defend her virtue and make her way in a man’s world, and her spirited brother seeks his fortune in the army. This energetic narrative gallops from city to court, from battlefield to convent, and across a number of European countries. Written in 1744 (when the novel was just emerging as a form) by actress and prolific author Eliza Haywood, this is an eighteenth century rollercoaster - action packed, passionate, melodramatic, and often unashamedly sentimental. - Summary by Helen Taylor

A story of love and adventure, following the fortunes of a young man and woman each trying to make their way in the wide world. Horatio and Louisa are twins, abandoned in infancy and adopted by a wealthy bachelor. For various reasons both leave his protection and set off independently: Plucky and determined Louisa must defend her virtue and make her way in a man’s world, and her spirited brother seeks his fortune in the army. This energetic narrative gallops from city to court, from battlefield to convent, and across a number of European countries. Written in 1744 (when the novel was just emerging as a form) by actress and prolific author Eliza Haywood, this is an eighteenth century rollercoaster - action packed, passionate, melodramatic, and often unashamedly sentimental. - Summary by Helen Taylor
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A story of love and adventure, following the fortunes of a young man and woman each trying to make their way in the wide world. Horatio and Louisa are twins, abandoned in infancy and adopted by a wealthy bachelor. For various reasons both leave his protection and set off independently: Plucky and determined Louisa must defend her virtue and make her way in a man’s world, and her spirited brother seeks his fortune in the army. This energetic narrative gallops from city to court, from battlefield to convent, and across a number of European countries. Written in 1744 (when the novel was just emerging as a form) by actress and prolific author Eliza Haywood, this is an eighteenth century rollercoaster - action packed, passionate, melodramatic, and often unashamedly sentimental. - Summary by Helen Taylor

Language:

English

Narrators:

Helen Taylor

Length:

10h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:36