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Homer & Langley - A Novel

E.L. Doctorow

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From Ragtime and Billy Bathgate to The Book of Daniel, World's Fair, and The March, the novels of E. L. Doctorow comprise one of the most substantive achievements of modern American fiction. Now, with Homer & Langley, this master novelist has once again created an unforgettable work. Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers-the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley's proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be as prophecy. Yet the epic events of the century play out in the lives of the two brothers-wars, political movements, technological advances-and even though they want nothing more than to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house in the persons of immigrants, prostitutes, society women, government agents, gangsters, jazz musicians . . . and their housebound lives are fraught with odyssean peril as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves. Brilliantly conceived, gorgeously written, this mesmerizing narrative, a free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York's fabled Collyer brothers, is a family story with the resonance of myth, an astonishing masterwork unlike any that have come before from this great writer. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

7h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:38