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Killing Mister Watson

Peter Matthiessen

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Description:

When Peter Matthiessen was 17, he was told the story of Edgar J. Watson, a popular and successful planter who had been murdered by his neighbors in 1910. This novel is Matthiessen’s attempt to piece together the life of a mysterious man who became a legend, and the dangerous legend that destroyed him. During the Reconstruction Era, Edgar Watson grew up in the South at the mercy of a brutal alcoholic father and a vindictive mother. Witnessing the horrors of slavery, bilked out of his inheritance, and blamed in his youth for a murder he didn't commit, E.J. developed a reputation for violence that preceded him everywhere he went. Finally, it brought him to a tragic and bloody end as his family watched in helpless horror. Borrowing an old local tale about a man who was killed by his neighbors, Matthiessen creates a powerful character. George Guidall's excellent reading brings this moving tragedy home to us with a passion.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Hammer, Norman Dietz, Barbara Rosenblat, George Guidall

Length:

17h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

25:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:08:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:03:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

46:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

57:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:13:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

49:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

31:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

50:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

33:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:36