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Laodicean

Thomas Hardy

The Laodicean (someone whose religious beliefs are “lukewarm”) of the title is Paula Power who bought the ancient castle De Stancy which she is determined to restore. Being of a modern frame of mind, she has the telegraph connected to the castle – and uses it all the time in the course of the story. George Somerset is a young architect who is invited to compete for the chance of the commission to restore the castle and who falls in love with Paula. However, the brother of Paula’s great friend Charlotte De Stancy – of the aristocratic family that once owned the castle – aided by his villainous illegitimate son, sets out to win Paula for himself. Although Paula likes the idea of being a De Stancy, she is drawn to George from the start. The various machinations of De Stancy and his son keep the narrative moving along at a fast pace. Summary by Simon Evers

The Laodicean (someone whose religious beliefs are “lukewarm”) of the title is Paula Power who bought the ancient castle De Stancy which she is determined to restore. Being of a modern frame of mind, she has the telegraph connected to the castle – and uses it all the time in the course of the story. George Somerset is a young architect who is invited to compete for the chance of the commission to restore the castle and who falls in love with Paula. However, the brother of Paula’s great friend Charlotte De Stancy – of the aristocratic family that once owned the castle – aided by his villainous illegitimate son, sets out to win Paula for himself. Although Paula likes the idea of being a De Stancy, she is drawn to George from the start. The various machinations of De Stancy and his son keep the narrative moving along at a fast pace. Summary by Simon Evers
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Laodicean (someone whose religious beliefs are “lukewarm”) of the title is Paula Power who bought the ancient castle De Stancy which she is determined to restore. Being of a modern frame of mind, she has the telegraph connected to the castle – and uses it all the time in the course of the story. George Somerset is a young architect who is invited to compete for the chance of the commission to restore the castle and who falls in love with Paula. However, the brother of Paula’s great friend Charlotte De Stancy – of the aristocratic family that once owned the castle – aided by his villainous illegitimate son, sets out to win Paula for himself. Although Paula likes the idea of being a De Stancy, she is drawn to George from the start. The various machinations of De Stancy and his son keep the narrative moving along at a fast pace. Summary by Simon Evers

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Evers

Length:

14h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

13:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

23:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

23:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

12:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

15:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

17:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

20:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

15:40