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Manchester Man

Isabella Varley Banks

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Description:

Jabez Clegg, the Manchester man, floats into this historical novel in 1799, carried downstream by the River Irk in flood. Jabez's rise to commercial success mirrors the rise of the city at the heart of the industrial revolution. Mrs George Linnaeus Banks (nee Isabella Varley) weaves a web of historical fact and fiction in a fast-paced story built around the rivalry between the Jabez and his nemesis Laurence Aspinall, and the fate of Augusta Ashton, who is loved by both but loves only one. An entertaining fictional journey through the early 19th century history of the city of Manchester, the book also has serious points to make about women's choices and domestic violence. (Summary by Phil Benson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

18:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

19:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

17:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

27:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

57:23