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My Notorious Life - A Novel

Kate Manning

"Exquisitely written and richly detailed, My Notorious Life is a marvel. Kate Manning's rags-to-riches Dickensian saga brings to vivid life the world of nineteenth-century New York City, in all its pitiful squalor and glittering opulence. I loved this novel." —Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning's My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages. Axie's story begins on the streets of 1860s New York. The impoverished child of Irish immigrants, she grows up to become one of the wealthiest and most controversial women of her day. In vivid prose, Axie recounts how she is forcibly separated from her mother and siblings, apprenticed to a doctor, and how she and her husband parlay the sale of a few bottles of "Lunar Tablets for Female Complaint" into a thriving midwifery business. Flouting convention and defying the law in the name of women's reproductive rights, Axie rises from grim tenement rooms to the splendor of a mansion on Fifth Avenue, amassing wealth while learning over and over never to trust a man who says "trust me." When her services attract outraged headlines, Axie finds herself on a collision course with a crusading official—Anthony Comstock, founder of the Society for the Suppression of Vice. It will take all of Axie's cunning and power to outwit him in the fight to preserve her freedom and everything she holds dear. Inspired by the true history of an infamous female physician who was once called "the Wickedest Woman in New York," My Notorious Life is a mystery, a family saga, a love story, and an exquisitely detailed portrait of nineteenth-century America. Axie Muldoon's inimitable voice brings the past alive, and her story haunts and enlightens the present.

"Exquisitely written and richly detailed, My Notorious Life is a marvel. Kate Manning's rags-to-riches Dickensian saga brings to vivid life the world of nineteenth-century New York City, in all its pitiful squalor and glittering opulence. I loved this novel." —Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning's My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages. Axie's story begins on the streets of 1860s New York. The impoverished child of Irish immigrants, she grows up to become one of the wealthiest and most controversial women of her day. In vivid prose, Axie recounts how she is forcibly separated from her mother and siblings, apprenticed to a doctor, and how she and her husband parlay the sale of a few bottles of "Lunar Tablets for Female Complaint" into a thriving midwifery business. Flouting convention and defying the law in the name of women's reproductive rights, Axie rises from grim tenement rooms to the splendor of a mansion on Fifth Avenue, amassing wealth while learning over and over never to trust a man who says "trust me." When her services attract outraged headlines, Axie finds herself on a collision course with a crusading official—Anthony Comstock, founder of the Society for the Suppression of Vice. It will take all of Axie's cunning and power to outwit him in the fight to preserve her freedom and everything she holds dear. Inspired by the true history of an infamous female physician who was once called "the Wickedest Woman in New York," My Notorious Life is a mystery, a family saga, a love story, and an exquisitely detailed portrait of nineteenth-century America. Axie Muldoon's inimitable voice brings the past alive, and her story haunts and enlightens the present.
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"Exquisitely written and richly detailed, My Notorious Life is a marvel. Kate Manning's rags-to-riches Dickensian saga brings to vivid life the world of nineteenth-century New York City, in all its pitiful squalor and glittering opulence. I loved this novel." —Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning's My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages. Axie's story begins on the streets of 1860s New York. The impoverished child of Irish immigrants, she grows up to become one of the wealthiest and most controversial women of her day. In vivid prose, Axie recounts how she is forcibly separated from her mother and siblings, apprenticed to a doctor, and how she and her husband parlay the sale of a few bottles of "Lunar Tablets for Female Complaint" into a thriving midwifery business. Flouting convention and defying the law in the name of women's reproductive rights, Axie rises from grim tenement rooms to the splendor of a mansion on Fifth Avenue, amassing wealth while learning over and over never to trust a man who says "trust me." When her services attract outraged headlines, Axie finds herself on a collision course with a crusading official—Anthony Comstock, founder of the Society for the Suppression of Vice. It will take all of Axie's cunning and power to outwit him in the fight to preserve her freedom and everything she holds dear. Inspired by the true history of an infamous female physician who was once called "the Wickedest Woman in New York," My Notorious Life is a mystery, a family saga, a love story, and an exquisitely detailed portrait of nineteenth-century America. Axie Muldoon's inimitable voice brings the past alive, and her story haunts and enlightens the present.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Terry Donnelly

Length:

20h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

47:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

55:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

28:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

29:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

28:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

26:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

46:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

38:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

22:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

29:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

26:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

22:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

23:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:34