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Rookwood

William Harrison Ainsworth

A rich and complex Gothic-Romance centring on the murky deeds of an ancient family. It is a wonderfully atmospheric piece that combines narrative, poetry, song, and descriptive writing to great effect. The character of Dick Turpin that we know today - the dashing highwaymen and unmatched horseman - can be said to stem directly from this novel, as the most famous part of the book (often published on its own in the past), Turpin's Ride To York, is devoted to him. Although seemingly little known to a modern audience, Ainsworth's 'Rookwood' gave the world the image of the highwayman with which we are all so familiar. (Summary by paulc)

A rich and complex Gothic-Romance centring on the murky deeds of an ancient family. It is a wonderfully atmospheric piece that combines narrative, poetry, song, and descriptive writing to great effect. The character of Dick Turpin that we know today - the dashing highwaymen and unmatched horseman - can be said to stem directly from this novel, as the most famous part of the book (often published on its own in the past), Turpin's Ride To York, is devoted to him. Although seemingly little known to a modern audience, Ainsworth's 'Rookwood' gave the world the image of the highwayman with which we are all so familiar. (Summary by paulc)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A rich and complex Gothic-Romance centring on the murky deeds of an ancient family. It is a wonderfully atmospheric piece that combines narrative, poetry, song, and descriptive writing to great effect. The character of Dick Turpin that we know today - the dashing highwaymen and unmatched horseman - can be said to stem directly from this novel, as the most famous part of the book (often published on its own in the past), Turpin's Ride To York, is devoted to him. Although seemingly little known to a modern audience, Ainsworth's 'Rookwood' gave the world the image of the highwayman with which we are all so familiar. (Summary by paulc)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

16h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:08:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

28:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

29:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

15:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

23:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

25:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

27:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

24:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:13