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Round the Block

John Bell Bouton

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In Round the Block (1864), John Bell Bouton, a newspaper editor who later became a travel writer, stirs together comedy and pathos to explore the schemes and dreams of the average and extraordinary people inhabiting and intermingling on a single New York City block. In the path of the novel's circumambulation lie mystery, romance, and a murder trial, as love-matches and fortunes are made and lost through invention, speculation, and flimflam - plenty of flimflam. This richly-charactered novel, told with Dickensian brio, offers a fascinating slice of life, vivid in detail, of the bustling big-city habits and mores of America shortly before the Civil War. (Introduction by Grant Hurlock)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

18h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

22:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

21:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

17:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

16:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

15:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

19:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:00


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

11:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

15:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

14:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

12:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

14:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

10:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

14:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

11:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

13:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

12:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

11:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

10:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

14:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

14:25


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

14:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:34


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

11:40


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:02


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

12:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

34:35


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

17:26