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Secret Places of the Heart

H. G. Wells

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Richard Hardy, a member of the British gentry, tries to resolve problems in his marriage as he travels with a psychiatrist. The book is to a great extent autobiographical. H. G. had read some brillliantly composed articles by a writer who wrote under the name Rebecca West. In one piece she called H. G. "pseudo-scientific." He contacted her and asked what she meant. When they met for lunch, it was the beginning of a very intense and volatile relationship. Soon she was pregnant, so he divided his time between her and his wife Jane with their two sons. After World War I, Rebecca became more demanding. She wanted him to divorce Jane. Finally, in 1923 Wells told Rebecca she should either get serious about her writing or break off their relationship. The criticism stung her. After a speaking tour in the U.S., she returned newly independent, and the two went their separate ways. In this novel H. G. based the character Martin on Rebecca, who both mesmerized and repelled him. (Summary by Bill Boerst)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:57