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Souls for Sale

Rupert Hughes

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Perhaps the most commercially successful Hollywood novel of the 1920s, Rupert Hughes' Souls for Sale is a direct response to contemporaneous charges of the film industry's moral laxities and predilections toward vice. Remember "Mem" Steddon, the pious and steadfast daughter of a religious firebrand who preaches about the sins of Hollywood, is forced to migrate to the west coast after discovering that she's become pregnant out of wedlock. On her journey, Mem runs into the inhabitants of a movie colony and soon befriends many of these delightful (if somewhat peculiar) "film folk." She finds temporary employment as a film extra and soon develops aspirations to become a star herself. But Mem soon discovers that Hollywood is a far different place than she had originally imagined and that the road to film stardom is not straightforward or easy to navigate. This novel was the basis for the popular 1923 film adaptation, which starred an up-and-coming Eleanor Boardman and was directed by Rupert Hughes himself. (Summary by ChuckW )

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:11