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Glen David Gold

Glen David Gold, author of the best seller Carter Beats the Devil, now gives us a grand entertainment with the brilliantly realized figure of Charlie Chaplin at its center: a novel at once cinematic and intimate, heartrending and darkly comic, that captures the moment when American capitalism, a world at war, and the emerging mecca of Hollywood intersect to spawn an enduring culture of celebrity. Sunnyside opens on a winter day in 1916 during which Charlie Chaplin is spotted in more than eight hundred places simultaneously, an extraordinary delusion that forever binds the overlapping fortunes of three men: Leland Wheeler, son of the world's last (and worst) Wild West star, as he finds unexpected love on the battlefields of France; Hugo Black, drafted to fight under the towering General Edmund Ironside in America's doomed expedition against the Bolsheviks; and Chaplin himself, as he faces a tightening vise of complications-studio moguls, questions about his patriotism, his unchecked heart, and, most menacing of all, his mother. The narrative is as rich and expansive as the ground it covers, and it is cast with a dazzling roster of both real and fictional characters: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Adolph Zukor, Chaplin's (first) child bride, a thieving Girl Scout, the secretary of the treasury, a lovesick film theorist, three Russian princesses (gracious, nervous, and nihilist), a crew of fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants moviemakers, legions of starstruck fans, and Rin Tin Tin. By turns lighthearted and profound, Sunnyside is an altogether spellbinding novel about dreams, ambition, and the dawn of the modern age. From the Hardcover edition.

Glen David Gold, author of the best seller Carter Beats the Devil, now gives us a grand entertainment with the brilliantly realized figure of Charlie Chaplin at its center: a novel at once cinematic and intimate, heartrending and darkly comic, that captures the moment when American capitalism, a world at war, and the emerging mecca of Hollywood intersect to spawn an enduring culture of celebrity. Sunnyside opens on a winter day in 1916 during which Charlie Chaplin is spotted in more than eight hundred places simultaneously, an extraordinary delusion that forever binds the overlapping fortunes of three men: Leland Wheeler, son of the world's last (and worst) Wild West star, as he finds unexpected love on the battlefields of France; Hugo Black, drafted to fight under the towering General Edmund Ironside in America's doomed expedition against the Bolsheviks; and Chaplin himself, as he faces a tightening vise of complications-studio moguls, questions about his patriotism, his unchecked heart, and, most menacing of all, his mother. The narrative is as rich and expansive as the ground it covers, and it is cast with a dazzling roster of both real and fictional characters: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Adolph Zukor, Chaplin's (first) child bride, a thieving Girl Scout, the secretary of the treasury, a lovesick film theorist, three Russian princesses (gracious, nervous, and nihilist), a crew of fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants moviemakers, legions of starstruck fans, and Rin Tin Tin. By turns lighthearted and profound, Sunnyside is an altogether spellbinding novel about dreams, ambition, and the dawn of the modern age. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

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Glen David Gold, author of the best seller Carter Beats the Devil, now gives us a grand entertainment with the brilliantly realized figure of Charlie Chaplin at its center: a novel at once cinematic and intimate, heartrending and darkly comic, that captures the moment when American capitalism, a world at war, and the emerging mecca of Hollywood intersect to spawn an enduring culture of celebrity. Sunnyside opens on a winter day in 1916 during which Charlie Chaplin is spotted in more than eight hundred places simultaneously, an extraordinary delusion that forever binds the overlapping fortunes of three men: Leland Wheeler, son of the world's last (and worst) Wild West star, as he finds unexpected love on the battlefields of France; Hugo Black, drafted to fight under the towering General Edmund Ironside in America's doomed expedition against the Bolsheviks; and Chaplin himself, as he faces a tightening vise of complications-studio moguls, questions about his patriotism, his unchecked heart, and, most menacing of all, his mother. The narrative is as rich and expansive as the ground it covers, and it is cast with a dazzling roster of both real and fictional characters: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Adolph Zukor, Chaplin's (first) child bride, a thieving Girl Scout, the secretary of the treasury, a lovesick film theorist, three Russian princesses (gracious, nervous, and nihilist), a crew of fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants moviemakers, legions of starstruck fans, and Rin Tin Tin. By turns lighthearted and profound, Sunnyside is an altogether spellbinding novel about dreams, ambition, and the dawn of the modern age. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

23h 33m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:25


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:33


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:45


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:08


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:13


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:39


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:36


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:58


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:18


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:47


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:27


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:31


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:45


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:19


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:19


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:26


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:00


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:07


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:42


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:56


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:43


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:37


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:10


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:40


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:37


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:55


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:46


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:58


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:08


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:22


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:01


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:27


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:50


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:54


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:09


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:14


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:23


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:45


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:50


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:45


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:54


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:17


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:09


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:11


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:27


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:23


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:45


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:18


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:41


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:15


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:57


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:57


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:39


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:20


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:45


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:38


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:16


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:56


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:50


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:51


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:23


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:13


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:11


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:50


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:08


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:09


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:45


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:14


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:11


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:19


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:46


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:42


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:43


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:53


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:28


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:01


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:18


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:39


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:34


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:55


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:43


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:03


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:22


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:33


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:23


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:27


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:26


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:41


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:27


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:56


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:17


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:10


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:12


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:51


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:18


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:00


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:24


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:15


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:01


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:52


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:48


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:35


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

03:29


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:49


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:20


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:27


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:40


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:07

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