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The Beetle

Richard Marsh

A story about a mysterious oriental figure who pursues a British politician to London, where he wreaks havoc with his powers of hypnosis and shape-shifting, Marsh's novel is of a piece with other sensational turn-of-the-century fictions such as Stoker's Dracula, George du Maurier's Trilby, and Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu novels. Like Dracula and many of the sensation novels pioneered by Wilkie Collins and others in the 1860s, The Beetle is narrated from the perspectives of multiple characters, a technique used in many late nineteenth-century novels (those of Wilkie Collins and Stoker, for example) to create suspense. Richard Marsh was the pseudonym of the British author born Richard Bernard Heldmann. (Summary by Wikipedia)

A story about a mysterious oriental figure who pursues a British politician to London, where he wreaks havoc with his powers of hypnosis and shape-shifting, Marsh's novel is of a piece with other sensational turn-of-the-century fictions such as Stoker's Dracula, George du Maurier's Trilby, and Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu novels. Like Dracula and many of the sensation novels pioneered by Wilkie Collins and others in the 1860s, The Beetle is narrated from the perspectives of multiple characters, a technique used in many late nineteenth-century novels (those of Wilkie Collins and Stoker, for example) to create suspense. Richard Marsh was the pseudonym of the British author born Richard Bernard Heldmann. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A story about a mysterious oriental figure who pursues a British politician to London, where he wreaks havoc with his powers of hypnosis and shape-shifting, Marsh's novel is of a piece with other sensational turn-of-the-century fictions such as Stoker's Dracula, George du Maurier's Trilby, and Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu novels. Like Dracula and many of the sensation novels pioneered by Wilkie Collins and others in the 1860s, The Beetle is narrated from the perspectives of multiple characters, a technique used in many late nineteenth-century novels (those of Wilkie Collins and Stoker, for example) to create suspense. Richard Marsh was the pseudonym of the British author born Richard Bernard Heldmann. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

30:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:46