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Mary Roberts Rinehart

Mary Roberts Rinehart -- "America's Agatha Christie," as she used to be called -- set this story in a New York suburban town, shortly after the end of the first world war. Dick Livingstone is a young, successful doctor, who in the course of events becomes engaged to Elizabeth Wheeler. But there is a mystery about his past, and he thinks himself honor-bound to unravel it before giving himself to her in marriage. In particular, a shock of undetermined origin has wiped out his memory prior to roughly the last decade. Rinehart, who presumably had been reading, or reading about, the then popular Sigmund Freud, plays on what today is called "repressed memory," as she takes Dick into his past, and into the dangers that, unknown to him, lurk there. Is she correct about the behavior of memory? Who knows? After all, this is not a clinical treatise, but a work of fiction, one of the thrillers that made her such a popular writer of the earlier twentieth century.(Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)

Mary Roberts Rinehart -- "America's Agatha Christie," as she used to be called -- set this story in a New York suburban town, shortly after the end of the first world war. Dick Livingstone is a young, successful doctor, who in the course of events becomes engaged to Elizabeth Wheeler. But there is a mystery about his past, and he thinks himself honor-bound to unravel it before giving himself to her in marriage. In particular, a shock of undetermined origin has wiped out his memory prior to roughly the last decade. Rinehart, who presumably had been reading, or reading about, the then popular Sigmund Freud, plays on what today is called "repressed memory," as she takes Dick into his past, and into the dangers that, unknown to him, lurk there. Is she correct about the behavior of memory? Who knows? After all, this is not a clinical treatise, but a work of fiction, one of the thrillers that made her such a popular writer of the earlier twentieth century.(Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)
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Mary Roberts Rinehart -- "America's Agatha Christie," as she used to be called -- set this story in a New York suburban town, shortly after the end of the first world war. Dick Livingstone is a young, successful doctor, who in the course of events becomes engaged to Elizabeth Wheeler. But there is a mystery about his past, and he thinks himself honor-bound to unravel it before giving himself to her in marriage. In particular, a shock of undetermined origin has wiped out his memory prior to roughly the last decade. Rinehart, who presumably had been reading, or reading about, the then popular Sigmund Freud, plays on what today is called "repressed memory," as she takes Dick into his past, and into the dangers that, unknown to him, lurk there. Is she correct about the behavior of memory? Who knows? After all, this is not a clinical treatise, but a work of fiction, one of the thrillers that made her such a popular writer of the earlier twentieth century.(Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

21:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

25:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

18:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

19:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:26