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The Chaperone

Laura Moriarty

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Description:

Soon to be a feature film from the creators of Downton Abbey starring Elizabeth McGovern, The Chaperone is a New York Times-bestselling novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in the 1920s and the summer that would change them both. Only a few years before becoming a famous silent-film star and an icon of her generation, a fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita, Kansas, to study with the prestigious Denishawn School of Dancing in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone, who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle, a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip, has no idea what she's in for. Young Louise, already stunningly beautiful and sporting her famous black bob with blunt bangs, is known for her arrogance and her lack of respect for convention. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will transform their lives forever. For Cora, the city holds the promise of discovery that might answer the question at the core of her being, and even as she does her best to watch over Louise in this strange and bustling place she embarks on a mission of her own. And while what she finds isn't what she anticipated, she is liberated in a way she could not have imagined. Over the course of Cora's relationship with Louise, her eyes are opened to the promise of the twentieth century and a new understanding of the possibilities for being fully alive. Drawing on the rich history of the 1920s, '30s, and beyond-from the orphan trains to Prohibition, flappers, and the onset of the Great Depression to the burgeoning movement for equal rights and new opportunities for women-Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone illustrates how rapidly everything, from fashion and hemlines to values and attitudes, was changing at this time and what a vast difference it all made for Louise Brooks, Cora Carlisle, and others like them.

Language:

English

Narrators:

McGovern Elizabeth

Length:

13h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:52


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:36


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:41


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:29


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:21


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:07


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:30


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:49


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:23


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:47


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:43


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:38


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:38


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:07


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:16


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:03


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:28


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:56


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:55


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:36


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:23


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:10


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:26


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:58


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:55


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:11


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:10


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:22


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

01:39


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:41


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:32


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:41


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:13


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:01


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:42


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:06


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:48


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:16


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:19


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:18


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:45


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:25


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:09


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:31


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:53


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:31


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:23


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:53


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:21


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:43


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:12


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:46


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:33


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:05


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:40


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:25


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:28


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:50


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:12


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:55