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The Devil's Garden (Librovox)

William Babington Maxwell

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Risque for its time, but tame by today's standards, The Devil's Garden is a story of passion and mystery. William Dale, the main character of the story is Postmaster of Rodhaven. He is introduced as an honest peasant of uncompromising temper, whose rough nature is ever softened by his pretty wife Mavis. Mavis is an orphan raised by her Aunt Petherick. Known as Will, and referred to as Dale throughout the story, he gets into trouble at the post office but thanks to the intervention of the local magnet of Rodhaven, he is cleared and reinstated. At the height of his joy, his wife meets him in London. Together they dine at a good restaurant and attend a music hall performance. Dale's evening in London is transformed into a catastrophe when he learns a past secret about Mavis that threatens his marriage. Confronted with this secret, Will and Mavis struggle to make their marriage work and become successful. Ironically, Dale is eventually confronted by the same scenario. The novel was a top ten Publisher's Weekly Best Seller in 1914. The book was banned in London. At times, the book seems slow and the listener may wonder what point the author is trying to make. Then suddenly, Maxwell sends you into a frenzy with something unexpected. (Tom Weiss)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

31:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

33:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

22:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:22