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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, by Vicente Blasco Ibañez and translated into English by Charlotte Brewster Jordan, depicts two branches of a family with its roots in the pampas of Argentina. The wealthy Argentinian, Julio Madariaga, comes from Spain and raises himself from poverty, becoming a self-made, wealthy cattleman. He is a man of extremes; an honest man with a rascally knack for taking advantage of others; a self-made man with overweening pride, prejudices, and a sharp, flinty temper that can spark into violence, he is at the same time given to great generosity toward those who are under him. This almost feudal lord has two daughters who marry expatriates, a Frenchman and a German. Julio Madariaga leaves his stamp on these two families who, after his death, return to the native countries of his two sons in law. At that time, the mood of Europe is in many ways similar to that of the old gaucho, a mixture of generosity, explosive anger, romanticism, strong prejudices, and wounded pride, a mood composed of extremes painted on an oversized canvas. World War I is waiting in the wings and will leave its own stamp on the old gaucho's lineage, pitting them against each other on opposite sides in the violent first year that many think will last only a few months but will, in fact, result in improbable destruction and loss of lives. An old Russian visionary given to drink, looks out on red skies one day and experiences its coming in a vision: hoofbeats; and riders. --Summary by Tony Oliva and released to public domain.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

16h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

16:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

15:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

14:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

13:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

14:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

11:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

17:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

16:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

16:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

17:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

13:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

17:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

17:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

20:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

18:37