The History of Pompey the Little-logo

The History of Pompey the Little

Francis Coventry

"Pompey, the son of Julio and Phyllis, was born A.D. 1735, at Bologna in Italy, a place famous for lap-dogs and sausages." At an early age he was carried away from the boudoir of his Italian mistress by Hillario, an English gentleman illustrious for his gallantries, who brought him to London. The rest of the history is really a chain of social episodes, each closed by the incident that Pompey becomes the property of some fresh person. In this way we find ourselves in a dozen successive scenes, each strongly contrasted with the others. It is the art of the author that he knows exactly how much to tell us without wearying our attention, and is able to make the transition to the next scene a plausible one. (Summary by Edmund Gosse in "Gossip in a Library" http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11628)

"Pompey, the son of Julio and Phyllis, was born A.D. 1735, at Bologna in Italy, a place famous for lap-dogs and sausages." At an early age he was carried away from the boudoir of his Italian mistress by Hillario, an English gentleman illustrious for his gallantries, who brought him to London. The rest of the history is really a chain of social episodes, each closed by the incident that Pompey becomes the property of some fresh person. In this way we find ourselves in a dozen successive scenes, each strongly contrasted with the others. It is the art of the author that he knows exactly how much to tell us without wearying our attention, and is able to make the transition to the next scene a plausible one. (Summary by Edmund Gosse in "Gossip in a Library" http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11628)
More Information

Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"Pompey, the son of Julio and Phyllis, was born A.D. 1735, at Bologna in Italy, a place famous for lap-dogs and sausages." At an early age he was carried away from the boudoir of his Italian mistress by Hillario, an English gentleman illustrious for his gallantries, who brought him to London. The rest of the history is really a chain of social episodes, each closed by the incident that Pompey becomes the property of some fresh person. In this way we find ourselves in a dozen successive scenes, each strongly contrasted with the others. It is the art of the author that he knows exactly how much to tell us without wearying our attention, and is able to make the transition to the next scene a plausible one. (Summary by Edmund Gosse in "Gossip in a Library" http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11628)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:07