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The House of the White Shadows

B. J. Farjeon

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Is a defense attorney bound to defend his client, or with his conscience, when he knows that the man he is defending is guilty of the charges against him after the trial has already commenced? And if friends hold a belief that he may have been aware of it before the trial commenced, yet they are endeared to the man and his family as upstanding and of the highest grade? Might it not become cause for blackmail, and therefore potential retribution? "The House of White Shadows" brings these issues to the forefront, while the reader learns of the background of the advocate, his family history, and the house in question. The characters in the story, the history of the house, the truth behind the white shadows are all woven together in a fascinating manner to be brought to fruition as the books progress with dramatic insight and understanding. Mr. Farjeon's style is remarkable for its vivid realism. The London "Athenæum" in a long and appreciative review styles him "a master of realistic fiction." On account of his sentiment and minute characterization he is regarded as a follower of the method of Dickens. No writer since that master can picture like Farjeon the touching and pathetic type of innocent childhood, pure in spite of miserable and squalid surroundings. He can paint, too, a scene of sombre horror so vividly that even Dickens himself could scarcely emulate its realism. (Summary from preface and by Roger Melin)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

16h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

41:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

43:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

42:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

40:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

49:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

55:14