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The Light That Failed

Rudyard Kipling

This novel, first published in 1890, follows the life of Dick Heldar, a painter. Most of the novel is set in London, but many important events throughout the story occur in Sudan or India. It was made into a 1916 film with Jose Collins and a 1939 film by Paramount starring Ronald Colman.It is a tale of of a man who loves his work, friends and boats and starts in Dick’s childhood, then takes you through his life – the war in Sudan, friends abroad, life in England, his love for Maisie, the obstacles those closest to him meet when a very independent man fights becoming dependant and finally the life changes Dick faces as his eyes fail him.(summary by Magdalene)

This novel, first published in 1890, follows the life of Dick Heldar, a painter. Most of the novel is set in London, but many important events throughout the story occur in Sudan or India. It was made into a 1916 film with Jose Collins and a 1939 film by Paramount starring Ronald Colman.It is a tale of of a man who loves his work, friends and boats and starts in Dick’s childhood, then takes you through his life – the war in Sudan, friends abroad, life in England, his love for Maisie, the obstacles those closest to him meet when a very independent man fights becoming dependant and finally the life changes Dick faces as his eyes fail him.(summary by Magdalene)
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Description:

This novel, first published in 1890, follows the life of Dick Heldar, a painter. Most of the novel is set in London, but many important events throughout the story occur in Sudan or India. It was made into a 1916 film with Jose Collins and a 1939 film by Paramount starring Ronald Colman.It is a tale of of a man who loves his work, friends and boats and starts in Dick’s childhood, then takes you through his life – the war in Sudan, friends abroad, life in England, his love for Maisie, the obstacles those closest to him meet when a very independent man fights becoming dependant and finally the life changes Dick faces as his eyes fail him.(summary by Magdalene)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:23