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The Peterkin Papers (version 2)

Lucretia P. Hale

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Description:

The Peterkin Papers is a book-length collection of humorous stories by Lucretia Peabody Hale, and is her best-known work. The Peterkins are a lovable but comically inept family with ingenuity, logic, resourcefulness, and energy—but not common sense. Many chapters show the family trying to solve some problem in a roundabout way, failing, and eventually being rescued by "the wise old lady from Philadelphia," who cuts the Gordian knot with an effective but prosaic solution. The charm of the story is not in the plot, but in the telling, building up layers of complication, and the affectionate fun poked at the not-quite-cartoonish characters. The "wise old lady's" solution is usually obvious to the reader, even the young listener, from the start. (summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 29m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:21