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The Ring and the Book

Robert Browning

"Better translate--"A Roman murder-case: "Position of the entire criminal cause "Of Guido Franceschini, nobleman, "With certain Four the cutthroats in his pay, "Tried, all five, and found guilty and put to death "By heading or hanging as befitted ranks, "At Rome on February Twenty-Two, "Since our salvation Sixteen Ninety Eight: "Wherein it is disputed if, and when, "Husbands may kill adulterous wives, yet 'scape 'The customary forfeit.'" (Excerpt from first chapter of The Ring and the Book.) Note from reader: The main text I have read from follows the first edition; but there are some words or lines that do not make sense, either through copying mistakes or because they are difficult if not impossible to make sense of in the first edition. In such cases, I have relied upon an alternate text, found at archive.org and also in the public domain, that contains the wording of the later editions. --Tony Oliva

"Better translate--"A Roman murder-case: "Position of the entire criminal cause "Of Guido Franceschini, nobleman, "With certain Four the cutthroats in his pay, "Tried, all five, and found guilty and put to death "By heading or hanging as befitted ranks, "At Rome on February Twenty-Two, "Since our salvation Sixteen Ninety Eight: "Wherein it is disputed if, and when, "Husbands may kill adulterous wives, yet 'scape 'The customary forfeit.'" (Excerpt from first chapter of The Ring and the Book.) Note from reader: The main text I have read from follows the first edition; but there are some words or lines that do not make sense, either through copying mistakes or because they are difficult if not impossible to make sense of in the first edition. In such cases, I have relied upon an alternate text, found at archive.org and also in the public domain, that contains the wording of the later editions. --Tony Oliva
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Classics

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"Better translate--"A Roman murder-case: "Position of the entire criminal cause "Of Guido Franceschini, nobleman, "With certain Four the cutthroats in his pay, "Tried, all five, and found guilty and put to death "By heading or hanging as befitted ranks, "At Rome on February Twenty-Two, "Since our salvation Sixteen Ninety Eight: "Wherein it is disputed if, and when, "Husbands may kill adulterous wives, yet 'scape 'The customary forfeit.'" (Excerpt from first chapter of The Ring and the Book.) Note from reader: The main text I have read from follows the first edition; but there are some words or lines that do not make sense, either through copying mistakes or because they are difficult if not impossible to make sense of in the first edition. In such cases, I have relied upon an alternate text, found at archive.org and also in the public domain, that contains the wording of the later editions. --Tony Oliva

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

25h 15m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

15:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

12:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

15:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

11:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

13:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

15:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:28


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

12:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:29


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:19


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:14


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:42


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:50


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:06


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:28


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

11:04


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:51


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:33


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

10:40


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:20


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:16


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:49


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:15


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:25


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

11:39


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

09:35


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:11


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

09:27


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

13:14


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

10:06


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

11:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

11:33


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

13:38


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

10:13


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

09:20


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

09:27


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:32


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

10:48


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:35


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

13:05


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:28


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

01:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

12:08


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:54


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

09:30


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

09:06


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

00:01


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:01


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

09:41


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

10:52


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:41


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

09:52


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

11:20


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

12:10


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

10:24


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

10:34


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

10:29


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

10:59


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

13:26


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

09:26


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

10:41


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:15


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

09:03


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

14:24


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

12:31


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

12:51


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

13:45


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

10:37


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

13:06


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

15:44


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

09:24


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

09:23


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

10:49


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

13:52


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

10:28


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

10:14


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

09:54


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

09:01


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

08:44


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

11:30


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

09:57


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

13:13


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

15:05


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:35


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

10:55


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

10:30


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

11:53


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

10:05


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

08:42