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The Story of a Bad Boy

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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Thomas Bailey Aldrich was a child when his father moved to New Orleans from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. After 10 years, Aldrich was sent back to Portsmouth to prepare for college. This period of his life is partly described in his semi-autobiographical novel The Story of a Bad Boy (1870), in which "Tom Bailey" is the juvenile hero. Critics have said that this novel contains the first realistic depiction of childhood in American fiction and prepared the ground for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Aldrich went on to associate with many of the literati of his time in New York City, and was editor of the Atlantic Monthly in the 1880's.His son died of Tuberculosis in Saranac lake, NY, and the family house is now a Bed and Breakfast there. The Aldrich house in Portsmouth is part of the Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Summary by Samanem)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:02