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The Trumpet Major

Thomas Hardy

Our heroine, Anne Garland, lives quietly in a rural community deep in the English countryside. However, the arrival of several regiments preparing for an expected invasion brings colour and chaos to the county. A graceful and charming young woman, Anne is pursued by three suitors: John Loveday, the trumpet-major in a British regiment, honest and loyal; his brother Robert, a merchant seaman and womaniser, and Festus Derriman, the cowardly son of the local squire. Set at the time of the Napoleonic wars, this is the author's only historical novel, and unusually for Hardy's books, some of the characters live happily ever after. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Cori Samuel.)

Our heroine, Anne Garland, lives quietly in a rural community deep in the English countryside. However, the arrival of several regiments preparing for an expected invasion brings colour and chaos to the county. A graceful and charming young woman, Anne is pursued by three suitors: John Loveday, the trumpet-major in a British regiment, honest and loyal; his brother Robert, a merchant seaman and womaniser, and Festus Derriman, the cowardly son of the local squire. Set at the time of the Napoleonic wars, this is the author's only historical novel, and unusually for Hardy's books, some of the characters live happily ever after. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Cori Samuel.)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Our heroine, Anne Garland, lives quietly in a rural community deep in the English countryside. However, the arrival of several regiments preparing for an expected invasion brings colour and chaos to the county. A graceful and charming young woman, Anne is pursued by three suitors: John Loveday, the trumpet-major in a British regiment, honest and loyal; his brother Robert, a merchant seaman and womaniser, and Festus Derriman, the cowardly son of the local squire. Set at the time of the Napoleonic wars, this is the author's only historical novel, and unusually for Hardy's books, some of the characters live happily ever after. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Cori Samuel.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

20:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:39