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The Waterworks - A Novel

E.L. Doctorow

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"An elegant page-turner of nineteenth-century detective fiction." -The Washington Post Book World One rainy morning in 1871 in lower Manhattan, Martin Pemberton a freelance writer, sees in a passing stagecoach several elderly men, one of whom he recognizes as his supposedly dead and buried father. While trying to unravel the mystery, Pemberton disappears, sending McIlvaine, his employer, the editor of an evening paper, in pursuit of the truth behind his freelancer's fate. Layer by layer, McIlvaine reveals a modern metropolis surging with primordial urges and sins, where the Tweed Ring operates the city for its own profit and a conspicuously self-satisfied nouveau-riche ignores the poverty and squalor that surrounds them. In E. L. Doctorow's skilled hands, The Waterworks becomes, in the words of The New York Times, "a dark moral tale . . . an eloquently troubling evocation of our past." "Startling and spellbinding . . . The waters that lave the narrative all run to the great confluence, where the deepest issues of life and death are borne along on the swift, sure vessel of [Doctorow's] poetic imagination." -The New York Times Book Review "Hypnotic . . . a dazzling romp, an extraordinary read, given strength and grace by the telling, by the poetic voice and controlled cynical lyricism of its streetwise and world-weary narrator." -The Philadelphia Inquirer "A gem of a novel, intimate as chamber music . . . a thriller guaranteed to leave readers with residual chills and shudders." -Boston Sunday Herald "Enthralling . . . a story of debauchery and redemption that is spellbinding from first page to last." -Chicago Sun-Times "An immense, extraordinary achievement." -San Francisco Chronicle

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

8h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:47


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:27


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:37


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:59


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:52


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:56


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:03


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:05


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:54


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:42


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:02


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:17


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:03


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:57


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:20


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:51


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:11


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:53


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:04


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:23


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:19


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:18


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:09


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:02


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:55


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:28


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:18


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:30


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:16


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:48


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:40


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

00:33