Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

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(2.4 stars; 4 reviews)

Another delightful example of an English writer poking fun at his countrymen, or maybe all races' reactions to someone from a different background.
A series of adventures of a well educated foreigner in London which originally appeared weekly in Punch, sometimes with illustrations, dealing with the difficulties of fully understanding a different culture.

The hero's perfect English reminds one of a quote from "My Fair Lady" ..."His English is too good, he said, "that clearly indicates that he is Foreign.
Whereas other people are instructed in their native language English people aren't."
(Summary by Annise) (5 hr 31 min)


01 - Mr Jabberjee apologises for the unambitious scope of his work; sundry conf… 17:42 Read by Phil Chenevert
02 - Some account of Mr Jabberjee's experiences at the Westminster Play. 9:34 Read by Lynne T
03 - Mr Jabberjee gives his views concerning the Laureateship. 9:58 Read by Lucretia B.
04 - Containing Mr Jabberjee's Impressions at The Old Masters. 10:23 Read by Chris Cartwright
05 - In which Mr Jabberjee expresses his Opinions on Bicycling as a Pastime. 10:39 Read by bala
06 - Dealing with his Adventures at Olympia. 9:19 Read by bala
07 - How Mr Jabberjee risked a Sprat to capture something very like a Whale. 10:13 Read by KHand
08 - How Mr Jabberjee delivered an Oration at a Ladies' Debating Club. 10:49 Read by Lynne T
09 - How he saw the practice of the University Crews, and what he thought of it. 9:23 Read by Steve C
10 - Mr Jabberjee is taken to see a Glove-Fight. 9:22 Read by Steve C
11 - Mr Jabberjee finds himself in a position of extreme delicacy. 10:04 Read by madcappe
12 - Mr Jabberjee is taken by surprise. 10:25 Read by rookieblue
13 - Drawbacks and advantages of being engaged. Some Meditations in a Music-hal… 7:57 Read by KHand
14 - Mr Jabberjee's fellow-student. What's in a Title? An invitation to a Weddi… 8:07 Read by KHand
15 - Mr Jabberjee is asked out to dinner. Unreasonable behaviour of his betroth… 12:26 Read by madcappe
16 - Mr Jabberjee makes a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Shakespeare. 11:57 Read by Steve C
17 - Containing some intimate confidences from Mr Jabberjee, with the explanati… 4:56 Read by Kajo
18 - Mr Jabberjee is a little over-ingenious in his excuses. 9:48 Read by asterix
19 - Mr Jabberjee tries a fresh tack. His visit to the India Office and sympath… 10:01 Read by asterix
20 - Mr Jabberjee distinguishes himself in the Bar Examination, but is less suc… 7:50 Read by KHand
21 - Mr Jabberjee halloos before he is quite out of the Wood. 9:58 Read by Lynne T
22 - Mr Jabberjee places himself in the hands of a solicitor—with certain reser… 11:03 Read by Jacob Paul Starr
23 - Mr Jabberjee delivers his Statement of Defence, and makes his preparations… 9:13 Read by Jacob Paul Starr
24 - Mr Jabberjee relates his experiences upon the Moors. 11:41 Read by Steve C
25 - Mr Jabberjee concludes the thrilling account of his experiences on a Scotc… 9:43 Read by Steve C
26 - Mr Jabberjee expresses some audaciously sceptical opinions. How he secured… 10:56 Read by bala
27 - Mr Jabberjee is unavoidably compelled to return to town, thereby affording… 10:15 Read by bala
28 - Mankletow v. Jabberjee. Notes taken by Mr Jabberjee in Court during the pr… 11:08 Read by ToddHW
29 - Further proceedings in the Case of Mankletow v. Jabberjee. Mr Jabberjee's … 10:04 Read by ToddHW
30 - Mankletow v. Jabberjee (part heard). Mr Jabberjee finds cross-examination … 12:48 Read by ToddHW
31 - Mankletow v. Jabberjee (continued). The Defendant brings his Speech to a s… 12:21 Read by ToddHW
32 - Containing the conclusion of the whole matter, and (which many Readers wil… 11:22 Read by ToddHW


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Oh dear what a terrible, terrible recording this is!