Emmeline, the Orphan of the Castle


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(4 stars; 18 reviews)

This book was written about 150 years ahead of its time. It tells the story of Emmeline Mobwray who grows up in a dysfunctional family and has to find herself against all odds. Orphaned at a young age, she has to stay alone in a remote castle under the care of a kind housekeeper. But when the kind housekeeper dies, the family starts to take interest in her- to mixed results. Her cousin becomes obsessed with her, much to the displeasure of his wealthy and arrogant parents. Thus, Emmeline is forced to run away from the only home she knew in order to escape his attentions. Would Emmeline be able to stand up to him at the end or, like many of her contemporaries, would she be forced into a loveless match? Can Emmeline survive in a society predominated by wealth without money or connections? And is Emmeline's family the only one with problems? Throughout the novel, Emmeline learns to create and sustain true friendships and grows up to her role as a woman of that era- with all that it entails." (summary by Stav Nisser) (23 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Introduction: To My Children 2:30 Read by Michele Fry
Volume 1, Chapter 1, 16:59 Read by Michele Fry
Volume 1, Chapter 2, 14:39 Read by Lynne T
Volume 1, Chapter 3, pages 14-20 15:57 Read by MaryAnn
Volume 1, Chapter 4, pages 21-28 16:58 Read by MaryAnn
Volume 1, Chapter 5, pages 29-35 21:32 Read by Aromli
Volume 1, Chapter 6, pages 35-41 11:51 Read by fshort
Volume 1, Chapter 7, pages 41-49 20:30 Read by fshort
Volume 1, Chapter 8, pages 49-56 17:49 Read by fshort
Volume 1, Chapter 9, pages 56-61 13:25 Read by fshort
Volume 1, Chapter 10, pages 61-69 21:25 Read by fshort
Volume 1, Chapter 11, pages 69-78 24:32 Read by fshort
Volume 1, Chapter 12, pages 78-86 21:57 Read by fshort
Volume 1, Chapter 13, pages 86-100 35:15 Read by Lynne T
Volume 1, Chapter 14, pages 100-107 17:00 Read by fshort
Volume 1, Chapter 15, pages 107-114 19:22 Read by fshort
Volume 1, Chapter 16, pages 114-118 11:33 Read by Lynne T
Volume 2, Chapter 1, pages 119-131 33:56 Read by fshort
Volume 2, Chapter 2, pages 131-137 14:10 Read by fshort
Volume 2, Chapter 3, pages 137-148 30:16 Read by fshort
Volume 2, Chapter 4, pages 148-152 12:38 Read by fshort
Volume 2, Chapter 5, pages 152-160 23:03 Read by fshort
Volume 2, Chapter 6, pages 161-169 22:47 Read by fshort
Volume 2, Chapter 7, pages 169-178 19:34 Read by merelyseoneil
Volume 2, Chapter 8, pages 179-186 16:03 Read by merelyseoneil
Volume 2, Chapter 9, pages 186-193 19:13 Read by fshort
Volume 2, Chapter 10, pages 194-201 21:53 Read by fshort
Volume 2, Chapter 11, pages 201-217 46:03 Read by fshort
Volume 2, Chapter 12, pages 218-226 19:31 Read by fshort
Volume 3, Chapter 1, pages 227-238 27:25 Read by SvenVer
Volume 3, Chapter 2, pages 238-247 26:01 Read by fshort
Volume 3, Chapter 3, pages 348-262 38:46 Read by fshort
Volume 3, Chapter 4, pages 262-273 30:13 Read by jenno
Volume 3, Chapter 5, pages 273-282 26:54 Read by jenno
Volume 3, Chapter 6, pages 283-291 22:36 Read by jenno
Volume 3, Chapter 7, pages 291-296 14:53 Read by jenno
Volume 3, Chapter 8, pages 296-301 14:25 Read by jenno
Volume 3, Chapter 9, pages 301-313 31:45 Read by jenno
Volume 3, Chapter 10, pages 313-322 27:19 Read by jenno
Volume 3, Chapter 11, pages 322-329 20:29 Read by jenno
Volume 3, Chapter 12, pages 329-337 22:24 Read by jenno
Volume 3, Chapter 13, pages 337-344 19:11 Read by jenno
Volume 3, Chapter 14, pages 345-354 21:39 Read by Sonia
Volume 4, Chapter 1, pages 355-363 22:51 Read by fshort
Volume 4, Chapter 2, pages 364-371 17:49 Read by Sonia
Volume 4, Chapter 3, pages 372-382 28:33 Read by fshort
Volume 4, Chapter 4, pages 383-393 29:38 Read by jenno
Volume 4, Chapter 5, pages 393-400 21:44 Read by jenno
Volume 4, Chapter 6, pages 400-409 25:27 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Volume 4, Chapter 7, pages 410-421 32:36 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Volume 4, Chapter 8, pages 421-434 36:07 Read by jenno
Volume 4, Chapter 9, pages 434-442 22:50 Read by jenno
Volume 4, Chapter 10, pages 442-457 41:01 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Volume 4, Chapter 11, pages 457-470 37:48 Read by jenno
Volume 4, Chapter 12, pages 470-486 44:22 Read by jenno
Volume 4, Chapter 13, pages 486-495 27:45 Read by jenno
Volume 4, Chapter 14, pages 496-508 34:12 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
Volume 4, Chapter 15, pages 503-525 48:02 Read by jenno
Volume 4, Chapter 16, pages 523-527 8:24 Read by jenno

Reviews

such a wonderful journey


(5 stars)

I have listened to the entire work, and returned to various chapters. now I am starting it all over again. Warning: this is LONG. like "War and Peace" long!! 24+ HOURS long! there Are multiple readers, and there are many phrases/conversations in French. That being said, I do believe this could turn out to be my FAVORITE (non-children's) BOOK- ever! as a women living in 2017, the customary lot of a gentlewoman is horrid. But in the 1700s, young Emmaline is a superheroine and Saint! I love the length which allows the author to demonstrate that a girl wasn't guaranteed a tidy happy ever after ending. We are allowed glimpses of many married & engaged couple relationships. We are also shone the "marketplace" in which a girl is thrown, like it or not. this book is gooooooood. it would be an AWESOME Masterpiece Theatre series....

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(1.5 stars)

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(4.5 stars)

Beautiful story. Meme line is a great example of how to be a kind and gentle women in the face of many situations where many loose control of their emotions, which leads to a irrevocable change in their life’s path. I wish we had more Emmelines in the world!


(3 stars)

very long,but interesting. A lot of fainting,too tight corsets,these people had nothing to do,so all kinds of drama went on. Idle entitled young men.

very long but good story! if you have lots of time!


(4 stars)


(4 stars)

A very good story with all ends tied up.

clare brennan


(5 stars)

What a beautifull book

Boring and confusing. Disappointed.


(1 stars)

I'm no scholar but I wonder if one has to be to understand who, what, where, when, and why if this book. Got as far as Vol.4, before I gave up. I may try it again in a year.