This delightful tale of thwarted ambition and forbidden love follows the adventures and
fortunes of an endearing young rogue, Frank Softly. Originally appearing serialized in Household
Words in 1859, the Rogue is one of Collins's most richly comic creations.
Propelled into society by his ever-hopeful father, Frank is introduced to a variety of professions in order
to make his fortune. Not industrious by nature, however, Frank finds working life a challenge, and by
his twenty-fifth birthday, he has failed medicine, portrait-painting, caricaturing, and even forgery.
Disenchanted with life, he despairs of ever finding something to commit tountil he meets Alicia Dulcifer
and her inexplicably wealthy father.
Proffering his own take on picaresque storytellingand with many a grain of truth for twenty-somethings
todaythis is Wilkie Collins at his entertaining best.
Author : Bob Dylan
Narrator : Sean Penn
Published By : Simon & Schuster
Duration : 6 hours
Categories : Autobiography
Author : Helen Hayes with Katherine Hatch
Narrator : James MacArthur
Published By : Blackstone Audio Inc
Duration : 8 hours 30 minutes
Categories : Arts & Drama
Price : $32.95 $16.95
During her long career, Helen Hayes moved among the world's most famous and talented. She offers deft private portraits of such personalities as Joan Crawford, Charlie Chaplin, F. Scott Fitzgerald,... See full description...
Author : Charles Dickens
Narrator : Richard Wilson
Published By : Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
Duration : 2 hours
Categories : Classic Literature
Author : Mark Twain
Narrator : Mike McShane
Published By : Harper Collins UK
Duration : 2 hours 47 minutes
Categories : Classics