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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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’ 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, Frank finds working life a challenge, and by his twenty-fifth birthday, he has failed in medicine, portrait-painting, caricaturing, and even forgery. Disenchanted with life, he despairs of ever finding something to commit to—until he meets Alicia Dulcifer and her inexplicably wealthy father.

Proffering his own take on picaresque storytelling—and with many a grain of truth for twentysomethings today—this is Wilkie Collins at his entertaining best.

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  • “A neglected gem.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Leesa | 12/14/2013

    " Kind of boring so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Manek | 11/23/2013

    " I got interested in Wilkie Collins after reading Drood, by Dan Simmons. Collins is the narrator of that book, which is about Dickens's last few years of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris | 10/31/2013

    " This novella lacks the charm of Collins' other books, but it's still a fun and unique read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 10/22/2013

    " I love Wilkie Collins, I actually like his writing more than Dickens, this was the third book I read of Wilkies and it wasn't fantastic but it was good he always makes me laugh, and this in particular is entertaining. "

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