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The Black Robe

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)

1. 0 - 1 - Before the Story, First Scene
2. 0 - 2 - Before the Story, Second Scene
3. 1 - 01 - Book the First, Chapter 1
4. 1 - 02 - Book the First, Chapter 2
5. 1 - 03 - Book the First, Chapter 3
6. 1 - 04 - Book the First, Chapter 4
7. 1 - 05 - Book the First, Chapter 5
8. 1 - 06 - Book the First, Chapter 6
9. 1 - 07 - Book the First, Chapter 7
10. 1 - 08 - Book the First, Chapter 8
11. 1 - 09 - Book the First, Chapter 9
12. 1 - 10 - Book the First, Chapter 10
13. 1 - 11 - Book the First, Chapter 11
14. 1 - 12 - Book the First, Chapter 12
15. 1 - 13 - Book the First, Chapter 13
16. 2 - 1 - Book the Second, Chapter 1
17. 2 - 2 - Book the Second, Chapter 2
18. 2 - 3 - Book the Second, Chapter 3
19. 2 - 4 - Book the Second, Chapter 4
20. 3 - 1 - Book the Third, Chapter 1
21. 3 - 2 - Book the Third, Chapter 2
22. 3 - 3 - Book the Third, Chapter 3
23. 3 - 4 - Book the Third, Chapter 4
24. 3 - 5 - 1 - Book the Third, Chapter 5, Part 1
25. 3 - 5 - 2 - Book the Third, Chapter 5, Part 2
26. 4 - 1 - Book the Fourth, Chapter 1
27. 4 - 2 - Book the Fourth, Chapter 2
28. 4 - 3 - Book the Fourth, Chapter 3
29. 4 - 4 - Book the Fourth, Chapter 4
30. 4 - 5 - Book the Fourth, Chapter 5
31. 4 - 6 - Book the Fourth, Chapter 6
32. 4 - 7 - Book the Fourth, Chapter 7
33. 4 - 8 - Book the Fourth, Chapter 8
34. 5 - 1 - Book the Fifth, Chapter 1
35. 5 - 2 - Book the Fifth, Chapter 2
36. 5 - 3 - Book the Fifth, Chapter 3
37. 5 - 4 - Book the Fifth, Chapter 4
38. 6 - 1 - After the Story, Chapter 1
39. 6 - 2 - 1 - After the Story, Chapter 2, Part 1
40. 6 - 2 - 2 - After the Story, Chapter 2, Part 2
41. 6 - 2 - 3 - After the Story, Chapter 2, Part 3
42. 6 - 2 - 4 - After the Story, Chapter 2, Part 4

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Summary

The church has lost out on a valuable piece of land through wars and transfers. Father Benwell is determined to reclaim that property by the conversion of the owner, Lewis Romayne. Enter beautiful Stella, who captures the heart of Romayne. Should Stella capture the love and devotion of Romayne, Father Benwell's scheme would fail, and that is something that he can not allow. Complicating things is the fact that both Romayne and Stella are hiding their own terrible secrets.The Black Robe is an 1881 epistolary novel by famed English writer, Wilkie Collins. The book centers around the misadventures of Lewis Romayne, and is also noted for a perceived anti-Catholic bias

Reviews

dg

I believe I need to read another author--the characters have begun to blur together. This novel is shorter than some of Mr. Collin's and a little more frustrating in the plot. Still, an interesting listen.