Abandoned by William Clark Russell

Abandoned by William Clark Russell

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As she walks up the aisle to her waiting husband, a young bride undergoes a sudden change of heart. She goes through the marriage ceremony in a daze, but refuses to talk to her new husband, a seafaring man. Her family is stunned and bewildered. After the ceremony, the bride stays shut in her bedroom. The bewildered groom departs in despair. The next day, the family receives news that the groom has been mortally injured in an accident. The bride rushes to his side on board a ship. When she enters his cabin, instead of a bedridden invalid, she finds him sitting strong and hearty at his desk... Abandoned was published in 1904. It is the story of Francis (Frank) Reynolds, the archetypal tall, dark and handsome hero of countless romance novels. His wife mysteriously becomes hostile to him on their wedding day and he has to resort to kidnapping her aboard his ship which is due to sail to South America. However, the bride is resolute. Frank finally lets her disembark at the next port and has her conveyed back to her family. The rest of the story is an adventure tale of death, drama and deceit to gladden the dauntless heart! William Clark Russell was born into an artistic and musical English family. However, from an early age, he developed a passion for the sea and at 13, he left school to join the merchant navy. However, the hard life and rough company of the sea soon took its toll on his health. At 21 he left the nautical life and started a new phase as a writer and journalist. Most of his works are centered round the seafaring life. He wrote a weekly column in several newspapers where he recounted many of his experiences in the merchant navy. He also began writing novels under several pseudonyms. However, his first nautical novel, John Holdsworth, Chief Mate published in 1875 was where he found his true calling. Though the book met with only modest success, Russell persevered. His next book, The Wreck of the Grosvenor was an instant bestseller. He went on to write more than fifty books, all of them containing a seafaring motif. Russell's sea stories earned him the reputation for being a master in his field. He was greatly respected and admired by fellow writers like Melville and poets like Swinburne. Arthur Conan Doyle makes a reference to him in The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips, where he says Dr. Watson was immersed “deep in one of Clark Russell's fine sea stories.” Abandoned is an entertaining and gripping story, full of atmosphere and romance.
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As she walks up the aisle to her waiting husband, a young bride undergoes a sudden change of heart. She goes through the marriage ceremony in a daze, but refuses to talk to her new husband, a seafaring man. Her family is stunned and bewildered. After the ceremony, the bride stays shut in her bedroom. The bewildered groom departs in despair. The next day, the family receives news that the groom has been mortally injured in an accident. The bride rushes to his side on board a ship. When she enters his cabin, instead of a bedridden invalid, she finds him sitting strong and hearty at his desk... Abandoned was published in 1904. It is the story of Francis (Frank) Reynolds, the archetypal tall, dark and handsome hero of countless romance novels. His wife mysteriously becomes hostile to him on their wedding day and he has to resort to kidnapping her aboard his ship which is due to sail to South America. However, the bride is resolute. Frank finally lets her disembark at the next port and has her conveyed back to her family. The rest of the story is an adventure tale of death, drama and deceit to gladden the dauntless heart! William Clark Russell was born into an artistic and musical English family. However, from an early age, he developed a passion for the sea and at 13, he left school to join the merchant navy. However, the hard life and rough company of the sea soon took its toll on his health. At 21 he left the nautical life and started a new phase as a writer and journalist. Most of his works are centered round the seafaring life. He wrote a weekly column in several newspapers where he recounted many of his experiences in the merchant navy. He also began writing novels under several pseudonyms. However, his first nautical novel, John Holdsworth, Chief Mate published in 1875 was where he found his true calling. Though the book met with only modest success, Russell persevered. His next book, The Wreck of the Grosvenor was an instant bestseller. He went on to write more than fifty books, all of them containing a seafaring motif. Russell's sea stories earned him the reputation for being a master in his field. He was greatly respected and admired by fellow writers like Melville and poets like Swinburne. Arthur Conan Doyle makes a reference to him in The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips, where he says Dr. Watson was immersed “deep in one of Clark Russell's fine sea stories.” Abandoned is an entertaining and gripping story, full of atmosphere and romance.
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01 - Chapter I, The Weddi...

02 Jan 2021 | 28 mins 33 secs

01 - Chapter I, The ...

02 Jan 2021 | 28 mins 33 secs

02 - Chapter II, The Medi...

01 Jan 2021 | 27 mins 58 secs

02 - Chapter II, The...

01 Jan 2021 | 27 mins 58 secs

03 - Chapter III, Trapped

31 Dec 2020 | 35 mins 40 secs

03 - Chapter III, Tr...

31 Dec 2020 | 35 mins 40 secs

04 - Chapter IV, A Change...

30 Dec 2020 | 34 mins 11 secs

04 - Chapter IV, A C...

30 Dec 2020 | 34 mins 11 secs

05 - Chapter V, The Wreck

29 Dec 2020 | 41 mins 34 secs

05 - Chapter V, The ...

29 Dec 2020 | 41 mins 34 secs

06 - Chapter VI, The Fish...

28 Dec 2020 | 37 mins 18 secs

06 - Chapter VI, The...

28 Dec 2020 | 37 mins 18 secs

07 - Chapter VII, The Boa...

27 Dec 2020 | 33 mins 20 secs

07 - Chapter VII, Th...

27 Dec 2020 | 33 mins 20 secs

08 - Chapter VIII, Conver...

26 Dec 2020 | 32 mins 20 secs

08 - Chapter VIII, C...

26 Dec 2020 | 32 mins 20 secs

09 - Chapter IX, The Chas...

25 Dec 2020 | 34 mins 55 secs

09 - Chapter IX, The...

25 Dec 2020 | 34 mins 55 secs

10 - Chapter X, Two Grave...

24 Dec 2020 | 32 mins 01 sec

10 - Chapter X, Two ...

24 Dec 2020 | 32 mins 01 sec

11 - Chapter XI, The Chan...

23 Dec 2020 | 39 mins 54 secs

11 - Chapter XI, The...

23 Dec 2020 | 39 mins 54 secs

12 - Chapter XII, After E...

22 Dec 2020 | 33 mins 04 secs

12 - Chapter XII, Af...

22 Dec 2020 | 33 mins 04 secs

13 - Chapter XIII, At Ram...

21 Dec 2020 | 34 mins 43 secs

13 - Chapter XIII, A...

21 Dec 2020 | 34 mins 43 secs

14 - Chapter XIV, A Rescu...

20 Dec 2020 | 38 mins 06 secs

14 - Chapter XIV, A ...

20 Dec 2020 | 38 mins 06 secs

15 - Chapter XV, Mr. Good...

19 Dec 2020 | 48 mins 50 secs

15 - Chapter XV, Mr....

19 Dec 2020 | 48 mins 50 secs