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A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins (Free Audio Book)



A ROGUE’S LIFE by WILKIE COLLINS – A free audiobook


Narrated by acousticwave, Ben Adams, John Trevithick, Peter John Keeble, Anna Simon, Reeses118, James K. White, Lynne Thompson, ToddHW, Jothi Tharavant

A Rogue’s Life is one of Wilkie Collins earliest work. The well-known American playwright is one of literatures prominent figures with such work as The Woman and White and Moonstone to name a few. A Rogue’s Life is a tale of forbidden love and ambition and centers on the story of a young man. The story of A Rogue’s Life is a timeless gem that will even resonate even among today’s youth. This has been called one of Collins most entertaining book in his entire career.

The audiobook focuses on the story of one young Frank Softly as he goes through several professions in order to make a name for himself in society. However, it seems that Frank has difficulty finding his true calling and by his 25th birthday he has already gone through several jobs such as medicine, painting, caricature and even forgery and failed in each one.

Life seems to be playing a cruel joke on Frank Softly and as he slowly becomes disenfranchised with everything he believed in fate appears to throw him a bone in the form Alicia Dulcifer and her extremely wealthy father. Frank Softly seems to have found his true calling and this chance meeting will turn his predicament around for the better.


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