A Mad, Wicked Folly

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sharon Biggs Waller

Narrated By: Katharine McEwan

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: January 2014

Duration: 11 hours 16 minutes

Summary:

Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.

After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

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  • Rhobah Arman

    The book was really great but I had to get used to the narrator

  • Samantha Anhalt

    Well read by the narrator, this book was historically interesting, smart and funny, and full of the true struggles young people often feel as they find their own niche in the world and pursue wide and wonderful ideas.