The Napoleon of Notting Hill

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: G. K. Chesterton

Narrated By: Frederick Davidson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 1998

Duration: 6 hours 5 minutes

Summary:

In 1904, Great Britain was at the height of its prosperity; but G. K. Chesterton saw the drudgery of capitalism and bureaucracy eating away at the eccentricity and spontaneity of the human spirit. In The Napoleon of Notting Hill, his first novel, Chesterton creates a witty satire of staid government, set in a London of the future.

Auberon Quinn, a common clerk who looks like a cross between a baby and an owl and is often seen standing on his head, is one day told that he has been randomly selected to be His Majesty the King. He decides to turn London into a medieval carnival for his own amusement-with delightful results.

"Every page contains some delightful and pregnant phrase: the vitality, energy, and exuberant delight in his own handiwork it would be difficult to over-praise."-Daily News

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