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GIBBON, E.: Memoirs of My Life (Unabridged)

Edward Gibbon (1737−1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament known for his monumental series The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire, which chronicled the dissipation of the Roman dynasties in a lofty, majestic style unique to its author.

Memoirs of My Life, published posthumously in 1796, wholly unveils the character of the world’s greatest historian in full candour and openness. We follow him from birth, through to his education at Oxford, to his time in Switzerland where he met Voltaire and fell in love with a Swiss girl. We accompany him on his travels through France and Lausanne, leading on to his eventual arrival in Rome, where he conceived his epic Decline and Fall.

Gibbon’s Memoirs is a portrait of a rich and productive life and offers a compelling insight into a towering figure; it is essential listening for anyone interested in great literature.



Disc 1

  Memoirs of My Life (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In the fifty - second year of my age… 00:09:08
2.   Play with flash player My family is originally derived from the county of Kent. 00:10:30
3.   Play with flash player It is not two years since I acquired, in a foreign land… 00:09:53
4.   Play with flash player My grandfather could not expect to be treated… 00:09:34
5.   Play with flash player I was born at Putney, in the county of Surrey… 00:08:14
6.   Play with flash player After this previous institution at home… 00:09:45
7.   Play with flash player As far back as I can remember, the house, near Putney Bridge… 00:10:59
8.   Play with flash player The curiosity, which had been implanted in my infant mind… 00:09:49


Disc 2

  Memoirs of My Life (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player A venerable prelate, whose taste and erudition… 00:09:48
2.   Play with flash player The college of St Mary Magdalen… 00:08:27
3.   Play with flash player The long recess between the Trinity and Michaelmas terms… 00:09:57
4.   Play with flash player In these dispositions, and already more than half a convert… 00:10:21
5.   Play with flash player Bayle was the son of a Calvinist minister… 00:10:30
6.   Play with flash player But it is the peculiar felicity of youth… 00:08:02
7.   Play with flash player Such, from my arrival at Lausanne… 00:10:22
8.   Play with flash player From a blind idea of the usefulness… 00:11:56


Disc 3

  Memoirs of My Life (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Before I was recalled from Switzerland… 00:09:04
2.   Play with flash player If my childish revolt against the religion of my country… 00:09:14
3.   Play with flash player Of the two years (May 1758 - May 1760) between my return… 00:08:45
4.   Play with flash player If in a more domestic or more dissipated scene… 00:11:36
5.   Play with flash player Two years elapsed in silence… 00:08:05
6.   Play with flash player At Lausanne I composed the first chapters… 00:10:53
7.   Play with flash player The loss of so many busy and idle hours… 00:08:50
8.   Play with flash player Beriton, April 14, 1761. 00:12:55


Disc 4

  Memoirs of My Life (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player But the principal end of my journey was to enjoy… 00:11:14
2.   Play with flash player If my studies at Paris had been confined… 00:11:47
3.   Play with flash player On the 25th June 1765, I arrived at my father's house… 00:10:32
4.   Play with flash player It was in search of some liberal and lucrative employment… 00:11:17
5.   Play with flash player In the fifteen years between my Essay… 00:11:28
6.   Play with flash player I had now attained the first of earthly blessings… 00:10:00
7.   Play with flash player That curious and original letter will amuse the reader… 00:13:11


Disc 5

  Memoirs of My Life (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The profession and rank of Sir David Dalrymple… 00:10:01
2.   Play with flash player I perceived, and without surprise, the coldness… 00:07:41
3.   Play with flash player From my early acquaintance with Lausanne… 00:08:39
4.   Play with flash player My transmigration from London to Lausanne… 00:09:44
5.   Play with flash player From this display of genius… 00:09:18
6.   Play with flash player I am less flattered by Mr Porson's high encomium… 00:09:03
7.   Play with flash player Within the last two or three years… 00:13:36
8.   Play with flash player Gibbon was to live another six years… 00:06:53

Total Playing Time: 06:31:01






Author(s):
Gibbon, Edward

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0191

Barcode: 9781843798750

Release Date: 2014

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