Orphaned at an early age and raised by his aunt and uncle, Artie Kipps is stunned to learn upon reading a newspaper advertisement that he is the grandson of a wealthy gentleman – and the inheritor of his fortune.
Thrown dramatically into the upper classes, he struggles desperately to learn the etiquette and rules of polite society. But as he soon discovers, becoming a ‘true gentleman’ is neither as easy nor as desirable as it at first appears.
First published in 1905, this humorous yet sympathetic novel about a simple soul trapped by circumstance is generally regarded as a masterpiece.
These audio books represent some of the greatest works of fiction ever written in the English language. Each expertly abridged novel has been selected for its narrative power, range of characters and its place in our literary heritage. Authors span the full spectrum from the brooding romance of the Bronte sisters and George Elliot to the gothic charms of Charles Dickens and Henry James.
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