Audiobook of The Hope of Happiness

The Hope of Happiness

by Meredith Nicholson

It is a novel, first published in 1923. The book tells the story of Bruce Storrs, a young man who returns to his hometown of Middleburg, Indiana, after serving in World War I. Bruce is struggling to find his place in the world, and he is haunted by the memories of the war. Bruce's father, Judge Storrs, is a prominent figure in Middleburg, and he expects Bruce to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. However, Bruce is not interested in law, and he is more interested in writing. Bruce's mother, Mary, is supportive of Bruce's dreams, and she encourages him to follow his heart. Bruce eventually finds a job as a reporter for the local newspaper, and he begins to write about the people and events of Middleburg. Bruce's writing is well-received, and he begins to gain a following. Bruce also begins to fall in love with a young woman named Marian Holcomb, who is the daughter of a wealthy farmer. However, Bruce's happiness is short-lived. Marian's father disapproves of Bruce, and he forbids Marian from seeing him. Bruce is heartbroken, and he begins to question his future. In the end, Bruce finds his way. He realizes that he wants to be a writer, and he decides to move to New York City to pursue his dream. Bruce leaves Middleburg with a heavy heart, but he knows that he is doing what is best for him. The Hope of Happiness is a coming-of-age story about a young man who is trying to find his place in the world. The book is full of hope and optimism, and it will appeal to readers of all ages. The Hope of Happiness is relevant to young readers because it deals with issues that are important to young people, such as love, family, friendship, and finding one's place in the world. The book is also entertaining and suspenseful, and it will appeal to young readers who enjoy a good story.

Author

Meredith Nicholson image

Meredith Nicholson

United States

Meredith Nicholson was an American author, poet, and diplomat, known for his works of fiction that captured the spirit of American life in the early 20th century. He was born on December 9, 1866, i...

More on Meredith Nicholson

Listen/Download Audiobook

Read by:
00:00
Playback Speed 1.0
00:00
  • Select Speed

Related books

Meadowlark Basin Cover image

Meadowlark Basin by B. M. Bower

It is set in the American West, featuring elements of adventure, romance, and frontier life. Bower was known for his ability to bring the rugged and u...

Sight Unseen Cover image

Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart

It is a thrilling mystery novel that follows the story of a young woman named Judith and her fiancé as they investigate a series of strange occurrence...

Oldtown Folks  Cover image

Oldtown Folks by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Oldtown Folks is an 1869 novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It is written from the first-person perspective of a young man named Horace Holyoke,...

O Alienista Cover image

O Alienista by Machado de Assis

O Alienista, de Machado de Assis, é um pequeno romance sobre loucura, cientificismo e poder. O enredo se desenrola a partir dos esforços científicos d...

The Mill Mystery Cover image

The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

A mysterious death at a remote mill sets the stage for a suspenseful mystery in which nothing is as it seems. "The Mill Mystery" is a novel by Anna K...

Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung Cover image

Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung by Victor Appleton

The US Government is very smartly letting Tom Swift Jr. handle the recovery of its probe to Jupiter. But a mystery missile suddenly intercepts the pro...

The Travelling Thirds Cover image

The Travelling Thirds by Gertrude Atherton

In the captivating novel "The Travelling Thirds" by Gertrude Atherton, readers are swept into a world of adventure, romance, and societal intrigue. Se...

The Mystery of the Sycamore Cover image

The Mystery of the Sycamore by Carolyn Wells

"A mysterious death in the shadow of a sycamore tree sets the stage for a classic whodunit." In this mystery novel, Carolyn Wells tells the story of...

A Slav Soul and Other Stories Cover image

A Slav Soul and Other Stories by Aleksandr Kuprin

In "A Slav Soul and Other Stories," Aleksandr Kuprin masterfully crafts a collection of narratives that offer an intimate glimpse into the complexitie...

Shirley Cover image

Shirley by Charlotte Brontë

Shirley, A Tale is a social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë, first published in 1849. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane...

Reviews for The Hope of Happiness

No reviews posted or approved, yet...