The Candidate

A Political Romance

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,831 / 349 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,821
Added to site: 2008.04.23
mnybks.net#: 20637
Origin: gutenberg.org

In this political novel the hero, who is a presidential candidate, is accompanied by his niece on a speech making tour through the West. A newspaper correspondent, also in attendance, loves the girl and is largely responsible for the triumph of the candidate. The path of love is not smooth however, for the girl is the betrothed of a distinguished politician, whose enmity her uncle has no wish to incur.

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Here was a lack of conventionality, and an even stronger note of simplicity and freshness. The candidate, with his new honors, still held himself as one of the people, it never occurred to him that he might assume a pose and the public would accept it; he was democracy personified, and he was such because he was unconscious of it. His perfect freedom of manner, which Harley had not liked at first, now became more attractive.

"We leave at eleven o'clock for my home," said Mr. Grayson, "and arrive there to-morrow morning. I have some preparations to make, but I shall begin the campaign a day or two later."

"I intend to go with you to your town," said Harley. "You know the compact; I cannot let you out of my sight."

Mrs. Grayson, a grave, quiet woman, spoke for the first time.

"You shall come along, not merely as a sentinel, but as one of our little party, if you will, on one condition," she said.

"What is that?"

"On condition that you come to our house and take dinner

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.01.25
Warda(Rose)
*****

A magnificent story, one not to be easily forgotten, highlighting the political campaign of a candidate for the Presidency of United States, and emotions & drama of all other media correspondents and family friends along with him on the campaign, especially Harley's character, the cheif correspondent for New York Gazette, was wholesome, charming & enjoyable and led the story to its zenith. MUST Read!


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