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Black Oxen

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Published: 1923
Language: English
Wordcount: 121,237 / 345 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,306
Added to site: 2008.05.21
mnybks.net#: 20963
Origin: gutenberg.org

This tale of scientific rejuvenation was the number one best seller of 1923.

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generally lean and flat of cheek, their expression calm, assured, not always smug. They are impeccably groomed and erect. Stout they may be, but seldom fat, and if not always handsome, they are polished, distinguished, aloof. They no longer wear side-whiskers and look younger than their fathers did at the same age.

Mr. Dinwiddie's countenance as a rule was as formal and politely expressionless as became his dignified status, but tonight it was not. It was pallid. The rather prominent eyes were staring, the mouth was relaxed. He was seated next the aisle and Clavering hastened toward him in alarm.

"Ill, old chap?" he asked. "Better come out."

Mr. Dinwiddie focussed his eyes, then stumbled to his feet and caught Clavering by the arm. "Yes," he muttered. "Get me out of this and take me where I can get a drink. Seen a ghost."

Clavering guided him up the aisle, then out of a side exit into an alley and produced a flask from his hip-pocket. Mr. Dinwiddie without ceremony raised it to his

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2008.09.26
Generosa Rader
***..

A woman in her late fifties undergoes treatment to become younger and now looks 30. She falls in love with a 34 year old man and the story focuses at length on his/her struggles to overcome their real differences in ages, outlooks, and priorities in life.

I was rather bored with the lengthy descriptions of New York High Society in the 1920's, their values and prejudices within their cliques as well as towards this odd couple.

Can an old woman in a young body really find happiness? Read the book.


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