Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Black Oxen

Cover image for


Published: 1923
Language: English
Wordcount: 121,237 / 345 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,313
Added to site: 2008.05.21 20963

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

Show Excerpt

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: ***
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.



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Brian Blose
Brian Blose is a software developer and army veteran who enjoys reading and writing fiction that contains flawed heroes, unreliable narrators and moral dilemmas. His book, The Participants, is no exception and had readers glued to the story until the very last page. As our author of the day, Blose chats about the Heinsenberg uncertainty principle, how TV shows from the 90s inspired this book and gives us some behind-the-scenes insights in the creation of The Participants.
Read full interview...