The Red Rat's Daughter

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,435 / 230 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,217
Added to site: 2010.06.28
mnybks.net#: 28301
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Thriller, Romance

A story of the release of a Russian prisoner from an island on the east of Siberia. The young English millionaire thinks he is rescuing his sweetheart's father, a noted Nihilist; but when the man is safe, he discovers that he has really brought off the most notorious diamond-robber in the world. The story is full of sensations, and people who like such fiction will find this bright and lively from first to last.

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you might as well not travel at all. Build an enormous restaurant in London, and devote a portion of it to every country into which modern man takes himself. Hang the walls with tricky, theatrical canvases after the fashion of a cyclorama; dress your waiters in appropriate costumes, let them speak the language of the country in which you are supposed to be dining, let the tables be placed in the centre of the hall, have a band to discourse national airs, and you would be able to bore yourself to death in comfort, for the simple reason that every one would talk, eat, drink, and behave just as respectably as his neighbour. Half the fun of moving about the world, as I understand it, lies in the studies of character presented by one's fellow-creatures. But, see, the boat is alongside; let us go ashore while it is fine."

Beautiful as Merok undoubtedly is, it must be admitted that its amusements are, to say the least of it, limited. You can lunch at the hotel, explore the curious little octagonal church, an

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2013.10.08
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

(1899) Adventure / Romance


R: ****


Plot bullets


  • Boy meets girl.

  • Girl meets boy.

  • Boy loves girl.

  • Girl loves boy but refuses him.
  • Her obstinacy will lead him on a dangerous voyage.


2010.08.12
CO'Neil
*****

The above summary pretty much sums it up.


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