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The Dark Tower

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Author: Phyllis Bottome
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,552 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,020
Added to site: 2010.09.06 28914

The romantic, dramatic story of Major Staines, the woman he married, the woman he met too late, and Lionel his friend. "The Dark Tower has the world for its market; its appeal is universal."--Philadelphia North American.

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sitated and blushed. "Not very much, I'm afraid," she truthfully murmured. It flashed through her mind that with Lady Staines you must be truthful if there was any possible chance of your being found out.

"Hum!" said Lady Staines thoughtfully. "I can't see what people spend so much on education for nowadays. I really can't! And you're going to marry my second son, ain't you?" she demanded. "Well, I'm sure it's very kind of you. All the Staines have tempers, but Winn's is quite the worst. I don't want to exaggerate, but I really don't think you could match it in this world. He generally keeps it, too! He was a nasty, murderous, little boy. I assure you I've often beaten him till he was black and blue and never got a word out of him."

Mrs. Fanshawe looked horrified. "But my dear Lady Staines," she urged, "surely you tried kindness?"

Lady Staines shook her head. "No," she said, "I don't think so, I don't think I am kind--very. But he's turned out well, don't you think? He's the only one of m

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

A beautiful and classic love story. The characters are nicely delineated and it conveys the feel of the period.



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