The Garden of Eden

Author: Max Brand (Frederick Schiller Faust)
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,867 / 214 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,836
Added to site: 2010.07.04 28364
Genre: Western

He was a gambler--one day rich, the next poor. Now he'd be a millionaire!

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l!" burst out Ben Connor. "The telegraph!"

He started up from his chair, feeling betrayed, for that light, irregular tapping was the voice of the world from which he had fled. A hard, cool mind worked behind the gray eyes of Ben Connor, but as he fingered the cigar his brain was fumbling at a large idea. Forty-Second and Broadway was calling him back.

When he looked out the window, now, the mountains were flat shapes against a flat sky, with no more meaning than a picture.

The sounder was chattering: "Kid Lane wins title in eighth round. Lucky punch dethrones lightweight champion." Ben Connor swallowed hard and found that his throat was dry. He was afraid of himself--afraid that he would go back. He was recalled from his ugly musing by the odor of the cigar, which had burned out and was filling the room with a rank smell; he tossed the crumbled remnants through the window, crushed his hat upon his head, and went down, collarless, coatless, to get on the street in the sound of men's voices


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This romance is for horse lovers---a Western about a mythos: the perfect race horse, the flock it comes from, and the thief who tried to steal it. Max Brand succeeds in mixing philosophy/religion and romantic adventure in one of his many well-written novels.

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