The Kingdom Round the Corner

A Novel

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 93,734 / 269 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 458
Added to site: 2008.06.06
mnybks.net#: 21140
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ur plans, Tabs? Where do you want to go?"

"To go?"

He caught at her question and examined it. To go--where did he want to go? He had been so certain when he had boarded the train to London early that morning. Ever since he had said good-by to her, nearly five years ago, he had known quite definitely. Each time that he had had a glimpse of her on those brief leaves from the Front, he had been more and more sure of the desired direction. Her letters coming up to him under shell-fire had made him even more certain--those letters compassionate with unashamed sincerity, written with a girl's admiration for a man who was jeopardizing his all that she might live in safety.

And now, when he was free at last to go where he chose and she herself asked him, he could find no answer to her question. Why couldn't he? He looked at her thoughtfully with the frown of his problem in his eyes. What change had come over her? Or was it he who was altered? She had seemed so absolutely his while the terror of b

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2008.06.12
Cheryl
****.

Interesting novel about men returning to London after fighting in World War I . They find that not only has the war changed them, but it's also changed the people waiting for them back home. Each is looking for his "kingdom round the corner" - his chance for happiness that he dreamt of when fighting in the war.


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