Madelon

A Novel

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,325 / 241 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 939
Added to site: 2006.03.02
mnybks.net#: 13015
Excerpt

bove her lace tucker, like a bird's, stood in the midst of the men, and sang and sang, and her wonderful soprano flowed through the harmony like a river of honey; and yet now and then it came with a sudden fierce impetus, as if she would force some enemy to bay with music. Madelon was slender, but full of curves which were like the soft breast of a bird before an enemy. Sometimes as she sang she flung out her slender hands with a nervous gesture which had hostility in it. Truth was that she hated Lot Gordon both on his own account and because he came instead of his cousin Burr. She had expected Burr that night; she had taken his cousin's hand on the doorlatch for his. He had not been to see her for three weeks, and her heart was breaking as she sang. Any face which had appeared to her instead of his in the doorway that night would have been to her as the face of a bitter enemy or a black providence, but Lot Gordon was in himself hateful to her. She knew, too, by a curious revulsion of all her senses from unwe

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Madelon by Mary Wilkins Freeman - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Madelon by Mary Wilkins Freeman - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for Madelon by Mary Wilkins Freeman - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for Madelon by Mary Wilkins Freeman - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for Madelon by Mary Wilkins Freeman - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for Madelon by Mary Wilkins Freeman - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Piano Girl
by Sherri Schoenborn Murray
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë
The White Wolf
by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Emma
by Jane Austen
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

See more popular titles from this genre.