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Angel Island

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,716 / 182 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 11,490
Added to site: 2005.06.14 10590

of libertine. Woman, first and foremost, was his game. Every woman attracted him. No woman held him. Any new woman, however plain, immediately eclipsed her predecessor, however beautiful. The fact that amorous interests took precedence over all others was quite enough to make him vaguely unpopular with men. But as in addition, he was a physical type which many women find interesting, it is likely that an instinctive sex-jealousy, unformulated but inevitable, biassed their judgment. He was a typical business man; but in appearance he represented the conventional idea of an artist. Tall, muscular, graceful, hair thick and a little wavy, beard pointed and golden-brown, eyes liquid and long-lashed, women called him "interesting." There was, moreover, always a slight touch of the picturesque in his clothes; he was master of the small amatory ruses which delight flirtatious women.

In brief, men were always divided in their own minds in regard to Ralph Addington. They knew that, constantly, he broke every canon

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.3 from 4 reviews: ****
JoJo Biggins

Worth a read just because it's different. Be forewarned, however, that it moves rather slowly, and also that it is really nothing more than early feminist propaganda.

Dick Thornton

An excellent book. Amazingly so, when written by a woman almost a century ago in a man-dominated culture. Well written, good plot, and with a thoughtful conclusion.


I read this book and was very impressed.
A must for all women around the world.


not bad



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