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Elizabeth Visits America

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Author: Elinor Glyn
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,430 / 150 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,135
Added to site: 2004.07.01 8395
Genre: Romance

A quarrel between Elizabeth and her Lord "Harry" sends him to Africa to shoot big game and her to the States. In a series of letters to her mother she gives with sprightly abandon her impressions of things American from New York to San Francisco. A reconciliation is happily effected upon the last page.

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education, who went out first as a cow-boy on a ranch and then took to mining and got a stroke of luck, and now owns the half of the great Osage Mine. And he is only twenty-nine. "I kinder felt I ought to see Europe," he said, "never having been further East than Chicago; so I came over at Christmas time and have been around in this machine ever since." He calls his automobile, an immense 90 h.p. Charon, his "machine!" He said all this so simply, as if it were quite natural to tell a stranger his life story, and he is perfectly direct--only you have to speak to him with the meaning you intend in the words. Metaphor is not the least use: he answers literally.

The church was shut, and as we had no excuse to stay out longer we strolled back. He was intensely respectful, and he ended up by saying he found me just the nicest girl he had seen "this side." I was so pleased. I hope he will come on the rest of the way with us; we start at dawn. So good night, dearest Mamma.

Your affectionate daughter, E



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