Three Weeks

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Author: Elinor Glyn
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,577 / 154 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,705 2898
Genres: Romance, Pulp

The world has felt upon its hot lips the perfumed kisses of the beautiful heroine of "Three Weeks." The brilliant flame that was her life has blazed a path into every corner of the globe. It is a world-renowned novel of consuming emotion that has made the name of its author, Elinor Glyn, the most discussed of all writers of modern fiction.

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im to notice the obsequiousness of the waiters, who passed each thing to the dignified servant to be placed before the lady by his hand. Who was she to be served with this respect and rapidity?

Only her red wine the maître d'hôtel poured into her glass himself. She lifted it up to the light to see the clear ruby, then she sipped it and scented its bouquet, the maître d'hôtel anxiously awaiting her verdict the while. "Bon," was all she said, and the weight of the world seemed to fall from the man's sloping shoulders as he bowed and moved aside.

Paul's irritation grew. "She's well over thirty," he said to himself. "I suppose she has nothing else to live for! I wonder what the devil she'll eat next!"

She ate a delicate truite bleu, but she did not touch her wine again the while. She had almost finished the fish before Paul's sole au vin blanc arrived upon the scene, and this angered him the more. Why should he wait for his


Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****

Extravagant both in terms of prose and emotion. The romance in the story is overdone because too many words are spent describing it. There is a parody of this book named "One Day" (also available on this website). "Three Weeks" altogether reads like a parody of itself.

Linda Otto

Today's romance writers should all be forced to study Elinor Glyn. She is glorious. This book is an amazing read. She really knows how to keep you turning the pages. Enjoy!

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