Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

City Crimes

or Life in New York and Boston

Cover image for

Download


Author: Greenhorn
Published: 1849
Language: English
Wordcount: 115,165 / 335 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,936
Added to site: 2009.01.08
mnybks.net#: 23073
Origin: gutenberg.org

A Volume for Everybody:Being a Mirror of Fashion,a Picture of Poverty,and a Startling Revelationof the Secret Crimesof Great Cities

Show Excerpt

m, drew her to his throbbing breast, and tasted the nectar of her ripe lips, which so plainly invited the salute. Ah Frank, Frank! thou hast gone too far to retract now! Thy hand plays with those ivory globes--thy lips kiss those rounded shoulders, and that beauteous neck--thy brain becomes dizzy, thy senses reel, and thy amorous soul bathes in a sea of rapturous delight!

* * * * *

Truly, Frank Sydney, thou art a pretty fellow to prate about sallying forth at midnight to do good to thy fellow creatures!--Here we find thee, within an hour after thy departure from thy home, on an 'errand of mercy,' embraced in the soft arms of a pretty wanton, and revelling in the delights of voluptuousness. We might have portrayed thee as a paragon of virtue and chastity; we might have described thee as rejecting with holy horror the advances of that frail but exceedingly fair young lady--we might have made a saint of thee, Frank. But we prefer to depict human nature as it is not as it should be

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

RD Vincent
RD Vincent likes to take readers to a special place to call your own, a place where time stands still, a fabled town called Donbridge. Vincent's Donbridge series is a collection of stories and folk tales, some of which he heard from his own grandmother. As our author of the day, Vincent talks about the latest bundle from this series, tells us more about the inspiration behind the stories and reveals why he also included recipes in the books.
Read full interview...