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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,510 / 260 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,890 3506

The story of Lee Randon who was lost in the fascination of Cytherea and reached out into the uncharted seas beyond his marriage. A sensational novel that has already started discussion that will range from coast to cast.

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eyond assault there. It was only that, together with his fidelity to his wife, an increasing uneasiness possessed him, an unabated separate interest in life, in women. He was searching for something essential, he couldn't discover what; but, dismissing the problem of how he'd act if he found it, the profound conviction remained that when his hopeful quest was over then indeed he'd be old, finished, drained. Lee Randon secretly cherished, jealously guarded, that restless, vital reaching for the indefinable perfection of his hidden desire. For a flash it was almost perceptible in Anette, her head half-buried in the darkness of the divan behind the rise and fall of her breasts in a close sweater of Jaeger wool.

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She stirred, smiled at him absently, and, with Peyton's assistance, rose. The long room, unlighted except for the fire, was lost in obscurity; the blackness against the window-panes was absolute. Outside, however, Lee found a lingering glint of day; the snow had stopped, but the wi



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