No Hero

Cover image for


Author: E.W. Hornung
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,911 / 116 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,073
Added to site: 2006.07.02 13963

An Eton boy, who has escaped from his mother's influence and has fallen in love with a woman who is believed to be an adventuress, is the central figure in Mr. Hornung's new story. The scene is laid in Switzerland, with a background of piquant hotel gossip, the narrative being in the words of a friend of the boy's mother who has undertaken the task of disillusionizing the lad. The result is as unconventional as it is unexpected.

"A clever, fresh, well-told story with more than the usual measure of art in its telling." Detroit Free Press.

Show Excerpt

ed, but it was something new to me in Catherine Evers, something half-repellent and yet almost wholly fine.

"You don't mean to say it's that?" I asked aghast.

"No, I don't," Catherine answered, with a hard little laugh. "He's not quite twenty, remember; but I am afraid that he is making a fool of himself, and I want it stopped."

I waited for more, merely venturing to nod my sympathetic concern.

"Poor old Bob, as you may suppose, is not a genius. He is far too nice," declared Catherine's old self, "to be anything so nasty. But I always thought he had his head screwed on, and his heart screwed in, or I never would have let him loose in a Swiss hotel. As it was, I was only too glad for him to go with George Kennerley, who was as good at work at Eton as Bob was at games."

In Catherine's tone, for all the books on her shelves, the pictures on her walls, there was no doubt at all as to which of the two an Eton boy should be good at, and I agreed sincerely with another nod.

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for No Hero by E.W. Hornung - Free eBook


True Alpha 1
Alisa Woods

Shifters in Seattle – Desired (True Alpha 1) Ne... Read more

Cover image for No Hero by E.W. Hornung - Free eBook

Open Minds

Mindjack Saga Book 1
Susan Kaye Quinn

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a danger... Read more

Cover image for No Hero by E.W. Hornung - Free eBook

Rise of The Iron Eagle

The Iron Eagle Series Book 1
Roy A. Teel Jr.

Is The Iron Eagle a psychotic serial killer?Read more

Cover image for No Hero by E.W. Hornung - Free eBook

XGeneration 1

You Don't Know Me (XGeneration Series)
Brad Magnarella

In the fall of 1984, Cold War tensions between... Read more

Cover image for No Hero by E.W. Hornung - Free eBook

Drive, Ride, Repeat

The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure
Al Macy

Author Al Macy is a character and a tightwad wi... Read more

Cover image for No Hero by E.W. Hornung - Free eBook

I Bring the Fire

Part I: Wolves (A Loki Story)
C. Gockel

In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way... Read more

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
by Théophile Gautier
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
The Awakening
by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
At the Mountains of Madness
by H.P. Lovecraft
Nobody's Boy
by Hector Malot

See more popular titles from this genre.