The Carpet From Bagdad

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Author: Harold MacGrath
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,551 / 204 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,830
Added to site: 2006.11.26
mnybks.net#: 15371

George P.A. Jones is an oriental rug merchant, a timid man afraid of the opposite sex, and he longs for romance, for love -- "to love a woman and by her be loved."

Filmed in 1915 as the first feature film by cinema pioneer William Selig.

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with his own. The grey veil that drooped from the rim of her simple Leghorn hat to the tip of her nose obscured her eyes, so he could not know that they were large and brown and indefinably sad. They spoke not of a weariness of travel, but of a weariness of the world, more precisely, of the people who inhabited it.

She and her companion passed on into the hotel, and if George's eyes veered again toward the desert over which the stealthy purples of night were creeping, the impulse was mechanical; he saw nothing. In truth, he was desperately lonesome, and he knew, moreover, that he had no business to be. He was young; he could at a pinch tell a joke as well as the next man; and if he had never had what he called an adventure, he had seen many strange and wonderful things and could describe them with that mental afterglow which still lingers over the sunset of our first expressions in poetry. But there was always that hydra-headed monster, for ever getting about his feet, numbing his voice, paralyzing hi

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2015.03.07
Larry
****.

Excellent plot and unique characters make for a good read. Although set almost a hundred years ago, would make a good background for an adventure movie. Not as good as Jagged edges but Worth the time.

2014.06.23
Pat Delich
*****

A great story bygone of truly great authors.I loved it.


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