The Four Feathers

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Author: A.E.W. Mason
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,546 / 307 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 5,062
Added to site: 2006.07.22
mnybks.net#: 14259
Origin: gutenberg.org

British officer Harry Faversham resigns his commission just prior to the Battle of Omdurman for personal reasons, rather than cowardice, but he is faced with censure from three of his comrades, each of whom presents him with a feather, and the loss of the support of his fiancée, who presents him with the fourth feather. Questioning his true motives, Harry resolves to redeem himself in combat, travelling on his own to the war-ravaged Sudan.

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strike with all his strength in the savagery of despair. He had indeed reached out a restraining hand when General Feversham's matter-of-fact voice intervened, and the boy's attitude suddenly relaxed.

"Queer incomprehensible things happen. Here are two of them. You can only say they are the truth and pray God you may forget 'em. But you can't explain, for you can't understand."

Sutch was moved to lay his hand upon Harry's shoulder.

"Can you?" he asked, and regretted the question almost before it was spoken. But it was spoken, and Harry's eyes turned swiftly toward Sutch, and rested upon his face, not, however, with any betrayal of guilt, but quietly, inscrutably. Nor did he answer the question, although it was answered in a fashion by General Feversham.

"Harry understand!" exclaimed the general, with a snort of indignation. "How should he? He's a Feversham."

The question, which Harry's glance had mutely put before, Sutch in the same mute way repeated. "Are you blind?" his e

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2010.03.04
CONeil
***..

It is with the deepest regret that I can truly say that this book, Mason's acknowledged "masterpiece," made a very much better movie than it does a novel.

Thence, his other works such as The Philanderers rate lower still, in my experience.


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