The Explorer

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,444 / 225 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,631
Added to site: 2008.11.08
mnybks.net#: 22577
Origin: gutenberg.org

A daring, brilliant and dramatic novel -- a new revelation of Maugham's genius. A tangle of African adventures, a false tale, doubt and the final reconciliation of the lovers make up this pleasant story.

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soned her mind, charging herself bitterly with meanness of spirit, but one small incident after another brought the truth home to her. She recognised with a shiver of anguish that his standard of veracity was utterly different from hers. He was not very careful to keep his word. He was not scrupulous in money matters. With her, honesty, truthfulness, exactness in all affairs, were not only instinctive, but deliberate; for the pride of her birth was so great that she felt it incumbent upon her to be ten times more careful in these things than the ordinary run of men.

And then, from a word here and a word there, by horrified guesses and by a kind of instinctive surmise, she realised presently the whole truth of her father's life. She found out that Hamlyn's Purlieu was mortgaged for every penny it was worth, she found out that there was a bill of sale on the furniture, that money had been raised on the pictures; and, at last, that her mother's money, left in her father's trust to her and George, had been

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.06.21
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

* A man and girl fall in love.
* She must wait until he tries to rid Africa of the slave trade.
* Her brother will go to Africa with him and redeem the family name.
* The brother makes a promise.
* The explorer makes a promise.
* One man keeps his promise, and one man does not.

The story is less of an adventure and more of a romance.

Posted: 2011/06/21 10:06 pm CDT


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