Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Captain Macedoine's Daughter

Cover image for


Author: William McFee
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,847 / 227 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,237
Added to site: 2010.04.19 27411

The story of a seaman and his singular relationship with a halfbreed girl of strange destiny--here is a tale of strange people, strange places, strange motifs, and strange morals, told with brilliant effect and satisfying completeness. A tale in which romance balances "realism", in which adventure and mystery exist without either a strain on credulity or a descent to the stodgy.

Show Excerpt

man from between her small white teeth.

For you will not be too much astonished to hear that this girl for whom I had cherished this sterile fidelity had become in all essentials the dream-woman who had been the bane of my life for so long. Perhaps she had always been the same and the illusion of youth had blinded me to her identity. Perhaps, on the other hand, she had really changed, for she was now twenty-five instead of twenty-one--ominous years in a woman's life. At any rate, I had changed for a certainty. While I still struggled against the bondage her personality imposed upon me, I no longer struggled in vain. I had been drawing stores of strength from toil, from the sea, from the bizarre phantasmagoria which the countries of the East had unrolled before my eyes. And I think she saw this at once, for she had no sooner introduced me to her companion, an actor who had recently married an eminent actress twice his own age, than she made our excuses and proposed an immediate departure.

But it



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Alan Joshua
As a clinical psychologist and parapsychologist, Alan Joshua is fascinated with the human mind and everything that makes it tick. He combined his extensive knowledge with his passion for sci-fi in his action-packed debut fiction novel, The SHIVA Syndrome, which has received rave reviews and has already been nominated for several awards. As our author of the day, we chat with Joshua about the inspiration behind his book, the immense amount of research that went into it and whether or not the human mind is still evolving.
Read full interview...