The Education of Eric Lane

Author: Stephen McKenna
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,579 / 249 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.9
LoC Category: PS
Series: Sensationalists
Downloads: 354
Added to site: 2009.06.05
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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A clear-eyed, penetrating analysis of the modern sensation-hunting daughter of the English aristocracy, written with the fearlessness and insight which made SONIA famous. Stephen McKenna has been widely acknowledged as one of the most brilliant of the yougn novelists of today.

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Lady Poynter's jaw fell in affronted indignation. Lady Maitland had already secured Mr. Lane for luncheon, the Duchess of Ross had wired: "Don't know you but must. Have just seen your play. When will you dine?" and Mrs. Shelley had staked out a claim before any one else had heard of the man.

"That is really too abominable," she cried. "He made a note of the time in his book . . . only two days ago. . . . And then he hasn't the consideration even to telephone."

She counted the numbers and turned angrily, as the door was thrown open. After pausing on the threshold to see who was present, Lady Barbara Neave entered the room falteringly and with a suggestion that she was belatedly repenting a too venturesome effect in dress. The men, she knew, were only watching her eyes and waiting for the surprised smile of recognition which always made them feel that they had been missed; but Mrs. Shelley, she would wager, was privately noting that a dove-coloured silk dress

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