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

The Evil Shepherd

Cover image for

Download


Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim (Anthony Partridge)
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,878 / 217 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,522
mnybks.net#: 5360
Origin: gutenberg.org

A novel of English life of a melodramatic character, so fascinating and so stirring that the most hardened reader can hardly fail to receive a series of thrills.

Show Excerpt

ter known to the world owing to the constant activities of the cartoonist. His reputation during the last few years had carried him, notwithstanding his comparative youth--he was only thirty-five years of age--into the very front ranks of his profession, and his income was one of which men spoke with bated breath. He came of a family of landed proprietors, whose younger sons for generations had drifted always either to the Bar or the Law, and his name was well known in the purlieus of Lincoln's Inn before he himself had made it famous. He was a persistent refuser of invitations, and his acquaintances in the fashionable world were comparatively few. Yet every now and then he felt a mild interest in the people whom his companion assiduously pointed out to him.

"A fashionable restaurant, Francis, is rather like your Law Courts--it levels people up," the latter remarked. "Louis, the head-waiter, is the judge, and the position allotted in the room is the sentence. I wonder who is going to have the little ta

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****
2013.05.31
Dai Alanye
***..

Oh, Phillips, Phillips, Phillips!

For once you create a fine villain and intriguing mystery but your penchant--indeed, your obsession--for endings where everyone lives happily after (except for minor characters) spoils the drama.

I fail to see how you obtained publishers for your 150 books, some of them quite paltry.

2009.07.13
R Stephan
*****

Similar page turner to the author's Amiable Charlatan, an intelligent man stumbles into a love affair with a girl, the father of whom presenting a mystery that is only resolved at the end.

2009.03.28
Gilmartin
*****

A tale of debauchery and crime-for-thrills amongst the English aristocracy, cocktails in hand! A quite brilliant novel which is rather better than the usual pulp mystery/detective fiction from this period, pre-empting some of the themes beloved of Brett Ellis Easton and J.G. Ballard.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

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

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Angela Roquet
Angela Roquet loves everything macabre - with a dash of comedy. She is also fascinated by world religions, the afterlife and mythology. This clearly shows in her work, where mythological characters tend to make an appearance, showing off their more mundane sides. Today, Roquet talks to us about what inspired her book, Graveyard Shift, why she has a female reaper in the leading role and how she used to raise eyebrows in public with the types of books she was reading.
Read full interview...