The Bachelors

A Novel

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 104,266 / 306 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 867
Added to site: 2010.08.29
mnybks.net#: 28846
Origin: gutenberg.org

"A very modern up-to-the minute novel of society and affairs with its scenes laid in Boston, New York, and Bermuda," says The New York Times. "'The Bachelors are men twenty years out of college, of widely varying interests and characters, but warm friends. The story deals with their suddenly developed desire to marry, their efforts to win wives and the complications that ensue."

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heosis of partnership, and its success depends a great deal more upon the psychology of selection than upon sentiment."

Huntington made no response. The first shock was tempered by his knowledge of Cosden's character. It was natural that he should have arrived at this conclusion, the older man told himself, and it was curious that the thought had not occurred to Huntington sooner that the days of their bachelor companionship must inevitably be numbered. There was nothing else which Connie could wish for now: he had his clubs, his friends, and ample means to gratify every desire; a home with wife and children was really needed to complete the success which he had made. He had proved himself the best of friends, which was a guarantee that he would make a good husband. Huntington found himself echoing Cosden's question, "Why not?"

"Have you selected the happy bride, Connie?" he asked at length, more seriously.

"Only tentatively," was the complacent reply. "I met a girl in New York last winte

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