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Dead Man's Rock

A Romance

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Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,955 / 255 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,047
Added to site: 2006.02.24 12956

"'Q' has written a fascinating story, and has exhibited in a marked degree the gift of exciting and maintaining curiosity, and of investing a cunningly-woven tissue of romantic incidents with that indefinable feeling of awe and wonderment which is the triumph of the romance-writer's art. . . . 'Dead Man's Rock' may be confidently recommended to those who have a taste for romance of the weird, mystic, and thrilling kind."—Daily News.

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atter book, with the rude taste of childhood, I greatly preferred, so that I quickly knew the mottoes and standards of its bewildering hosts by heart), when my father's first letter came home. In those days, before the great canal was cut, a voyage to the East Indies was no light matter, lying as it did around the treacherous Cape and through seas where a ship may lie becalmed for weeks. So it was little wonder that my father's letter, written from Bombay, was some time on its way. Still, when the news came it was good. He had seen Mr. Elihu Sanderson, son of the Elihu mentioned in my grandfather's Will, had presented his parchment and Testament, and received some notes (most of which he sent home), together with a sealed packet, directed in Amos Trenoweth's handwriting: "To the Son of my House, who, having Counted all the Perils, is Resolute." This packet, my father went on to say, contained much mysterious matter, which would keep until he and his dear wife met. He added that, for himself, he could divine n

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
Henry L. Ratliff

(1887) Adventure / Mystery / Romance / Thriller

R: * * * * *

Plot bullets

  • Dead Man's Rock has indeed brought many a man to his death in ship wreck.

  • It has taken another ship and left death and a mystery.

  • A boy grows up with the death of his father at the rock. But, his father's death was not do to the wreck, but murder.

  • The boy carries the hate for the murder into adult life.

  • That hate continues to wreck the lives of those near to him, even the girl he loves.

  • Does the rock hold, yet, more evil and mystery?

The best read I've had in a long time. Highly recommended. Thank you,!



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