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The Bacillus of Beauty

A Romance of Today

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Author: Harriet Stark
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,134 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,351
mnybks.net#: 6580
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real woman stood before me, albeit unlike all the other women that ever lived in the world; and that something surprised and perplexed her. The smile still curved her lips; I felt myself grin in idiotic imitation.

"What is the matter?" the radiant stranger persisted. "You act as if--"

The smile grew sunnier; it rippled to a laugh that was merriment set to music.

"John! John Burke!" she said, giving my hands a little, impatient shake, just as Nelly used to do. "It isn't possible! Don't you--why, you goose! Don't you know me?"

"Helen!"

Of course! I had known her from the beginning! A man couldn't be in the same room with Nelly Winship and feel just as if she were any other girl. But she was not Helen at all--that radiant impossibility! And yet she was. Or she said so, and my heart agreed. But when I would have drawn her to me, she stepped back in lovely confusion, with a fluttered question:--

"How long have you been here, John?"

That voice! Sweet, fresh; full of

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2006.10.17
angel_shark
*****

A very interesting what if book. What if you could become the most beautiful woman in the world? How would that affect your friends? How would that affect your life? How would all those changes affect you?

The author follows a country bumpkin that comes to the city to go to college. She is very bright and the teacher's pet. The Teacher finds a way to make people more beautiful and offers it to this girl....

A book that explores all these angles. It's well written, if a bit slow in patches, but very very interesting!


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