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

One Wonderful Night

A Romance of New York

Cover image for

Download


Author: Louis Tracy (Gordon Holmes)
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,393 / 233 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,734
Added to site: 2006.11.04
mnybks.net#: 15147
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Romance

"Mr. Tracy's latest novel provides an absorbing narrative which is not likely to be cast aside prematurely." --Financial Times

Show Excerpt

his was the Central Hotel, rebuilt, gone skyward, in full cry after its more pretentious à la carte neighbors, and the hall-porter was pained by the mere suspicion that the fact was not accepted of all the world of travel.

Although the newcomer confessed that he had not made any reservation of rooms, the Archduke graciously permitted him to alight--indeed, quelled an incipient rebellion on Curtis's part by ordering a couple of negroes to disappear with most of the baggage. So Curtis announced meekly to a super-clerk that he wanted a room with a bathroom, and was allowed to register. As in a dream, he signed "John D. Curtis, Pekin," and was promptly annoyed at finding what he had written, because, being a citizen of New York, he had meant to claim the distinction, and ignore his long years in Cathay.

"You'll find 605 a comfortable, quiet room, Mr. Curtis," said the clerk. "Going to make a long stay, may I ask?"

"A few days--perhaps a fortnight. I cannot say offhand."

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.07.27
carmen
****.

Fine!
Lovers of Big'un & Little'un may be tickled pink by meeting them (or their astral bodies) masking as a couple of New York detectives.
Thorougly Tracy-like:

  • plot

  • humor

  • well-written.

Four, instead of five, because I don't gauge it great, but just good.


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

Debra Salonen
Former award-winning newspaper journalist and bestselling author, Debra Salonen is back with the fun and very romantic Black Hills Rendezvous series. Today she answers our questions on how she chooses names for her characters, what made her pick a sperm donor as lead character for Black Hills Baby and whether she thinks love conquers all.
Read full interview...