The Princess Galva

A Romance

Cover image for

Download


Author: David Whitelaw
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,050 / 191 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 903
Added to site: 2010.10.25
mnybks.net#: 29361
Origin: gutenberg.org

A broad vein of humour running through this fascinating story prevents its drama degenerating into melodrama. In its pages Mr. Whitelaw gives his readers many thrills, plenty of laughs, but never a yawn.

Show Excerpt

only nine o'clock."

"That's enough, Edward; you've said what you've said. I'm astonished, but it can't be mended; they say men speak their true thoughts when they're in drink."

"I beg your pardon, Charlotte, I----"

"I'm not angry, Edward, but don't bang the lamp down like that, you'll splash the oil out. I repeat I'm not angry, only sorry. When I see a man come home at this hour and turn up his nose at a glass of good honest ale I know what it means. But that doesn't excuse what you said about uncle."

"Well, he's a rotten nuisance. I know as well as you do that we can't afford to upset the old chap, but he shouldn't come down on us like this, especially----"

"Especially what----?"

"----especially when it's--it's not convenient. The fact is, Charlotte, we'll have to draw in our horns a bit. I've got the sack, my dear, the push--the bullet--after twenty-two years--curse 'em."

"Edward, you forget you're speaking to me."

"Oh, no, I don't, my dear. I'm talki

Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.11.02
Linda Otto
*****

This was fun! Mr. Povey is a milquetoast. His life is dreary. Although the author blames "FATE" for the coincidences that occur in his humdrum existence to the dreariness to end, it doesn't matter. If you have ever loathed your job or your life condition, you'll enjoy watching the metamorphosis of Mr. Povey. A sweet royal romance facilitates the change. Enjoy!


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Princess Galva by David Whitelaw - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Princess Galva by David Whitelaw - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Princess Galva by David Whitelaw - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Princess Galva by David Whitelaw - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Princess Galva by David Whitelaw - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for The Princess Galva by David Whitelaw - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Fearsome
by S.A. Wolfe
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Emma
by Jane Austen
A Woman Named Smith
by Marie Conway Oemler
'Tween Snow and Fire
by Bertram Mitford
A Poor Wise Man
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
'Smiles'
by Eliot H. Robinson
Ayala's Angel
by Anthony Trollope
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontė
Persuasion
by Jane Austen

See more popular titles from this genre.