An Engagement of Convenience

A Novel

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Author: Louis Zangwill (Z.Z.)
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,969 / 225 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 5,698
Added to site: 2010.09.18
mnybks.net#: 29034
Origin: gutenberg.org

An unconventional treament of a conventional theme: An artist of genius marries beneath him at a critical moment to save his career. Later the more brilliant affinity makes her appearance. Usually the inferior woman is painted in crude colors in order to palliate the hero's inclination toward the affinity. Mr. Zangwill reverses the usual procedure to make a finer and more sympathetic presentation of the less brilliant wife.

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ally when a couple of his pictures at last attracted buyers, and he moreover found himself earning guineas from the patronage of friendly editors whose humbler commissions he carried out in the same spirit of the dignified, ambitious worker.

Then the financial crash came, leaving brother and sister entirely dependent on their labours. Both met the crisis with commendable philosophy. Mary, who had long before taken up educational work as an amateur, was soon able to establish herself as a professional, and had taught ever since at a high school in Kensington; picturesquely settling herself in a tiny flat in an artisan's building, and living as a homely worker. The dignity and serene simplicity of her life had of late furnished the one ideal thing for Wyndham's contemplation.

Wyndham himself had stood up straight and felt very strong; had reassured his fussy, frightened folk that he could rely on his profession. He felt in himself an endless ardour for achievement, a confidence of triumph in the c

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.10.31
Reader
****.

A human comedy/character study of a self-involved artist and his usage of other people. I enjoyed it very much.


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