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Beyond The Rocks

Elinor Glyn

Book Overview: 

Forced into marriage to a man who is older and wealthier, young Theodora Fitzgerald contemplates her fate in love, until she meets and falls in love with another.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ast attention to anything she says, and does absolutely what he pleases!"

Hector and Lady Bracondale together had often made the women who were in love with him jealous.

When she had finished her letter the stately lady read it over carefully—she had a certain tact, and Hector must be cajoled to return, not irritated. Monica's epistle, in spite of that touch of vulgarity which she had deplored, had held out some grains of comfort. She had been getting really anxious over this affair with the—French person. Even to herself Lady Bracondale would not use any of the terms which usually designate ladies of the type of Esclarmonde de Chartres.

Since her brother-in-law Evermond had returned from Monte Carlo bringing that disturbing story of the diamond chain, she had been on thorns—of such a light mind and always so full of worldly gossip, Evermond!

Hector had gone from Monte Carlo to Venice, and then to Paris, where he had . . . Read More

Community Reviews

I had to read this for my literature class this semester.

Glyn is good at romance, but romance is not the genre for me. I guess I'm too practical to fall into the dream of vows and swoons and such nonsense. Also, I don't care for protagonists that are one-dimensional. Theodora irritated me. She was t

Better than the movie!

Like the the found silent classic film.

I was very pleased to have the lost film Beyond the Rock with Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valetino. Now the book more dimension in the rich narrative of newly rediscovered classic.

Elinor Glyn descrive con nostalgia la squisita e perversa bellezza di un mondo che si sta ormai dissolvendo, con una splendida storia d'amore e d'onore. Come avrebbe mai potuto, l'ingenua Theodora, resistere al fascino di Hector Bracondale, se anche Mrs. McBride, la smaliziata e matura vedova americ

The title of this book refers to the river Lethe in Greek mythology--those who drink of it experience forgetfulness of all memories. But for the heroine, oblivion seems unattainable beyond the rocks...

This novel is about a young girl who is sold into a high society marriage and knows nothing of lov

Light period romance by one of the era's best selling novelists. Completely predictable, but no less enjoyable for it.

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