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The Career of Katherine Bush

Elinor Glyn

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .a blow to her which she could not bear in silence. She felt indignant.

"Charlie Prodgers is good enough for any young lady. Mabel herself thinks highly of him. He is one of the few of Fred's gentlemen friends that she thinks worthy to be asked into her mother's house—and I would have liked to have seen you married into her set safely before she becomes our sister-in-law, and can patronise you."

"Then I am afraid I must disappoint you, dear," Katherine now tried to hide her smile. "I have quite another game to play in life. But why don't you keep him for Ethel—she is nearly sixteen and will soon be looking out for a young man—or take him yourself?"

This was a new idea for Matilda. She had always been too loyal to dream of turning her eye in the direction of one whom she regarded as exclusively her sister's property.

She bridled a little—the picture was so glorious—if it only could be hers! Charlie Prodg. . . Read More

Community Reviews

If I hadn't read this book in a PDF I probably would have thrown it against the wall a few times. It is occasionally very witty, but those bits of wit are separated by slogging passages where everyone merrily agrees that indeed the aristocracy is brilliant. It also suffers from a severe lack of plot

E così ho finito la mia raccolta di opere di Elinor Glyn, che consideravo inesauribile... Una scrittrice cosmopolita, figlia della sua epoca, i cui romanzi divennero film di successo e furono interpretati da attori come Rodolfo Valentino, Gloria Swanson e Clara Bow, che lei stessa contribuì a lancia

This is a very gentle book, slightly archaic but with beautifully well rounded characters. The story is probably a good zeitgeist of the era and engaging enough to propel you to its conclusion.

The Career of Katherine Bush is a staggeringly lovely and enjoyable story.

Elinor Glyn creates a heroine who becomes more likeable as the book goes on. Her main ambition is simply to "be a lady" - and one has to remember that in the era the book was written, there was a near-impassable divide betwee