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The Fortunes of Oliver Horn

Francis Hopkinson Smith

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Clayton house, the dark magnolias silhouetted against the flight of steps and the indigo-blue of the sky. He had already formulated in his mind the palette with which he would paint it, and had decided that the magnolias were blue-black and not green, and the steps greenish-white. He had, furthermore, determined to make an outline of it in the daylight, and talk to Mr. Crocker about it. Sue's eyes, which but a moment before had so charmed him, no longer lingered in his memory—nor even in any one of the far corners of his head and heart. It was only when her light flashed up that he awoke to the realization of what he was doing, and even this breach of good manners was forgotten by him in his delight over the effect which the red glow of the candle gave to the whole composition.

With the picture clearly stamped upon his brain, he turned and stepped quickly across the Square, and in another moment he had thrown his mother a kiss through the windo. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I've learned just from reading this story alone that life can be fortunate even though ones own ambitions are flawed. Oliver wants to be an artist, and the only thing stopping him is his stubborn mother. She wishes him to be a lawyer just has his father was before he gave it up to be an inventor. Ol

It's always good to look back while also looking forward. What better way than reading a novel written in a time so different yet so similar to our own. A perfect piece of history that displays the divides that humanity continues to struggle with to this day. All hidden in the romance of a boy becom