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Elinor Glyn

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. . .e even did not seem to spoil the perfect beauty of the whole. Her mouth, tender and rather full, seemed to smile a welcome, and the patine, unspoiled by any casts having ever been taken, gleamed as the finest of skin. It was in a wonderful state of preservation and not darkened to more than a soft cream color.

So there she lay at last! Goddess of Love still for all time. The head was broken off at the base of the slender, rounded throat.

Halcyone perceived that Cheiron was appreciating her treasure in a proper spirit and spoke not a word while he examined it minutely, turning it in all lights.

"What consummate genius!" he almost whispered at last. "You have truly a goddess here, child, and you do well to guard her as such,—Aphrodite you have named her well."

"I am glad now that I have shown her to you—at first I was a little afraid—but you understand. And now you can feel how I have my mother always with me. She tells. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This book was so sweet and easy to read! I am often angered by the propriety and suppression of English society, particularly Victorian society. But Halcyone is pure and true, and sticks to her values by choice and acts by her heart. Her mind is valued by those in her life, as well. It is a tale of

The opening is quoted as the GR description. I like it when an author gives me some sense of "my" surroundings. Halcyone likes to play in the garden next to that little house. She is not happy to see that it is now occupied and she doesn't mind telling Mr. Carlyon so. She also remarks on the number

Was prompted to read some Elinor Glyn by a visit to Montacute House (Somerset UK) where she lived for a short time. This Victorian/Edwardian romance is fascinating in many ways not least because of the way it sheds light on its highly unconventional author who in the face of many personal romantic s

I loved this book!

Una lettura affascinante, qua e là un po' sopra le righe, com'è logico aspettarsi da una scrittura datata di circa un secolo. Quello che conquistò i lettori della Glyn, credo, è quella sensualità diffusa ma sempre sottobraccio, mai brutalmente esplicita... attualmente, ancora, il suo pregio maggiore