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Man and Maid

Elinor Glyn

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Miss Sharp to be so good as to give her an envelope—She must51 write an address! I watched her—Miss Sharp handed her one, and went on with her work.

Suzette returned, closing the door, without temper, behind her.

"Wouff!" she announced to me—"No anxiety there—an Anglaise—not appetizing—not a fausse maigre like us, as thin as a hairpin! Nothing for thou Nicholas—and Mon Dieu!—she does the family washing by her hands—I know! mine look like that when I have taken one of my fortnights at the sea!"

"You think it is washing?—I was wondering—."

"Does she take off her glasses ever, Nicholas?"

"No perhaps she has weak light eyes. One never can tell!"

Suzette was not yet quite at ease about it all—. I was almost driven to ask Miss Sharp to remove her glasses to reassure her.

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I had been somewhat interested in reading a book by Elinor Glyn since seeing the silent movie "It" about a year ago, which she had a hand in making. Although her most scandalous book is apparently "Three Weeks," the plot synopsis of "Man and Maid" sounded more appealing. This book was about what I e

On the negative side, the narrator of the novel was very manipulative and chauvinistic. Some of the philosophical musings were repeated quite a few times.
On the plus side, the female author created a male, disabled war veteran and presented his innermost thoughts with remarkable insight and clarity.

Excellent Classic Romance, April 4, 2012
By K.W. McCabe "kwmccabe" (MN, usa) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Man and Maid (Kindle Edition)
Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn is the tale of Nicholas Thormond and Alathea Sharp. Nicholas is a soldier returned home from the war, wounded in body and sp

Oh this is just a fantastically cheesy old-time romance.

Il romanzo è concepito come un diario, scritto da un soldato inglese seriamente mutilato, fermo a Parigi durante la prima guerra mondiale.
Il suo unico punto debole sta proprio qui: la figura maschile che emerge dalle parole del protagonista presenta più di un tratto sgradevole, e non è chiaro quant

Glorious, vintage romance in an atmospheric setting of Paris towards the end of the Great War.

Sir Nicholas has been injured in action: he has lost an eye and a leg. Still a very handsome and virile man, he has nonetheless become disillusioned with life.

Persuaded to write a book, he hires an apparent

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