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The Man and the Moment

Elinor Glyn

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .vant brought the luggage by train this morning, so I suppose the rooms are ready."

"They are a wonderful race," Mr. Cloudwater remarked, "aren't they, Sabine. I never can understand why you should so persistently avoid them—they really have much more in common with ourselves than Latins."

"That is why perhaps—one likes contrasts—and French and Russians, or Germans, are far more intelligent. Every one to his taste!" and Mrs. Howard smiled.

The Englishman came out again in a few minutes, and sitting down lazily, as though he were alone upon the balcony terrace, he ordered some tea. Not the remotest scrap of interest in his surroundings or companions lit up his face. He might have been forty or forty-two, perhaps, but being so fair he looked a good deal younger, and had a peculiar distinction of his own.

"That is what I object to about them," Mrs. Howard remarked presently, "their abominable arrogance. Look at that man. . . . Read More

Community Reviews

The 1923 equivalent of a rom-com featuring Sarah Jessica Parker or some similarly saccharine actress is NOT something I thought I would enjoy, nor that I would typically choose to read. Two things drew me to it: I was visiting Jersey and wanted to read something by a local author, and Elinor Glyn wa

Il romanzo, da quando è stato inventato (un bel po' di secoli fa) si basa su una semplice ricetta: una coppia di innamorati, separata da vari eventi, si ritrova dopo un certo numero di peripezie e vivrà poi per sempre felice. Elinor Glyn ha fatto sua questa ricetta (squadra che vince non si cambia),

What an absolutely divine read! Searingly intense, passionate melodrama with a wonderfully happy ending.

Since there's no proper synopsis of The Man and the Moment above, I'll provide a brief one here:

Michael, a devastatingly good-looking and rugged aristocrat, is trying to avoid marrying his mistre