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A Man's Woman

Frank Norris

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. . .Bennett had been attracted to her. What a pair they were, strong, masterful both, insolent in the consciousness of their power!

"You have known her so well and for so long," continued Bennett, "that I am sure she must have said something to you about me. Tell me, did she ever say anything—or not that—but imply in her manner, give you to understand that she would have married me if I had asked her?"

Ferriss found time, even in such an hour, to wonder at the sudden and unexpected break in the uniform hardness of Bennett's character. Ferriss knew him well by now. Bennett was not a man to ask concessions, to catch at small favours. What he wanted he took with an iron hand, without ruth and without scruple. But in the unspeakable dissolution in which they were now involved did anything make a difference? The dreadful mill in which they had been ground had crushed from them all petty distinctions of personality, individuality. Humanity—the el. . . Read More

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Frank Norris was a master at painting emotions with words. The titular character is a man few would care to dine with, but Norris gets the reader to sympathize for him. You see, much like most writers circa late 19th to early 20th century, human nature was best explored through the environment of th

It’s not merely that the protagonist of this novel is a lumbering halfwit who even the author seems to loathe (“stupid” is the preferred descriptor), or that the teenage wife he marries turns into a caricatured penny-pinching scrimper-on-speed who refuses to touch a cent of her five thousand fortune

Ο Frank Noris στα πρώτα 3/5 του βιβλίου θα προσπαθήσει να σε κάνει να χαμογελάσεις μόνο και μόνο για να σου παγώσει το χαμόγελο στα 2 τελευταία.

Αποφεύγω να διαβάζω οπισθόφυλλα και εισαγωγές από τα βιβλία της σειράς Orbis Literae(και γενικά από κλασσικά βιβλία) γιατί πολλές φορές σου μαρ

In the 1890's in San Francisco, (now finally at peace ) on busy Polk Street, with cable cars continuously moving up and down the thoroughfare , not the most fashionable lane though, McTeague an unlicensed dentist, too dumb to know he needs this practices his profession learned from a quack in a filt

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