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The Price of Things

Elinor Glyn

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Harietta. When you get to England you must not say 'along with it'—after the pains I have taken with your grammar, too! You can use Americanisms if they are apt, and even a literal translation of another language—but bad grammar—common phrases—pah! that is to give the show away!"

Harietta reddened—her vanity disliked criticism.

"I take very good care of my language when it is necessary in the world—I am considered to have a lovely voice—but when I'm with you I guess I can enjoy a holiday—it's kind of a rest to let yourself go," her pronunciation lapsed into the broadest American, just to irritate him, and she stood and laughed in his face.

He caught her in his arms. She never failed to appeal to his senses; she had won him by that force and so held his brute nature even after five years. This was always the reason of whatever success she secured. A man had no smallest doubt as. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Worth reading, but wasn't great. That Verisschenzko was a big gas bag and I found myself skimming his speeches a bit.

Reading this so soon after Elinor Glynn's advice book make it really obvious that the Russian is mostly a mouthpiece for her thoughts on men and women, love and marriage.

Spoilers: What an abrupt ending! We left the main couple so Several chapters ago and the last few were all about the Russian seei