Show Excerpt d himself with the indolent hauteur of a man of many grandfathers. And indeed, unless, perhaps, that this plaything, the world, was too small, he had little to complain of. Although a younger son, he had a large fortune in his own right, left him by an adoring grandmother who had died shortly before he had come of age, and with whom he had lived from infancy as adopted son and heir. This grandmother was the one woman who had ever shone upon his horizon whose disappearance he regretted; and he was wont to remark that he never again expected to find anything beneath a coiffure at once so brilliant, so fascinating, so clever, so altogether "filling" as his lamented relative. If he ever did he would marry and settle down as a highly respectable member of society, and become an M.P. and the owner of a winner of the Derby; but until then he would sigh away his tired life at the feet of beauty, Bacchus, or chance. "What is the matter, Hal?" asked Bective Hollington, coming up behind him. "Yawning so early in
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Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1857 - 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics and war. She was strong-willed, independent-minded and sometimes controversial. --Wikipedia
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Book Description Hard Press, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M140694792X
Book Description Hard Press, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 96 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.23 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk140694792X