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by Mary Roberts Rinehart

eBook A Poor Wise Man ePub
Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
Language: English
ISBN: 1434616770
ISBN13: 978-1434616777
Publisher: BiblioBazaar (May 14, 2007)
Pages: 366
Category: Classics
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 824
Formats: lit lrf mobi lrf
ePub file: 1195 kb
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By Mary Roberts Rinehart

By Mary Roberts Rinehart. CHAPTER I. The city turned its dreariest aspect toward the railway on blackenedwalls, irregular and ill-paved streets, gloomy warehouses, and over alla gray, smoke-laden atmosphere which gave it mystery and often beauty. Sometimes the softened towers of the great steel bridges rose above theriver mist like fairy towers suspended between Heaven and earth. She watched it with interest. She haddeveloped a new interest in people during the year she had beenaway. She had seen, in the army camp, similar shuffling lines of men,transformed in a few hours into ranks of uniformed soldiers, beginningalready to be actuated by the same motive.

Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876 – September 22, 1958) was an American writer, often called the American Agatha Christie, although her first mystery novel was published 14 years before Christie's first novel in 1920. Rinehart is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it" from her novel The Door (1930), although the novel does not use the exact phrase.

A Poor Wise Man. by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Project Gutenberg Etext A Poor Wise Man, by Mary Roberts Rinehart This file should be named pwsmn10. txt VERSIONS based on separate sources get new LETTER, pwsmn10a. This Etext prepared by an anonymous Project Gutenberg volunteer. Please note: neither this list nor its contents are final till midnight of the last day of the month of any such announcement.

Mary Roberts Rinehart. Elizabeth Wheeler lives in a small town, sings in the church choir, and dreams of a man who will sweep her off her feet

Mary Roberts Rinehart. Elizabeth Wheeler lives in a small town, sings in the church choir, and dreams of a man who will sweep her off her feet. Instead, she is thrust into a series of events beyond her control leading to passion, madness, betrayal, and ultimately, murder! Can she ever set thing right? Read online. 1 006. Published: 1999. The Man in Lower Ten. Mary Roberts Rinehart.

More books by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Home from war service, where for the first time she had mixed with the middle class - notably a lame young man working for the Red Cross - Lily longs for freedom. As Bolsheviks, strikers and anarchists vie with the elite, Lily becomes attracted to a disreputable revolutionary. Rinehart has done far better novels. Upvote (0). Downvote (0). by. Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. George H. Doran Company. ark:/13960/t8kd1xf0s. A Poor Wise Man. Read. One fee. Stacks of books.

A Poor Wise Man book. The book is heavy on melodrama, as you can usually expect from Mary Roberts Rinehart, which is unfortunate in my opinion, because the plot is interesting and relevant today. A Poor Wise Man mixes romantic fiction with political analysis  . If you can struggle through the melodrama, you might enjoy this one!. Mary Roberts RINEHART (1876 - 1958). Mary Roberts Rinehart offers a superb blend of romance and suspense amidst political tensions in this story set in early 20th Century America. The characters are compelling and representative of the various socioeconomic classes.

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I down loaded this book because I had read another (modern day) book that made reference to Mary Rinehart's Mystery writing. This book is not a Mystery novel. As I titled this review, this novel is a Romance with some impressive political, social, and psychological observation spread throughout the story's plot. Set in 1919 in an unnamed "City" (a kind of "Every City" as I read the novel) the readers follow the lives of William Wallace Cameron (pay attention to that full name!) and Lilly Cardew as they wend their way towards each other through mutual misunderstandings and misconceptions--to their inevitable "happy ending."

This book held my attention, despite being a Romance, which says a good deal about its merits--as I generally regard Romances as the equivalent of mental chewing-gum. For those who like the Romance genre, this is an excellent one. For those, like myself, who would generally prefer reading he Yellow Pages to reading a Romance novel, this book offers a glimpse into the political, social and psychological views of early 20th Century America.
Brick my own
She always gets high marks from me. I've read almost all of her books. This was a new one for me. She always wrote good mysteries and I love a good mystery.
I have been a fan of this fascinating author since I was 13 years old and that was around 50 years ago!
I have been reading a lot of Mary Roberts Rinehart. I knew her as primarily a mystery writer. I find her other novels - including this one - give me an insight into the early part of the 20th century I had not previously had. The pre - WW-I political climate of the country, the role of industry, the lifestyles of the various classes, etc. are so well-described in her novels. Some of the racial/ethnic stereotypes are a bit disturbing, but probably in line with the times, unfortunately. I found understanding some of the attitudes of that period, gave me insight into how some events of current times evolved.
The war with the Huns might be over but the war with the Commies is just heating up. Young William Wallace Cameron decides to protect the country he loves from these "foreigners" by organizing a secret vigilante committee modeled upon... the Ku Klux Klan. o_O Rich girl Lily Cardew could have been an interesting character as a pre-Flapper caught between the old timey expectations of a woman's place and the taste of freedom and responsibility she had during World War I working in a Red Cross camp. Unfortunately Lily just ends up a cold fish who is easily duped by a socialist gigolo. The Haves and the Have Nots battle it out with author Rinehart clearly on the side of the Haves.
I loved this book! She writes really well about war and relationships- much better than her mysteries. The amazing interlude is also good
I love all of Rinehart's books. All are different and all capture my interest on the first page or two.
31% done, can't go on. Have enjoyed two books by this author but this one has more emphasis on society's break up of classes after WWII and bores me so much that I choose not to finish it.
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