Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Lamp in the Desert” as Want to Read:
The Lamp in the Desert
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Lamp in the Desert

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  6 reviews
First published in 1919. Ethel M. Dell was an English writer of popular romance novels.
Kindle Edition
Published (first published 1919)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Lamp in the Desert, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Lamp in the Desert

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 57)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Is this a good book? No way. Is it entertaining? A big resounding yes.

I confess to actually liking the unfortunate Hero of Lamp more than almost any other of Dell's stiff-upper-lip British upperclass heroes – in fact I prefer him to the rather crazed Heroine of this opus. It helps that this Hero has neither raped nor murdered anyone, unlike some of Dell's other heroes – in fact, when Heroine accuses him of murder of her previous husband (despite his swearing he did not) and indicates her repulsi
I absolutely loved this novel. Adventurous, romantic, an epic that I would think would have been made into a movie in the 1930s - lots of twists and turns. Beautifully written.
This book was published in the early 20th Century. It was passed down to me from my grandma. She and my great great Aunt read it - which I think is pretty neat. It's a story about passion, patience and love. The author is very eloquent. It's written in lovely English from back in the day. If you love a good romance but without all the gory details (I think it would have been illegal in those days!) than this is the book for you. Check it out.
Trish Boese
4* Ethel M. Dell writes a heartbreaking story of love set in India a hundred years ago. This book is interesting and written in the classic style of an old-fashioned inspirational love story.
Maria Amerman
I love this author. Can't get enough. Her writing style is very unique and I live the dramatic suspense in this wonderful love story.
Alexa marked it as to-read
Jun 26, 2015
Gusten Öberg
Gusten Öberg marked it as to-read
May 05, 2015
Cate marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2015
Diana Duncan
Diana Duncan marked it as to-read
Mar 16, 2015
Alesia marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2015
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Dec 09, 2014
Michelle Hamilton
Michelle Hamilton marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2014
o| hannah |o
o| hannah |o marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2014
Trampas Jones
Trampas Jones marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2014
Jessica marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2014
Sneezep marked it as to-read
May 08, 2014
Michael marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2014
Florentina Bacioi
Florentina Bacioi marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2013
Clayborn marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2013
Jo marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2013
Misha marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2013
Ayla marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Ethel May Dell was born on 2 August 1881 in Streatham, a suburb of London, England, UK. Her father was a clerk in the City of London and she had an older sister and brother. Her family was middle class and lived a comfortable life. She worked on a novel for several years, but it was rejected by eight publishers. Finally the publisher T. Fisher Unwin bought the book for their First Novel Library, a ...more
More about Ethel M. Dell...
The Knave of Diamonds Way of an Eagle Greatheart The Bars of Iron The Keeper of the Door (Dodo Press)

Share This Book