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The Eyes of the World (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)

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Harold Bell Wright (1872-1944) was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and non-fiction during the first half of the 20th century. Although mostly forgotten or ignored after the middle of the 20th century, he is said to have been the first American writer to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make $1 million from writing fiction. Between 1902 a ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published January 1st 1914)
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Melody
Oct 11, 2011 Melody rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was terrible. I mean, I'm not wholly on the civilization side in the civilization v. nature debate, but I am wholly in favor of making sense, and of knowing what you're talking about, which I don't think Harold Bell Wright does. Yeah, critics didn't like your books, Mr. Wright. I can't say I blame them.

I just wish there had been at least one three-dimensional character, or even a likable two-dimensional one who didn't ruin it all by trying to make blackmail seem like a moral choice--one app
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Tammy Swartzendruber jata
I don't care what the critics say, I used to get lost in this book. It was a favorite of mine growing up. I read it at least 3 times!
Aaron Gapasin
I was interested in this book because it was so popular during its time, but has since faded into obscurity. There were a few moments of greatness in this story, but mostly it was just okay. The symbolism seemed forced, and the characters felt caged by what they were supposed to represent. I felt more connected to Wright's ability to describe the beauty of a particular moment or scene than I did to any of the characters.
Raymond L. Conrad
Love at last

great read, not a fan of love stories, but this great.
tHis a book written the year my mother was born.
Val
Jan 25, 2016 Val rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was hard to get into and I found it very rough...some vulgarity and sexuality that I didn't care for. But in the end it was very interesting and I couldn't put the book down. It had a great point to it as well.
Hannah
Mar 27, 2016 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was a lot of fun; there's a maiden in distress, a villain, and artist, several secrets, and a hero. I've reread it several times. Yes, a few of the scenes might have been far-fetched, but I didn't care because I liked the characters.
Sue
May 15, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very thought provoking for those wanting success in our world today. A well written romance/mystery.
Daniel
I found this pretty thought provoking, as many of Wright's books are. The primary subject is motives.
Daniel
One of my favorite Wright books yet. Dealing with motives, and the influence the world has on our reasoning.
Vicki
Oct 29, 2013 Vicki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. A little idealism now and then flushes out the effects of the prevailing cynicism in the world.
Mark
May 19, 2013 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Monica
Sep 25, 2015 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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this book could be described in one sentence.... Good won the battle over evil.
I like it.
Kristin
Oct 05, 2010 Kristin marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
highly recommended author on a blog about best stuff to read
Sadie
Jun 22, 2009 Sadie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my very favorite by this author. Just a good book!
Trish Boese
Jan 29, 2016 Trish Boese rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4* can't remember much about this one.
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Harold Bell Wright was a best selling American author of the first part of the 20th century.

Between 1903 and 1942, this minister-turned-author wrote nineteen books, several scripts for stage plays, and several magazine articles. At least fifteen movies were made from his novels. Seven of Wright's books appeared on the top ten best sellers lists, two of them twice, including a number one seller in
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