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Beyond the Rocks

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Captain Fitzgerald's troubles are over -- for the wealthy Josiah Brown will settle the Captain's financial woes, brought on by a lifetime of profligate ways -- in exchange for the hand of his youngest daughter of three, Theodora. All is quite proper, and all is done through a fine solicitor -- and everyone is quite satisfied with the arrangements.

Everyone save Theodora, th
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Aegypan (first published 1906)
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Jul 30, 2011 Rebekah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The title of this book refers to the river Lethe in Greek mythology--those who drink of it experience forgetfulness of all memories. But for the heroine, oblivion seems unattainable beyond the rocks...

This novel is about a young girl who is sold into a high society marriage and knows nothing of love until she meets a dashing philanderer. The ensuing story focuses on their romance and struggle to take the moral high ground.

While this book does not reach the emotional or intellectual depths of n
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Better than the movie!
Jan 06, 2017 Patrizia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elinor Glyn descrive con nostalgia la squisita e perversa bellezza di un mondo che si sta ormai dissolvendo, con una splendida storia d'amore e d'onore. Come avrebbe mai potuto, l'ingenua Theodora, resistere al fascino di Hector Bracondale, se anche Mrs. McBride, la smaliziata e matura vedova americana, non può fare a meno di ammirarlo?
"She looked at him. His long, lithe limbs stretched out, every line indicative of breeding and strength. She noted the shape of his head, the perfect grooming, hi
Jan 22, 2013 Celeste rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
I had to read this for my literature class this semester.

Glyn is good at romance, but romance is not the genre for me. I guess I'm too practical to fall into the dream of vows and swoons and such nonsense. Also, I don't care for protagonists that are one-dimensional. Theodora irritated me. She was too perfect. Characters with no grit bore me.

Oh, well. I hope I pass the quiz tomorrow night.
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Jan 11, 2016 Jessica Powell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light period romance by one of the era's best selling novelists. Completely predictable, but no less enjoyable for it.
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Elinor Sutherland was born in St Helier, Jersey, the younger daughter of Douglas Sutherland (1838–1865), a civil engineer of Scottish descent, and his wife Elinor Saunders (1841–1937).

Her father died when Elinor was two months old and her mother returned to the parental home in Guelph, Ontario, Canada with her two daughters, Lucy Christiana and Elinor.

Back in Canada, Elinor was schooled by her g
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