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How far would a father go to keep his daughter from marrying the wrong man? Rufus Coleman, the respected editor of the New York Eclipse, plans to marry Marjory Wainwright. Yet to her father, Professor Wainwright, Rufus is still the wastrel that he thought him to be as a student in college. To thwart the marriage, the professor drags Marjory off with him and a group of stud ...more
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Published July 27th 2009 by Tantor Media (first published 1899)
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Well that wasn't what I expected. That's the first thing I thought when I finished this book, only to be followed by that not really being true since I didn't remember having any certain expectations about the book when I started it. But I'll stick to what I said, it wasn't what I expected. It was a romance maybe, an adventure story, some of both, and a little bit silly. In this book we have Marjory Wainwrite, the daughter of Professor Wainwrite, I can't remember what he is a professor of, but h ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Crane sometimes implies this novel is ironic parody, but really it’s just a bad romantic adventure story.
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Shelves: classics
Read in The Stephen Crane Megapack: 94 Classic Works by the Author of The Red Badge of Courage.

A love story about a war correspondent who falls for the daughter of a professor. This was Crane's second to last novel to write.
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Read like a dime store romance.
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Stephen Crane was an American novelist, poet and journalist, best known for the novel The Red Badge of Courage. That work introduced the reading world to Crane's striking prose, a mix of impressionism, naturalism and symbolism. He died at age 28 in Badenweiler, Baden, Germany.

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