Three Weeks

      Elinor Glyn / Romance & Love
Three Weeks

 "A cleverly told tale, full of dainty sentiment, of poetic dreaming and dramatic incident." -- The Brooklyn Eagle"We feel inclined to throw at her (the heroine) neither stones nor laurels, but rather to congratulate the author upon a powerful story that lays a grip upon the mind and heart." -- The San Francisco Argonaut"No wonder that Three Weeks is one of the best sellers." -- The Detroit Free PressPaul Verdayne, wealthy English nobleman in his early twenties is caught embracing the parson's daughter. His parents decide to send him away to France and then Switzerland. In Switzerland, he sees a woman referred to only as "the Lady". The Lady is older, in her thirties. After several days of exchanging lustful glances, they actually meet. She invites him to her apartment where they share a sexual relationship for three weeks. The world has felt upon its hot lips the perfumed kisses of the beautiful heroine of Three Weeks. The brilliant flame that was her life has blazed a path into every corner of the globe. It is a world-renowned novel of consuming emotion that has made the name of its author, Elinor Glyn, the most discussed of all writers of modern fiction.
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    Red Hair

      Elinor Glyn / Romance & Love
Red Hair

Dodo Collections brings you another classic from Elinor Glyn, ‘Red Hair.’ The story revolves around the young, bold Evangeline who is determined to run away and embark on an exciting adventure. Elinor Glyn (1864 - 1943) was a British novelist and scriptwriter. She became famous for her romantic fiction, which was considered scandalous for its time. This early work is highly recommended for fans of the genre, and it will be of special utility to those with an interest in the evolution and development of romance writing. Elinor Glyn began her writing in 1900, starting with a book based on letters to her mother, ‘The Visits of Elizabeth’. And thereafter she more or less wrote one book each year to keep the wolf from the door, as her husband was debt-ridden from 1908, and also to keep up her standard of living. After several years of illness her husband died in 1915. Early in her writing career she was recognised as one of the pioneers of what could be called erotic fiction, although not by modern-day standards, and she coined the use of the world ‘It’ to mean at the time sex-appeal and she helped to make Clara Bow a star by the use of the sobriquet for her of ‘The It Girl’.  On the strength of her reputation and success she moved to Hollywood in 1920 and in 1921 was featured as one of the famous personalities in a Ralph Barton cartoon drawn especially for ‘Vanity Fair’ magazine.  A number of her books were made into films, most notably ‘Beyond the Rocks’ (1906), which starred Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson, and she was a scriptwriter for the silent movie industry, working for both MGM and Paramount Pictures in the mid-1920s. In addition she also had a brief career as one of the earliest female directors.
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    His Hour

      Elinor Glyn / Romance & Love
His Hour

1910. Glyn, English novelist, whose best-selling romantic novels were once considered daring and slightly scandalous. The novel begins: The Sphinx was smiling its eternal smile. It was two o'clock in the morning. The tourists had returned to Cairo, and only an Arab or two lingered near the boy who held Tamara's camel, and then gradually slunk away; thus, but for Hafis, she was alone-alone with her thoughts and the Sphinx. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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    The Career of Katherine Bush

      Elinor Glyn / Romance & Love

The story of a self-made woman who, by her courage and her brains, worked her way up the ladder of life, and made good as she rose. "I always did say that you would pick up rubbishly ideas bothering after those evening lectures and French classes-instead of coming with Glad and Bert and me to the cinema, like a decent Christian-it was a low sort of thing to do, I think, and looked as if we'd none of us had a proper education-and all they have done for you is to unsettle your mind, my dear-so I tell you.' ...'Probably-the thing I mean does not lie in moral qualities-I suppose it ought to-but it doesn't-We had a real sharp last week, and to look at and to hear him talk he was a perfect gentleman, with refined and easy manners; he would never have done anything in bad taste like Fred and Bert often do."
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