The Street Called Straight

The Street Called Straight[Reading] ➭ The Street Called Straight ➵ Basil King – Oaklandjobs.co.uk This is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for uality uality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitiza This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for uality uality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as The Street PDF/EPUB ² part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. Peter Davenent a rich businessman realises that he has always been selfish and wants to do a selfless act A hghly Christian sentiment I commend him for itOnly he decides to lend just under half a million dollars to a man who faces disgrace because he has embezzled that amount from his clients widows and old maids I've read the Bible I can just imagine Jesus doing the same if he had the moneyKing was a clergyman as well as a writer and he makes a clumsy attempt to lend a divine influence upon Davenport's misguided act of altruism as though God had answered a prayer And yet the silly ass is not coincidentally in love with the old bounder's daughter Olivia GuionOlivia is engaged to be married to Colonel Ashley a soldier and consummate English stiff upper lip type the antithesis of Davenport the self made American businessman In their own way neither had much of a problem with the fact that Olivia's father systematically swindled a gaggle of old dears out of their life savings Nor did the author Henry James would have made much of the Transatlantic cultural comparisons while Edith Wharton would have treated the characters with the cynicism they deserved without leaving you with the impression that they were a bunch of vacuous blockheadsI have no idea what the author was trying to make out this poorly chosen premise This is a short story stretched to the breaking point to make it into a novel Not much really happens not even enough to make a decent novellaOlivia Guion is an American heiress or so she believes who is preparing for her upcoming wedding to a British colonel She learns that her father has been embezzling money to keep up the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed His house of cards is about to collapse though and he's looking at a possible trip up the riverEnter Peter Davenant a self made man who offers to lendgive a huge amount of money over to the Guions so the scandal can be averted Peter is no stranger to Olivia as years ago he proposed to her but she turned him down Come to think of it I don't recall it ever being explained why she turned him down Olivia is now torn between accepting the money to save her father and not wanting to be beholden to an outsider And what about her marriage to Rupert Ashley? Will her family's financial troubles affect her fiancé's military career? Should she call off the wedding to spare him? Will Olivia ever notice frenemy Drusilla is out for herself when it comes to Rupert?

The Street Called Straight PDF/EPUB ç The Street
  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • The Street Called Straight
  • Basil King
  • English
  • 16 May 2016
  • 9781426477850