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Robert Orange Being a Continuation of the History of Robert Orange   By: (1867-1906)

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John Oliver Hobbes delivers a captivating sequel in "Robert Orange Being a Continuation of the History of Robert Orange." Set in New York City, the continuation of Robert Orange's story takes readers on a whirlwind journey packed with intrigue, love, and triumphs. Hobbes' masterful storytelling skills shine through as he weaves together a complex and compelling narrative that keeps readers engrossed from beginning to end.

The novel picks up where its predecessor left off, with Orange navigating the complexities of his life as a wealthy man in Manhattan. Hobbes delves deep into the inner workings of Orange's mind, providing readers with a profound understanding of his motivations, desires, and struggles. Through a series of thought-provoking flashbacks and introspective passages, the author successfully captures the essence of Orange's character, making him a relatable figure despite his privileged status.

One of the novel's greatest strengths lies in Hobbes' ability to examine the human condition through the lens of Orange's experiences. As the narrative unfolds, Hobbes weaves together themes of ambition, love, betrayal, and redemption, creating a rich tapestry that resonates with readers on a profound level. The author's vivid descriptions of New York City further enhance the story, allowing readers to immerse themselves fully in the bustling metropolis.

The pacing of the novel is another commendable aspect. Hobbes strikes a perfect balance between introspective moments and high-stakes action, ensuring that the story remains both introspective and engaging. The narrative is propelled forward by well-crafted dialogue that reveals the complex relationships between the characters. Each interaction feels authentic and contributes to the overall development of the plot.

While the novel primarily focuses on Orange's journey, the supporting characters also play significant roles. Hobbes deftly develops each character, providing them with their own unique voice and motivations. By doing so, the author offers readers a truly multi-dimensional cast that adds depth and complexity to the story.

Hobbes' writing style is polished and evocative, demonstrating his mastery of the English language. His prose flows smoothly, making the novel an effortless and enjoyable read. Additionally, Hobbes' ability to create vivid imagery allows readers to visualize the scenes and settings with remarkable clarity.

However, despite these strengths, "Robert Orange Being a Continuation of the History of Robert Orange" may be less accessible to readers unfamiliar with the first installment. While Hobbes does provide some background information, certain references and character developments may be difficult to fully grasp without prior knowledge of the series.

Nevertheless, Hobbes remains a literary force in this latest offering. "Robert Orange Being a Continuation of the History of Robert Orange" is a masterfully written sequel that builds upon its predecessor, delivering a mesmerizing narrative that captivates readers until the final page. With its memorable characters, engaging plot, and insightful exploration of the human condition, this novel is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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John Oliver Hobbes



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One afternoon during the first weeks of October, 1869, while wind, dust, and rain were struggling each for supremacy in the streets, a small yellow brougham, swung in the old fashioned style on cumbersome springs and attached to a pair of fine greys, was standing before the Earl of Garrow's town residence in St. James's Square. The hall clock within that mansion chimed four, the great doors were thrown open by two footmen, and a young lady wearing a mauve silk skirt deeply flounced, a black cloth jacket embroidered in gold, and a mauve hat trimmed with plumes appeared upon the threshold. She paused for a moment to admire the shrubs arranged in boxes on each window sill, the crimson vines that brightened the grey walls; to criticise the fresh brown rosette under the near horse's ear; to bestow a swift glance upon the harness, the coachman's livery, and the groom's boots. Then she stepped into the carriage and gave her order

"To the Carlton Club."

The groom climbed on to his seat, and the horses, after a brilliant display of their well disciplined mettle, suffered themselves to be driven, at an easy pace, toward Pall Mall... Continue reading book >>

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