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Greatheart   By: (1881-1939)

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Greatheart by Ethel M. Dell is an enchanting tale of love, adventure, and resilience set in colonial India. Set against a backdrop of political turmoil and cultural clashes, this novel captivates readers from the very first page.

The story follows the journey of Guy Kenyon, a young British officer stationed in India. From the moment he arrives, he is drawn to the enigmatic and captivating Lady Joan Carfax. Their intense connection and undeniable chemistry serve as the foundation of the novel, as readers are taken on an emotional rollercoaster filled with passion, heartbreak, and unexpected plot twists.

Ethel M. Dell masterfully weaves a complex web of relationships that test the strength of loyalties and challenge societal conventions. Each character is multi-dimensional, skillfully crafted to evoke both empathy and frustration. Whether it's the strong-willed and vivacious Lady Joan, the stoic and stern Major Rutherford, or the enigmatic and mysterious Greatheart himself, Dell ensures that every character leaves a lasting impression.

What sets Greatheart apart from other romance novels is the depth of its exploration of the Indian culture and the impact of British colonialism. Dell delves into the complexities of cultural assimilation and the clash of traditions, providing readers with a thought-provoking examination of the consequences of imperialism. Through vivid descriptions and rich historical detail, Dell transports us to a time and place brimming with both beauty and turmoil.

The pacing of the story is impeccable, with the author expertly balancing moments of tenderness and vulnerability with exhilarating action sequences. Dell's writing style is elegant and evocative, drawing readers into the vivid landscapes of India and immersing them in the emotional turmoil faced by the characters.

While some readers may find the plot predictable at times, Dell's impeccable storytelling and the development of the characters keep the narrative engaging and compelling. Greatheart is a testament to the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit, leaving readers reflective and yearning for more.

Overall, Greatheart is a remarkable novel that seamlessly blends romance, adventure, and historical fiction. Ethel M. Dell's mastery of storytelling and her knack for crafting captivating characters make this a book that will resonate with readers long after they've turned the final page. Whether you're a fan of romance, historical fiction, or simply love a good adventure, Greatheart is an absolute must-read.

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Author of the Hundredth Chance, The Lamp in the Desert, The Swindler, etc.


"NOW MR. GREATHEART WAS A STRONG MAN." The Pilgrims Progress .

I Dedicate This Book to A. G. C.

Friend of My Heart and to the Memory of All the Happy Days We have Spent Together.



I. The Wanderer II. The Looker On III. The Search IV. The Magician V. Apollo VI. Cinderella VII. The Broken Spell VIII. Mr. Greatheart IX. The Runaway Colt. X. The House of Bondage XI. Olympus XII. The Wine of the Gods XIII. Friendship in the Desert XIV. The Purple Empress XV. The Mountain Crest XVI. The Second Draught XVII. The Unknown Force XVIII. The Escape of the Prisoner XIX. The Cup of Bitterness XX. The Vision of Greatheart XXI. The Return XXII. The Valley of the Shadow XXIII. The Way Back XXIV. The Lights of a City XXV. The True Gold XXVI. The Call of Apollo XXVII. The Golden Maze XXVIII. The Lesson XXIX. The Captive XXX. The Second Summons


I. Cinderella's Prince II. Wedding Arrangements III. Despair IV. The New Home V. The Watcher VI... Continue reading book >>

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