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The Power and the Glory   By: (1863-1944)

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The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke is a gripping tale set in the late 19th century. Filled with elements of intrigue, romance, and suspense, this novel takes readers on a thrilling journey through the lives of powerful individuals and the consequences of their actions.

Cooke's writing style is exquisite, evoking vivid imagery while also delving into the characters' deepest emotions. The seamless flow of her prose keeps readers engrossed from start to finish, ensuring that they are fully immersed in the world she has created.

The story revolves around a man named John, who possesses an extraordinary power that sets him apart from society. He is tormented by his ability, as it comes with a heavy burden and a great responsibility. As John tries to navigate his own path, he becomes intertwined with a web of characters, each with their own secrets and desires.

What makes The Power and the Glory truly remarkable is Cooke's exploration of power dynamics and the moral dilemmas that arise when individuals hold too much influence. Through her beautifully crafted characters, she examines the corrupting nature of power and the devastating consequences it can have on both individuals and society as a whole.

The novel is not just a character-driven narrative, but also a commentary on the human condition and the pursuit of power. Cooke poses thought-provoking questions about ambition, morality, and the choices we make in our quest for dominance. These themes resonate deeply with readers, forcing them to confront their own desires for power and the potential ramifications of their actions.

Furthermore, Cooke's attention to historical detail adds another layer of authenticity to the story. The social and political landscape of the time period is meticulously portrayed, creating a rich backdrop against which the characters' struggles unfold. This attention to detail contributes to the overall immersive experience and enhances the reader's understanding of the complex world in which the story takes place.

In conclusion, The Power and the Glory is a captivating novel that combines elements of romance, suspense, and social commentary. Grace MacGowan Cooke's masterful storytelling draws readers in and keeps them enthralled until the very last page. This thought-provoking exploration of power and its consequences will leave readers pondering the choices they make and the impact they have on the world around them.

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THE POWER AND THE GLORY

By GRACE MACGOWAN COOKE

Author of "Mistress Joy," "Huldah," "Their First Formal Call," etc.

WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARTHUR I. KELLER

1910

TO HELEN

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. THE BIRTH OF A WOMAN CHILD II. THE BIRTH OF AN AMBITION III. A PEAK IN DARIEN IV. OF THE USE OF FEET V. THE MOCCASIN FLOWER VI. WEAVERS AND WEFT VII. ABOVE THE VALLEY VIII. OF THE USE OF WINGS IX. A BIT OF METAL X. THE SANDALS OF JOY XI. THE NEW BOARDER XII. THE CONTENTS OF A BANDANNA XIII. A PATIENT FOR THE HOSPITAL XIV. WEDDING BELLS XV. THE FEET OF THE CHILDREN XVI. BITTER WATERS XVII. A VICTIM XVIII. LIGHT XIX. A PACT XX. MISSING XXI. THE SEARCH XXII. THE ATLAS VERTEBRA XXIII. A CLUE XXIV. THE RESCUE XXV. THE FUTURE

ILLUSTRATIONS

"Yes, I'm a going to get a chance to work right away," she smiled up at him. Frontispiece

He loomed above them, white and shaking. "You thieves!" he roared. "Give me my bandanner! Give me Johnnie's silver mine!"

"Lost gone! My God, Mother it's three days and three nights!"

The car was already leaping down the hill at a tremendous pace.

CHAPTER I

THE BIRTH OF A WOMAN CHILD

"Whose cradle's that?" the sick woman's thin querulous tones arrested the man at the threshold.

"Onie Dillard's," he replied hollowly from the depths of the crib which he carried upside down upon his head, like some curious kind of overgrown helmet... Continue reading book >>




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