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A Question of Latitude   By: (1864-1916)

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A Question of Latitude by Richard Harding Davis is a captivating adventure that takes readers on a thrilling journey filled with intrigue, mystery, and unexpected twists. Set against the backdrop of exotic locations, the story follows a group of characters who find themselves entangled in a complex web of secrets and personal agendas.

The narrative is masterfully crafted, combining vivid descriptions of picturesque landscapes with a tightly woven plot that keeps readers guessing until the very end. Davis effortlessly captures the essence of each location, using his descriptive prose to transport readers to far-off places, from the bustling streets of Paris to the remote islands of the Pacific. The rich imagery not only adds depth to the story but also allows readers to fully immerse themselves in the fascinating world created by the author.

The characters in A Question of Latitude are multi-dimensional and relatable, each with their own unique motivations and flaws. Davis skillfully delves into their backgrounds, providing readers with a deep understanding of their desires and fears. As the story unravels, the intricate relationships between the characters become increasingly complex, adding an extra layer of tension and suspense to the narrative.

One of the highlights of this novel is the way Davis seamlessly weaves together multiple plot threads, creating a narrative that keeps readers on their toes. From the mysterious disappearance of a prominent figure to the discovery of a hidden treasure, the story is packed with unexpected twists and turns that leave readers eager to uncover the truth behind each enigma.

Another noteworthy aspect of this book is the thoughtful exploration of themes such as loyalty, betrayal, and the lengths people will go to protect their secrets. Through the characters' choices and actions, Davis raises thought-provoking questions about the blurry line between right and wrong, and the consequences of one's moral decisions.

Although A Question of Latitude is primarily an adventure novel, it also delves into social issues of its time, such as gender roles and colonialism. This provides readers with a deeper understanding of the historical context in which the story unfolds, adding an extra layer of richness to the narrative.

Overall, A Question of Latitude is a thrilling and thought-provoking read that will captivate fans of adventure and mystery. With its well-developed characters, immersive settings, and a plot full of surprises, Richard Harding Davis delivers an engaging tale that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages until the very end.

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By Richard Harding Davis

Of the school of earnest young writers at whom the word muckraker had been thrown in opprobrium, and by whom it had been caught up as a title of honor, Everett was among the younger and less conspicuous. But, if in his skirmishes with graft and corruption he had failed to correct the evils he attacked, from the contests he himself had always emerged with credit. His sincerity and his methods were above suspicion. No one had caught him in misstatement, or exaggeration. Even those whom he attacked, admitted he fought fair. For these reasons, the editors of magazines, with the fear of libel before their eyes, regarded him as a "safe" man, the public, feeling that the evils he exposed were due to its own indifference, with uncomfortable approval, and those he attacked, with impotent anger. Their anger was impotent because, in the case of Everett, the weapons used by their class in "striking back" were denied them. They could not say that for money he sold sensations, because it was known that a proud and wealthy parent supplied him with all the money he wanted. Nor in his private life could they find anything to offset his attacks upon the misconduct of others. Men had been sent to spy upon him, and women to lay traps. But the men reported that his evenings were spent at his club, and, from the women, those who sent them learned only that Everett "treats a lady just as though she IS a lady... Continue reading book >>

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