Charles Rex

Charles Rex Ethel May Dell Was A British Writer Of Popular Romance Novels Who Produced About Thirty Novels And Several Volumes Of Short Stories Her Stories Are Often Full Of Passion And Love And Are Set In India And Other British Colonial Possessions She Worked On Her First Novel, The Way Of An Eagle, For Several Years, Until It Was Finally Published In The Public Loved It And The Book Was Hugely Popular Her Other Works Include The Bestselling Greatheart , The Bars Of Iron And Hundredth Chance When Published In , Greatheart Proved Enormously Popular And Its Popularity Grew Over The Following Years According To The New York Times It Was The Bestselling Novel In The United States In

Ethel M Dell 2 August 1881 19 September 1939 was a British writer of over 30 popular romance novels and several short stories from 1911 to 1939.Ethel May Dell was born on 2 August 1881 in Streatham, a suburb of London, England Her father was a clerk in the City of London and she had an older sister and brother Her family was middle class and lived a comfortable life Ethel Dell was a very s

❮BOOKS❯ ✮ Charles Rex Author Ethel M. Dell –
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Charles Rex
  • Ethel M. Dell
  • English
  • 03 July 2019
  • 9780553115604

10 thoughts on “Charles Rex

  1. says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen Ethel M Dell in full glory.If you have read at least two novels by Dell, you know what you can expect from her Alpha hero, alpha hero and alpha hero You can say the testosterone is always in the air Dell s alpha heroes aren t like in modern romances or in historical fiction taking place in middle ages But they are so manly that you either like it taking it lightly or hate it if you take it too serious he laughed oddly as he did it, as a man laughs who covers some hidden hurt There is always someone who smokes E.g here, I had the feeling that either Saltash, Toby, Bunny or Jake was smoking It would be hard to find a chapter where nobody smoked in I don t know another writer, whose heroines cry so often or sob They seem to not have normal, every day problems at all More like rich people problems with bore and emotions.So, on the one hand you have a domineering hero and a sobbing heroine sitting in the castle in a room full of smoke Yes, it doesn t sound good But I always take it lightly and I treat it as Dell s style, her convention.On the other hand, there is always at least I see it always the second level Here I have found interesting view of family life, the relationship between spouses and between the father and the child Besides, just read a few quotes People s ways are all so different It s rather infernal trying to please everybody Only wondering if you are wanting the right thing wondering if the thing you call your heart s desire will bring you happiness It it doesn t always, you know, Bunny Life is like that Isn t it possible sometime to try to know too much There is such a thing as looking too closely, mon ami And then we pay the price. The gods have sent you a gift, and because you don t know what it is made of, you are going to pull it to pieces to find out And presently you will fling it away because you cannot fit it together againAs you can see, it is hard to call Ethel M Dell a bad writer She was definitely an original, one of the kind I really like her stories If they had been a little differently written, I would have liked them They would have been perfect romances As they are, I adore them also but a bit less P.S Dell was twenty years older than Georgette Heyer and she started publishing ten years earlier than Heyer From Georgette Heyer s biography I know that Heyer read Dell novels Charles Rex was published in 1922, and Heyer s These Old Shades in 1926 So, I assume that it was Heyer who was inspired by Dell s story, not the other way around I am writing it, because there was a big similarity between these two stories M.C even thinks that It s the exact same book, only set in another time, with minor differences in plot. I wouldn t say it, but still, it was very alike.One thing, Charles Rex is a sequel of The Hundredth Chance I hadn t known it when I started it, then I was too much gripped to let it down and pick The Hundredth Chance Nonetheless, I think I will enjoy The Hundredth Chance now, after reading Charles Rex Or at least, I don t think I will enjoy it less.And if you are interested, here are links to reviews of other Dell s books I have read as for now in order of reading by me The Way of an EagleThe Keeper of the DoorThe Knave of DiamondsA very short description of Charles Rex for those who didn t read These Old Shades A girl who is hiding like a boy A man, twice as old as her, who helps her He is trying to marry her with a nice young boy She adores him, treating him this man like a king and she does all he commands Plus a mystery in the background.

  2. says:

    This was splendiferous It reminded me a bit of Ethel M Dell s short story Rosa Mundi, and a bit of Georgette Heyer s These Old Shades, both of which I loved, but this mixes the two and gives both a new feel and I loved it Real review to come soon

  3. says:

    A fun romp from the 20s.

  4. says:

    I read the original version of this book, not the condensed, and I was blown away It s such an emotional read, so poignant and deep, it made my heart bleed for all the characters were going through Charles is one of my all time favorite heroes of literature now. Swoooon.He s the typical good looking tortured hero, brought to his knees by a girl who is as innocent as she is hurt by life When they first meet she is dressed as a boy, and stowed away on his ship illegally, in order to escape her abuser Mystery and romance ensue Gosh, I just love everything about this book WHERE HAS IT BEEN ALL MY LIFE On a side note, I ll tell you where it has been all my life.I read recently you can see it on my feed my favorite author s biography, Georgette Heyer s life story In the book it was mentioned that Ethel Dell was one of the main influences of GH s writing Now this is where is gets tricky.Anyone read These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer Yes DId you love it Are you still in love with it Is it your favorite book, the best one you ve ever read Well, it was my favorite up to now I mean, it still is, but reading Charles Rex, I made a very VERY disturbing realization.Read no further if you don t want your favorite author knocked off her pedestal who would want it, though lol Well, here is the sad truth These Old Shades is a copy, almost word for word, of this book, Charles Rex GH, poor soul, wasn t just inspired by it, as Jennifer Kloester puts it She just copied it, and changed the names That s it It s the exact same book, only set in another time, with minor differences in plot.I mean, Charles even calls Toby Mignone and enfant And the plot is the exact same thing He rescues a young, poor boy, from his abuser, only to find out the boy is a young woman and then proceed to fall desperately in love with her, even though he knows he s not good enough for a pure girl like her I love that plotline, it s so delicious, but aaaargh this was SO frustrating And I have to say, much as I love GH, it was quite refreshing to read the original story, and to find out the original idea before it was stolen or copied or whatever It was better than These Old Shades in many aspects I still love Georgette, of course, but this was such a surprising discovery As soon as I got over my disappointment at my favorite author, however, I was able to enjoy the story and the writing, which is so poignant and deep, and not at all sappy or cheesy It has so much fine humor and wit, and so much depth in its depictions of the various aspects of human nature and relationships, that it s now one of my favorite books ever I m just sad that it s out of print If you can find it, read it I guarantee you ll want to reread it many times I know I do.

  5. says:

    Do you need a second opinion on this book Visit and explore OceanPearl Books endeavors to bring book reviewers child and adult , authors, books and in one place And it s all for Free OceanPearl Books Book ReviewNot being a family man, Charles Rex travels widely and to some point aimlessly On his last night in Italy, he rescues a small boy from a beating by his employer What leads thereafter is an entanglement of duty, loyalty, love and honor bound marriages.I only have reservations about Dell s characterization of Charles Rex She often defines his features as that of a monkeys Rather, puts a damper on the hero s image.This book is available for FREE at 4.5 5

  6. says:

    Buddy read with TweetyThis is the story of a wastrel who stows away on a yacht dressed as a boy, the mystery surrounding her and eventual romance.Tweety enjoyed this than I did, I m sure that my having to read this in tired snatches started a new job didn t help It s pleasant but I was looking for something And the female character irritated me I was hoping I would warm to her over the course of the story but I never really did But don t go by me Read Tweety s review when she writes it and make a informed choice.

  7. says:

    I m not sorry I love all of her books Aside from one other author, she is my favourite This one I couldn t put down Ethel never runs out of ideas that are new and exciting.

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