Plots, sub plots, and counter plots make this a novel packed with action. Its setting is Egypt, from Cairo to Khartum, and it has among its characters an American heiress fabulously rich; an attractive irish widow; a likable irish nobleman (who tells the story); a Salem school teacher seeing the world for the first time; an English army officer disguised as an Egyptian prince; a New York woman who thinks she is the reincarnation of Cleopatra; an American girl married to a Turk; an English baronet; and an American sculptor. There is plenty of guide book information for the serious reader, and, for the benefit of the more frivolous, four engagements are arranged among the assorted number of persons referred to above, with a report of another marriage that has taken place, so to speak, off stage.
A splendind story of student life in our American colleges. Stover is a typical American and a born leader. He comes to Yale from Lawrenceville Preparatory School, where he has been the "big man in a big school." His keen anticipation of leading his class at Yale is not disappointed, and his ambition and innate aristocracy incline him to the exclusivity of the college societies. But as he comes in close contact with some of the worthwhile thinking men who stand outside the "magic circle," his native independence sturdily asserts itself -- and through his leadership his whole class is brought together on a democratic basis.
Katherine Bates, household slave, though daughter of a land king, sets out against odds to win what she wishes from life: home, children, and two hundred acres of land. Being a Bates she is headstrong and makes mistakes, but finally reaches happiness. A real Gene Stratton Porter book.