With few exceptions, the incidents recorded in these pages take place in one of the largest cities of the United States of America, and of that portion called Middle West, a city once conservative and provincial, and rather proud of these qualities; but now outgrown them, and linked by lightning limited trains to other teeming centers of the modern world: a city overtaken, in recent years, by the plague which has swept our country from the Atlantic to the Pacific – prosperity.
Life had indeed become complicated, paradoxical. He, John Hodder, a clergyman, rector of St. John’s by virtue of not having resigned, had entered a restaurant of ill repute, had ordered champagne for an abandoned woman, and had no sense of sin when he awoke the next morning! The devil, in the language of orthodox theology, had led him there. He had fallen under the influence of the tempter of his youth, and all in him save the carnal had been blotted out.
Author: Winston Churchill
publisher: The Macmillan Company
Antique hardcover – 1913
Printed in the USA
Condition: Book is in good to very good condition. There is moderate shelf-wear along the edges of the spine and corners are bowed. Light stains on the back cover. Inside pages are free of writing, tears, and creases. Please see photos for more information.