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Harold MacGrath

A Splendid Hazard

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Harold MacGrath (September 4, 1871 - October 30, 1932) was a bestselling American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. Also known occasionally as Harold McGrath, he was born in Syracuse, New York. As a young man, he worked as a reporter and columnist on the Syracuse Herald newspaper until the late 1890s when he published his first novel, a romance titled Arms and the Woman. According to the New York Times, his next book, The Puppet Crown, was the No.7 bestselling book in the United States for all of 1901.

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The Million Dollar Mystery

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The Million Dollar Mystery is written by Harold MacGrath. The door slammed and the unknown sank back against the cushions. He took out his handkerchief and wiped the damp perspiration from his forehead. The big burden was off his mind. Whatever happened in the future, they would never be able to get him through his heart. So much for the folly of his youth.

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The Adventures of Kathlyn

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The Adventures of Kathlyn is written by Harold MacGrath. Under a canopied platform stood a young girl, modeling in clay. The glare of the California sunshine, filtering through the canvas, became mellowed, warm and golden. Above the girl's head--yellow like the stalk of wheat--there hovered a kind of aureola, as if there had risen above it a haze of impalpable gold dust.

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The Grey Cloak

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The Grey Cloak is written by Harold MacGrath. In this novel a wide field of action is spread, many and varied characters live their daring and brilliant lives, and through it all the man and the woman whom the reader has learned to love walk in safety to a joyful climax.

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The Man on the Box

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The Man on the Box is written by Harold MacGrath. A gay romance of Washington today, carried off with admirable dash and spirit, and with just enough tragedy to give point to the comic touch. The hero masquerades as a coachman, takes service in his lady's livery, becomes involved in a diplomatic intrigue, and altogether has the liveliest kind of a time.

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The Carpet From Bagdad

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George P.A. Jones is an oriental rug merchant, a timid man afraid of the opposite sex, and he longs for romance, for love -- "to love a woman and by her be loved."

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The Girl in his House

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The Girl in his House is written by Harold MacGrath. A long short story. James Armitage returns to New York after an absence of six years, to find his house sold to a stranger by his defaulting agent who has absconded with half his fortune.

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The Puppet Crown

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The Puppet Crown is written by Harold MacGrath. "The Puppet Crown" shows no traces of the hand of a beginner in fiction. The style is terse, strong and clear, the narrative is well sustained, and the dialogue would do no discredit to Anthony Hope, the master in this branch of the story-teller's art. The characters are mostly real people.

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The Voice in the Fog

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The Voice in the Fog is written by Harold MacGrath. A London fog, solid, substantial, yellow as an old dog's tooth or a jaundiced eye. You could not look through it, nor yet gaze up and down it, nor over it; and you only thought you saw it. The eye became impotent, untrustworthy; all senses lay fallow except that of touch;

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Half a Rogue

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Half a Rogue is written by Harold MacGrath. Here are dexterity of plot, glancing play at witty talk, characters really human and humanly real, spirit and gladness, freshness and quick movement.

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