The Woman of Death by Guy Boothby (Twitter request)

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Post by TriciaG » February 17th, 2021, 5:31 pm

320 page novel abt a bored lord who joins a fencing club where all its male members wear masks, and they are judged by a masked woman in their DUELS TO THE DEATH
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009478353
This is Limited (Search Only) view for me; does it work in the USA? The Twitter user did post a direct-to-PDF link as well:
https://nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/sffaudio-usa/usa-pdfs/TheWomanOfDeathByGuyBoothby1900.pdf

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_of_Death

EDIT: It's on Google Books: https://books.google.ca/books?id=3KFCAQAAIAAJ
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by annise » February 17th, 2021, 7:44 pm

Google doesn't show for me either :( Which considering he is Australian, it was published in 1900. and died in 1905 is a trifle annoying. :mrgreen:

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Post by mightyfelix » February 17th, 2021, 7:55 pm

I can see Hathi full-view.

Once when I contacted Hathi about a text that should have been visible everywhere but wasn't, they answered me by basically saying that it's Google's fault and to contact them. (Come to think of it, I don't think I ever did. :? ) Apparently they source some of their texts from Google books and just follow whatever kind of availability Google has on them? I don't really get it, but in any case, I'm not surprised that one is limiting access if the other is.

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Post by annise » February 17th, 2021, 8:11 pm

You are in the USA - and Google is American - I have no objection to that, I just get annoyed when they try to pretend they aren't :D or that they care.

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Post by TriciaG » February 18th, 2021, 7:13 am

The Google Book is full view for me in Canada. :hmm:

As I recall, Google is quite responsive when someone makes a request for them to open up a book. You could try it on this one, perhaps. (I would, but since I can see it, I don't know how.)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by ElizaZ » February 18th, 2021, 7:42 am

How ... how does one judge a duel to the death? Is the person who survives not automatically the winner?
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Post by TriciaG » February 18th, 2021, 10:09 am

I don't know. One would have to read the book to find out! :lol:
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by Availle » February 18th, 2021, 4:09 pm

ElizaZ wrote:
February 18th, 2021, 7:42 am
How ... how does one judge a duel to the death? Is the person who survives not automatically the winner?
Maybe it's like in Roman arenas: They duel, the lady judges the winner, the other guy has to die?
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