Engleby by Sebastian Faulks

By Sebastian Faulks

Meet Mike Engleby, a second-year scholar at college. although Mike is clearly clever, and focused on many golf equipment, it's transparent that whatever approximately Mike isn't really particularly correct. whilst he turns into fixated on a classmate named Jennifer Arkland, and she or he is going lacking, we're left with the looming query: Is Mike Engleby concerned?

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I don’t mean that I was forever in Clarke’s company. He knew two other people—a Mr. and Mrs. Logan, Mr. Logan being something in the wholesale grocery trade—who entertained him royally. But whenever he tracked down a new museum, he came rushing round and got me to go with him. It seemed a harmless enough hobby. ” said Tess, pouring tea. ” She lifted her eyes. “But, Bob. ” “The Soane. Hold on! ” “I did,” answered Tess, without expression. The white china teapot gleamed as she manipulated it. ” But discomfort touched that chimney corner, palpably and uneasily.

Logan. ” We shook our heads. “Mrs. Logan is Welsh,” said Clarke. “Or at least so I should judge from her Christian name, which is Gwyneth. She is much younger than her husband; extremely attractive physically; and not, I should have thought, of the temperament to enjoy this. But she seems keen to go. And in any case”—here a 41 curious smile spread across Clarke’s face, showing teeth as white and strong as a dog’s—“I think her husband will persuade her to go. Logan himself you will like. He is the modern business man of the most hard-headed and skeptical type.

It’ll be … See here. This is how we do it. Clarke invites down to the country, for a housewarming, say six guests. Each guest is carefully chosen as being a different emotional type. Do you see? We invite, for instance, the hard-headed business man who doesn’t believe in any ruddy nonsense. We invite the artistic type, all imagination and nerves. We invite the scientific type. We invite the lawyer or the legal type, who believes in nothing but evidence. And so on. For several days we expose these people to the influence of Longwood House; and see how it takes each of ’em in turn.

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