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The Gambler A Novel

Katherine Cecil Thurston

"The Gambler" by way of Katherine Cecil Thurston is a compelling novel that delves into the intricacies of human relationships and the unpredictable nature of destiny. At the coronary heart of the story is the enigmatic man or woman of the gambler, whose lifestyles turns into a captivating exploration of danger, passion, and effect. Set in opposition to the backdrop of a society inquisitive about threat and success, Thurston weaves a narrative that takes readers into the glamorous yet perilous world of playing. The protagonist's adventure is a rollercoaster of highs and lows, mirroring the uncertainties that come with the pursuit of fortune. Thurston's storytelling prowess shines as she skillfully portrays the characters' vulnerabilities and dreams. Themes of love, betrayal, and the relentless pursuit of fulfillment are intricately intertwined, creating a wealthy tapestry that maintains readers engaged from begin to finish. As the gambler navigates the challenges of each the gaming table and private relationships, Thurston masterfully explores the human circumstance and the results of alternatives made in the warmness of ardour.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.82in - 1.02lb
  • EAN: 9789361156298
  • Categories: Historical - General

About the Author

Thurston, Katherine Cecil: - Katherine Cecil Thurston (née Kathleen Annie Josephine Madden) was an Irish novelist best known for two political thrillers. Kathleen Annie Josephine Madden was born at 14 Bridge Street in Cork, Ireland, the only daughter of banker Paul J. Madden (mayor of Cork from 1885 to 1886 and a friend of Charles Stuart Parnell) and Eliza Madden. She received her education privately at her family's home, Wood's Gift on Blackrock Road. By the end of the nineteenth century, she was writing short stories for several British and American journals, including Pall Mall Magazine, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Harper's Magazine, Windsor Magazine, and others. On February 16, 1901, five weeks following her father's death, she married novelist Ernest Temple Thurston (1879-1933). They separated in 1907 and divorced in 1910 because of his adultery and desertion. The lawsuit went undefended. Thurston, on the other hand, "complained that she was making more money by her books than he was, that her personality dominated his, and had said that he wanted to leave her." Katherine Thurston's novels were successful in both Britain and the United States. Her best-known work was a political thriller titled John Chilcote, M.P. (also known as The Masquerader in the United States), which was released in 1904 and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, placing third in 1904 and seventh in 1905.