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The Constant Sinner (Modern Classics, 400)

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original title: Babe Gordon

49 review for The Constant Sinner (Modern Classics, 400)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Joseph

    This is a very period piece. If you love the roaring twenties but want a different perspective than the glamour of The Great Gatsby, then as long as you keep in mind that much of this book is written in the vernacular and colloquialisms of the day then this should prove a slightly informative read. My initial view of this was 1930 smut. When I read I found Miss West to be dealing more in the psychology of the "new woman". This philosophy boils down to, if a man can have as many partners as he wa This is a very period piece. If you love the roaring twenties but want a different perspective than the glamour of The Great Gatsby, then as long as you keep in mind that much of this book is written in the vernacular and colloquialisms of the day then this should prove a slightly informative read. My initial view of this was 1930 smut. When I read I found Miss West to be dealing more in the psychology of the "new woman". This philosophy boils down to, if a man can have as many partners as he wants, then shouldn't a woman have the same right. I don't personally agree with that philosophy for either party, but the book sets about to design this femme fatale in the most glorious of lights. It is slow, poorly written or at best written to the common man of 1930 when illiteracy was as high as 16% in some sections of America. It is not Shakespeare and although it has gone through five editions, these seem to be very early editions and have not stood the test of time. The book is rare in the sense that copies are scarce, but there is no real push for this book as a classic. If anything it could be called a novelty and no better.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    I didn’t expect to like the book as much as I did. It started off slow but picked up the pace rather quickly. The main character Babe reminds me a lot of Scarlet O’Hara, in that she’s a true opportunist, and looking out to satisfy her own pleasures, no matter who she has to betray in order to do so. No matter what happened, this woman always landed on her feet and quickly was on to the next big thing when her current situation got stale. This book is almost a hundred years old, but the material I didn’t expect to like the book as much as I did. It started off slow but picked up the pace rather quickly. The main character Babe reminds me a lot of Scarlet O’Hara, in that she’s a true opportunist, and looking out to satisfy her own pleasures, no matter who she has to betray in order to do so. No matter what happened, this woman always landed on her feet and quickly was on to the next big thing when her current situation got stale. This book is almost a hundred years old, but the material was fresh, and it was a fun read. I’m so surprised by how entertaining her adventures were, although I was horrified too. If you love an anti-hero, she’s it. This is a terrible terrible woman that in spite of myself, I couldn’t help but admire.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kirsty

    Fully aware that I'm probably the only person on Goodreads that didn't enjoy this. I did not find the characters or writing engaging in the least, and it was such a slow starter that I soon lost interest. Fully aware that I'm probably the only person on Goodreads that didn't enjoy this. I did not find the characters or writing engaging in the least, and it was such a slow starter that I soon lost interest.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Martinez

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brett

  6. 4 out of 5

    kiera v chaplin

  7. 4 out of 5

    Grizzly Entertainment

  8. 4 out of 5

    Angie Lamb

  9. 5 out of 5

    Irene

  10. 4 out of 5

    Valerie Rimoldi

  11. 4 out of 5

    Shamia Ayna

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Hanson

  13. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Mcgarrah

  14. 5 out of 5

    Karen-Leigh

  15. 4 out of 5

    BookishKirsten

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ronald Corey Sr

  17. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

  18. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Burgess

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kaye

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jack Gardner

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dmk

  22. 4 out of 5

    Stuart Estell

  23. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

  24. 4 out of 5

    Antonia Saunders

  25. 4 out of 5

    James Collins

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kiffayat

  28. 5 out of 5

    Budiu Claudia

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

  30. 4 out of 5

    Brian Millar

  31. 4 out of 5

    Kara Brown

  32. 5 out of 5

    Flos

  33. 4 out of 5

    Arden

  34. 5 out of 5

    Yasmin

  35. 5 out of 5

    Zinzi Graham

  36. 5 out of 5

    Heather (DeathByBook)

  37. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Church

  38. 4 out of 5

    Tanja

  39. 5 out of 5

    Jocelyn

  40. 4 out of 5

    Dani

  41. 5 out of 5

    Marcie Lopez

  42. 5 out of 5

    Lacey

  43. 5 out of 5

    Ana

  44. 4 out of 5

    Melody

  45. 5 out of 5

    Maja

  46. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

  47. 4 out of 5

    Julz

  48. 4 out of 5

    Bek

  49. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Roth

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