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By Mary Roberts Rinehart. It had always been accepted in the littlecolony that Harmony was a real musician, a star in their lesserfirmament. The Big Soprano sniffed. If you like," she said.

By Mary Roberts Rinehart. CHAPTER I. The old stucco house sat back in a garden, or what must once have beena garden, when that part of the Austrian city had been a royal gamepreserve. Tradition had it that the Empress Maria Theresa had used thebuilding as a hunting-lodge, and undoubtedly there was something royalin the proportions of the salon.

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Librivox recording of a public-domain text. It’s interesting that the story is set in Germany. Books written around this period tend to be formulaic-valiant, doomed heroes and heroines about to be shattered by the brutality of war. This story portrays an aspect of pre-war Germany that’s more nuanced and interesting. There are no caricatures in this story. Even the villains have relatable feelings. Maryann does an outstanding job of conveying themes that are more complex than the usual Rinehart plots. Her reading adds a dimension to the story that makes it more meaningful. Thank you very much Maryann.

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Mary Roberts Rinehart was born in the City of Allegheny, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1876.

Mary Roberts Rinehart was born in the City of Allegheny, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1876. After receiving inspiration from a town doctor who happened to be a woman, she developed a curiosity for medicine. She went on to study nursing at the Pittsburgh Training School for Nurses at Homeopathic Hospital. After graduating in 1896, she began her writing career.

Mary Roberts Rinehart was born Mary Ella Roberts in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, now a part of Pittsburgh. Her father was a frustrated inventor, and throughout her childhood, the family often had financial problems. In 1911, after the publication of five successful books and two plays, the Rineharts moved to Glen Osborne, Pennsylvania, where they purchased a large home at the corner of Orchard and Linden Streets called "Cassella. Before they moved into the house, however, Mrs. Rinehart had to have the house completely rebuilt because it had fallen into disrepair.

Atypical of Mary Roberts Rinehart's books, this is not a mystery. Rinehart herself was quite familiar with financial struggle. Her mother took in boarders to make ends meet, and money was always short. It's a slice of life among young Americans in Vienna just before the Great War. And it's a love story very much of the period.

Mary Roberts Rinehart: Adventurous Journalist, Writer of Romantic Fiction & Crime Novels. This is a very remarkable novel. Siebensterngasse, the Seven Star Street of the title, is today a lively shopping street - but it still has some Gothic charm. and a riveting good story, too!

Mary Roberts Rinehart: Adventurous Journalist, Writer of Romantic Fiction & Crime Novels. Mary Roberts Rinehart is often referred to as the American Agatha Christie, but that is doing an injustice to Rinehart as well as to Christie. As enjoyable as Rinehart’s crime novels are, they never reach the mastery and cunning of Christie’s polished gems. On the other hand, Rinehart wrote so much more besides crime novels, that it would be a crime to reduce her to those. and a riveting good story, too!

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Comments: (7)

Sarin
An interesting novel from an author I have always considered one of the better early 20th century mystery writers. I found myself skimming most of the book, but since that may have been more about my personal preferences I give it four stars. Ms Reinhart did set the stage and the atmosphere ably. For the price I suggest giving it a try if you enjoy older novels.
Andromajurus
This book was a delightful romance, and a vast departure from what modern publishers put out there under that genre. True romance is less anatomical and more in the heart, mind and emotions. This story has true romance. Harmony, a beautiful, young American violinist studying in Vienna in the early 1900's is adrift and almost penniless when she meets Peter, an American doctor studying in Vienna to become a surgeon. Each following their separate dream, they find a way to survive by pooling their resources and meet some facinating characters along the way. There is Anna, the middle-aged, spinster doctor who has given up on her dream of a husband and children; Stewart, a handsome medical student who exploits women for his own comfort and convenience, until a chance meeting high in the Alps upsets all his plans; Marie, a sad little member of the demi-monde, who makes the mistake of falling in love; a dying child; a Bosnian spy, and others. The characters are drawn with depth, sympathy and some become old friends. Solid writing, good pacing, and a large step above many novels of the time. I enjoyed it very much.
Gholbirdred
Not one of my favorites. Very wordy and difficult to get through. A story of relationships a better ending than I thought was going to occur.
Hiclerlsi
Atypical of Mary Roberts Rinehart's books, this is not a mystery. It's a slice of life among young Americans in Vienna just before the Great War. And it's a love story very much of the period. Don't expect political correctness. This is an evocation of a bygone era. If you can accept that, you're in for a delightful read.

The story focuses on two idealistic young people. Thirty-year-old Doctor Peter Byrne is in Vienna to observe and practice surgical techniques he can't learn in Ohio. As a student-doctor, he exists on the edge of poverty. Beautiful young Harmony Wells is living on a shoestring to study the violin with a prestigious master. Both are in Vienna to win credentials that will ensure their success back in America. Neither can afford to fall in love or marry.

Various adventures befall them and their friends. Peter and Harmony are somewhat at war with convention, while retaining a proper Victorian purity of mind and body. I'm being vague so you can experience the story freshly. This edition has no introduction to give away the plot, so you're safe there too.

Rinehart indulges in an almost Dickensonian sentimentality in this novel, and she does it well. There are fun supporting characters, too, perhaps a bit exaggerated: the arrogant Viennese music master, the softhearted sentry with one lung, the little lovesick Bulgarian spy and more than one truculent landlady.

Rinehart paints a vivid picture of the hardships of foreign lodgers living in tawdry rooms, collectively fed dreadful food. Rinehart herself was quite familiar with financial struggle. Her mother took in boarders to make ends meet, and money was always short.

I enjoyed this novel, which was first published in 1914. Although shamelessly romantic and definitely dated, it's got "soul," as one kindly character remarked of the heroine.
Forey
Liked that it was scanned from the original copy however several pages did not scan clearly and are unreadable
Magis
It's an old fashioned story. I don't usually read or like romances. Even so, I liked this old fashioned love story despite, or maybe because of, how different it is from life today.
Modigas
This book was a very interesting and engaging story! It was one of those that you start reading slower as you get to the end, just so it will last longer! Also a fascinating insight into social mores of an earlier time.
I reread the end twice. She really is a past master of relationships. It will be a sad day when I read the last Rinehart.
The Street of seven stars download epub
Contemporary
Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
ISBN: 1177552647
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Nabu Press (August 20, 2010)
Pages: 388 pages