Gargoyles

Ben HECHT (1894 - 1964)

The author, Ben Hecht, was a prolific writer as well as a renowned screenwriter, producer, and director of films. His screenwriting skills include some of the most popular films of Hollywood's golden era, including "Gone With the Wind", "Wuthering Heights", "Spellbound", and "Scarface", to name but a few.

Hecht had already established himself as a novelist and an author of short stories when "Gargoyles" was published. "Gargoyles" delves deep into the psyches of individuals and of their relationships within social classes, revealing both the darker sides and the sentimental sides. Sometimes the characteristics, values and ethics of his characters are altered over time, as they (sometimes unwittingly) look within themselves and acknowledge what they valued most, how their egos affect their decisions and ethics, yet not always understanding the reasons those values are so crucial to them. What we learn is the results of these changes, as we center on the lives of George Basine, his friends, and his family, and most importantly, the masks that each wore. (Summary by Roger Melin)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter 1 Roger Melin
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Play 02 02 - Chapter 2 Roger Melin
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Play 03 03 - Chapter 3 Roger Melin
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Play 04 04 - Chapter 4 Roger Melin
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Play 05 05 - Chapter 5 Roger Melin
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Play 06 06 - Chapter 6 Roger Melin
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Play 07 07 - Chapter 7 Roger Melin
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Play 08 08 - Chapter 8 Roger Melin
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Play 09 09 - Chapter 9 Roger Melin
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Play 10 10 - Chapter 10 Roger Melin
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 Roger Melin
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 Roger Melin
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 13 Roger Melin
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 14 Roger Melin
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Play 15 15 - Chapter 15 Roger Melin
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Play 16 16 - Chapter 16 Roger Melin
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Play 17 17 - Chapter 17 Roger Melin
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Play 18 18 - Chapter 18 Roger Melin
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Play 19 19 - Chapter 19 Roger Melin
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Play 20 20 - Chapter 20 Roger Melin
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Play 21 21 - Chapter 21 Roger Melin
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Play 22 22 - Chapter 22 Roger Melin
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Play 23 23 - Chapter 23 Roger Melin
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Play 24 24 - Chapter 24 Roger Melin
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Play 25 25 - Chapter 25 Roger Melin
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Play 26 26 - Chapter 26 Roger Melin
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