The House of a Thousand Candles

Meredith NICHOLSON (1866 - 1947)

A top ten bestseller of 1906, The House of a Thousand Candles is part adventure/mystery and part romance. The book begins with young Jack Glenarm returning from various exploits in Europe and Africa for the reading of his grandfather’s will. In it, he stands to inherit his grandfather’s estate, but only if he can remain for one year in residence at the old man’s unfinished “House of a Thousand Candles” in Annandale, Indiana, with only his grandfather’s mysterious valet for company. If he violates the terms of the will, the house will go to a young woman, heretofore unknown to him, whom the will also forbids Jack to marry if he wants to retain his inheritance. This all sounds very mundane to Jack and he fully expects to be quite bored in very short order. Soon after Jack’s arrival at Glenarm House, however, various strange occurrences ensue, and he soon finds himself absorbed in the most lively adventure of his life! (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Crime & Mystery Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Will of John Marshall Glenarm J. M. Smallheer
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Play 02 A Face at Sherry's J. M. Smallheer
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Play 03 The House of a Thousand Candles J. M. Smallheer
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Play 04 A Voice From the Lake J. M. Smallheer
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Play 05 A Red Tam-O'-Shanter J. M. Smallheer
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Play 06 The Girl and the Canoe J. M. Smallheer
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Play 07 The Man on the Wall J. M. Smallheer
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Play 08 A String of Gold Beads J. M. Smallheer
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Play 09 The Girl and the Rabbit J. M. Smallheer
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Play 10 An Affair with the Caretaker J. M. Smallheer
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Play 11 I Receive a Caller J. M. Smallheer
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Play 12 I Explore a Passage J. M. Smallheer
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Play 13 A Pair of Eavesdroppers J. M. Smallheer
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Play 14 The Girl in Gray J. M. Smallheer
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Play 15 I Make an Engagement J. M. Smallheer
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Play 16 The Passing of Olivia J. M. Smallheer
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Play 17 Sister Theresa J. M. Smallheer
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Play 18 Golden Butterflies J. M. Smallheer
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Play 19 I Meet an Old Friend J. M. Smallheer
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Play 20 A Triple Alliance J. M. Smallheer
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Play 21 Pickering Serves Notice J. M. Smallheer
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Play 22 The Return of Marian Devereux J. M. Smallheer
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Play 23 The Door of Bewilderment J. M. Smallheer
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Play 24 A Prowler of the Night J. M. Smallheer
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Play 25 Beseiged J. M. Smallheer
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Play 26 The Fight in the Library J. M. Smallheer
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Play 27 Changes and Chances J. M. Smallheer
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Play 28 Shorter Vistas J. M. Smallheer
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Play 29 And So the Light Led Me J. M. Smallheer
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