The Mask

Florence IRWIN (1869 - post-1947)

The mask is the one which we all wear, even though unconsciously, to hide our thoughts and feelings. Alison Terry wore one, though she had never realized it until she faced a crisis in her life. Alison, a girl of sympathetic mood and action whose keen intelligence is overbalanced by the inexperience of innocence and a sheltered upbringing, goes to New York with her erratic husband, Phil Howland. She passes through various stages of disillusionment inevitably resulting from cheap boarding-house life, association with the undesirable friends of her husband, and the discovery that Phil himself is selfish and lacking in ambition, a man whose chief interests seem to lie in restaurant-life and gambling. Then comes tragedy in the loss of their little child in a horrible accident for which Phil is responsible. The splendid strength with which Alison forces him to forgive himself and the subsequent loneliness and suffering, lead to the establishment of a mutual bond of sympathy, understanding and encouragement which starts them on the road to their ultimate happiness. Miss Irwin has written a story that rings true, and its publishers recommend "The Mask" with unusual confidence. (Summary from 1917 dust-jacket blurb)

Genre(s): Romance

Language: English

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