The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne (novel)

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The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne is a 1905 British novel written by William John Locke. Along with his next book, The Beloved Vagabond, it was a major success.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

A middle aged schoolmaster unexpectedly inherits money and a title. Walking through a park he finds a young girl weeping - she's a harem girl who has been brought to London for an arranged marriage, and has run away. Not knowing what else to do, Sir Marcus brings her to his home.

Adaptations[edit]

In 1907, the novel was adapted by Locke into a play. In 1915, the first silent version was made with Marie Doro who starred in the 1907 play. In 1921, a silent film adaptation was made. In 1935, Miles Mander directed The Morals of Marcus, with Ian Hunter in the title role.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elwin p.324

Bibliography[edit]

  • Elwin, Malcolm. Old Gods Falling. Collins, 1939.
  • Munden, Kenneth White. American Film Institute Catalog: Feature Films 1921-1930. University of California Press, 1971.
  • The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne public domain audiobook at LibriVox