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Love's Cross-Currents a Year's Letters (Paperback) Loot Price: R312
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Love's Cross-Currents a Year's Letters (Paperback): Algernon Charles Swinburne

Love's Cross-Currents a Year's Letters (Paperback)

Algernon Charles Swinburne

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... TO THEODORE WATTS-DUNTON As it has pleased you to disinter this buried bantling of your friend's literary youth, and to find it worth resurrection, I must inscribe it to you as the person responsible for its revival. Were it not that a friend's judgment may always seem liable to be coloured by the unconscious influence of friendship, I should be reassured as to its deserts by the approval of a master from whose verdict on a stranger's attempt in the creative art of fiction there could be no reasonable appeal--and who, I feel bound to acknowledge with gratitude and satisfaction, has honoured it by the sponsorial suggestion of a new and a happier name. As it is, I can only hope that you may not be for once mistaken in your favourable opinion of a study thrown into the old epistolary form which even the giant genius of Balzac could not restore to the favour it enjoyed in the days of Richardson and of Laclos. However that may be, I am content to know that you agree with me in thinking that in the world of literary creation there is a legitimate place for that apparent compromise between a story and a play by which the alternate agents and patients of the 'tale are made to express what befalls them by word of mouth or of pen. I do not forget that tlie king of men to whose hand we owe the glorious history of Redgauntlet began it in epistolary form, and changed the fashion of his tale to direct and forthright narrative when the story became too strong for him, and would no longer be confined within the limits of conceivable correspondence: but his was in its ultimate upshot a historic and heroic story. And I have always regretted that we have but one specimen of the uncompleted series of letters out of which an earlier novel, the admir...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-13739-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-13739-1
Barcode: 9781151137395

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