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A Grape from a Thorn Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R422
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A Grape from a Thorn Volume 1 (Paperback): James Payn

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A Grape from a Thorn Volume 1 (Paperback)

James Payn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... size if you counted in its large bow window, and, though bare of furniture, was full of miscellaneous objects connected with literature and art. Two immense tobacco jars, with sealskin and india-rubber pouches in profusion; half-a-dozen packs of cards not over clean; wax matches everywhere, not excepting on the carpet; yesterday s Times, and several copies of the Mayfair Keepsake, some of them with illustrations not to be found in the originals; and a silver tankard with a glass bottom. These were common to the two tenants of the apartment; but on the table of each were the tools of their respective trades; on the one, palettes, pencils, and paint-boxes; on the other, pens (some gnawed to the quick in the agonies of composition), Shelley, Keats, and a rhyming dictionary. On the wall, some bookshelves pretty well filled, and a few unframed sketches, full of freshness and vigour, redeemed this somewhat Bohemian state of affairs.. Felspar, who had come home to console the invalid, was not, as usual, at his work, but sitting with his chair atilt and his arms at the back of his head, which was his attitude of reflection. His eyes were fixed on his friend with a certain tender gravity, evoked perhaps by the contemplation of the process of inspiration. Look here, old fellow, he said presently; you don t seem to get on very well with that left hand of yours. Can t I write the thing out for you? Well; I was thinking of asking you, but it seemed too like dictation. Felspar shut his eyes and laughed to himself, as his custom was when greatly tickled. My dear Vernon, he said, you have considerable humour; but, like Liston, you imagine...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: James Payn
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-16987-9
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-234-16987-8
Barcode: 9781234169879

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