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The Writings of Mrs. Humphry Ward Volume 8; Sir George Tressady. Miss Bretherton (Paperback) Loot Price: R392
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The Writings of Mrs. Humphry Ward Volume 8; Sir George Tressady. Miss Bretherton (Paperback): Mrs. Humphry Ward
The Writings of Mrs. Humphry Ward Volume 8; Sir George Tressady. Miss Bretherton (Paperback): Mrs. Humphry Ward

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Mrs. Humphry Ward

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 Excerpt: ...eyes. 'Is it so bad, my friend? Have courage--the end is near.' 'Care for her--and keep me, too, in your heart, ' he cried to her, pfteously. She smiled. Then light--blinding, featureless light--poured over the vision, and George Tressady had ceased to live. END OP SIR GEORGE TRESSADY MISS BRETHERTON NOTE It ought to be stated that the account of the play Elvira, given in Chapter VII of the present story, is based upon an existing play, the work of a little known writer of the Romantic time, whose short, brilliant life came to a tragical end in 1836. M. A. W. PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION So many criticisms, not of a literary but of a personal kind, have been made on this little book since its appearance, that I may perhaps be allowed a few words of answer to them in the shape of a short preface to this new edition. It has been supposed that because the book describes a London world, which is a central and conspicuous world with interests and activities of a public and prominent kind, therefore all the characters in it are drawn from real persons who may be identified if the seeker is only clever enough. This charge of portraiture is constantly brought against the novelist, and it is always a difficult one to meet; but one may begin by pointing out that, in general, it implies a radical misconception of the story-teller's methods of procedure. An idea, a situation, is suggested to him by real life, he takes traits and peculiarities from this or that person whom he has known or seen, but this is all. When he comes to write--unless, of course, it is a case of malice and bad faith--the mere necessities of an imaginative effort oblige him to cut himself adrift from reality. His characters become to him the creatures of a dream, as vivid often as his waking life, ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Mrs. Humphry Ward
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 110
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-20240-6
Barcode: 9781236202406
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-236-20240-6

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