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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...little place, --he who had wondered whether he was doomed to pass all his life in Shadbrook, now trembled with terror at ...Read MoreThis 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...little place, --he who had wondered whether he was doomed to pass all his life in Shadbrook, now trembled with terror at the bare idea of leaving it. "Let me persuade you,"--he heard the Squire say--"to accept another living. I shall miss you from my own part of the country, of course, --but I'm sure it would be kinder to you to remove you from the scene of the awful tragedy that has befallen you. I have no other living vacant in my own gift, but I can help you to secure an excellent one where you will be among more congenial people and surroundings, and then--perhaps--in time, --the wound will heal" So far Everton listened, silently, --then he answered in low and trembling accents. "It is a wound too deep for healing!"--he said--" And I cannot leave Shadbrook, --not new!" "Why not?" persisted the Squire--"My dear Everton, think of it! You will be insufferably lonely here, --the whole character and type of the place is opposed to your character and type, --besides your capabilities fit you for a wider field of action" "A man makes his own field of action,"--answered Everton, gaining strength as the burden of his thoughts found relief in speech--" It is my own fault that I have not made mine yet--but I will, --and in Shadbrook! It is large and wide enough to contain a great sorrow--perhaps it will also hold a great love! My dear Mr. Hazlitt, you are goodness itself, and I thank you from my heart!--but, do not urge me to accept your offer! My work is cut out for me here." The Squire looked distressed. "The work is not important,"--he began, --" And much of it must be distasteful" "All the more reason why I should do it,"--said...Read Less
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1908. 560 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Previous owner's inscription on the fly leaf. Pages have light tanning and foxing throughout, heavier to endpapers and fore-edge. Mild shelf wear to moderately tanned boards with mild bleaching and lightly bumped corners. Mild wear to heavily tanned spine with slightly crushed ends.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1908. 520 pages. No dust jacket. Acceptable to good hardback; Overall the book is complete and readable however defects are present. Defects may include cracked binding, shelf wear and marking to cover, marking to pages, foxing and tanning.
Good (contents Very Good). No Jacket. HARDBACK. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" Signed By a Previous Owner This is the first edition. Browned and spotted fore'edges. Foxing (brown marks) to pages in the book. Some pencil lines and small writing on the odd pages in the book, next to text. Sunned outer cover binding spine. Slight stain mark in places to the outer cover binding. Worn and rubbed to the outer cover binding edges and corners. This book will be POSTED AT OUR STANDARD RATES FULLY INSURED (UK) ONLY. Please email for further details. OFFERED FOR SALE BY A FULL-TIME STOCKHOLDING CAREER BOOKSELLER WHO TELLS YOU WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEIR TELEPHONE AND ADDRESS CONTACT DETAILS ARE! POSTED AT OUR STANDARD RATES FULLY INSURED! (UK ONLY). FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND FURTHER DETAILS.
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