Rodmoor: a Romance

Rodmoor: a Romance

By: John Cowper Powys (author), Wilbur Albrecht (editor)Hardback

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Excerpt: ... XXIV THE TWENTY-EIGHTH OF OCTOBER BALTAZAR was not long in carrying out what, in bitter self-colloquy, he called his Flambardian campaign. He deliberately absented himself from his work in the Mundham office and gave up all his time to Sorio. He now encouraged this latter in all his most dangerous manias, constantly leading the conversation round to what he knew were exciting and agitating topics and bringing him back again and again to especial points of irritation and annoyance. The days quickly passed, however, and Adrian, though in a strange and restless mood, had still, in no public manner, given evidence of insanity, and short, of course, of some such public manifestation, his treacherous friend's plan of having him put under restraint, fell to the ground. Meanwhile, Nance's preparations for her marriage and for their entrance into their new home advanced towards completion. It was within three days of the date decided upon for their wedding when Nance, who had had less time recently at her disposal for watching her sister's moods, came suddenly to the conclusion, as, on a wild and stormy afternoon, she led her home from the church, that something was seriously wrong. At first, as they left the churchyard and began making their way towards the bridge, she thought the gloom of the evening was a sufficient reason for Linda's despairing silence, but as they advanced, with the wind beating in their faces and the roar of the sea coming to them over the dunes, she came to the conclusion that the cause lay deeper. But that night -- it was the twenty-eighth of October -- was certainly desolate enough to be the cause of any human being's depression. The sun was sinking as the sisters started for their walk home. A bloodred streak, jagged and livid, like the mutilated back of some bleed...

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Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780912568058
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 900
  • ID: 9780912568058
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0912568054

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