The Grapes of Paradise

The Grapes of Paradise : Four Short Novels (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Grapes of Paradise: Four Short Novels A great deal of this, I must point out, has changed now. During the war bombs ripped out the entire centre of the collar and you can still see the dirty scars made by shells on the grassy slopes above the town. But two things remain exactly as they were when I lived with my mother there and, in the long blistering summer of 1921, when I was eighteen, I first met an Officer in the guards, a man of forty, named Captain Archie Blaine. The first thing that has never changed at all is the castle itself. It has the imperishable and inviolate air that belongs to great churches and high mountains. But sometimes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243313861
  • 9780243313860