A Name for Evil

A Name for Evil : A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Name for Evil: A Novel Hen I saw the house I said, The lines are good. It is in bad repair, but it will suit my purpose all the better. Its decay was not such that it was beyond restoration. Perhaps I should say regener ation, for I had bought more than a house. There was land attached and because land has history, is history rather, involving lives and fateful happenings, it is more exact to say regeneration. I ignored this fact, looking over the house with her that fall afternoon and talking excitedly over the problems which the abuse of indif ferent tenants and croppers had caused, in 'their brutish way emphasizing the neglect of the owners. How sad, I reflected, and how evil a thing it is, to let a noble establishment be put into the hands of the depraved who care only for draining the land of its strength, al ways taking out, never putting back the food of life! But at the. Moment I must confess it was the house which occupied me. In spite of the decay it was beau tiful on that day, a day bright and cool with the first dry breath of autumn. How much I would have spared us all, had I faced logically the entire meaning of the ruin we were about to enter and make our own! 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 | 218 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243264607
  • 9780243264605