The Riddle of Life

The Riddle of Life : A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Riddle of Life: A Novel If some of the young ladies on the promenade deck gave Stephen Derwent a glance more kindly than critical, no one could really blame them. He was tali, close upon six feet; his features were not only regular, but gave evidence of strength; there was a positive set about his shoulders which meant more than mere physical vitality; and that clean shaven face of his indicated both energy and will. At a casual glance he looked full thirty years of age; but when one came closer to him, his youth fulness became more apparent, and it would be seen then that he was not more than twenty-four or five at the most. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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 more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 553g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243300182
  • 9780243300181