The Wanderer's Necklace (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Wanderer's Necklace IT chances that I, the Editor Of these pagesmfor, in truth, that is my humble function - have recovered a considerable knowledge Of a bygone life Of mine. This life ended in times that are comparatively recent, namely, early in the ninth century, as is fixed by the fact that the Byzantine Empress, Irene, plays a part in the story. The narrative, it Will be Observed, is not absolutely consecutive; that Is to say, all the details are not filled in. Indeed, it has returned to me in a series Of scenes or pictures, and although each scene or picture has to do with every other, there are sometimes gaps between them. To take one example among several - the Jour ney of'olaf (in those days my name was Olaf, or Michael after I was baptised) from the North to Con stantinople is not recorded. The curtain drops at Aar in Jutland and rises again in Byzantium. Only those events which were Of the most importance seem to have burned themselves into my subconscious memory; many minor details have yanished, or, at least, I cannot find them. This, however, does not appear to me to be a matter for regret. If every episode Of a full and eventful life were painted in, the canvas would be over loaded and the eye that studied it bewildered. 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.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19mm | 490g
- 12 Oct 2017
- Forgotten Books
- 525 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white