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The Lord of the Harvest (Classic Reprint)

The Lord of the Harvest (Classic Reprint)

by M. Betham-Edwards
     
 

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Excerpt from The Lord of the Harvest

This delicious idyll is a home-made picture of East Anglia in the early days of Victoria, now some seventy years ago; an age of corn tillage and high rents, of old-world farming, and quaint provincial life; innocent of railroads, free trade, popular education, cheap press, and labourers' Unions. In those far-off days the squire

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Excerpt from The Lord of the Harvest

This delicious idyll is a home-made picture of East Anglia in the early days of Victoria, now some seventy years ago; an age of corn tillage and high rents, of old-world farming, and quaint provincial life; innocent of railroads, free trade, popular education, cheap press, and labourers' Unions. In those far-off days the squire was a local magnate indeed; the parson, the justice, the beadle, the constable, each in his degree, held a semi-feudal authority, sanctioned by ancient custom; and the Lord of the Harvest was a little king of the hour, ruling over his village subjects.

This tale, then, written by the doyenne of our English novelists, who was brought up in the very heart of this country-side, has an historic, even a social and political value, quite apart from its beauty as a poetic landscape of old England, quite beside the charm of its homespun dialect, and along with its simple truth to nature and human life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331698593
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/18/2015
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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