North and South of Tweed: Stories and Legends of the Borders (Classic Reprint)

North and South of Tweed: Stories and Legends of the Borders (Classic Reprint)

by Jean Lang
     
 

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Many years ago the writer took an old lady to see an Ibsen play. The lady had, so it was reported, been jilted in her youth by a famous poet-artist, since when she had remained plunged in gentle melancholy. It was, perhaps, the gloomiest of Ibsen's plays, for mise en scene a place where

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Excerpt from North and South of Tweed: Stories and Legends of the Borders

Many years ago the writer took an old lady to see an Ibsen play. The lady had, so it was reported, been jilted in her youth by a famous poet-artist, since when she had remained plunged in gentle melancholy. It was, perhaps, the gloomiest of Ibsen's plays, for mise en scene a place where "the children are never known to laugh," and in which suicide trips upon the heels of suicide. Yet, at the conclusion of the piece, the old lady gave a deep sigh of satisfied pleasure. "A beautiful play," she said, "a beautiful play. Not one gleam of sunshine throughout."

Now in writing the legendary tales of the Borders, one feels that it is almost impossible not to produce a collection calculated to satisfy the melancholy requirements of the aged spinster who had loved a poet.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331584834
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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