THE DARK FOREST....the theme is the triumph of the soul over death. One may read in it an allegory of the soul of Russia. 275 Pages In Paperback. A really good read!!
• This volume includes a “Detailed Biography” of our author, Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole.
Out of Russia, where Hugh Walpole had been serving with the Russian Red Cross, came this strange, wonderful, exotic book, containing an inexplicable treasure of beauty, the glamour of the Russian forest, the scent of blossoming orchards, the wistful heroism of young Russian soldiers.
The Dark Forest would be an astonishing performance if only in this that Walpole has conceived and written a Russian novel in English. But there are scenes that are the most vividly realized moments of which Walpole has ever written. Scenes which the Westminster Gazette calls "the equal of the most dramatic passages in English fiction." Mystical, poetical, spiritual.
"To say that this book is remarkable is only to lay hold on a convenient word as expressive of at least a part of the sensation the story produces. Here is a book for which many of us have dimly waited ; a book that transcends the outer facts and reveals the inner significance of war.
The Dark Forest is a love story of unusual beauty, as well as a story of war. Who, having read it, will forget this book; at once awful and beautiful? It must be read, for neither quotation nor description is capable of giving more than a bare hint of the nobleness, the intensity of this work of art so deeply rooted in reality." New York Times.
"Of all the novels that have come out of European battlefields there is probably none of such scope, such penetrating analysis and such completely spiritual quality as Hugh Walpole's Dark Forest.
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