Anthony Adverse: Volume Two by Hervey Allen

Anthony Adverse: Volume Two

byHervey Allen

Kobo ebook | June 19, 2013

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This is an unusual book in its length, over 1200 pages in hardcover, in 3 volumes. Yet most readers wish it was longer, they love it so much. The story travels from Europe, Africa, Cuba, USA-- it is an action- adventure book, although some have called it a romance. It deals with politics, trade, including the slave trade from Africa, and the Church.

There seems to be a universal delight of this book, not the movie, just the book. It has been compared to Gone With the Wind, in length, characters, and historical coverage.

This ebook contains Chapter Links for easy reading.

Hervey Allen wrote the novel Anthony Adverse from 1929 to 1933 ---
the dreariest years of the Great Depression, and against regular
pressures from publisher's Farrar and Rhinehart to meet deadlines.

The publishling world had been experiencing a downturn, along with
the rest of the Nation, and great hopes were pinned on the public's
reaction to Anthony Adverse. The result was worth all of the anxiety
and anticipation, because Anthony was received as a triumph of
writing skill, and became a huge commercial success in America, as
well as in Europe.

Anthony Adverse is a completely satisfying novel, even when read
only as historical and romance fiction, but, for the reader who is
searching for more, Anthony is full of serious symbolic intent.

To paraphrase Hervey Allen's own words on the subject:
"Anthony was the biography of a man struggling to remain a complete
human being in the midst of a dying commercial civilization" and a
rising one of international capitalism, industrialization and
competitive nationalism. That, of course,... will never do these days to
say aloud! In order to make the book 'go' it had to be advertised and
stressed as a 'romantic' novel."

Anthony Adverse is a novel in three volumes, each containing three books.

Title:Anthony Adverse: Volume TwoFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 19, 2013Publisher:Download eBooksLanguage:English

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