The Coming Of Love; Rhona Boswell's Story And Other Poems

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byTheodore Watts-dunton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1899 Excerpt: ... PREFATORY NOTE TO THE THIRD EDITION A WORD ABOUT RHONA BOSWELL AND SINFI LOVELL One of my most generous critics has said of "The Coming of Love" that, "although published earlier than ' Aylwin,' it is a sequel to the novel." And a sequel it is; so far, at least, as an important character in "Aylwin" is concerned--Rhona Boswell--though between "Aylwin" and "The Coming of Love" another story intervenes. About Rhona, and about Sinfi Lovell, too, I have received many letters of inquiry--kind letters from entire strangers, which nothing but my late illness, followed by an overwhelming pressure of work in arrear, has prevented me from answering fully and answering most gratefully. A call for a new edition of "The Coming of Love" gives me an opportunity that I must not let slip of answering these kind friends. I have said that, so far as regards Rhona Boswell's story, "The Coming of Love" is a sequel to "Aylwin." If the allusions to Rhona's lover, Percy Aylwin, in the prose story have been, in some degree, misunderstood by some readers--if there is any danger of Henry Aylwin, the hero of the novel, being confounded with Percy Aylwin, the hero of this poem--it only shows how difficult it is for the poet or the novelist (who must needs see his characters from the concave side only) to realise that it is the convex side only which he can present to his reader. The fact is that the motive of "Aylwin"--dealing only as it does with that which is elemental and unchangeable in Man--is of so entirely poetic a nature that I began to write it in verse. After a while, however, I found that a story of so many incidents and complications as the one that was growing under my hand could only be told in prose. This was before I had written any prose at all--yes, it is so long ago ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1899 Excerpt: ... PREFATORY NOTE TO THE THIRD EDITION A WORD ABOUT RHONA BOSWELL AND SINFI LOVELL One of my most generous critics has said of "The...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217072542

ISBN - 13:9780217072540

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