The Fallen Leaves

byWilkie CollinsEditor1stWorld Library

Paperback | February 20, 2007

The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins

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The resistless influences which are one day to reign supreme over our poor hearts, and to shape the sad short course of our lives, are sometimes of mysteriously remote origin, and find their devious ways to us through the hearts and the lives of strangers. While the young man whose troubled career it is here proposed to follow was wearing his first jacket, and bowling his first hoop, a domestic misfortune, falling on a household of strangers, was destined nevertheless to have its ultimate influence over his happiness, and to shape the whole aftercourse of his life. For this reason, some First Words must precede the Story, and must present the brief narrative of what happened in the household of strangers. By what devious ways the event here related affected the chief personage of these pages, when he grew to manhood, it will be the business of the story to trace, over land and sea, among men and women, in bright days and dull days alike, until the end is reached, and the pen (God willing) is put back in the desk.
Title:The Fallen LeavesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:440 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:440 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.98 inPublished:February 20, 2007Publisher:1st World Library - Literary SocietyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1421834154

ISBN - 13:9781421834153

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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