The Master Craftsman; A Novel by Sir Walter BesantThe Master Craftsman; A Novel by Sir Walter Besant

The Master Craftsman; A Novel

bySir Walter Besant

Paperback | February 2, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 140 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


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. 1896. Excerpt: ... times seizes on men; of the follies unspeakable which they commit. She was very angry--very angry indeed. She also declared her disgustful surprise at the bad, low, groveling taste which made it possible for me to leave the ranks of gentlehood, and to go down--down--down--to live among beery, tobacco-smoking, ill-bred, uncultivated boors and bourgeois. She displayed on this subject quite an unexpected flow of language and command of adjectives. To be sure, I had never seen her in a real rage before. And she looked very handsome indeed, marching about the room with flushed cheeks and angry eyes, while she declaimed and denounced and lamented. I never admired her so much. She became so entirely unexpected that I very nearly fell in love with her. When she had quite finished by throwing such words as "insensate," "clod," and "stock and stone," at my head, and by saying that she had now done with me for ever; and when she had thrown herself into a chair, and had held her handkerchief to her eyes--I had never seen her cry before, and, indeed, it was so unexpected that I very nearly, as I said before--and when I had said a few brotherly words, and uttered a few assurances--and when we had shaken hands again--I kissed her hand if I remember aright--we sat down opposite to each other, and close together, and had a pleasant talk quite in the old style, though it was understood that I was henceforth only a plain boat-builder. It was then that I told her first about my cousin. She listened without much interest. The man was a mere tradesman. "You want a recruit, Frances, for the Party? Of course you do. Well, then, I tell you that you could not do better than look after this man." "A man's a man, of course; otherwise, George, the working-men members do not always tu...
Title:The Master Craftsman; A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217092403

ISBN - 13:9780217092401