The Golden Arrow

The Golden Arrow The gate clicked and she was there She had never looked so frail so provocative she had never been purposeful or less desirous of admiration They went in Lily was genuinely pleased after the rambling

The gate clicked and she was there She had never looked so frail, so provocative she had never been purposeful or less desirous of admiration They went in Lily was genuinely pleased after the rambling ruin at home, impossible to keep in order even for industrious hands than hers, the compact, neat little home was delightful She thought how easy the work wouThe gate clicked and she was there She had never looked so frail, so provocative she had never been purposeful or less desirous of admiration They went in Lily was genuinely pleased after the rambling ruin at home, impossible to keep in order even for industrious hands than hers, the compact, neat little home was delightful She thought how easy the work would be She was not meant for the hardy magnificence of manual labour.

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The Golden Arrow

  1. Mary Webb 1881 1927 was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels were set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew and loved well Although she was acclaimed by John Buchan and by Rebecca West, who hailed her as a genius, and won the Prix Femina of La Vie Heureuse for Precious Bane 1924 , she won little respect from the general public It was only after her death that the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, earned her posthumous success through his approbation, referring to her as a neglected genius at a Literary Fund dinner in 1928 Her writing is notable for its descriptions of nature, and of the human heart She had a deep sympathy for all her characters and was able to see good and truth in all of them Among her most famous works are The Golden Arrow 1916 , Gone to Earth 1917 , and Seven for a Secret 1922.

313 Reply to “The Golden Arrow”

  1. Reading the signs of nature as one would read a tarot card spread It is the tragedy of the self absorbed that when the great moments of their lives go by in royal raiment with a sound of silver flutes, they are so muffled in self and the present that they neither hear nor see.


  2. This is the latest book by Mary Webb that I have read a couple of others still to add on here Since reading Precious Bane , I have been working through all the others and found none to reach the sublime poetry of Precious Bane and have found them variable in their quality This was one of the better ones, even if the illness that the main character succumbs to after her lover deserts her smacks a little of the self indulgent, rather than the spirituality it is clearly supposed to represent.Like a [...]


  3. Rather melodramatic and didn t enjoy it as much as Mary Webb s Precious Bane The storyline was a bit predictable but the characters were very strongly portrayed I loved grumpy old Eli, dependable and thoughtful John and the self centred Stephen, who was always going to leave Anyway, he sees the error of his ways and comes home all s well that ends well


  4. From Mary Webb March 25, 1881 October 8, 1927 , was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose Hardyesque novels are set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew.


  5. I got yet another book by the author of one of my absolute favorite books, Precious Bane Unfortunately, this one was very weird and only morbid curiosity made me finish it I wouldn t recommend this to anyone But read Precious Bane it s a wonder.


  6. Ah, I had to read this because it was by the author of Precious Bane, my favourite old classic tale This isn t as good, but still, the words are worth getting your tongue around as is the ancient and evocative setting.


  7. A trifle mawkish and fatalistic at times but some lovely, descriptive narrative I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading from this author.


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