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A Life Eclipse

Auhtor: George Manville Fenn

Language: english
Published: 1894

Genres:

fiction and literature,  romance
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Review by Joanna Daneman, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Life Eclipse':

George Manville Fenn (January 3 1831 Pimlico - August 26 1909 Isleworth) was a British writer. He worked as a teacher in Lincolnshire until he became printer editor and publisher of various magazines. He had two sons and six daughters with his wife Susanna Leake whom he had married in 1855. He was editor and proprietor of Once a Week from 1873 until its demise in 1879 and then was entirely engaged in writing fiction. Most of his work consists of adventure stories for young readers featuring Explorers Smugglers young Adventurers and Seamen. His adult novels offer critical social commentary on Victorian England especially reconsidering economic questions.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Life Eclipse':


... he stood with Daniel Bart, old Tummus, and Mary Ellis's father at the foot of the great cedar facing the house, a tree sadly shorn of its beauty by a ...
... doctor smiled grimly, and soon after drew up at the door in the garden wall, and hurried through to the bothy where John Grange had been carried ...
... in his position to think about you. I don't know what's come to the young men now-a-days, I'm sure.. Mary said nothing, but she was very thoughtful ...
... all she has done. It's no use to fight against it, old man I'm going to be always in the dark, I know well enough, so you may as well try and train up ...
... old Tummus's horny palm, but ringers that were soft and warm, and clung to his and as that little, soft, trembling hand seemed to nestle there, John ...
... doing entirely.. Shame upon you, then.. No, it is no shame, she cried proudly. You force me to defend myself before another, and I will speak ...
... sir, cried the young man quietly. All right I know what you mean.. Then you consent, sir.. Oh, no, I don't. I only say to you, wait and ...
... leaped out of the bowl on to the cloth. James Ellis, she said, rising, come with me.. The bailiff stared, and followed the rustling silk dress out ...
... tomato plant, and beginning at the bottom, felt whether it was stiff and healthy. Then ran up his fingers past the few leaves to the first great cluster ...
... of the under-gardeners. I don't care-I don't believe it, he cried angrily, as Ellis opened the door slowly and then came: Hi. What idiot's that. ...
... anger and annoyance. Send John Grange to the conservatory directly, she said to the butler, and then walked back with her guest. Five minutes ...
... so contemptible an act.. Burr-urr. growled old Tummus wouldn't he. I know.. Whatever you know, said John Grange sternly, you must keep ...
... the incidents of the past night came clearly to her mind, and she recalled how she had sunk down by her bed to pray for help and patience, and that the ...
... only garden business.. They're not going, said Ellis, half jocularly. Now then, what is it, my lad.. Well, it's about the gravel paths, Mr Ellis, ...
... be head-gardener, and would have been, eh, Mr Ellis.. Yes, grunted the bailiff. To be sure he would. I'm not such a donkey as to suppose I should ...
... what I tell him, said old Hannah anxiously. Tchah. growled old Tummus, giving his body a jerk. Very well then, sir, he thowt he were, and ...
... and in the future he would be bailiff and agent, when Ellis was removed by infirmity or death and in the latter case he and Mary, the only child, ...
... you are saying. When you are ready to apologise to Mr Bart for what you have said, come to me. Till then you had better stay away from the grounds.. Old ...
... in their places, in perfect ignorance, after a while, that he was being watched. For, though he heard hoofs upon the hard green turf beside the road, ...
... hand, while Mrs Ellis rushed out to have what she called a good hearty cry. Lor', missus, said old Tummus, I never worried much about it. There's ...