In 1952, Delmore Schwartz wrote of Testimonies: a triumph . . . drawn forward by lyric eloquence and the story's fascination, (the reader) discovers in the end that he has encountered in a new way the sphinx and the riddle of existence itself. Schwartz's imagination was fired by this sinister tale of love and death set in Wales.
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Before the epic Aubrey-Maturin series, Patrick O'Brian wrote this sinister tale of love and death set in Wales, a dark and timeless story with echoes of Thomas Hardy and Mary Webb. Joseph Pugh, sick of Oxford and of teaching, decides to take some time off to live in a wild and beautiful Welsh farm valley. There he falls physically ill and is nursed back to health by Bronwen Vaughn, the wife of a neighboring farmer. Slowly, unwillingly, Bronwen and Pugh fall in love, and while that word is never spoken between them, their story is passionate and tragic.About the Author:
Patrick O'Brian was one of our greatest contemporary novelists. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He lived for many years in south west France and he died in Dublin in January 2000.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. EX-LIBRARY. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002029272
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1994. Book Condition: Very Good. New Ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP74585215
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1284921
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Book Description London : HarperCollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 0002242079 Uk first edition harper Collins 1994 - some page fading and inscription to ffep otherwise very good first printing - immediate despatch from the UK 6 days a week. Bookseller Inventory # 000872
Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Not price clipped and without inscriptions. First Printing in protected wrapper. Set in North Wales. Bookseller Inventory # 18302
Book Description HarperCollins College Publishers, London, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardcover. Good condition. First edition, first printing. Slight wear on spine head of dust jacket. One or two very small dents on hardcover spine ends. Stamp on rear pastedown. Contents are clear. AF. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 443006
Book Description Harper Collins, London, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Geoff Hunt (cover) (illustrator). Reprint. A very clean and sound copy with little sign of wear. No inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 037667
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Limited, London, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 2871
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. Book Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. First Edition (First Printing).Testimonies, Patrick O'Brian's first novel, was written almost twenty years before the first of the Aubrey/Maturin stones and is now available again for the first time in forty. Y. It tells the story of Bronwen Vaughan. Bronwen's life, like that of many other women born in the valleys of north Wales, is outwardly uneventful, but inwardly it is a drama of conflicting motives and hopes and fears. 222pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Bookseller Inventory # 136092