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- DescriptionExcerpt from Henry Is Twenty, Vol. 1: A Further Episodic History of Henry Calverly, 3rd It would be ungracious to let book go out into a preoccupied world without some word of gratitude to those who have written regarding the young Henry as he has appeared from month to month in a magazine. The letters have been the kindliest and most stimulating imaginable; and have surprised me, for I have never found it easy to picture Henry as a popular hero of fiction. He isn't, of course, a hero at all. His weaknesses are too plain - the little evidences of vanity in him, his self-centred moments, his errant susceptibilities and heroes cant have weaknesses. And heroes - in any well-regulated pattern-story must 'turn out well.' Henry, in this book, doesn't really turn out at all. His success in Episode X is a rather alarming accident. I think he'll do well eugh, when hes forty or so. At twenty, . He has huge doses of life's medicine yet to swallow. And all his problems are complicated by the touch of genius that is in him. Ather thing: there couldn't have been a Mamie Wilcox in our pattern-story. And certainly t a Corinne. Hardly even a Martha. For a 'divided love interest' destroys your pattern. Yet Marthas, Corinnes, Mamies occur everywhere. So I can't very well apologise for their presence here. We might, of course, have had Henry overthrow the Old Cinch in Sunbury; clean up the town. But he didn't happen to be a St George that summer. And then, so many heroes of pattern-stories, these two decades, have slain municipal dragons! He might have listened in a deeper humility to the worldly wisdom of Uncle Arthur. But he didn't. He had to live his own life, t Uncle Arthur's. His way was the harder, but he couldn't help that. I would have liked to pursue further the Mildred-Humphrey romance; including Arthur V.and the curious triangle that resulted; but the crisis didn't come in that year. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Author(s)Samuel Merwin
- PublisherForgotten Books
- Date of Publication26/11/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintForgotten Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight399 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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