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The Limner

Boles, Paul Darcy

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ISBN 10: 0690005598 / ISBN 13: 9780690005592
Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1975
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Book is clean and tight. Dust Jaxket covered with mylar. Nicks/tears along dust jacket edges. Inscribed, Signed and dated by Author on inside frontispiece. First Edition - first printing. 352 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005593

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Title: The Limner

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Boles is a fiddlefooted writer -- from stories for young people to the somewhat unstructured experiences of a New England Black in Curling (1968) and now this vigorous story written with a magnificent hand for language and a liveliness sometimes misspent on a narrative which fails to focus the writer's natural power. But The Limner is exuberantly readable, with all the plot hooks of 19th century melodrama and some of the hijinks of Twain. He's a painter, Luke Applegate, with the heaven-sent gift of a medieval craftsman. He falls for a sixteen-year-old he suspects of murdering her father, while in turn the girl, Letty, suspects him. They run off together, set up house and get a deserted old mill in working order (this is freely conceived by Boles). But the law forces Luke to flee just when paradise is at hand, and he wanders into the Reconstruction South in hopes of finding Letty's mother. There are dozens of quickly sketched rural and city types, road-wise hype artists, all seen with a clear and forgiving eye. And after the murder is solved, Boles goes on to firm up Luke as a husband and matured man of integrity and limitless capacities. He sometimes attempts too much but does catalyze your interest in a spirited fashion. -- Kirkus Reviews

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