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The Obstacle Race

Ethel May Dell

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ISBN 10: 1606642154 / ISBN 13: 9781606642153
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256 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.9in.Without an instants hesitation Juliet Moore scrambles up the steep incline, climbing swiftly enough to cut off the landward line of retreat for her mysterious assailant. Whoever had cast those stones at her -- well, she will give him a fright, at very least! Then she stops sharply, for suddenly there rises before her a figure so strange that for a moment she feels like a scared child. It springs from the bushes and stands facing her like an animal at bay -- a short creature neither man nor boy . . . misshapen, grotesquely humped, possessing long thin arms of almost baboon-like proportions. The head, sunken into the shoulders, is flung back with the face upraised -- and it is the face that makes her pause, for it is the most pathetic sight she has ever looked upon. It is the face of a lad of two or three and twenty -- but drawn in lines so painful, so hollowed, so piteous, that her fear melts into compassion at the sight. Juliet Moore has left London seeking a quieter life in this seaside village . . . and finds, rather than peace, both joy and heart-rending tragedy, in this novel by Ethel May Dell, author of Greatheart and The Knave of Diamonds. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781606642153

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Title: The Obstacle Race

Publisher: Aegypan

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Without an instant's hesitation Juliet Moore scrambles up the steep incline, climbing swiftly enough to cut off the landward line of retreat for her mysterious assailant. Whoever had cast those stones at her -- well, she will give him a fright, at very least! Then she stops sharply, for suddenly there rises before her a figure so strange that for a moment she feels like a scared child. It springs from the bushes and stands facing her like an animal at bay -- a short creature neither man nor boy . . . misshapen, grotesquely humped, possessing long thin arms of almost baboon-like proportions. The head, sunken into the shoulders, is flung back with the face upraised -- and it is the face that makes her pause, for it is the most pathetic sight she has ever looked upon. It is the face of a lad of two or three and twenty -- but drawn in lines so painful, so hollowed, so piteous, that her fear melts into compassion at the sight.

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Ethel M. Dell (1881 - 1939) was a British writer of over 30 popular romance novels and several short stories from 1911 to 1939. Ethel Dell worked on a novel for several years, but it was rejected by eight publishers. Finally the publisher T. Fisher Unwin bought the book for their First Novel Library, a series which introduced a writer's first book. This book, entitled The Way of an Eagle, was published in 1911 and by 1915 it had gone through thirty printings. Her debut novel is very characteristic of Ethel M. Dell's novels. There is a very feminine woman, an alpha male, a setting in India, passion galore liberally mixed with some surprisingly shocking violence and religious sentiments sprinkled throughout. While readers adored Ethel M. Dell's novels, critics hated them with a passion; but she did not care what the critics thought. She considered herself a good storyteller - nothing more and nothing less. She continued to write novels for a number of years. She made quite a lot of money, from 20,000 to 30,000 a year, but remained quiet and almost pathologically shy.

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