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The Tormentor

Swift, Benjamin. (pseud. of William Romaine Paterson)

Published by T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1897
Condition: Very Good-Very Good + Hardcover
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288 pp, + adds, Book I. A Hornet's Newt: I. Discovers Death, That Kleptomaiiac, At His Usual Tricks; II. Is More Important than It Seems; III. Advances with Apprehension Because the Road is Getting Strange; IV. Is Like a Confessional Box; V. Perceives that Empty Money Bags Are Filled with Bitter Comedy; VI. Baits Another Hook. Book II. Stir In the Hornet's Nest: I. Is Full of Expectation and Even Sweet Alarm; II. Asks Pity for the Doomed Lovers; III. Goes Abeggind for Advice; IV. Blushes a Good Deal; V. Discovers Love on the House Tops; VI. Plays at Pitch and Toss. Book III. Collapse of the Hornet's Nest: I. DescriesTroubles Ahead; II. Goes in Search of Silly Sheep; III. Gives an Antidote for a Poison; IV. Thinks that Pathos Waits at the End of Everything; V. Brings on a Final Struggle; VI. Death Freeze. First Edition, 1897. "William Romaine Paterson ( 1871- ?1935) was a Glasgow based novelist and writer, often writing under the pen-name of Benjamin Swift. William lived in University Gardens near the University of Glasgow, Scotland and was interned in Vichy, France, during the war. As well as writing novels, he wrote a number of essays, poems and short stories. He published fourteen volumes of fiction under this pseudonym. Swift's novels treat unusual and sometimes macabre subjects, and their tone fluctuates wildly from farce to sustained social satire." Faintly rubbed boards with minor edge wear, and age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 003603

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Title: The Tormentor

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin, London

Publication Date: 1897

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good-Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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