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The Prelude to Adventure

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Sir Hugh Walpole (1884-1941)

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Title:The Prelude to Adventure
Walpole, Hugh   
(30 of 39 for author by title)
Rogue Herries (The Herries Chronicles #1)
A Prayer for my Son
Published:   1912
Publisher:George H. Doran Company

Praised in a letter to the author by Carl Jung as “a psychological masterpiece," Walpole's early (1912) novel is the story of a Cambridge undergraduate, Olva Dune, who commits a murder. Ironically, at the moment he commits his crime, he feels the presence of God. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:151 Info

Author Bio for Walpole, Hugh

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Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (March 13, 1884 - June 1, 1941) was a British Novelist during the first half of the Twentieth Century. He was one of the most popular authors of his times, until his literary reputation was destroyed by Somerset Maugham.

His most famous novel is perhaps Rogue Herries, the first of four books in his Herries Chronicles series. He wrote thirty-six novels, and five volumes of short stories.

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