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Title: The Court Adjourns
Description: Digby, Long & Co, 1895, 2nd impression. Cloth, G+. 318pp, cloth a little marked & grubby, edges rubbed. Hardback , no dustjacket. Two friends are rivals for the love of a single woman & declare a pact not to pursure her until a mutually agreed time. The pact fails due to the iniquity of one of the friends, resulting in murder. 'There is much cleverness, we might almost say brilliancy, in the writing of this tale. And there is a certain power in the drawing of one at least of the characters, Dr. Blunt. The tale itself does not strike us as being particularly good. We cannot feel that in real life the doctor, being such as he is described, would have acted as the novelist makes him act. The satirical descriptions of Crayford society are distinctly caricatures'. [Spectator 1897 ]. Uncommon, not in NCBEL IV.

Keywords: crime fiction, fiction

Price: GBP 60.00 = appr. US$ 85.68 Seller: Eastleach Books
- Book number: 53224



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