Sleeping Waters (Valancourt Classics)

Sleeping Waters (Valancourt Classics)

Ernest George Henham Ernest George Henham Gerald Monsman / Jul 17, 2019

Sleeping Waters Valancourt Classics Father John Anger is worn down from a hard life as a Catholic priest ministering to the poor of London s slums He travels to a remote village in Dartmoor seeking to recover his health by means of the

  • Title: Sleeping Waters (Valancourt Classics)
  • Author: Ernest George Henham Ernest George Henham Gerald Monsman
  • ISBN: 9781939140005
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Father John Anger is worn down from a hard life as a Catholic priest ministering to the poor of London s slums He travels to a remote village in Dartmoor seeking to recover his health by means of the salubrious air and medicinal waters, and he anticipates a long and tedious convalescence in the sleepy place But Anger soon finds that despite the village s rustic appearancFather John Anger is worn down from a hard life as a Catholic priest ministering to the poor of London s slums He travels to a remote village in Dartmoor seeking to recover his health by means of the salubrious air and medicinal waters, and he anticipates a long and tedious convalescence in the sleepy place But Anger soon finds that despite the village s rustic appearance, it holds as much drama and tragedy as even London Curgenven, a humpbacked dwarf and scheming attorney, has a diabolical plot to steal the ignorant villagers land and resell it at a huge profit Anger resolves to thwart the lawyer s plan, but he is not prepared for the dangerous secrets he will uncover, or the violent climax that his interference will provoke Ernest G Henham 1870 1946 published melodramatic popular novels as a young man before moving to Dartmoor for his health and reinventing himself as John Trevena Trevena was regarded as one of the finest novelists of his time, but today he has fallen into total neglect, and his books are all but unobtainable This 100th anniversary edition of Sleeping Waters 1913 includes a new introduction by Prof Gerald Monsman, who argues for reconsideration of Trevena as an important Edwardian writer and regional novelist as significant as Thomas Hardy It would be difficult to find a novel unusual or original That it is beautifully written, full of poetic passages, and contains many fascinating descriptions will be regarded as a matter of course by those who have read any of his preceding books, and therefore know that John Trevena is unquestionably one of the most notable of living writers New York Times, Jan 10, 1915 The construction of the book is very artistic and is difficult to accomplish, but apart from its structural merits Sleeping Waters has high value Our admiration for this author has been expressed over and over again There is grasp and reach and power in his books and they are books that place their author among the foremost of the English novelists Los Angeles Times, Feb 21, 1915 The story is magnificently told The vividness and monstrosity of the characters remind one of the Bront s Chicago Tribune, Jan 13, 1915 Sleeping Waters is a unique novel, and it discloses still further and emphatically the genius of John Trevena Boston Transcript, Jan 13, 1915

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      • Ernest George Henham Ernest George Henham Gerald Monsman

        Ernest George Henham was a Canadian British author who wrote novels at the beginning of the 20th century about Dartmoor and Devon, England He also published literary works under the pseudonym John Trevena.Ernest G Henham was born in 1870 and his writings include a series of novels based on Dartmoor, the moorland in Devon, England, where he lived much of his life He created a pseudonym, John Trevena, for many of his books It was probably no coincidence that the surname he chose was the original name for Tintagel, the legendary location of King Arthur s castle.Henham wrote than two dozen books, which were published between 1897 and 1927 He was considered a recluse, but often used people he encountered in real life for the characters in his work In addition to the United Kingdom, his books were also published in the United States.


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    1. Read this for a British and American lit class. I enjoyed the story and characters. Travena (aka Ernest Henham), according to my professor, belongs on the must read list. After reading this book I agree with him.


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