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Fortitude (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Walpole, Hugh

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Do you really want me, Peter? He didn't speak but his whole body turned towards her, answering her question. Because I am yours entirely. I became yours that day when your hand touched mine. I wasn't sure before-I knew then- He looked at her. He saw her, he thought for the first ...time.... -from Fortitude The first great success of one of the most popular novelists of the early 20th century, Fortitude (1913) is the author's own favorite work. A romantic novel with a fairy-tale air, it is the life story of Peter Wescott, who very navely believed in almost everything, as Walpole himself described him. As a quiet, polite child, Peter stoically endures horrific beatings from his father; as a dreamy young man, Peter finds himself swept away into reverie by the titles of books (he doesn't even need to read them) and escapes into his own fiction when grief and tragedy strike. With early hints of the supernatural and the psychological suspense that would infuse Walpole's later work, this is an important formative work of a writer whose work deserves to be seen anew. British writer SIR HUGH WALPOLE (1884-1941) was born in New Zealand and moved to England as a child. His works include novels, short stories, biographies, plays, and screenplays.
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ISBN 9781596055025
Released NZ 17 Nov 2005
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Trade Paperback
Series Cosimo Classics Literature
Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays

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ISBN-13 9781596055025
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Cosimo Classics
Released 17 Nov 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Walpole, Hugh
Series Cosimo Classics Literature
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 508
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 544g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress London (England), Young men
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile