The Woman Who Did

1st World Publishing
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Mrs. Dewsbury's lawn was held by those who knew it the loveliest in Surrey. The smooth and springy sward that stretched in front of the house was all composed of a tiny yellow clover. It gave beneath the foot like the pile on velvet. One's gaze looked forth from it upon the endless middle distances of the oak-clad Weald, with the uncertain blue line of the South Downs in the background. Ridge behind ridge, the long, low hills of paludina limestone stood out in successive tiers, each thrown up against its neighbor by the misty haze that broods eternally over the wooded valley; till, roaming across them all, the eye rested at last on the rearing scarp of Chanctonbury Ring, faintly pencilled on the furthest skyline. Shadowy phantoms of dim heights framed the verge to east and west. Alan Merrick drank it in with profound satisfaction. After those sharp and clear-cut Italian outlines, hard as lapis lazuli, the mysterious vagueness, the pregnant suggestiveness, of our English scenery strikes the imagination; and Alan was fresh home from an early summer tour among the Peruginesque solidities of the Umbrian Apennines. "How beautiful it all is, after all," he said, turning to his entertainer. "In Italy 'tis the background the painter dwells upon; in England, we look rather at the middle distance."
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Grant Allen has worked in the IT field for nearly 20 years, specializing in relational database management systems from a variety of vendors. For the past decade, he has worked in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe as a principal database consultant and enterprise architect for several organizations, and he now works in the database field for Google. Grant is a certified DB2 database administrator for DB2 under Linux, Unix, and Windows, and is a past presenter at the International DB2 Users Group conferences.

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1st World Publishing
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Oct 31, 2004
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 The Canadian science writer and novelist, Grant Allen was an early proponent of the theory of evolution. His first books dealt with scientific subjects, being influenced by associationist psychology as expounded by Alexander Bain and by Herbert Spencer. However, as his career developed he became a bestselling novelist of the Victorian era, penning intriguing sensation and science-fiction books. This comprehensive eBook presents Allen’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Allen’s life and works

* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts

* 19 novels, with individual contents tables

* Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork

* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories

* Easily locate the short stories you want to read

* Includes Allen’s rare poetry collection ‘The Lower Slopes’ – available in no other collection

* A wide selection of Allen’s non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s diverse areas of study

* Features Edward Clodd’s seminal memoir - discover Allen’s literary life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The Novels



This Mortal Coil

The White Man’s Foot

The Jaws of Death

What’s Bred in the Bone

The Great Taboo

Dumaresq’s Daughter

The Duchess of Powysland

Recalled to Life

Blood Royal

Michael’s Crag

The Scallywag

The Woman Who Did

The British Barbarians

A Splendid Sin



Hilda Wade

The Shorter Fiction

Strange Stories

The Beckoning Hand, and Other Stories

Ivan Greet’s Masterpiece and Other Stories

Wednesday the Tenth

An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay

Miss Cayley’s Adventures

Twelve Tales

The Short Stories

List of Short Stories in Chronological Order

List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order

The Poetry

The Lower Slopes

The Non-Fiction

The Colour-Sense: Its Origin and Development

Anglo-Saxon Britain

Evolutionist at Large

Flowers and Their Pedigrees

Biographies of Working Men

Charles Darwin

Force and Energy

Falling in Love

Science in Arcady

Post-Prandial Philosophy

The Mediterranean

Moorland Idylls



Cities of Belgium

County and Town in England

Flashlights on Nature

Side Lights

The Autobiography

My First Book

The Biography

Grant Allen: A Memoir by Edward Clodd

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