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Run to Earth

(1868)
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Seven-and-twenty years ago, and a bleak evening in March. There are gas-lamps flaring down in Ratcliff Highway, and the sound of squeaking fiddles and trampling feet in many public-houses tell of festivity provided for Jack-along-shore. The emporiums of slop-sellers are illuminated for the better display of tarpaulin coats and hats, so stiff of build that they look like so many sea-faring suicides, pendent from the low ceilings. These emporiums are here and there enlivened by festoons of many-coloured bandana handkerchief's; and on every pane of glass in shop or tavern window is painted the glowing representation of Britannia's pride, the immortal Union Jack. Two men sat drinking and smoking in a little parlour at the back of an old public-house in Shadwell. The room was about as large as a good-sized cupboard, and was illuminated in the day-time by a window commanding a pleasant prospect of coal-shed and dead wall. The paper on the walls was dark and greasy with age; and every bit of clumsy, bulging deal furniture in the room had been transformed into a kind of ebony by the action of time and dirt, the greasy backs and elbows of idle loungers, the tobacco-smoke and beer-stains of half a century. It was evident that the two men smoking and drinking in this darksome little den belonged to the seafaring community. In this they resembled each other; but in nothing else. One was tall and stalwart; the other was small, and wizen, and misshapen. One had a dark, bronzed face, with a frank, fearless expression; the other was pale and freckled, and had small, light-gray eyes, that shifted and blinked perpetually, and shifted and blinked most when he was talking with most animation. The first had a sonorous bass voice and a resonant laugh; the second spoke in suppressed tones, and had a trick of dropping his voice to a whisper whenever he was most energetic. The first was captain and half-owner of the brigantine 'Pizarro', trading between the port of London, and the coast of Mexico. The second was his clerk, factotum, and confidant; half-sailor, half-landsman; able to take the helm in dangerous weather, if need were; and able to afford his employer counsel in the most intricate questions of trading and speculation. The name of the captain was Valentine Jernam, that of his factotum Joyce Harker. The captain had found him in an American hospital, had taken compassion upon him, and had offered him a free passage home. On the homeward voyage, Joyce Harker had shown himself so handy a personage, that Captain Jernam had declined to part with him at the end of the cruise: and from that time, the wizen little hunchback had been the stalwart seaman's friend and companion. For fifteen years, during which Valentine Jernam and his younger brother, George, had been traders on the high seas, things had gone well with these two brothers; but never had fortune so liberally favoured their trading as during the four years in which Joyce Harker had prompted every commercial adventure, and guided every speculation.

 
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 0-554-36024-1 / 978-0-554-36024-9 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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July 2005 : USA Hardback
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
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October 2015 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth A Novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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September 2015 : Paperback
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April 2015 : Paperback
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ISBN: 1-5117-2128-6 / 978-1-5117-2128-8
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth (2 Volume Set)
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July 2013 : Canada Paperback
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December 2012 : USA Paperback
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November 2011 : Paperback
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Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 3842466900 / 978-3842466906
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon, M E Braddon
ISBN: 1-4076-5146-3 / 978-1-4076-5146-0 (UK edition)
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth (Volume 2 of 4) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth (Volume 3 of 4) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth (Volume 4 of 4) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth: Run to Earth
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-4346-1668-1 / 978-1-4346-1668-5 (USA edition)
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth: Run to Earth
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ISBN: 1-4346-1837-4 / 978-1-4346-1837-5 (USA edition)
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-554-05508-2 / 978-0-554-05508-4 (USA edition)
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 0-554-16212-1 / 978-0-554-16212-6 (USA edition)
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth A Novel
Author(s): M E (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
ISBN: 1-4069-3831-9 / 978-1-4069-3831-9 (UK edition)
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon, M E Braddon
ISBN: 1-84702-845-4 / 978-1-84702-845-7 (UK edition)
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon, M E Braddon
ISBN: 1-4065-0154-9 / 978-1-4065-0154-4 (UK edition)
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July 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-4219-1589-8 / 978-1-4219-1589-0 (USA edition)
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March 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth
Author(s): M E Braddon
ISBN: 1-4142-8081-5 / 978-1-4142-8081-3 (USA edition)
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February 2001 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth: Volume 1
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-4021-7656-2 / 978-1-4021-7656-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Adamant Media Corporation
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February 2001 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Run to Earth: Volume 2
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-4021-7655-4 / 978-1-4021-7655-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Adamant Media Corporation
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Audio Editions

2016 : New Zealand MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Run to Earth
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-77542-749-8 / 978-1-77542-749-0 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: IDB Productions
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Run to Earth: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher: The Floating Press
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November 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Run to Earth: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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