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A Syrup of the Bees

(1914)
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Another magical tale from literary fraudster F.W. Bain, supposedly translated from an ancient Sanscrit text but most probably written by the author. The god Maheshwara and his consort Parwati are flying over the desert when they see a mirage, which the Hindus call the "thirst of the antelope", and the skeleton of a camel. Maheshwara tells the story of how those bones came to be there; a sad story of love, the human mirageDuring Bain's life, argument raged about whether his stories were truly a translation from Sanskrit, as he claimed them to be, or whether Bain had written it himself. While some early reviewers took his statements at face value, many did not. A contemporary review said, in part: "Though palpably a pretence, they are graceful fancies, and might as well have appeared for what they really are instead of masquerading as "translations". No Hindu, unless of this generation and under foreign influence, ever conceived these stories. . . . Moreover, they are of a strict propriety, whereas original Hindu love stories would put Rabelais's ghost to the blush." The book contains numerous footnotes referring to Sanskrit puns and wordplay that the author claimed to have been unable to render in English. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

    

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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Syrup Of The Bees (1914)
Author(s): Francis William Bain
ISBN: 1-164-70787-6 / 978-1-164-70787-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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November 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: A syrup of the bees
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-116-63721-9 / 978-1-116-63721-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: A syrup of the bees
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-116-63720-0 / 978-1-116-63720-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Syrup Of The Bees (1914)
Author(s): Francis William Bain
ISBN: 1-4369-0900-7 / 978-1-4369-0900-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Syrup of the Bees: Translated From the Original Manuscript (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-331-92323-9 / 978-1-331-92323-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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February 2016 : Paperback
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Title: A Syrup of the Bees
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-5301-9727-9 / 978-1-5301-9727-9
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Syrup of the Bees
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-5001-0235-0 / 978-1-5001-0235-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Syrup of the Bees ...
Author(s): Francis William Bain
ISBN: 1-289-74479-3 / 978-1-289-74479-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: A syrup of the bees
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-116-63722-7 / 978-1-116-63722-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Syrup Of The Bees (1914)
Author(s): Francis William Bain
ISBN: 1-164-55271-6 / 978-1-164-55271-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Syrup of the Bees ...
Author(s): Francis William Bain
ISBN: 1-146-19492-7 / 978-1-146-19492-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: A syrup of the bees
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-116-63724-3 / 978-1-116-63724-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: A syrup of the bees
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-116-63725-1 / 978-1-116-63725-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Syrup of the Bees (Dodo Press)
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-4099-1369-4 / 978-1-4099-1369-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Syrup of the Bees
Author(s): F W Bain
ISBN: 1-4437-7625-4 / 978-1-4437-7625-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Maugham Press
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Syrup Of The Bees (1914)
Author(s): Francis William Bain
ISBN: 1-4367-5383-X / 978-1-4367-5383-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Syrup of the Bees
Author(s): F W Bain
Publisher: OTB eBook publishing
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October 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Syrup of the Bees (Classics To Go)
Author(s): F W Bain
Publisher: Otbebookpublishing
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February 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Syrup of the Bees
Author(s): F W Bain
Publisher: Phantasmo Press
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