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Long Live the King

(1900)
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An excerpt:

How strange it seems, after this long lapse of time, to look back upon those days, and after all that has come between. When I think of the child whose curious fancies, strange whims, and still stranger life, I am about to portray, I find myself inclining towards what is certainly a feeling of bewilderment, and one that might almost be said to be akin to physical pain. That the little fellow I see in my mind's eye, playing so happily on the far side of that River of Years, can be myself, the man sitting in this chair, who, pen in hand, is trying so hard to arrange his thoughts, is to me scarcely believable. Between the two there looms so vast a difference, that it would appear as if no possible connecting link could serve to unite them with each other. Whether I am better or worse for the change must be left for more competent judges to declare.

Looking back, I can scarcely determine which is the first event in my life that I can recall. I have always declared that I have the very faintest recollection of being held up by my mother at a window to see my father present some new colours to his favourite regiment of Guards in the square below. But if, as they say, that occurrence happened exactly five-and-twenty years ago, and the records of the Regiment are there to prove it, my memory must be a more than ordinarily good one, seeing that, at the time, I could not have been more than three years of age. Imperfect though that recollection may be, however, it is quite certain that I can distinctly recall the day, two years later, when my brother, the Crown Prince Maximilian, being then a big boy of nine, led his regiment past my father on parade for the first time. I can also remember crying bitterly, because I was not permitted to accompany him, which eagerness on my part, so I have been informed since, was taken by my mother's Ladies-in-Waiting to be a sign that a great military career awaited me. That I have never so far justified either their hopes or their good opinion of me must be set down by the charitably-minded as the result of a lack of opportunity. In a sense, however, I must confess it has proved almost true, but how it came about will be told in its proper place. In the meantime, having a long story to tell, and not much space to tell it in, it is necessary that I should return to my earliest recollections with as much speed as possible.

    

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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-331-30159-9 / 978-1-331-30159-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King!
Author(s): Boothby Guy
ISBN: 1-318-93576-8 / 978-1-318-93576-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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February 2016 : Paperback
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Title: "Long Live the King!"
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-5300-4243-7 / 978-1-5300-4243-2
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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October 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King!
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-5176-8089-1 / 978-1-5176-8089-3
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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October 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King!
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-5177-9499-4 / 978-1-5177-9499-6
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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April 2015 : Paperback
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Title: "Long Live the King!"
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-5118-5127-9 / 978-1-5118-5127-5
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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April 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-5117-0244-3 / 978-1-5117-0244-7
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-5028-5893-2 / 978-1-5028-5893-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-4903-7747-6 / 978-1-4903-7747-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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October 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Select Works Volume 2
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby, Baron George Gordon Byron Byron
ISBN: 0-217-79490-4 / 978-0-217-79490-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-153-64880-6 / 978-1-153-64880-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: "Long live the king!"
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-130-42868-0 / 978-1-130-42868-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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February 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 0-217-84722-6 / 978-0-217-84722-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
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November 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: "long Live The King!"...
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-270-99634-7 / 978-1-270-99634-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-4068-9523-7 / 978-1-4068-9523-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Long Live the King
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-145-87985-3 / 978-1-145-87985-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Long Live the King
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
Publisher: The Floating Press
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January 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Long Live the King
Author(s): Guy Boothby
Publisher: The Perfect Library
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