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Love Made Manifest

Love Made Manifest

(1899)
A novel by

 
Boothby was born in Adelaide, son of Thomas Wilde Boothby, who for a time was a member of the South Australian Legislative Assembly. Guy Boothby's grandfather was Benjamin Boothby (1803-1868), judge of the supreme court of South Australia from 1853 to 1867. When Boothby was six he travelled to England with his mother, and thus was educated at Salisbury, Lord Weymouth's Grammar (now Warminster School) and Christ's Hospital, London.

In 1890 Boothby wrote the libretto for a comic opera, Sylvia, which was published and produced at Adelaide in December 1890, and in 1891 appeared The Jonquil: an Opera. The music in each case was written by Cecil James Sharp. Around this time Boothby accepted a role as private secretary to the mayor of Adelaide, Lewis Cohen, but was "not contented" with the work.[5] There was little opportunity for Boothby to progress in the Adelaide Corporation: thus, with the support of Chohen, Boothby moved to Brisbane where he believed that he would find "a wider opening for his talents". From Brisbane Boothby made his way to England, arriving in London in 1894.

In 1894 he published On the Wallaby or Through the East and Across Australia, an account of the travels of himself and his brother, including a description of their journey across Australia from Cooktown to Adelaide. In the same year his first novel, In Strange Company, was published in London and was quickly successful. Boothby moved to the United Kingdom in 1894. He wrote over 50 books over the course of a decade, before dying of pneumonia in Bournemouth.

Excerpt:
It was the island of Upolu, in the Samoan group, and a breathless morning. The sun was almost at its meridian, the palms that lined the beach were as motionless as trees cut out of cardboard, and the lagoon dazzling as a dish of quicksilver set in sand. The only signs of life were the tumbling surf upon the outer reef, and a white boy lying upon his stomach, reading, on the edge of a grove of wild oranges and cocoanut palms, a hundred yards above high-water mark. There was not a human habitation of any sort to be seen in the whole landscape, though a native village existed round the comer of one headland, and the European Settlement of Apia was in the flood-tide of life and trade behind the other. That the youth was absorbed in his book admitted of no doubt, for he lay as still as a sleeping turtle, his eyes glued to the page, oblivious to everything around him, though all the time the sun was driving off the shade and climbing higher and higher up his lightly clad back, and the surf was rumbling like thunder upon the reef on the other side of the lagoon.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Love Made Manifest (1899)
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-165-03479-4 / 978-1-165-03479-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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October 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Love Made Manifest (1899)
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-4372-5066-1 / 978-1-4372-5066-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Love Made Manifest
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-150-35862-9 / 978-1-150-35862-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
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November 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Love Made Manifest...
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-271-06655-6 / 978-1-271-06655-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Love Made Manifest (1899)
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-164-92204-1 / 978-1-164-92204-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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October 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Love Made Manifest (1899)
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-4371-2318-X / 978-1-4371-2318-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Love Made Manifest
Author(s): Guy Boothby
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