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The New Humpty-Dumpty

(1912)
A novel by

 
To GEORGE PLUMPTON McCULLOCH MY DEAR GEORGE, You will remember that some years ago, on a cool morning, we set out to walk some twenty miles from Vila di Goya into the Gallegos District of Galizia. You will not remember that I was in a flaming temper with you, because I did not tell you so. But you may keep still in your mind the fact that I had accompanied you into that valley of desolation and pink dust because you had told me that it contained not only the tin, cobalt, and petroleum for which you were searching, but also the descendants of a semimythical stud-bull that you called Le Gran Vasco. That had been my sole motive for coming to the infernally dusty mountains in which you now reside and render hideous with your factories. And then, when I had reached Vila di Goya intent on seeing whether I could not improve my own studherd at Warley with some of the blood of that monster, I discovered that the Gran Vasco was not a bull, but a beastly bad painter the only painter of your country of adoption. You only considered it a joke, and hardly apologised. .. Well, in the heat of the noontide we sat under a rock and ate that infernal blue cheese that tastes like the smell of cats, and drank the infernal blue wine that is a mixture of warm leather and onion juice, and the plough-oxen of old Pompone Dedi were breathing down our backs, and the sea at the bottom of the valley was the colour of a blue meat-tin.
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)

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Hardback Editions

March 2000 : USA Hardback

Title: The New Humpty-Dumpty (The Collected Works of Ford Madox Ford)
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 0-7426-3091-9 / 978-0-7426-3091-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Classic Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The New Humpty-Dumpty
Author(s): Ford Ford Madox 1873-1939
ISBN: 1-313-02466-X / 978-1-313-02466-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The New Humpty-Dumpty
Author(s): Ford Madox Hueffer
ISBN: 1-4474-6147-9 / 978-1-4474-6147-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ford. Press
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The New Humpty-Dumpty (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 1-4400-8060-7 / 978-1-4400-8060-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The new Humpty-Dumpty
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 1-179-45766-8 / 978-1-179-45766-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The new Humpty-dumpty
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 1-176-28660-9 / 978-1-176-28660-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The new Humpty-dumpty
Author(s): Ford Madox Ford
ISBN: 1-4297-8732-5 / 978-1-4297-8732-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cornell University Library
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