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Old Delabole

(1915)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Excerpt from Old Delabole There is a land that borders the Atlantic and stretches for many a league against the setting sun. You may regard this far-flung coastline of the West Country as nothing but a bleak and inclement region of undulating hills, that are lifted some hundred feet above the sea, to repeat monotonously and tyrannously their contours, to extend for mile upon mile, featureless, pitiless, despotic. They ascend inland to a naked horizon; they fall seaward upon a range of sad-coloured promontories and cliffs. There is, moreover, something lacking from this landscape - an essential, elemental feature, part of earth's familiar garb - and the absence of it is felt to waken a want and add to that uneasiness the spectacle possibly provokes. There are no trees upon these hills; only stones and humpbacked hedges break field from field, and should a dwarfed oak or ash become visible in some hollow below land-level, it lurks there, an alien thing, that lifts its stunted branches secretly and lives on sufferance. For this is the home of the West Wind. Hither from Labrador he comes, that ancient of ages, ranging for ever the Atlantic, ordering for ever the way of the wave and the pathway of the cloud. This land is bared for his welcome, preserved in primal simplicity by the impact of his landing. Here terrifically he alights and sets his impress upon the solid earth, even as he models the green breakers beneath it and herds the flocks of the cumuli above. He is the overlord, the master, and with him lies the secret of the land. Apprehend that and this earth, that welcomed you so coldly from wilderness or lonely antre, doffs the garment of desolation and shines luminous and explicit. It is discovered as an outwork of the world, framed to brace its barriers against the ocean and spread its bosom to the gigantic wind. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a repro

    

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August 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Old Delabole
Author(s): Eden Phillpotts
ISBN: 1-110-79833-4 / 978-1-110-79833-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Old Delabole
Author(s): Eden Phillpotts
ISBN: 1-103-34950-3 / 978-1-103-34950-0 (USA edition)
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Eden Phillpotts
ISBN: 1-331-59280-1 / 978-1-331-59280-8 (UK edition)
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
Author(s): Eden Phillpotts
ISBN: 1-230-38382-4 / 978-1-230-38382-8 (USA edition)
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
Author(s): Eden Phillpotts
ISBN: 1-290-93189-5 / 978-1-290-93189-2 (UK edition)
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
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ISBN: 1-150-57870-X / 978-1-150-57870-0 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
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ISBN: 1-144-08091-6 / 978-1-144-08091-2 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
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ISBN: 1-176-90251-2 / 978-1-176-90251-0 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
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ISBN: 1-146-66281-5 / 978-1-146-66281-9 (USA edition)
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
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ISBN: 1-144-56014-4 / 978-1-144-56014-8 (USA edition)
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
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ISBN: 1-144-56550-2 / 978-1-144-56550-1 (USA edition)
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August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
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ISBN: 1-110-79830-X / 978-1-110-79830-8 (USA edition)
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August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
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ISBN: 1-110-79827-X / 978-1-110-79827-8 (USA edition)
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August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
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ISBN: 1-110-79829-6 / 978-1-110-79829-2 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
Author(s): Eden Phillpotts
ISBN: 1-103-34941-4 / 978-1-103-34941-8 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
Author(s): Eden Phillpotts
ISBN: 1-103-34944-9 / 978-1-103-34944-9 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Old Delabole
Author(s): Eden Phillpotts
ISBN: 1-103-34946-5 / 978-1-103-34946-3 (USA edition)
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