HARD FACTS BY HOWARD SPRING AUTHORS FOREWORD IN a celebrated essay, Jfacaulay sums up Bacons career as a chequered spectacle of so much glory and so much shame. The words may fitly enough be applied not only to Bacons life but to most mens lives and to most large experiments of human action. In 1942 I began to write a novel whose purpose was to trace the course of one such...more
ebook, 276 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Hesperides Press
(first published 1944)
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Feb 10, 2013 Jean marked it as to-read · review of another edition
I'm sure this is a well-written book but I found it very slow-moving and the print was rather small for me. Unfortunately I could not finish reading it, although I might try it again if I find another edition with bigger print. My parents loved the writing of Howard Spring but I notice that his novels have gone out of fashion in recent years.
HOWARD SPRING was an immensely popular and successful writer, who enjoyed a large following of readers from the 1940s to the 1960s; and though, since his death in 1965, he has become rather neglected, his books are still worth seeking out for their terrific storytelling and the quality of the writing. He was certainly painstaking and professional in his approach. Every morning he would shut himsel...moreMore about Howard Spring...