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The Astonishing History of Troy Town

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published 1888)
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It is unlikely that many people read Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch anymore, yet The Astonishing History of Troy Town - published in 1888 when he was just twenty-four - has a liveliness and enthusiasm about it which is still infectious today. Troy Town is the thinly disguised Cornish port of Fowey, where Quiller-Couch spent most of his life. His novel pillories the town's genteel, English, middle-class society, whilst celebrating the down-to-earth wit and wisdom of the local Cornish. There is a nonsen ...more
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Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch was a Cornish writer, who published under the pen name of Q. He is primarily remembered for the monumental "Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900" (later extended to 1918), and for his literary criticism. He guided the taste of many who never met him, including American writer Helene Hanff, author of 84 Charing Cross Road, its sequel, Q's Legacy, and the putatively ...more
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