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Algernon Charles Swinburne
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A Year's Letters

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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1901 Notes: This is an OCR reprint of the original rare book. There may be typos or missing text and there are no illustrations. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview ...more
Hardcover, 195 pages
Published October 1st 1974 by New York University Press (first published January 1st 1905)
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Jan 19, 2014 Steven Meyers rated it it was amazing

This may be the best unreadable novel in English (it was originally published as Love's Cross-Currents, not the author's title). Swinburne has a story he desperately wishes to tell, but equally desperately wishes not to be known. Saturated with feeling (however perversely expressed), partly autobiographical (if also derived from Laclos’ Les Liaisons Dangereuses), subtle (and yet operatic), his story presents an unforgettable character, Lady Helena Midhurst, who undertakes to parcel out fates. La

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Algernon Charles Swinburne was an English poet, controversial in his own day. He invented the roundel form, wrote some novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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