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THE REVEREND JOHN CREEDY. I. "On Sunday next, the 14th inst., the Reverend John Creedy, B.A., of Magdalen College, Oxford, will preach in Walton Magna Church, on behalf of the Gold Coast Mission." Not a very startling announcement that, and yet, simple as it looks, it stirred Ethel Berry's soul to its inmost depths. For Ethel had been brought up by her Aunt Emily to look u ...more
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published January 17th 2012 (first published April 5th 2011)
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Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My attention was drawn towards this old collection from a blog post. I'm not usually keen on Victorian books so I went forth on this reading venture with some 'slight trepidation'.

I have to say I was a bit dismayed with the casual racism present in a couple of the stories here. But I think given the time in which the book was written in, such sentiments are hard to get away from. In-fact I think, if you consider the context, Grant Allen's views would probably have been considered extremely libe
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Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
A collection of stories by the Canadian, Grant Allen, that were all previously published in Cornhill Magazine, Longman's and Belrgradia magazines prior to October 1884.

I DO NOT Recommend this edition!!! It lacks a table of contents, there are no page numbers and the pagination is poor.

Grant Allen's stories are great---remember the date of publication. He was famous in London, England at this time. He died very young (1848-1899), but was a very prolific author of both fiction and nonfiction. Many
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Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (February 24, 1848 – October 25, 1899) was a science writer and novelist, and a successful upholder of the theory of evolution.

He was born near Kingston, Canada West (now incorporated into Ontario), the second son of Catharine Ann Grant and the Rev. Joseph Antisell Allen, a Protestant minister from Dublin, Ireland. His mother was a daughter of the fifth Baron of Lon
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