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What's Bred in the Bone

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Book Jungle provides classic literature in a modern format. Thousands of historical titles are now readily available to the public. Because of the original condition of many of these historical manuscripts, imperfections are possible. The value of these manuscripts lies in their historical significance and vivid accounts of the world from thousands of authors and storytell ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published November 3rd 2006 by Hard Press (first published 1891)
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Kay
Aug 01, 2007 rated it liked it
Something of a potboiler, but I am a big Grant Allen fan and am patiently waiting until he comes back in vogue. He was one of the most prolific writers of his time, but few have heard of him today. A freethinker who was ahead of his time, he was something of a renaissance man.
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Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
The book was not at all what I expected when I read the first chapters, and I admit I struggled with the prose in places as it is very much of the time in which it was written. However I never once thought of giving up on it as I found myself drawn in to the story and wanting to know how it would turn out for the characters in the end. I had not heard of Grant Allen before, this book being one in a volume of 50 books 'you must read' : I was expecting more famous authors, the classic novels every ...more
Janet Arbuckle
Sep 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Hmmm. Well, I am still wondering what hit me. I read this book because my English teacher friend said she was reading it, and we have shared enjoying several of the same books, so I decided to give it a try.

First of all, it is the kind of book that only readers of serious literature would touch. Set in old England, it reminded me of some of the English Lit books we read in college.

For the first 25 pages or so, I thought...."OK, I may not finish this one." Then I started to see the complexity a
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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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