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Book cover for The Forsyte Saga, Volume I. The Man Of Property
The gardeners' tidy souls could not abide the gold and green and russet pattern on the grass. The gravel paths must lie unstained, ordered, methodical, without knowledge of the realities of life, nor of that slow and beautiful decay which ...more
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