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A Far Country

by Churchill, Winston (American Novelist)

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About This Item

The MacMillan Company of Canada, 1915. 509 pp (6 unpaginated book ads) . Frontispiece and seven full page b/w illustrations on heavy glossy paper in excellent condition, all present. Normal edgewear. Owner's name to ffep. Book tight and bright. Gilt to front board and spine not faded.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Herman Pfeiffer.

Synopsis

This is a story of the career of Hugh Paret from youth to manhood. The phrase "a far country" is from the Biblical parable of the prodigal son who takes everything he is given and runs off to fulfill his own desires. Paret leaves Great Britain where he grew up and travels to America with his worldly goods while gathering up and refining other more useful talents which provide him the greater wealth of honor and a standard of excellence. Once in the New World he attends Harvard, graduates, is admitted to the bar and joins a firm of corporate lawyers, the first of their kind. He is introduced to new people, different customs, and various adventures when he enters the world of big business as it announces the awakening of social ethics. In his travels to this dangerous excitement of situation, he uses his business flair tumultuously as he gains strength and knowledge in its execution. But far from being a pariah, he is recognized as one of the world's prosperous men in this fascinatingly detailed journey. The intrigue of this strange powerful world is something he has the experience and ability to manipulate to his own ends.Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

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Bookseller
Gilt Edge Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
A666
Title
A Far Country
Author
Churchill, Winston (American Novelist)
Illustrator
Herman Pfeiffer
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The MacMillan Company of Canada
Date published
1915
Keywords
Fiction Herman Pfeiffer Modern First Edition Novel Illustrated
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