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THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY by  Alexander Cordell - Hardcover - 1959 - from Ravenswood Books and Biblio.co.uk

THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY

by Cordell, Alexander

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Doubleday & Company. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1959. Hardcover. Pseudonym of George Alexander Graber. HC/DJ - very good/fair. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, with light wear at corners, corner bumping and a little rubbing along spine. Jacket has numerous edge chips and tears, soiling to rear, age tanning, price clipped. The story of a family of good intent, but ill fortune who slaved for the owners of the iron-smelting furnaces of a historical Welsh village. [480 ]; 8vo .

Rape of the Fair Country is a novel by Alexander Cordell, first published in 1959. It is the first in Cordell's "Mortymer Trilogy", followed by The Hosts Of Rebecca (1960) and Song of the Earth (1969). The book has been translated into seventeen languages. Cordell's style and subject matter are reminiscent of Richard Llewellyn's How Green Was My Valley.




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