Excerpt from Just a GirlSo it was with cheerful alacrity that the men gathered round the two who were credited with starting the shindy, and pulled out revolvers and bowie knives for the free fight which every body knew would set in with the usual severity.Varley Howard was the only man who did not rise He leaned back in his chair and passed his white hand over his pale, unwrinkled brow and smoothed his black, gray streaked hair with a gesture and manner of languid indifference His revolver lay on the table beside a new pack of cards and ready to his hand if he should need it but it would not amuse him to kill any one, and it was not very likely that any one of the desperadoes, however excited, would desire to kill him As he leaned back and turned the diamond ring on his finger, he hummed an air from Olivette and looked on at the rowdy scene through half closed eyes.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Best Read [ Just a Girl (Classic Reprint) ] author [ Charles Garvice ] – heartforum.co.uk
Charles Andrew Garvice was born on 24 August 1850 in or around Stepney, England, UK, son of Mira Winter and Andrew John Garvice, a bricklayer On 1872, he married Elizabeth Jones, and had two sons and six daughters He got his professional start as a journalist On 1875, his first novel, Maurice Durant was published in serialized form, but when was published as a novel, it did not sell well He concluded it was too long and too expensive for popular sales this early experience taught him about the business side of writing On 1910, according to Arnold Bennett in 1910, he was the most successful novelist in England He published novels selling over seven million copies worldwide by 1914, and since 1913 he was selling 1.75 million books annually, a pace which he maintained at least until his death Despite his enormous success, he was poorly received by literary critics He published over 150 romance novels, and also signed some of his novels under the female pseudonym of Caroline Hart.He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on 21 February 1920 and was in a coma eight days until his death on 1 March 1920.
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- Just a Girl (Classic Reprint)
- Charles Garvice
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