Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Non-combatants and Others

Cover image for

Download


Author: Rose Macaulay
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,797 / 183 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 407
Added to site: 2011.11.15
mnybks.net#: 30996
Genre: War

A novel of pacifism, dedicated to her brother. The author herself was a pacifist and a member of the Peace Pledge Union.

Show Excerpt

de in the middle of it; reeds stood very quietly round; a broken boot was half sunk in the mud among them. Over it all brooded and slept a heavy June noon. It was well painted; Alix thought it the best thing Basil Doye had ever done. They had spent an afternoon by the pond in June 1914; Alix remembered it vividly--the sleepy, brooding silence, the heavy fragrance of the hawthorn, the scum-green pond, the tin and the boot, the suggestion of haunting that they had talked of at the time and that Basil had got rather successfully into his picture afterwards. Those were curious days, those old days before August 1914; or rather it was the days ever since that were curious and like a nightmare. Before that life was of a reality, a sanity, an enduringness, a beauty. It still was, only it was choked and confused by the unspeakable things that every one thought mattered so much, but which were really evil dreams, to be thrown off impatiently. Underneath them all the time the real things, the enduring things--green pon

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

L.E. Fraser
Raised on military bases, L.E. Fraser's introduction to unique people and experiences fed a lifelong desire to write. Her books are full of thrills, interesting characters and unexpected twists. Skully, one of her Perdition Games books, is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Fraser tells us all about this book and how she follows her characters during the writing process in order to create interesting stories.
Read full interview...