Lying Prophets

A Novel

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Author: Eden Phillpotts
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,489 / 348 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 781
mnybks.net#: 5670
Origin: gutenberg.org

This work, which might be called a companion volume to "Children of the Mist," is a powerful study of contemporary life, religion and art. In its profound analysis of human character, in growth, development and decay, and in its sympathetic delineation of the simpler lives of an ignorant peasantry, it strongly suggests George Eliot's "Adam Bede."

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he corner, where Brady's picture for the year approached completion.

"My dear chap, we all worship Joan--at a distance. She is not to be painted. Tears and prayers are useless. She has a flinty father--a fisherman, who looks upon painting as a snare of the devil and sees every artist already wriggling on the trident in his mind's eye. Joan has also a lover, who would rather behold her dead than on canvas."

"In fact these Methodist folk take us to be what you really are," said Brady bluntly. "Old Tregenza tars us every one with the same brush. We are lost sinners all."

"Well, why trouble him? A fisherman would have his business on the sea. Candidly, I must paint her. The wish grows upon me."

"Even money you don't get as much as a, sketch," said Murdoch.

"Have any of you tried approaching her directly, instead of her relations?"

"She's as shy as a hawk, man."

"That makes me the more hopeful. You fellows, with your Tam o' Shanters and aggressive neckties and knick

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