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The Sun in the Sands

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Henry Williamson is most famous for being the author of Tarka the Otter.

From the Henry Williamson website:
In his 'Foreword' to The Sun in the Sands HW states that this book is about the post-war years of the First World War (actually 1921-24) and was written in the USA in 1934, but turned down by the publisher he showed it to as dated and too English. He offers it now in 1945 in the thought and hope that his story of a young man from the First World War aspiring to a vision of a new world and seeking clarity beyond the confusion of human emotions, may be timely: that is, now another World War has occurred. It was perhaps providential that the book was turned down in 1934, for in 1945 its import had far greater significance. From our perspective today those ten-year hops seem to take on an odd significance of their own. Apart from anything else, HW is discarding here all the intervening (highly successful) writing years. His readers are used to this success: Tarka the Otter, The Village Books, The Pathway, The Patriot's Progress, Salar the Salmon, The Story of a Norfolk Farm. They are now given an intimate view of the struggle of the early years.

Published in 1945: 'This book is produced in complete conformity with the authorized economy standards'

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Author(s):
Henry Williamson
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
250
Publisher:
Faber & Faber

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Henry Williamson is most famous for being the author of Tarka the Otter.

From the Henry Williamson website:
In his 'Foreword' to The Sun in the Sands HW states that this book is about the post-war years of the First World War (actually 1921-24) and was written in the USA in 1934, but turned down by the publisher he showed it to as dated and too English. He offers it now in 1945 in the thought and hope that his story of a young man from the First World War aspiring to a vision of a new world and seeking clarity beyond the confusion of human emotions, may be timely: that is, now another World War has occurred. It was perhaps providential that the book was turned down in 1934, for in 1945 its import had far greater significance. From our perspective today those ten-year hops seem to take on an odd significance of their own. Apart from anything else, HW is discarding here all the intervening (highly successful) writing years. His readers are used to this success: Tarka the Otter, The Village Books, The Pathway, The Patriot's Progress, Salar the Salmon, The Story of a Norfolk Farm. They are now given an intimate view of the struggle of the early years.

Published in 1945: 'This book is produced in complete conformity with the authorized economy standards'

Author(s):
Henry Williamson
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
250
Publisher:
Faber & Faber

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