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The Four Feathers (Barnes & Noble Classics) by A. E. W. Mason

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By A. E. W. Mason

The 4 Feathers, by means of A. E. W. Mason, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber versions at cheap costs to the coed and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are a few of the impressive gains of Barnes & Noble Classics:

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English officer and gentleman Harry Feversham has wealth, social place, a gorgeous fiancée, Ethne Eustace, and a brotherly bond with 3 shut acquaintances. yet he additionally harbors a dismal mystery. notwithstanding he's anticipated to proceed his family’s proud culture of army carrier, he can't overlook the shameful tales he heard as a baby: stories of fellows who shirked their responsibility and disgraced themselves in conflict. Fearing he too will flee from strive against, Harry resigns his fee while his regiment is ordered to the war-torn Sudan. Following this choice, he gets a white feather—symbolizing cowardice—from each one of his associates, and a fourth from Ethne. To redeem himself of their eyes, and his personal, he embarks on an epic quest, touring on my own to Africa disguised as an Arab. As Harry endures desolate tract warmth, raging enemies, and the hellish legal referred to as the home of Stone, his heroic exploits turn into the stuff of legend.

 

Originally released in 1902, The 4 Feathers, A. E. W. Mason’s best-known novel of event and romance, explores a plethora of complicated ethical concerns inside of a framework of unique intrigue and breakneck motion. what's braveness? what's cowardice? what's loyalty? and the way will we stability the conflicting calls for of state, relations, acquaintances, fanatics, and one’s personal ideals? 

 

Michael G. Wood used to be born in Lincoln, and studied French and German at St John’s university, Cambridge, the place he bought his Ph.D. and persevered as a fellow till 1964. His books contain: Stendhal, America within the Movies, The Magician’s Doubts: Nabokov and the hazards of Fiction, Children of Silence: On modern Fiction, Belle de Jour, Franz Kafka, and The highway to Delphi: The lifestyles and Afterlife of Oracles.

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Pour tirer d'eux ce qu'on leur prête, Il faut que l'on en vienne aux coups ; Il faut plaider, il faut combattre : Laissez-leur prendre un pied chez vous, Ils en auront bientôt pris quatre. 56 FABLE VIII L'AIGLE ET L'ESCARBOT L'Aigle donnait la chasse à Maître Jean Lapin, Qui droit à son terrier s'enfuyait au plus vite. Le trou de l'Escarbot se rencontre en chemin : Je laisse à penser si ce gîte Était sûr ; mais où mieux ? Jean Lapin s'y blottit. L'Aigle fondant sur lui nonobstant cet asile, L'Escarbot intercède et dit : Princesse des Oiseaux, il vous est fort facile D'enlever malgré moi ce pauvre malheureux ; Mais ne me faites pas cet affront, je vous prie.

Le Magistrat suait en son lit de Justice. Après qu'on eut bien contesté, Répliqué, crié, tempêté, 50 Le Juge, instruit de leur malice, Leur dit : « Je vous connais de longtemps, mes amis ; Et tous deux vous paierez l'amende : Car toi, Loup, tu te plains, quoiqu'on ne t'ait rien pris ; Et toi, Renard, as pris ce que l'on te demande. » Le Juge prétendait qu'à tort et à travers On ne saurait manquer condamnant un pervers. FABLE IV LES DEUX TAUREAUX ET UNE GRENOUILLE Deux Taureaux combattaient à qui posséderait Une Génisse avec l'empire.

L'Aigle fondant sur lui nonobstant cet asile, L'Escarbot intercède et dit : Princesse des Oiseaux, il vous est fort facile D'enlever malgré moi ce pauvre malheureux ; Mais ne me faites pas cet affront, je vous prie. Et puisque Jean Lapin vous demande la vie, Donnez-la-lui de grâce, ou l'ôtez à tous deux : C'est mon voisin, c'est mon compère. L'Oiseau de Jupiter, sans répondre un seul mot, Choque de l'aile l'Escarbot, L'étourdit, l'oblige à se taire, Enlève Jean Lapin. L'Escarbot indigné 57 Vole au nid de l'Oiseau, fracasse en son absence Ses œufs, ses tendres œufs, sa plus douce espérance : Pas un seul ne fut épargné.

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