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The Heavenly Twins
by GRAND, Madame Sarah
Published by Cassell Publishing, New York (1893)
First Edition, no previous editions stated.
Hardcover 7.5x5 inches Weighs 1 pound 5 ounces

Condition: Good.
Beautiful red cloth cover, nearly pink, with delicate silver wings surrounding title also in silver, with deeper red text border and illustration. Similar on spine. Pages are clean.
A solid sturdy well built book. A very nice copy, worthy for a collection or gift giving. Will display nicely.
A minor amount of foxing in margins. Cover shows age, smudging from age and use, on edges. Lightly bumped corners. Spine is sunned.

AT nineteen Evadne looked out of narrow eyes at an untried
world inquiringly. She wanted to know. She found her­
self forced to put prejudice aside in order to see beneath it, deep
down into the sacred heart of things, where the truth is, and
the bewildering clash of human precept with human practice
ceases to vex. And this not of design, but of necessity. It
was a need of her nature to know. When she came across
something she did not understand, a word, a phrase, or an
allusion to a phase of life, the thing became a haunting demon
only to be exorcised by positive knowledge on the subject.
Ages of education, ages of hereditary preparation had prob­
ably gone to the making of such a mind, and rendered its
action inevitable. For generations knowledge is acquired, or,
rather, instilled by force in families, but, once in a way, there
comes a child who demands instruction as a right; and in her
own family Evadne appears to have been that child. Not
that she often asked for information. Her faculty was suffi­
cient to enable her to acquire it without troubling herself or
anybody else, a word being enough on some subjects to make
whole regions of thought intelligible to her. It was as if she
only required to be reminded of things she had learnt before.
Her mother said she was her most satisfactory child. She
had been easy of education in the schoolroom. She had
listened to instruction with interest and intelligence, and had
apparently accepted every article of faith in God and man
which had been offered for her guidance through life with
unquestioning confidence ; at least she had never been heard
to object to any time-honoured axiom. And she did, in fact,
accept them all, but only provisionally. She wanted to know.
Silent, sociable, sober, and sincere, she had walked over the
course of her early education and gone on far beyond it with
such ease that those in authority over her never suspected
the extent to which she had outstripped them,

The Heavenly Twins, Madame Sarah Grand, Published by Cassell Publishing, New York 1893 Hardcover First Edition Antique Book Red Silver


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