Pointed Roofs

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A. A. Knopf, 1919 - British - 285 pages
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Page ii - PILGRIMAGE By Dorothy M. Richardson A series of novels, each complete in itself, telling in a new way the story of the adventures of Miriam. Miss 'May Sinclair writing in The Egoist says: "To me these novels show .an art and method and form carried to punctilious perfection.
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Page xii - It is as if no other writers had ever used their senses so purely and with so intense a joy in their use. This intensity is the effect of an extreme concentration on the thing seen or felt. Miss Richardson disdains every stroke that does not tell. Her novels
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