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The Father Confessor: Stories of Death and Danger (Classic Reprint)
Dora Sigerson Shorter
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Page 384 - The daring freshness of his thought, his great ability in expressing it, his contempt for common tradition, the sincerity which exudes from every page of his work, captivate the reader. I do not know of any piece of prose which opens up so many great questions in so few lines as the story, 'A Lost Soul,' nor one which is more forcibly realistic and impressive than
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Page 384 - ... himself a genuine thinker, a sympathetic critic, a patient analyst, and, above all, a man of wholesome, clean soul, so far as he has enshrined it in the pages of this modestly dignified little book."— Mr. SR Crockett, in The Bookman. " By a writer of much insight and originality." — Times. " Of singular beauty and tenderness, but at the same time full of critical insight.
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