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Arcadia in Avernus

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Unhappy wife leaves marriage of convenience for another man, the couple running away to the Dakota prairie to set up housekeeping. All seems romantically well... until the ex shows up. Surprisingly modern (if a little theatrical) novella from the early 1900's. From the posthumous collection of Lillibridge short stories, A Breath of Prairie, 1911.

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A BREATH OF PRAIRIE

AND OTHER STORIES

By WILL LILLIBRIDGE

THE DOMINANT DOLLAR. Illustrated in color by Lester Ralph. Crown 8vo . . . $1.50

BEN BLAIR, PLAINSMAN. Frontispiece in color by Maynard Dixon. Seventieth thousand. Crown 8vo . . . $1.50

QUERCUS ALBA: The Veteran of the Ozarks. With frontispiece. 16mo. Net . . . $.50

A. C. MCCLURG & CO., Publishers

CHICAGO

[Illustration: She wheeled swiftly round, confronting him. [See "Journey's End."]]

A BREATH OF PRAIRIE

AND OTHER STORIES

BY WILL LILLIBRIDGE

AUTHOR OF "BEN BLAIR," "THE DOMINANT DOLLAR," ETC.

WITH FIVE ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOR

BY J. N. MARCHAND

CHICAGO

A. C. McCLURG & CO.

1911

Copyright

A. C. McCLURG & CO.

1911

Published April, 1911

W. J. Hall Printing Company

Chicago

A TRIBUTE

It is an accepted truth, I believe, that every novelist embodies in the personalities of his heroes some of his own traits of character. Those who were intimately acquainted with William Otis Lillibridge could not fail to recognize this in a marked degree... Continue reading book >>


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