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Janet of the Dunes

Janet of the Dunes by Harriet T. Comstock
By: (1860-1925)

Known primarily for her children's books, Harriet T. Comstock would occasionally depart from that genre and showcase her writing talent in adult prose as well. Janet of the Dunes is one such departure wherein she masterfully takes us into the lives of the bold men and women who tended those life saving stations along the seaboard which many a ship relied upon for their safety. They were simple people, large of heart and as close-knit as a tiny community can and must ever be, and they, above all else, took their duties very seriously. The story revolves primarily around Janet and her "Cap'n Billy Daddy" and how their lives and their devotion to one another are touched by the others within the small circle of people of the dunes, the hills, and the light.

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JANET OF THE DUNES

by

HARRIET T. COMSTOCK

Author of Joyce of the North Woods, A Son of the Hills, Etc.

[Illustration: JANET. Frontispiece ]

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers :: :: New York

Copyright, 1907, By Little, Brown, and Company. All rights reserved

LOVINGLY I Dedicate this Book TO CARRIE LOUISE SMITH.

HER FRIENDSHIP WAS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE, A LIGHT TO ME UPON MY WAY. THE CHART SHE SAILED BY WILL GUIDE MY COURSE AND BRING ME, I HOPE, AT LAST, TO THE HARBOR WHERE SHE HAS GONE.

HARRIET T. COMSTOCK. FLATBUSH, BROOKLYN, N.Y. June 15, 1907.

PREFACE

In this story of the dunes, the Hills and the Light, I have not attempted any character drawing, although on the easterly shore of Long Island there are many people who have retained, together with the plain old English names which they brought with them by way of Connecticut and Rhode Island, a simplicity and sturdiness of character not to be found elsewhere, I believe, so near the great cosmopolis, and which is worthy a place in song and story.

It has been my good fortune to mingle for many summers with these kindly folk, and particularly with a little group of gentle, rather bashful and silent men forming a crew, with their captain, of one of the United States Life Saving Stations... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 1, 2016
Subject: Janet of the Dunes
A rolicing little romance story excellently narrated by Roger Melin.


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