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The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel   By: (1883-1959)

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The Kingdom Round the Corner by Coningsby Dawson is a compelling novel that explores the transformative power of second chances and the pursuit of a meaningful life. Set against the backdrop of Post-World War I Europe, Dawson paints a vivid and emotional picture of individuals seeking redemption, love, and purpose in the face of a war-ravaged world.

The story revolves around the lives of three main characters who find their paths crossed in unexpected ways. Captain Alan Vernon, a brave yet disillusioned soldier haunted by his wartime experiences, embarks on a journey to find solace and meaning in life. His encounter with Jacqueline, a vibrant and independent French woman, adds a layer of complexity and unpredictability to his journey.

As the story unfolds, we are introduced to Anthony Trent, a mysterious yet admirable character who becomes an unlikely mentor to Alan. Trent's kindheartedness and unwavering belief in the ability to transform one's life for the better serve as a guiding force throughout the narrative. The author's skillful characterization makes these central figures relatable and their struggles palpable, allowing readers to fully invest in their personal journeys.

Dawson's prose is evocative and eloquent, capturing the essence of the era and the raw emotions of the characters. The vivid descriptions of war-torn landscapes and the contrasting beauty of untouched countryside serves as a backdrop for the characters' growth and realization that there is a "kingdom round the corner" where new beginnings and happiness await.

Furthermore, Dawson's exploration of the themes of redemption and second chances resonates deeply. Through his characters' trials and tribulations, he illustrates that it is never too late to change one's path and find purpose in life. Their stories encourage readers to reflect on their own lives and consider the possibilities that lie beyond their current circumstances.

While The Kingdom Round the Corner offers a captivating narrative and thought-provoking themes, there are moments when the pacing feels uneven and certain plot developments could have been further explored. However, these minor flaws do not overshadow the overall impact of the novel or hinder the enjoyment of the story.

In conclusion, The Kingdom Round the Corner is a beautifully written novel that transports readers to a pivotal time in history, weaving a tale of hope, redemption, and the pursuit of happiness. Coningsby Dawson's skilled storytelling and compelling characters make this book a worthwhile read for anyone seeking a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant experience.

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The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel

BOOKS BY MR. DAWSON

NOVELS

THE KINGDOM ROUND THE CORNER

THE GARDEN WITHOUT WALLS

SLAVES OF FREEDOM

THE RAFT

LAST CHANCE RIVER

THE ROAD TO AVALON

SHORTER STORIES

THE LITTLE HOUSE Illustrations by Stella Langdale

THE SEVENTH CHRISTMAS Illustrations by Edmund Dulac

THE UNKNOWN COUNTRY Illustrations by W.C. Rice

WAR BOOKS

CARRY ON: LETTERS IN WAR TIME

THE GLORY OF THE TRENCHES

OUT TO WIN: THE STORY OF AMERICA IN FRANCE

LIVING BAYONETS: A RECORD OF THE LAST PUSH

THE TEST OF SCARLET: A ROMANCE OF REALITY

POEMS

FLORENCE ON A CERTAIN NIGHT

THE WORKER AND OTHER POEMS

[Illustration:]" I'm sorry," Tabs apologized. "I didn't mean anything unkind. "

The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel

By CONINGSBY DAWSON

Illustrated by W.D. Stevens

" To every man the woman whom he loves is as Mother Earth was to her legendary son: he has but to kneel and kiss her breast to know that he is strong again. " Michelet

NEW YORK

Cosmopolitan Book Corporation

M C M X X I

Copyright, 1921, by Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, New York. All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including that of the Scandinavian

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