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Windfall and Waterdrift

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Windfall and Waterdrift by Auberon Edward William Molyneux Herbert is a beautifully written novel that transports readers to a different time and place. The story follows protagonist, Jack, as he navigates the challenges of life in a small English village. The characters are well-developed and the descriptions of the setting are vivid, making it easy to imagine oneself in the midst of the action.

One of the strengths of this novel is the author's ability to capture the complexities of human relationships. From family dynamics to friendships and romantic entanglements, the characters in Windfall and Waterdrift face a variety of challenges that feel authentic and relatable. The emotional depth of the story is further enhanced by the lyrical prose, which lends a poetic quality to the narrative.

While the pacing of the novel may be slow for readers who prefer more action-oriented plots, I found it to be a refreshing change of pace. The focus on character development and introspection resonated with me, and I appreciated the thoughtful exploration of themes such as love, loss, and personal growth. Overall, Windfall and Waterdrift is a captivating read that offers both entertainment and food for thought. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a beautifully written, character-driven novel.

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This little square book, the colour of meadow forget-me-nots, is so modest and simple that it may very easily be passed over in a period which has little sympathy with tenderness of feeling and simplicity of expression. The verses, of which this small volume is full, resemble the stornelli and rispetti of Italian songs rather than any kind of verse which has preceded them in English literature, unless it be the earliest and briefest songs of Robert Lytton, with which they have a certain kindred, both in their measure and in their themes. Auberon Herbert is known to the world as a daring and original thinker, a sociologist who lives three centuries before his time, a fearless preacher of new liberties and ideal creeds; in this tiny azure booklet he is also a poet, or, as he would rather himself say, a singer. The verse springs from the depths of his heart, and calls to those who, like himself, have loved and suffered and found nothing endure except the consolations of natural beauty. - Summary by Arthur Krolman

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