The Broad Highway

The Broad Highway This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of the origi

  • Title: The Broad Highway
  • Author: Jeffery Farnol
  • ISBN: 9780553114683
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into priThis is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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    1. ,4 1/2 I took half a star off because it starts too slowly, Winds of Fortune has a faster, livelier beginning. (*Sigh*) It was so good…Peter Vibart is his uncle's favorite nephew and as such, it has always been expected that he would inherit the lands, fortune and title of his uncle. But, his shocking Will says otherwise. Peter will only inherit if he marries Lady Sophia, the toast of the ton. All he will be giving to aid him is ten measly guineas.His cousin, Maurice Vibart has the same option [...]

    2. 1.5* Out of sheer disappointment. Everything was good, great, in fact - a great start, I'd say. There was more than enough groundwork for a satisfying story, one where the reader knows exactly what has to happen, but no clue how, and bad things happen to our hero but he's pluckyAnd then the girl shows up.Wet blanket. And the story died - sadly, about 20 chapters before the end of the book.Howsomever - on a positive note: this was a Librivox recording, and some of the readers were excellent - 2 o [...]

    3. Still my favorite and probably always will be. Just a good-hearted book and wonderful characters; from the Ancient, to Black George, to sweet Prudence, mercurial Charmain, and Peter Vibart. If you want to try out Farnol's works, The Broad Highway is a great one to start and one of the great swashbucklers.

    4. nwhytevejournal/1794675This was the best-selling novel of 1911, a romantic tale set in about 1811 where you know what is going to happen from the very first page, when Peter Vibart is promised a vast legacy if he will marry Sophia Sefton, but declares he would rather not. He flees metropolitan life to the village of Sissinghurst in Kent, where he encounters many good-hearted comic yokels and falls in love with a mysterious woman who comes to live with him in his cottage. She has firm, well-round [...]

    5. This was my grandparents' favourite book. They were born right at the very beginning of the twentieth century, and they felt that Jeffery Farnol's books described their world exactly as it was when they were growing up. This was the absolute favourite, and with their reminiscences I came to realise what a valuable historical source his books were. The mood and the characters of rural England at that time are what I remember of this book. I don't think it had a very strong plot. Well worth readin [...]

    6. This is a classic example of the early 20th century notion of the hero as manly, mystic, bohemian laborer who has abandoned the upper class life, love as other-worldly, pure, unfathomable nature and evil as indolent, violent excess.It reminds me a bit of those elements as found in "Green Mansions" (which was also written during the same decade) in that respect. But it has far more plot and is much more hopeful and includes some swashbuckle, so it is therefore far more readable.

    7. One of my favorite Farnol novels. Farnol creates a dreamlike sense of wonder that is delightful. This books is a period story of action and romance and mystery, told with humor, simplicity, power - and whimsy. Not to be missed.

    8. I read the 1923 edition which I borrowed from UCLA. I remember liking it. And I remember it being vaguely related to my research at the time (the American highway as language) but I don't remember the details of the plot.

    9. Really enjoyed reading this book mainly for the story and narative. I could read this again someday. Peter and Charmain were meant to be together. Charmain was the name of the woman that played the oldest daughter Leisl in the Sound of Music Movie. From the Bard and Banker library list.

    10. A fun and interesting book. Full of twists and turns on the plot, with a set of colorful characters. This book deserves to be far better known.

    11. I read this book every summer from when I was 14 (?) to 20 or so. Silliest book. I loved it. Mistaken identity, romance, peril,adventure.

    12. I loved this book! It is beautiful and funny, and it reminds me of my Grandpa Untersinger and my dad, who love this era dearly.

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