The Dark Lantern (A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight)

The Dark Lantern (A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight)

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released December 1, 1951
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£200.00

The Dark Lantern (1951) was the first of Henry Williamson's fifteen-volume A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight spanning the years from the late Victorian period to the Second World War. In it we meet Richard Maddison, a countryman working in London as a City clerk, struggling to make do on a few shillings a week. He falls for Hetty Turner, youngest daughter of a prosperous merchant, but her father rates Richard an unsuitable suitor.

'There is magic in Henry Williamson's novel . . . which raises it right out of the family saga class. The magic is of the steam train age of South London which is so lovingly described.' John Betjeman, Daily Telegraph

'Williamson's style is romantic, though rarely sentimental, and his sensuous response to nature is fresh and surprising.' Anthony Burgess, Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939

Book Condition & Notes

Macdonald, UK, 1951. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Broom Lyne (illustrator). First Edition. 1951. 1st book in the Chronicles of Ancient Sunlight. Book is very good and bright. Contents very good. The complete wrapper is very good and bright. Very light soiling to rear. Edges lightly rubbed and nicked. Un-common in this bright condition.

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Henry Williamson

Henry Williamson was an English author who wrote novels concerned with wildlife, English social history and Ruralism.

In 1927 Williamson published his most acclaimed book, Tarka the Otter; it won him the Hawthornden Prize in 1928, and made him enough money to pay for the wooden hut near Georgeham where he wrote many of his later books, often sitting alone there for 15 hours a day.

In 1936 he bought a farm in Stiffkey, Norfolk. The Story of a Norfolk Farm (1941) is his account of his first years of farming there.

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Book Condition & Notes

Macdonald, UK, 1951. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Broom Lyne (illustrator). First Edition. 1951. 1st book in the Chronicles of Ancient Sunlight. Book is very good and bright. Contents very good. The complete wrapper is very good and bright. Very light soiling to rear. Edges lightly rubbed and nicked. Un-common in this bright condition.

Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.