They Went (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

They Went (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Norman Douglas

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Overview

Norman Douglas’s novels are characterized by his sardonic wit and trenchant satire and, like his travel books, are distinguished by his evocative descriptions of the local. In They Went, published in 1921 and set in a mythic city in Brittany during the late Roman era, Douglas presents an allegory of goodness pitted against beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411443648
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 268
File size: 257 KB

About the Author

Norman Douglas (1868–1952) was an Austrian-born English travel writer who is best known for his 1917 novel South Wind. He also wrote short stories and poetry, and authored a number of travel books, eloquently capturing the atmosphere of Mediterranean Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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They went 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ch. 1 goldenflights story Goldenflight ran, his green eyes wildly darting about searching for cover. The golden fingers grabbed at his tail, threatening him a long treacherous death. The flames loomed closer and closer. "Guys, where are you?!" he mewed desperately, even though he knew they were gone. The red mouth opened slowly, lapping at his hind paws. He cringed in pain, since his fiery ginger fur had been singed. His massive golden head swerved to the right, thinking he'd heard Sweetflower calling him. It was just the wind whistling through the leaves. The fiery mouth was fully open now and.... Clump! Goldenflight was suddenly hurtling down a long ebony tunnel. A claw scraped painfully against a wall, his only consolation that he wasnt in a never ending void. His body crashed hard on to the floor. As he slowly directed his eyes upwards, he saw a long-furred creamy colored cat staring down at him through amused amber eyes. "Hello," she mewed simply, her voice like water running over smooth rocks. "I'm Oaklyn." Goldenflights eyes opened wide. Could this be Oaklyn the healer? She was a legend in nursery stories. Somehow, she looked younger than he would have thought. "The Oaklyn?" he asked, awestruck. "Of course!" she laughed, as if it were a kit asking a stupid question. End of chapter one. Remember i am in fifth grade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! That is really good! It is really fast paced and exciting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoever posted below the story, you're bad no offense. You have multiple typos and the plot's choppy and undescriptive unlike Goldenflight's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool!chapter five of my book is out.