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Prodigal Son by Hall Caine 1904

Prodigal Son by Hall Caine 1904


The Prodigal Son, By Hall Caine, A. L. Burt Company, New York, 1904.


The Prodigal Son is a best-selling novel by Hall Caine, published in November 1904 by Heinemann and translated into thirteen languages. It is set in a sheep-rearing community in rural Iceland, with scenes in London and the French Riviera. At the same time Caine adapted the novel into a play.


In The Prodigal Son, Magnus learns on his wedding day that his bride, Thora, is in love with his brother Oscar, a composer. She marries Oscar after Magnus releases her from the engagement. When Thora dies, a distraught Oscar places the only copies of his compositions in her coffin. Later he has her grave opened and his music retrieved. It was filmed in 1923.

Light green cover with red & white decorative title. Secure with a tiny top edge crack at center and a small bottom gutter crack at front inside cover. Clean pages with light cover wear & very mild color blotching at rear board. 7-1/2 x 5 with 408 pp. Merry Christmas presentation dated 1906 at front free endpaper.


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