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Jaffery

By: William John Locke
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Jaffery" by William John Locke is a captivating tale that immerses readers into the vibrant world of literary circles and bohemian lifestyle. Set against a backdrop of ambition and creativity, the novel delves into the complexities of friendship, romance, and identity amidst the drama and comedy of life's twists and turns. Through rich character development, Locke masterfully explores the conflicts and sacrifices faced by individuals striving for success in both their personal and professional lives. At the heart of the story lies a compelling love triangle, where characters grapple with their desires, loyalties, and aspirations. As the narrative unfolds, Locke skillfully weaves in social commentary, offering insight into the societal norms and expectations that shape his characters' choices and actions. Against a backdrop of artistic expression and intellectual pursuits, "Jaffery" navigates themes of ambition and sacrifice, highlighting the interconnectedness of personal fulfillment and the pursuit of creative endeavors. With humor, depth, and poignancy, Locke's novel captivates readers with its exploration of human relationships and the universal quest for meaning and success in a world filled with both joy and sorrow.

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William John Locke

William John Locke was a British author, dramatist, and playwright who is best known for his short tales. On March 20, 1863, he was born in Cunningsbury St. George, Christ Church, Demerara, British Guiana. He was the oldest child of Barbados bank manager John Locke and Sarah Elizabeth Locke, who was also his first wife. His family relocated to Trinidad & Tobago in 1864. His half-sister Anna Alexandra Hyde (née Locke) passed away at age 25 while giving birth. Locke received an honors degree in mathematics from Cambridge University in 1884. When he was a teenager, he called math "an absolutely pointless and inhuman subject." He resided in London and served at the Royal Institute of British Architects' secretary from 1897 to 1907. His books The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne (1905), The Beloved Vagabond (1906), and At the Gate of Samaria (1894) were well-received in both Britain and America. Locke wed Aimee Maxwell Close (née Heath), the ex-wife of Percy Hamilton Close, on May 19, 1911, in Chelsea, London. James Douglas and Alice Baines both attended the wedding. On May 15, 1930, Locke passed away from cancer at 67 avenues Desbordes-Valmore in Paris, France.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 266 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362206056
  • ISBN-13: 9789362206053
  • Item Weight: 399g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 14.8mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Historical