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The Hill A Romance Of Friendship

By: Horace Annesley Vachell
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Hill: A Romance of Friendship" by Horace Annesley Vachell is a captivating novel in British literature that explores the bonds of friendship, romance, and loyalty within the backdrop of a boarding school in the English countryside. Vachell's narrative unfolds as a coming-of-age story, centered around the adventures and challenges faced by a group of young boys navigating school life. Set against the idyllic backdrop of the English countryside, the novel delves into the complexities of male friendship and the social dynamics of boarding school life. As the characters embark on adventures and navigate through the trials of adolescence, they forge deep bonds of loyalty and camaraderie. Vachell's portrayal of friendship and romance is heartfelt and evocative, capturing the essence of youthful camaraderie and the transformative power of loyalty. Against the backdrop of social class distinctions, the novel explores themes of identity and belonging, inviting readers to reflect on the true meaning of friendship and loyalty. With its blend of adventure, romance, and social commentary, "The Hill: A Romance of Friendship" stands as a timeless testament to the enduring bonds of friendship and the universal journey of coming of age.

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Horace Annesley Vachell

Horace Annesley Vachell was a prolific English author of novels, plays, short stories, essays, and autobiographies. Vachell was born on October 30, 1861, in Sydenham, Kent, as the eldest of three sons of erstwhile landowner Richard Tanfield Vachell (died 1868) of Coptfold Hall, Essex, and Georgina (died 1910), daughter of Arthur Lyttelton Annesley of Arley Castle, Staffordshire. He was a distant relative of Edward Lyttelton, a schoolmaster and preacher, and his brother Alfred Lyttelton, a politician, both sons of George Lyttelton, 4th Baron Lyttelton. Vachell was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst. After a brief stint in the Rifle Brigade, he moved to California and became a partner in a land company. He is supposed to have brought the game of polo to Southern California. After 17 years overseas, Vachell returned to England in 1900. He went on to write over 50 books of fiction, including The Hill (1905), a popular school story that depicts an idealized version of life at Harrow and the relationship of two boys.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 206 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362202433
  • ISBN-13: 9789362202437
  • Item Weight: 309g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 11.6mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Romance / General