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The Human Boy

By: Eden Phillpotts
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Human Boy" by Eden Phillpotts is a quintessential British coming-of-age novel that intricately weaves together themes of childhood, adventure, friendship, and rural life. Set against the backdrop of the picturesque English countryside, the narrative follows the escapades of a young boy as he navigates the trials and joys of growing up. Through humorous anecdotes and mischievous antics, Phillpotts captures the innocence and imagination of youth, painting a vivid portrait of a bygone era. From the excitement of exploring nature to the camaraderie forged on schoolyard adventures, the novel brims with the vibrancy of childhood experiences. Amidst the laughter and mischief, deeper themes of family and friendship emerge, grounding the protagonist's journey in the warmth and familiarity of rural life. As he encounters challenges and discovers the complexities of the world around him, the boy's journey of self-discovery unfolds with poignant authenticity. "The Human Boy" stands as a timeless masterpiece of British literature, offering readers a nostalgic glimpse into the wonders of childhood and the universal journey of growing up. Through its rich tapestry of humor, heart, and innocence, the novel resonates with readers of all ages, reminding us of the enduring magic found in the simplest moments of life.

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Eden Phillpotts

Eden Phillpotts (1862-1960) was an English author, playwright, and poet. He was born in Mount Abu, India, but spent most of his childhood in Devon, England. Phillpotts was a prolific writer, publishing more than 250 works of fiction, drama, and poetry during his long career. Phillpotts began his writing career as a journalist but soon turned to fiction, publishing his first novel, "Lying Prophets," in 1897. He gained widespread critical acclaim for his early novels, which often explored themes of rural life, the supernatural, and the dark side of human nature. In addition to his novels, Phillpotts was also a successful playwright, writing more than 30 plays for the stage. His plays often dealt with social issues and were popular with audiences in both England and the United States. During his career, Phillpotts received numerous literary awards and honors, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1937. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the Royal Society of Arts. Phillpotts continued to write well into his nineties, and his last novel, "The Virgin in the Ice," was published in 1959. He died the following year, at the age of 98. Today, Phillpotts is remembered as one of England's most prolific and versatile authors of the early 20th century. His works continue to be read and enjoyed by readers around the world.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 108pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362761904
  • ISBN-13: 9789362761903
  • Item Weight: 140.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.39mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure