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The Woman's Way

Charles [Andrew] Garvice

This is a rare paperback edition of a novel first published in 1914 by Charles Garvice (1850-1920), who was the author of more than 150 romantic novels. Garvice was a journalist whose first attempts at writing novels failed. However a novel published in 1908 (when he was 58) did very well in the USA and his career took off so that by 1913 he had sold more than 6 million books. The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction (2002) described his style:

Garvice's novels were invariably melodramatic, and invariably straightforward in their moral attitudes: a crucial factor with the large Nonconformist reading public. There is really no point in describing or summarising any of them. Readers bought or borrowed a 'Garvice', rather than a novel, and he never let them down. His sales were phenomenal.

  First edition, thus

Bibliography code: HOD-15.4

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: Hodder's Sixpenny novels no 412

Year: [1915]

Format: 16mo

Pages: 128

Binding: paper wrappers

Size: 216 x 154 mm

Dust jacket signed: signed Blampied, lower left, in skirting

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 6 pence

Printing history: none stated

Printed by: William Brendon and Son., Plymouth

Notes: This novel is listed among New Titles, 1915, which is taken to be the date of publication.

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