No Way Back (Penguin Classics) by Theodor Fontane

By Theodor Fontane

Translated through Hugh Rorrison and Helen Chambers

Gregarious and adventurous, count number Helmuth Holk is extremely joyful to be known as clear of his solemn and pious spouse to the far away courtroom of a Danish princess. Swept up within the romance of his new atmosphere, he doesn't detect that everybody there's not what they seem—a incontrovertible fact that reasons him to make your mind up that has deadly effects. A tragicomic novel of a failing marriage and glossy sexual politics, No long ago is filled with the irony, beauty, and masterly discussion for which Theodor Fontane is acclaimed.

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TOLKIEN Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. R. TOLKIEN COPYRIGHT ABOUT THE PUBLISHER SYNOPSIS This is the third part of The Lord of the Rings. The first part, The Fellowship of the Ring, told how Gandalf the Grey discovered that the ring possessed by Frodo the Hobbit was in fact the One Ring, ruler of all the Rings of Power.

He looks as if he were spoiling for a race, and not newly come from a great journey,’ said Beregond. ‘How strong and proud he is! Where is his harness? ’ ‘None is rich and fair enough for him,’ said Pippin. ‘He will have none. If he will consent to bear you, bear you he does; and if not, well, no bit, bridle, whip, or thong will tame him. Farewell, Shadowfax! Have patience. ’ Shadowfax lifted up his head and neighed, so that the stable shook, and they covered their ears. Then they took their leave, seeing that the manger was well filled.

But now all the horses and the riders were out and away. Shadowfax whinnied as Pippin entered the stable and turned his head. ’ said Pippin. ‘Gandalf will come as soon as he may. ’ Shadowfax tossed his head and stamped. But he allowed Beregond to handle his head gently and stroke his great flanks. ‘He looks as if he were spoiling for a race, and not newly come from a great journey,’ said Beregond. ‘How strong and proud he is! Where is his harness? ’ ‘None is rich and fair enough for him,’ said Pippin.

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