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By Allan Mallinson

ISBN-10: 0553813501

ISBN-13: 9780553813500

1817 and 1818 haven't been sturdy years for Matthew Hervey. His cherished spouse Henrietta is lifeless and he's now not within the 6th regiment. Now he's kicking his heels in a corrupt and unruly England a ways faraway from its as soon as wonderful prior. 1819 sees Hervey in Rome together with his sister Elizabeth the place an opportunity assembly with guy of letters Percy Bysshe Shelley leads him to reconsider his destiny. knowing simply how a lot he misses the thrill of army motion and the camaraderie of his regiment, Hervey hurriedly purchases a brand new fee and is refitted for the uniform of the sixth gentle Dragoons. Hervey’s such a lot speedy job is to elevate a brand new troop and to prepare delivery, for his males and horses are to set sail for India with instant effect.What Hervey and his greenhorn squaddies can't recognize is that during India they're going to face one in every of their hardest trials. a great number of Burmese warboats are being assembled close to the headwaters of the river resulting in Chittagong, and the single solution to thwart their strengthen contains an laborious and dangerous march via jungle territory. What starts as a comparatively uncomplicated operation turns into a trip into the center of darkness, as Hervey and his troop locate themselves in the course of sizzling and bloody motion as soon as more.From the Hardcover variation.

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The Goths cut the aqueducts which gave the baths their spirit, and others stripped the place of its marble, but it is Nature that overwhelms it in the end – crushes and devours it like an enormous serpent. ’ Hervey nodded slowly. ‘It thrills me more than I can say. ’ But Hervey was not so transported that he did not see the paradox. ‘If it overpowers expression, why does a poet seek inspiration here? ’ Shelley smiled. ‘Captain Hervey, you would have me believe your heart is of stone, or lead – no, not lead, for that is the soldier’s precious metal!

I do not know,’ replied his companion. ‘Save that he is English. ’ The younger man brushed a dark curl from his forehead and took another sip of his coffee. ’ His companion gave a prolonged shrug. ‘I have observed him here several times this week,’ continued the younger man, draining his cup. ‘He has a decidedly melancholic air. He takes not the slightest interest in anyone around him. He seems wholly absorbed in himself. ’ ‘Then he would be dull company and not worth your regrets,’ declared his companion.

At his court martial he was censured for it, though there was no culpability in law. ’ Shelley looked out across the Roman plain. Countless thousands must have died by the hand of others there, and might do so again: why was a single life worth repining over? ’ Hervey would not have wished for the consolation of Scripture at that moment. He returned the kindness with a thankful smile. Shelley reached into his pocket for a second notebook. ’ ‘That is to make of my erudition what it is not,’ warned Hervey, frowning.

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