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A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

Peter Ibbetson - George du Maurier Here is the shelf: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9817Opening: Part OneINTRODUCTIONThe writer of this singular autobiography was my cousin, who died at the ——- Criminal Lunatic Asylum, of which he had been an inmate three years.He had been removed thither after a sudden and violent attack of homicidal mania (which fortunately led to no serious consequences), from ——- Jail, where he had spent twenty-five years, having been condemned to penal servitude for life, for the murder of —— ——, his relative.He had been originally sentenced to death.This is the exact same theme as Treveryan! Naughty Daughty.Treveryan by Angela du Maurier, Page 179:"Sweet, have you ever read 'Peter Ibbetson'?"She shook her head."If I send it to you, will you promise to read it?""Perhaps. I don't read much.""George du Maurier wrote it.""The man who wrote 'Trilby'?" "Yes. It's the greatest love story I know. The greatest and most tragic story of lover's seperation in modern fiction. You'll understand what I mean when you've read it." Peter Ibbetson as drawn by G. du M.to make the perfection ofhuman happiness endure there must be something more than a sweet French garden, a small French wheelbarrow, and a nice little English boy who spoke French and had the love of approbation--a fourth dimension is required.The 1935 film starring Gary Cooper: http://youtu.be/t2vWbONimzwInfo about the opera: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Ibbetson_%28opera%293* TrilbyCR Peter Ibbetson