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The Golden Scarecrow

Sir Hugh Walpole

Book Overview: 

Toying with the distinctions between reader and narrator, author and character, imagination and perception, Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole's The Golden Scarecrow, in nine chapters, presents nine stories of nine children, united by location, more or less. A tenth story of a tenth life, divided into Prologue and Epilogue, provides a different sort of unity. These gentle and horrible tales of the weird may seem suitable for young readers, then again, they may not.

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Book Excerpt: 
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With a scramble and a lurch, desperate, heedless in its risks, he was in his mother's lap. Then he crowed. He crowed for all the world to hear because now, at last, he had become its citizen.

Was there not then, from some one, disregarded and forgotten at that moment, a sigh, lighter than the air itself, half-ironic, half-wistful regret?

CHAPTER II Ernest Henry I

Young Ernest Henry Wilberforce, who had only yesterday achieved his second birthday, watched, with a speculative eye, his nurse. He was seated on the floor with his back to the high window that was flaming now with the light of the dying sun; his nurse was by the fire, her head, shadowed huge and fantastic on the wall, nodded and nodded and nodded. Ernest Henry was, in figure, stocky and square, with a . . . Read More

Community Reviews

An unusual book -- I think it's fair to say that if it is the sort of think you like, you will like it alot. Like Jeremy it is an exercise in entering into the minds/hearts of children, but has little else in common with that book. The premise is that children come into this world with a knowledg...more

Lucid readable prose, but the Victorian sentimentality was just too much for me.