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October Vagabonds, Paperback – April 27, 2009
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"October Vagabonds" is a relatively short novel, its beauty all the more concentrated for it. I'd not heard of Le Gallienne beforehand, and found his writing style both engaging and very accessible. His obvious love for the subject, a walking tour through New York State, communing with Nature, a love of simple people, is evident on every page.
Also bearing in mind the time in which the story took place (1908) and was published (1910), we have an almost contemporary report on then-rural parts of New York State that may be of interest to regional history buffs. Like "Travels with Charley" by John Steinbeck, Le Gallienne crafts a story of real places, real towns, real events, as his two Bohemian characters travel along.
This is a sensitive work, full of the romance of Nature, and almost poem-like in its approach. It's the kind of work that creates a special mood, and will leave you longing for more. And imagine, this copy was FREE! Formatting is good, with only the occasional typo, certainly nothing that would distract the reader from the text.
Fortunately, many of Richard Le Gallienne's other works are also available on Kindle (for free, no less!), and I plan on exploring his work further.