Only A Commoner

Author: Nat Gould
Publisher: The Modern Publishing Company, London [193?]
Pages: 254
1st Published: 1895
Dust Jacket by: G.P. Micklewright
No.: 627
Synopsis: John Wilde and his son Tom leave their Derbyshire farm because of their ill-treatment by the ducal agent Hugh Ralton. They buy a farm near Hobart in Tasmania, and Tom acquires a mystery mare and foal in partnership with Jos Kelly. He suspects that the mare had been stolen from George Andrews. Ralton is sacked by the duke, and he too emigrates to Australia. At the home of William and Violet Rath near Hobart, Ralton meets Tom and they quarrel. Ralton schemes to ruin the Wildes by revealing the true ownership of the foal at the prestigious Hobart Cup race, but is foiled by Tom and his friends.
A gripping tale, vividly told with an exciting climax. The early Derbyshire scenes are beautifully portrayed, as is the rural hinterland of Hobart, and the characters of the Wildes and their friends are excellently drawn. A very good read indeed. (TA) (Source)
Notes: First published in 1895, this was the ninth of Nat Gould's novels to be published in book form, and the last to be written in Sydney before Nat Gould's return to England in that year. The publisher was George Routledge and Sons Ltd of London. (Source)
Modern Publishing released this title twice, under the numbers 627 and 749. The dustjackets are the same for both editions. No. 627 is shown.

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