The Rose and the Ring
by William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2006
The Rose and the Ring is one of those special literary treats which happen when a writer for adults turns (in this case) his attention to the world of children. It's a classic fairy tale, told with Thackeray's customary insight into characters.
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