Books by Mary E. Pearce

THE OLD HOUSE AT RAILES by Mary E. Pearce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"Set to the rhythm of the looms and the pounding excitement of enterprise: a comfortable tale, at a country pace, of virtue rewarded and gentle pleasures."
Pearce (The Two Farms, 1986, etc.)—evocator of 19-century England's rapidly industrializing, erratically democratizing rural villages and towns—again chronicles the rise of a working-class lad of pluck and luck; the constancy of initially unattainable love; and the wreckage caused by greed and ambition out of scale with the place and the times. Read full book review >