THE SAGA OF FRANK DOVER by Johannes Buchholtz
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This is a large canvas against which the story of one man, a man great in his simplicity, is told. Frank Dover was a Dane, he had lived widely and seen the world, when he decided to make the South Africa of Rhodes and Kruger his home. There -- established in Durban as a piano tuner, he meets the woman who became the love of his life, and the rest of the book is a saga of a love that made no effort or sacrifice too great, that overrode all obstacles, all unhappiness, that lasted beyond death and sweetened an old age that might have been bitter. There is adventure -- there is war -- there is inner conflict -- but primarily there is a great and simple man...The author claims this as a true story, told by a wanderer on a beach. The publishers are backing it as a leading dark horse -- cards, posters, advertising, etc. One of contest titles. We liked it -- it has a warm human quality. But it seems to lack the element of greatness.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1938
ISBN: 054807125X
Publisher: Putnam