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A story of the romance between an English girl and a German prisoner-of-war in an Isle of Man internment camp during World War I. It was the basis for the 1927 film Barbed Wire directed by Rowland V. Lee. But it is more than a love story. It is a Parable, carrying an unmistakable message, an ostensible argument, that is directed against War as the first author of the racial hatred, the material ruin, the sorrow and suffering, the poverty and want, which are now threatening the world with destruction; that it is a plea for universal peace, for speedy and universal disarmament, as the only alternative to universal anarchy. Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine (1853-1931) was a friend of Rossetti and wrote many successful novels largely set on the Isle of Man.
During the First World War hundreds of thousands of Germans faced incarceration in hundreds of camps on the British mainland. This is the first book on these German prisoners, almost a century after the conflict. The book covers the three different types of internees in Britain in the form of: civilians already present in the country in August 1914; civilians brought to Britain from all over the world; and combatants. Using a vast range of contemporary British and German sources the volume traces life experiences through initial arrest and capture to life behind barbed wire to return to Germany or to the remnants of the ethnically cleansed German community in Britain. The book will prove essential reading for anyone interested in the history of prisoners of war or the First World War and will also appeal to scholars and students of twentieth-century Europe and the human consequences of war.
One of the highest selling novelists of the late Victorian and the Edwardian era, Hall Caine wrote immensely popular romances, which addressed serious political and social issues of the day. This comprehensive eBook presents Caine’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Caine’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 14 novels, with individual contents tables * Rare novels appearing for the first time in digital print, including THE WHITE PROPHET and THE PRODIGIAL SON * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare short fiction, available in no other collection * Includes a selection of Caine’s non-fiction * Features a bonus biography - discover Caine’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE SHADOW OF A CRIME SHE’S ALL THE WORLD TO ME A SON OF HAGAR THE DEEMSTER THE BONDMAN THE SCAPEGOAT THE MANXMAN THE CHRISTIAN THE ETERNAL CITY THE PRODIGAL SON THE WHITE PROPHET THE WOMAN THOU GAVEST ME THE MASTER OF MAN THE WOMAN OF KNOCKALOE The Shorter Fiction THE PROPHET CAP’N DAVY’S HONEYMOON AND OTHER STORIES CHARLIE THE COX The Plays THE ISLE OF BOY PETE The Non-Fiction RECOLLECTIONS OF DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI THE LITTLE MANX NATION THE DRAMA OF THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE DAYS The Biography HALL CAINE, THE MAN AND THE NOVELIST by C. F. Kenyon Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

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