The Romany Rye
by George Borrow
J. M. Dent & Sons, 1969, ISBN 460011200, paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, a little creasing to spine and front cover, scuff to bottom front cover, no inscriptions (see photographs)
“To read Borrow is to be reminded that, when we encounter a band of gypsies, we are meeting people with a consistent way of life and individual traditions stretching back to the fourteenth century, with their roots far from the English lane where we are likely to encounter them.
The Romany Rye, though absolutely complete in itself, is the sequel to Lavengro and continues the adventures of the same main characters. In writing these novels Borrow created two of the greatest tales of the travelling life in English literature and they have served many later novelists, notably the popular Jeffery Farnol, as models. The Romany Rye is full of unusual adventures and rewarding conversations between romanies and the hero: artisans, fair Dianas in the dawn, innkeepers, rogues, vagabonds and solitaries set against the green meadows and woods.”