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This title was first published in London in 1887 by the S P C K.
This edition was published by the Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. of Boston and New York, nd/nd.
CONDITION: Soiling to backstraps. A one inch tear on inner edge of
the front endpaper (see 2 photos which show the single tear from both sides). Light toning to pages. So G+.
story of a young doctor, a specialist in poisons, who must overcome a personal history not of his own creation. I read it.
Grant Allen seems to be examining the question: Are we born or made? I enjoyed being taken into turn-of-the-century formal
Below is a cite from The Grant Allen
Website at http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/english/GA/FBibliography.html
A Terrible Inheritance
Young doctor Harry Prior specialises in poisons and has discovered an antidote for curare. To his horror
he discovers he is the son of a notorious poisoner, Lichfield, who has died in gaol. In an attempt to clear his name and
free himself from his fears of inheriting a propensity to poison, he looks closely into the case and discovers evidence
which seems to implicate Sir Arthur Woolrych, a crusty old soldier and father of his beloved, instead of his own father.
Fortunately, a Dr Withers returns from the States with a confession that he was responsible for accidentally poisoning the
victim himself. Prior is freed from his 'inheritance' and also from the fate of marrying a poisoner's daughter.
A thin long short story of 57pp. GA obviously needed to work on the notorious SPCK treadmill as late as 1887.
1. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, . Penny Library of Fiction.
2. En underlig arv. [Translation into Danish]. Kristiania: C. Schibsteds bogtrykkeri, 1891.
3. New York/Boston: Thomas Y. Crowell, [nd].
Terrible Inheritance. London/Brighton/New York: E. & J B Young, [nd]. Penny Library of Fiction.
Ottawa: CIHM, 1980. One microfiche of the copy of the Crowell ed. Copy in Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of
Toronto Library. Series #05077.
6. Ottawa. Ottawa: CIHM, 1987. One microfiche of the copy of the
E & J B Young ed. Copy in the Douglas Library, Queen's University. Series #64362.