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The Altar of the Dead by Henry James

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The Altar of the Dead
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Publisher: Project Gutenberg
ISBN/ASIN: 1592246273

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This is a fable of life and death significance which explores what happens when a man tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them.

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