IAN Trevelyan, a young boy who is the result of a disastrous marriage, a marriage opposed by his mother's wealthy relatives who have rejected her because of it, is eventually invited back to Trevelyan House with her because of their change of mind. A secondary motive for this change of mind is that their relatives, Owen and Helen Trevelyan, whose first child died, now have IAN Trevelyan, a young boy who is the result of a disastrous marriage, a marriage opposed by his mother's wealthy relatives who have rejected her because of it, is eventually invited back to Trevelyan House with her because of their change of mind. A secondary motive for this change of mind is that their relatives, Owen and Helen Trevelyan, whose first child died, now have a girl, and Owen hopes that Ian will live up to his expectations to be the son he never had. However, in this he is very disappointed, Ian being a very plain-looking, introspective, lonely boy, and unable to make friends, because of his early traumatic background and because his mother is on the verge of a mental breakdown as a result of the poor marriage.and her husband's desertion. How the events work themselves out is the theme of the novel, and the following extracts will give a flavour of the writing and of the period to which it refers, about the middle of the last century when society was changing: 'Ian, at eleven, was not an unhappy boy, but he was a very lonely one. He could never make friends easily, and even when he did, his shy and reserved manner, generally mistaken for either aloofness or superiority, usually prevented him from keeping them for long. And the dreary succession of broken friendships made him withdraw more and more into himself and set up a vicious circle, making him even more shy and reserved. . .' 'It must not be thought from what has been said that Ellen's reception had been a cool one, or that either Owen or his wife had adopted a reproachful, accusing, or triumphant attitude towards her at any time during their two brief talks with her. Owen might have treated her in a different way had she been any other person but herself; but in his eyes, she was too pathetic and insignificant a creature ever to call for even an indication of his unforgiving nature.. . .' 'And far from being answers tailored just to please his mother, what he had told her was quite true. Since coming to his new home, he had experienced more happiness than he had ever done in any other comparable period of his life before. Quite apart from the material conditions of his new life, which bore no comparison to what he had been used to, he had the comfort of having other people besides his mother interested in him. He was even beginning to find that Mr.Trevelyan's well-meant, but awkward and somewhat embarrassing solicitude was meeting a need of which he had only been but dimly conscious of before. . .' 'Realizing that he had't cut as good a figure as he could have wished, Owen tried to make up for lost ground in one daring, foolhardy and completely asinine act, by setting his mount at a particularly high fence just about within sight of the village. The hunter, conscious his own abilities, showed no inclination of either chancing the fence or boldly attacking it, but stopped abruptly at the crucial moment, and Owen took off like a flamingo in the dying rays of a sun. . ' 'But even when it was pretty obvious that there was something wrong with Ellen, it was some time before anyone suspected just how serious that something was. Owen,as we have seen, responded to the situation by calling in the vicar, a good, wise and kindly man, to work some miracle on the poor, disintegrating human material that was Ellen. . . Download or read online for free the full version of the book Ian Trevelyan: A Story of Loneliness without registration in full in fb2, rtf, txt, epub formats on the ilibpro.info book site. Ian Trevelyan: A Story of Loneliness is simple. Just click on one of the suggested ebooks. On the next page you'll find a button to download your free ebook. Our ebooks are delivered in epub format, which can be read on almost all popular tablets, smartphones and e-readers. Greetings, in this video I tried to show how to download the book Ian Trevelyan: A Story of Loneliness for free, do not judge strictly. On our site of electronic books you can download full versions of the book for free, novelties and bestsellers of literature, magazines and scientific publications. Free book site. ' 'The extinguishing of the light in Philip's room seemed to extinguish, at the same time, all the high hopes which he had recently entertained because of the other's changing attitude towards him. Unable to hold back any longer the tears which had been so near to coming since he had spoken to Peggy last, he rested his head wearily on his arms and cried himself to sleep. . . '