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A Rogue Life

Auhtor: Wilkie Collins

Language: english
Published: 1879

Genres:

humor,  mysterydetective,  romance
Downloads: 64
eBook size: 392Kb

Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Rogue Life':

A young man of respectable family finds it difficult to settle down to the dull life his relatives expect of him and they cast him off. Then he falls in love at first sight with a mysterious young woman and gets into further trouble. Pleasant but unexciting reading.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Rogue Life':


... our door. What was to be done with me in the way of education. If my father had consulted his means, I should have been sent to a cheap commercial ...
... who were so obliging as to educate me. I had a natural faculty for this useful department of art. I improved it greatly by practice in secret after I ...
... gently, but very firmly, and Gentleman Jones walked in. My pride, which had not allowed me to apply for protection to the prison authorities, would ...
... I went to make kind inquiries after her ladyship's health. The answer was most reassuring. Lady Malkinshaw had no present intention of permitting ...
... to disappointment. Or are the works of Claude, and the other fellows, to be benevolently increased in number, to supply the wants of persons of taste ...
... old man. A dim glimpse of a hand, and a faint suggestion of something like a brass washhand basin, completed the job, which gave great satisfaction ...
... no dancing was put to the vote on the spot. The President, the rector and myself, the three handsomest and highest-bred men in the assembly, led the ...
... was the first to recover I boldly drew a chair near her and took her hand. You see, I said, it is of no use to try to avoid me. This is the ...
... him from fancying that I was suspiciously prompt in availing myself of his offered hospitality. I put up, of course, at the inn-stuck a large parchment ...
... we were waiting for admission, but neither of them would go beyond Yes, or No and both had, to my eyes, some unmistakably sinister lines in their ...
... like thick rulers wrapped up in silver paper. I opened the paper at the end of one of the rulers, and found that it was composed of half-crowns. I had ...
... would, in all probability, have occasion to write to his daughter, or would be likely to receive letters from her and, if I quieted all suspicion ...
... when the doctor sent me into the next room to moisten and knead up some plaster of Paris. While I was engaged in this occupation, I suddenly heard ...
... impression on the blotting-paper. But provided I kept clear of Barkingham, it was all the same to me what part of the United Kingdom I went to and, ...
... turning to me. Not that I am aware of, I answered. It's the most tremendous thing that has happened these fifty years, said the florid man. A ...
... and that, as they were always well-filled, I had better be quick in making my choice between them. Matters had now arrived at such a pass, that ...
... kind. As I had anticipated, when I came to a conclusion, and consequently allowed her an opportunity of saying a few words, she affected to be extremely ...
... instinctive recognition of his position made her shrink, at the last moment, when she spoke of him, and thought of the serious nature of her engagement ...
... making me a prisoner. These small facts accounted for the hour's respite we had enjoyed at the inn, and terminated the runner's narrative of his own ...
... say, if they could see me now. I have heard of them at different times and through various channels. Lady Malkinshaw, after living to the verge ...