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A Dark Night Work

Auhtor: Elizabeth Gaskell

Language: english
Published: 1863

Genres:

fiction and literature
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Review by O. Brown, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Dark Night Work':

A concealed crime and a false accusation of murder.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Dark Night Work':


... with the young ladies of the Hamley assemblies. He was not unpopular with the mammas but the heavy squires still looked at him askance, and the heirs ...
... a distinguished lawyer, not so much for the vision of the woolsack, which I suppose dances before the imagination of every young lawyer, as for the grand ...
... a grave shyness, for she remembered well how they had parted, and thought he could hardly have forgiven, much less forgotten, her passionate flinging ...
... to this course were, first and foremost, Mr. Wilkins's strong dislike to Mr. Dunster-his repugnance to his company, his dress, his voice, his ways-all ...
... for wisdom, if the fact became known while he was as yet only a student. Mr. Wilkins wondered a little but acceded, as he always did, to any ...
... of the weather, or some other care or trouble that oppressed him, Mr. Wilkins seemed to lose all wish for much active exercise, and rather sought a ...
... gaze at the dead man, and went to the staircase door, by which she had entered the study, and shut it softly. Then she went back-looked again took ...
... tangle of events. Two minutes after, she was conscious of her father and Miss Monro stealing softly out of the room. They thought that she slept. She ...
... from admiration to disgust, he rose up to go into the library, where Ellinor and Miss Monro were sitting. Mr. Wilkins accompanied him, laughing and ...
... of what might happen and suppose that this girl knew of some one belonging to her-we will call it a brother-who had done something wrong, that ...
... with the one single flower freshly gathered, which it had been her custom to place in his button-hole when he came down to breakfast, he felt as if ...
... Then she sat down and waited for Miss Monro, who had gone to bed on the previous night without awaiting Ellinor's return from the dining-room. I ...
... Ness had proposed to her with Dixon, and he seemed to understand her without any words passing between them. When she reined in he rode up to her, and ...
... other man only took off his hat, almost as if he saw her there for the first time-Ellinor's greedy eyes watched him till he was hidden from sight in ...
... cutting down the tree and then I get up and look out of the loft window-you'll mind the window over the stables, as looks into the garden, all covered ...
... of them, one way or another. Dear. how old Mrs. Cadogan used to hate that word 'mess,' and correct her granddaughters for using it right before my face, ...
... she sat down suddenly, and began to read. Letters were evidently missing. Some had been sent by an opportunity that had been delayed on the journey, ...
... who had been excluded from the gentleman's dinner party, and had devoted her time to superintending the dinner her husband had ordered, came in answer ...
... be no need for it, after what I shall have to say. All is so altered, so changed between us, as utterly as if it never had been, that I think I shall ...
... blue curtains. After an unheeded remonstrance, Miss Monro went to do her bidding. But it was now late afternoon, and Mr. Johnson said that it would ...