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Falkland

Auhtor: Edward Bulwer Lytton

Language: english
Published: 1834

Genres:

fiction and literature
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Review by Joanna Daneman, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'Falkland':

... current of sentiment which flows through this history of a guilty passion, Death's immortalising winter has chilled and purified. The book is now a ...
... not avoided the pleasures of life, I have not enjoyed them. Women, wine, the society of the gay, the commune of the wise, the lonely pursuit of knowledge, ...
... the latter can afford. Day by day I relapsed more into myself man delighted me not, nor women either. In my ambition, it was not in the means, ...
... of her marriage, and the ascetic temper of her husband, had tendered less to diminish than increase. She had much of what is termed genius-its warmth ...
... security is our danger-our defiance our defeat. Day after day he went to E-. He passed the mornings in making excursions with Emily over that wild ...
... of use either to others or myself, and I am not willing to lose tranquillity here for the chance of obtaining pleasure elsewhere. Pleasure is indeed ...
... something melancholy in this hour- something mournful in seeing the beautiful day die with all its pomp and music, its sunshine, and songs of birds.. And ...
... But this day, whether from that coquetry so common to all women, or from some cause more natural to her, she seemed gayer than Falkland ever remembered ...
... almost suffocate me with the variety and confusion of the emotions they awaken. I am agitated alike with the rapture of writing to you, and with the impossibility ...
... things recall you the more vividly: the stillness of the gentle skies,-the blandness of the unbroken air,-the stars, so holy in their loveliness, all ...
... came late to dinner: every one else was assembled. How gracefully he entered. how superior he seemed to all the crowd that stood around him. He appeared ...
... it awoke a long chain of young and enthusiastic feelings, which arose, perhaps, the fresher from their slumber. Who, when he turns to recall his ...
... that Emily tried -her voice failed. She looked at Falkland, and could scarcely restrain her tears. She had not yet learned the latest art which sin ...
... stars, that for thousands of unfathomed years had looked upon the changes of this her world, gleamed pale, and pure, and steadfast upon their burning ...
... a word. A moment more-they heard a noise-a fall. They rushed out-Emily was stretched on the ground, apparently lifeless. She had broken a blood-vessel. Book ...
... spot which no eye but theirs could ane who have filled all things with recollections as with a spell, and made the universe one wide mausoleum of the ...
... fell cold and heavy from his own. He put his cheek to her lips not the faintest breath came from them and then for the first time a change passed over ...
... scream of terror: he did not heed it he flung her from him, and as she fell upon the ground, the blood gushed in torrents from her lips. In the sudden ...
... to them, they had decided on the conduct expedient to adopt. They led the remaining square of infantry towards the chain of mountains against which the ...
... lead it to Arguillas for that purpose. No, said Riego, who, though naturally imprudent, partook in this instance of Falkland's habitual caution: your ...