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A Lady Of Quality

Auhtor: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Language: english
Published: 1896

Genres:

fiction and literature,  history,  romance
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Review by Beth Cholette, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Lady Of Quality':

I really enjoyed this book. The style of writing is great and the story is interesting.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Lady Of Quality':


... not looking at or touching it, seeming rather to have withdrawn herself from the pillow on which it lay in its swaddling-clothes. She was but a little ...
... oaken floor. He had never seen her since that first occasion after the unfortunate incident of her birth, and beholding a child wasting his good powder ...
... and bejewelled as her own, his habit was of the latest fashionable cut, and his fair flowing locks scattered a delicate French perfume she did not even ...
... Wildairs was a memory recalled over the bottle at the dining-table among men, some of whom had but heard their fathers vaunt her beauties. It seemed ...
... she dreamed that she would so open herself to any fellow-creature. She knew but little of what her sister was capable-of the brilliancy of her charm ...
... gently opening it to look out upon the night, and calm herself by sitting with her face uplifted to the stars, which from her childhood she had fancied ...
... Dunstanwolde, and at this ball, for the first time for months, Sir John Oxon appeared again. He did not arrive on the gay scene until an hour somewhat ...
... great enough for them to mate with and to give the world men like them. And but that she stood in the shadow, her lord would have seen the crimson ...
... before. When Dunstanwolde and his lady went back to their house in town, Mistress Anne went with them. Clorinda willed that it should be so. She made ...
... when she chose to appear again in the world it would be with the power to mingle with it fittingly. During her stay at her father's house she did much ...
... her humiliation and grief magnificent, powerful, rich, in fullest beauty, and disdaining himself, she filled him with a mad passion of love which ...
... bowing, and closed the door behind him, they turned and were enfolded close in each other's arms, and stood so, with their hearts beating as surely ...
... thing-the same being that my Lady Dunstanwolde swayed as she turned, and falling, lay stretched, as if dead, in her white and silver and flashing ...
... at her command her face composed itself, and she turned to the bell and rang it as with imperious haste. When the lacquey entered, she was standing ...
... by such a female folly, as she would indeed have regarded it once but now 'twas different-for a while she had been a woman-a woman who had flung herself ...
... grinned to see her, the lacqueys saying among themselves that his Grace's courier had surely brought good news, and that they might expect his master ...
... rose-bowls overrunning with sweetness. From a seat in the morning sunshine among the flowers and plants in the bow-window, there rose a tall figure ...
... deep eyes, whose lustrousness held such power to sustain, protect, and comfort. Be not afraid, poor soul, she said, be not afraid. I will stay near ...
... hour, and where she had before loved, she learned to worship, for 'twas indeed worship that her soul was filled with. She could not look back and believe ...
... thing. He fell-he fell and lay there-and all was done.. But not with murderous thought-only through frenzy and a cruel chance-a cruel, cruel ...