Blanche Dearwood

Blanche Dearwood : A Tale of Modern Life (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Blanche Dearwood: A Tale of Modern Life And there were many little traditions current among the surrounding husbandry, of noted deeds performed by the former masters of the old mansion - of heroic achievements in its defence; and there were tales, too, of their great goodness and their bounties all of which were interspersed and varied by pleasant, romantic episodes of love. These little traditions, garnished and adorned as, no doubt, they were, by a fair share of fiction, gave to the old house much of all the real interest it possessed, and, perhaps, alone ele vated it to any rank among the many grander and more pretentious mansions that modern taste and wealth had reared around it. From the peculiar situation of the house and its grounds, it had received the name of The Clove. A narrow val ley, bounded by abrupt sides of the Highlands, extended back from the shore, narrowing as it penetrated among the mountains until it became only a narrow cleft or gorge, but widening towards the river into a tolerably broad expanse of beautiful meadow land. A road that approached along the river bank, swept with a curve towards the mansion, and then wandered with an easy dalliance through the nar row valley, until, finding itself surrounded by the high blufi's, made a bold dash up their rough and frowning sides. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 540g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 13 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243314922
  • 9780243314928