Elizabeth Eden, a Novel Volume 2

Elizabeth Eden, a Novel Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...and plenteous life was on her, and existence seemed of a different texture to the grey warp and woof of Edenhurst. When, by the dim glow which came up VOI;. I. M behind the crest of rugged mountains after sunset, the purple sea below was mysteriously lighted, while the verandah where she stood was fringed with fire-flies, the intoxication of natural beauty made her intellect reel. For days she had been steeped in its magic, and now the May perfumes, the power of lusty spring just perfected to fruitful summer wrought in her, while in opposition was almost passionate impatience of what she thought the discordant and Manichaean teaching of Christians. The whole country had been in mediaeval times colonized by ascetics, but in spite of anchorites and convent-bells, the cult of Isis and Dionysos, and of the lesser personifications of natural forces, after all survived the Christian exorcisms. It seemed, perhaps, the fittest in presence of the living Vesuvius, rent by living Titans. The sea-grottoes, in their opaline loveliness, could not be altogether deserted by their Nereids. In that enchanted land the fabled links which drew earth and sky together seemed to Elizabeth less broken than elsewhere. Airy messengers and sentient echoes still syllabled in her ears the name of Pan and his fellows. Decidedly Mrs. Eden ought to have been a citizen of Pompeii or under the care of Dr. Forbes Winslow, during some of the hours spent at Cava de Tirreni! Nor was she restored to English and Edenhurst sanity by an expedition of two days to Amalfi. There had been talk of brigands, but in the clatter of six fast horses galloping with their two light carriages down the gorge of Vietri towards the laughing sea, the Kerhuon party forgot their fears. If there were Fra...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665279
  • 9781236665270