Fashion and Passion; Or, Life in Mayfair, by the Author of 'The Honeymoon'

Fashion and Passion; Or, Life in Mayfair, by the Author of 'The Honeymoon'

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...and I am glad that you, too, are able to appreciate the sacrifice I make to you when I offer you my hand and my coronet." "Is it indeed such a great sacrifice that you would make to love?" "It is the greatest a man in my position can make, Consuelo." "Very well. Then I can make a sacrifice greater still to my love! My Lord, take back your hand--take back your coronet. They were never meant for me--I could not appreciate them enough. I quite agree with you; your love for me must indeed be great when it prompts you to make such a sacrifice; but think how much more intense must be my love when I am able to decline your title and your fortune for the heart of a poor man!--and this without a single pang," she added, again fixing her eyes upon him--her large violet eyes, which now shone with triumphant love. Belgrave rose from the ground, and looked at her with a mingled expression of astonishment, displeasure, and admiration. He had been refused! He could hardly realize the fact. He--to win whose affections every woman he had ever known had almost gone down on her knees before him--had been refused by the very first woman to whom he offered his coronet, and this a penniless girl too, who was obliged to work for her living! To any other man such a rebuff would have been decisive; to Lord Belgrave, her strange unselfishness only increased his regard. He looked at her for some time in silence. He then approached her, and said in a low tone--"You love another, then?" "Yes," she murmured. "And that other....?" "You shall never know his name from my lips." She said this because, knowing as she did how intimate Alfredo had been with this man, she concluded that when he had not told...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515293
  • 9781236515292