German Novels

German Novels

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...shouldibe capable of achieving such consummate villany but Lord Windhorst? Yes, it is he;--I dare venture my life upon it. Events will in ' time show that I have not done injustice to the character of that arch-fiend--capable of any enorrnity--insa ' tiable in his thirst for revenge." During this conversation, the subject of it was in truth seated in his own chamber, engaged in writing a letter to his destined victim. In this master-piece of deceit, he affected to lament the unhappy occurrence of the other evening; its_unaccountable but manifest injustice; an injustice which he had exerted his uttermost efforts to avert. He felt apprehensive from the violent opposition_which she had encountered, that her next appearance would be attended with a similar or even more disagreeable result; but, that he trusted there might be some method devised that would finally restore her to public favour and admiration. For her own sake, therefore, if she wished once more to appear with her accustomed triumph and'eclat, he hoped that she would not refuse to grant him an interview, which 'would clear up all difliculties, explain all errors and misunderstanding, and convince her that she did not possess a more attached friend in the world. Conceiving that her pride and virtue would now be alike humbled, he entrusted this epistle to his confidential emissary, with a commission to deliver it, if possible, in the absence of her friend Madame Berger, --and he would hold himself in readiness, near at hand, to avail himself, either by guile or force, of the proposed interview, when he should have the less difliculty in carrying her off. Luchs again assumed his character of the wandering merchant, and announced his arrival at Madame Berger's...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779487
  • 9781236779489