Miss Misanthrope Volume 1

Miss Misanthrope Volume 1

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...But there is no real decay there. That girl's face is pretty waxwork. There's no death there," and he turned half away in contempt. "That is what comes of being popular and a success. No; Delavar is done. I told him so." "He is quite new to me," said Minola. "I never heard of him before." "He's getting old now," Blanchet said. "He must be quite thirty. Let me see--oh, yes; fully that. He had better join the pre-Raphaelites now; or send to the Royal Academy; or hire a gallery and exhibit h1s pictures at a shilling a head. I fancy they would be quite a success." Some of this conversation took place as they were making their way through the crowd with the intention of entering the drawing-room again. Minola was gre-til)' amused and in a manner interested. The whole thlng was entirely new to her. As they passed into the corridor, there were one or two vacant seats. "Will you rest for a moment?" Blanchet said, motioning towards a seat. "Hadn't we better go back for Mary?" "We'll go back presently. She is very happy; she loves above all things observing a crowd." Minola would have liked very much to observe the crowd herself and to have people pointed out t0l1eT Blanchet, however, though he saluted several persons here and there, did not seem particularly interested in any of them. Minola sat down for a while to please him, and to show that she had no thought of giving herself airs merely because she was enabled to be kind to his sister. Blanchet threw himself sidelong across his chair and leaned towards Minola's seat. He knew that people were looking at him and wondering who his companion was, and he...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838793
  • 9781236838797