Novels and Tales by the Earl of Beaconsfield; Contarini Fleming. the Rise of Iskander Volume 3

Novels and Tales by the Earl of Beaconsfield; Contarini Fleming. the Rise of Iskander Volume 3

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... rendered it quite supernatural. This was the Adrian bride that I had come to greet; this was the groat and worthy object of so many strange desires, and bewildering dreams, and dark coincidences. I returned to my palace, threw myself into a chair, and sat for hours in mute abstraction. At last the broad light of morning broke into the ahamber: I looked np, glanced round at the ghastly chandeliers, thought of tho coming eve, and retired. In the evening I hurried to the opera, but did not see Alceste. I entered the box of the Countess. A young man rose as I entered, and retired. ' You see, ' I said, ' your magic has in a moment converted me into a man of the world.' ' I am not the enchantress, ' said the Countess, ' although I willingly believe you to be enchanted.' ' What an agreeable assembly you introduced me to last night!' ' I hope that I shall find you a constant guest.' ' I fear that you will find me too faithful a votary. I little imagined in the morning that I could lay claim to relationship with so interesting a person as your charming young friend.' ' Alceste is a great favourite of mine.' ' She is not here, I believe, to-night?' ' I think not: Count Delfini's box is opposite, and empty.' ' Count Delfini is, I believe, some connection? ' ' Her uncle. They will soon be, as yon are perhaps aware, nearer connected.' ' Indeed!' I said. ' You know that Alceste is betrothed to his son, Count Grimani. By the bye, he quitted the box as you entered. You know him?' I sank back in my chair, and turned pale. ' Do you admire this opera? ' I inquired. ' It is a pretty imitation.' ' Very pretty.' 'We shall soon change it. They have an excellent opera at St. Petersburg, I understand. Yon have been there? ' ' Yes. No. I understand, very excellent. This...
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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669282
  • 9781236669285