A Widow's Tale and Other Stories

A Widow's Tale and Other Stories

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"[...]though quite falsely, an unromantic age yet quite capable of being taken for twenty-eight, or even twenty-five, and with admirers and prospects of her own. After her mourning was over she had become Miss Bampton, the feminine head of the house, managing everything, receiving the few guests her father cared to see, who were almost all contemporaries of his own, as if she were as old as any of them-and had moved up to a totally different level of life. Such a transformation is not unusual in a widower's house. Miss Bampton took the position of her father's wife rather than of his daughter, and no one thought it strange. If she sacrificed any feelings of her own in doing so, no one found it out. She was a mother to May; she had found her position, it seemed, taken possession of her place in the world, at the head of a house which was her own house, though it was not her husband's but her father's. It was generally[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 585g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507543778
  • 9781507543771

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