The Maids of Paradise

by Robert W. Chambers

In this novel we have not only a thrilling romance—the very heart of it is a love story—but have the best book of historical fiction that appeared in 1902. The opening scenes are laid in the frontier village of Marsbronn, in the province of Alsace, at the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War. And not since Zola wrote his description of the battle of Sedan has such a picture been written of war.

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