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Pauline's Passion and Punishment

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Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,216 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,293
mnybks.net#: 505
Origin: gutenberg.org

Originally published under the pseudonym 'A. M. Barnard'

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mar our future as we will. I have chosen my lot. Recall all it may cost you to share it and be sure the price is not too high a one. Remember I am poor, you the possessor of one princely fortune, the sole heir to another."

"The knowledge of this burdened me before; now I glory in it because I have the more for you."

"Remember, I am older than yourself, and may early lose the beauty you love so well, leaving an old wife to burden your youth."

"What are a few years to me? Women like you grow lovelier with age, and you shall have a strong young husband to lean on all your life."

"Remember, I am not of your faith, and the priests will shut me out from your heaven."

"Let them prate as they will. Where you go I will go; Santa Paula shall be my madonna!"

"Remember, I am a deserted woman, and in the world we are going to my name may become the sport of that man's cruel tongue. Could you bear that patiently; and curb your fiery pride if I desired it?"

"Anything for you

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 2 reviews: ***
2008.12.04
Leah A. Zeldes
**...

A very unsatisfying and melodramatic story about a woman's efforts at vengeance against a lover who deserted her to marry for money. It's only "horror" in a psychological sense.

2007.08.26
Maddie
****.

After being thrown over by her lover Pauline marries a friend who's in love with her and sets out to revenge herself on her ex and it ends in a way that she couldn't foresee. A short story that is a good read.


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