An Historical Mystery

The Gondreville Mystery

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Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,415 / 217 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.9
LoC Categories: D, PQ
Downloads: 6,143
mnybks.net#: 802
Origin: gutenberg.org

This exciting romance is full of stirring interest and is distinguished by that minute analysis of character in which its eminent author excelled. The characters stand boldly out from the surrounding incidents and with a fidelity as wonderful as it is truthful. Plot and counterplot follow each other with marvellous rapidity, and around the exciting days when Napoleon was First Consul, and afterward when he was Emperor, a mystery is woven in which some royalists are concerned that is concealed with masterly ingenuity until the novelist sees fit to take his reader into his confidence.

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of Cinq-Cygne was already his enemy. Mademoiselle de Cinq-Cygne, the man's employer, was a cousin of the Simeuse brothers; she had only one farm left for her maintenance and was now residing at her chateau of Cinq-Cygne. She lived for her cousins the twins, with whom she had played in childhood at Troyes and at Gondreville. Her only brother, Jules de Cinq-Cygne, who emigrated before the twins, died at Mayence, but by a privilege which was somewhat rare and will be mentioned later, the name of Cinq-Cygne was not to perish through lack of male heirs.

This affair between Michu and the farmer made a great noise in the arrondissement and darkened the already mysterious shadows which seemed to veil him. Nor was it the only circumstance which made him feared. A few months after this scene the citizen Marion, present owner of the Gondreville estate, came to inspect it with the citizen Malin. Rumor said that Marion was about to sell the property to his companion, who had profited by political events and had ju

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