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A Singer from the Sea

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,197 / 257 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 713
Added to site: 2009.09.05 25199

"A good, strong literary style, a method of shooting straight at the mark, and of imparting a higher morality are the reasons why Mrs. Barr is so highly appreciated."--New York Times

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esham had been "presented," and the grand house and magnificent entertainments of the Treshams were chronicled in newspapers, which Elizabeth highly valued and carefully treasured. She had also her full share of that all-pervading spirit of caste which divides English society into innumerable circles, and though she did not dislike the tacit offence she gave to the St. Penfer young ladies by selecting a companion not in their ranks, she was always ready to defend her friendship for Denas by an exaggerated description of her many fine qualities. On this subject she could air the extreme social views which she heard from Roland, and which she always passionately opposed when Roland advocated them; but she was not any more ready to put her ideas of an equality based on personal desert into practice than was the most bigoted aristocrat of her acquaintance.

There was also another motive for her care of Denas, a strong one, though Elizabeth's mind barely recognised its existence. John Penelles, though only a



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