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The Professor

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Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,877 / 249 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.9
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 5,372
mnybks.net#: 1240
Origin: gutenberg.org

This little book was written before either "Jane Eyre" or "Shirley," and yet no indulgence can be solicited for it on the plea of a first attempt. A first attempt it certainly was not, as the pen which wrote it had been previously worn a good deal in a practice of some years.

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ay salutation passed between her and Mr. Crimsworth; she chid him, half playfully, half poutingly, for being late; her voice (I always take voices into the account in judging of character) was lively--it indicated, I thought, good animal spirits. Mr. Crimsworth soon checked her animated scolding with a kiss--a kiss that still told of the bridegroom (they had not yet been married a year); she took her seat at the supper-table in first-rate spirits. Perceiving me, she begged my pardon for not noticing me before, and then shook hands with me, as ladies do when a flow of good-humour disposes them to be cheerful to all, even the most indifferent of their acquaintance. It was now further obvious to me that she had a good complexion, and features sufficiently marked but agreeable; her hair was red --quite red. She and Edward talked much, always in a vein of playful contention; she was vexed, or pretended to be vexed, that he had that day driven a vicious horse in the gig, and he made light of her fears. Sometimes sh

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.7 from 3 reviews: ****
2014.04.25
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

(1856) Romance


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Plot bullets


  • A young man, with help from a new friend, finds work in Belgium as an English teacher (Professor, in that country).

  • He struggles, but soon gains a good reputation.

  • Not really hansom, he is nevertheless sought after by the head of a girls school.

  • But, it is a poor but talented young student that wins the heart of, The Professor


2008.07.06
Maddie
****.

The story of a young man's life as he makes his own way in the world. A good read.

2008.06.24
parinita
***..

a good book.lot of french sentences and words but readable.


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