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Kenelm Chillingly

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Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Owen Meredith)
Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 191,888 / 542 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 773
mnybks.net#: 1314
Origin: gutenberg.org
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order of creation, and treated with that sort of benevolence which humane people bestow upon dumb animals. Their minds had been nourished on the same books--what one read the others had read. The books were mainly divided into two classes,--novels, and what they called "good books." They had a habit of taking a specimen of each alternately; one day a novel, then a good book, then a novel again, and so on. Thus if the imagination was overwarmed on Monday, on Tuesday it was cooled down to a proper temperature; and if frost-bitten on Tuesday, it took a tepid bath on Wednesday. The novels they chose were indeed rarely of a nature to raise the intellectual thermometer into blood heat: the heroes and heroines were models of correct conduct. Mr. James's novels were then in vogue, and they united in saying that those "were novels a father might allow his daughters to read." But though an ordinary observer might have failed to recognize any distinction between these three ladies, and, finding them habitually d

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