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A Lady of Quality

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,569 / 234 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,342
Added to site: 2005.03.25 10074

ppier prospect than her sisters. Her father felt her more an intruder than they had been, he being of the mind that to house and feed and clothe, howsoever poorly, these three burdens on him was a drain scarcely to be borne. His wife had been a toast and not a fortune, and his estate not being great, he possessed no more than his drinking, roystering, and gambling made full demands upon.

The child was baptized Clorinda, and bred, so to speak, from her first hour, in the garret and the servants' hall. Once only did her father behold her during her infancy, which event was a mere accident, as he had expressed no wish to see her, and only came upon her in the nurse's arms some weeks after her mother's death. 'Twas quite by chance. The woman, who was young and buxom, had begun an intrigue with a groom, and having a mind to see him, was crossing the stable-yard, carrying her charge with her, when Sir Jeoffry came by to visit a horse.

The woman came plump upon him, entering a stable as he came out of it;

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****
Dione pratt

Very well written. Good plot development. Heroine's gradual transformation from heathenish selfishness to true caring and selflessness, achieved artfully by Burnett. Twists and turns very exciting. Romance of main characters delightful!


I really enjoyed this book. The style of writing is great and the story is interesting.

T Clampitt

This is a must read for those who enjoy the historical romance genre. It is a compelling story of a life troubled and redeemed.



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