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The Law and the Lady

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Author: Wilkie Collins
Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 139,892 / 396 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,321
mnybks.net#: 1799
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
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r his voice. I had fancied, honestly fancied, myself to have been in love often and often before this time. Never in any other man's company had I felt as I now felt in the presence of this man. Night seemed to fall suddenly over the evening landscape when he left me. I leaned against the Vicarage gate. I could not breathe, I could not think; my heart fluttered as if it would fly out of my bosom--and all this for a stranger! I burned with shame; but oh, in spite of it all, I was so happy!

And now, when little more than a few weeks had passed since that first meeting, I had him by my side; he was mine for life! I lifted my head from his bosom to look at him. I was like a child with a new toy--I wanted to make sure that he was really my own.

He never noticed the action; he never moved in his corner of the carriage. Was he deep in his own thoughts? and were they thoughts of Me?

I laid down my head again softly, so as not to disturb him. My thoughts wandered backward once more, and s

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.01.02
apidi
****.

A 'middlebrow gothic' heroine. An outlandish villain who isn't entirely vile. A thoroughly unheroic hero. A plot depending on impossible coincidences. Some cheerfully unrealistic and grotesque minor characters. A little gentle satire on the Victorian habit of reading published murder trials and a dim view taken as to the vagaries of Scottish law. Loved it!


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