Vendetta!

A Story of One Forgotten

Author: Marie Corelli (Minnie Mary Mackay)
Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 142,134 / 404 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,956
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CHAPTER I.

I, who write this, am a dead man. Dead legally--dead by absolute proofs--dead and buried! Ask for me in my native city and they will tell you I was one of the victims of the cholera that ravaged Naples in 1884, and that my mortal remains lie moldering in the funeral vault of my ancestors. Yet--I live! I feel the warm blood coursing through my veins--the blood of thirty summers--the prime of early manhood invigorates me, and makes these eyes of mine keen and bright--these muscles strong as iron--this hand powerful of grip-- this well-knit form erect and proud of bearing. Yes!--I am alive, though declared to be dead; alive in the fullness of manly force-- and even sorrow has left few distinguishing marks upon me, save one. My hair, once ebony-black, is white as a wreath of Alpine snow, though its clustering curls are thick as ever.

"A constitutional inheritance?" asks one physician, observing my frosted locks.

"A sudden shock?" suggests another.

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Marie Corelli is alive!This book, to me, is the second best of all her books after 'The Romance of two worlds.' It is a book written to a high literary standard and one that gives its readers a huge cerebral masturbation. I was enriched by it and endeared to her plot so much that when you start it, you can hardly let go. Corelli's style of writing is inimitable and I doff my 'heart' to her! I have just poured a libation in memory of this great woman, this marvellous pen-pusher. I shall surely be in Stratford-Upon-Avon some day to pay my obeisance. Bless her soul, O God!


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