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The Hoyden

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Author: Margaret Wolfe Hungerford (The Duchess)
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 117,195 / 344 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 713
Added to site: 2005.06.27
mnybks.net#: 10645
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all the world. The Warburtons didn't know these people, these Boltons (so silly of them, with a third son still unmarried), but when I heard of her money I made inquiries. It appeared that she lived with her uncle. Her father had died early, when she was quite young. Her mother was dead too; this last was a great comfort. And the uncle had kept her in seclusion all her life. They are nobodies, dear Marian! Nobodies at all, but that girl has two hundred thousand pounds, and can redeem the property of all its mortgages--if only Maurice will let her do it."

"But how did you ask her here?"

"How? What is simpler? The moment the Warburtons told me of the wealth that would be that girl's on her marriage (I was careful to make sure of the marriage point), I felt that an overpowering sense of gratitude compelled me to go and call on her. She and her uncle were new-comers in that county, and--it is very exclusive--so that when I did arrive, I was received with open arms. I was charming

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.11.12
Princess M
*****

Very Brilliant Book
Mrs.Hungerford has written a wonderful story of a orphan girls life.

A girl of seventeen left with a large fortune to live with her uncle. An upperclass woman, despret to get her married to her son to get her fortune. A series of character involved in this lovely story.

Reccommended to everyone. Please read!!!


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