The Marriages

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Author: Henry James
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,942 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,194
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had seldom known it, but she continued to make a pretence of looking at the pictures on the walls and the ornaments on the tables, while she hoped that, as she preferred it, it would be also the course her father would like best. She hoped "awfully," as she would have said, that he wouldn't think her rude. She was a person of courage, and he was a kind, an intensely good-natured man; nevertheless she went in some fear of him. At home it had always been a religion with them to be nice to the people he liked. How, in the old days, her mother, her incomparable mother, so clever, so unerring, so perfect, how in the precious days her mother had practised that art! Oh her mother, her irrecoverable mother! One of the pictures she was looking at swam before her eyes. Mrs. Churchley, in the natural course, would have begun immediately to climb staircases. Adela could see the high bony shoulders and the long crimson tail and the universal coruscating nod wriggle their horribly practical way through the rest of

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A jealous girl tries to frustrate the plans of her widowed father to remarry, giving the reason that it would be unjust to the memory of her mother. Good short story, less obscure and involved than most of Henry James' fiction.


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