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The Wicked Marquis

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Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim (Anthony Partridge)
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,770 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,044
Added to site: 2011.08.12 30586

From the extremely productive novelist Edward Phillips Oppenheim comes this novel of betrayal and deception.

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ly. "I'm not really your sort, you know."

Lady Margaret swept in, very voluble but a little discursive.

"Isn't this just like Bob!" she exclaimed. "I believe he always comes here early on purpose to find you alone, Letty! Who's coming to lunch, please? And where's dad?"

"Father should be on his way home from the Law Courts by now," Letitia replied, "and I am afraid it's a very dull luncheon for you, Meg. Aunt Caroline is coming, and an American man she travelled over on the steamer with. I am not quite sure whether she expects to let Bayfield to him or offer him to me as a husband, but I am sure she has designs."

"The Duchess is always so helpful," Robert grunted.

"So long as it costs her nothing," Lady Margaret declared, "nothing makes her so happy as to put the whole world to rights."

"Here she comes--in a taxicab, too," Sir Robert announced, looking out of the window. "She is getting positively penurious."

"She is probably showing off before the American," L



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