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Artist and Model

(The Divorced Princess)

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Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,342 / 233 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 561
Added to site: 2011.10.24 30918

A novel in two parts

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ed lover of the Countess Barineff naturally thought at once of making Lise the mistress of Pampeln.

She was, he thought, just the wife for Peter the Silent, as he liked to call his young friend. Lise was serious, well-taught, and not given to frivolity, as most of the young girls of the Russian nobility were. He spoke of her to the prince, who came to St. Petersburg. After meeting the daughter of the Countess Barineff two or three times, being struck by her beauty and the look of distinction about her, he was soon convinced that he could make no better choice. He asked for her hand, and, as we have seen, he was accepted.

The aim of the ex-comedienne having been thus far attained, things followed their regular course. Though he held no post at the court, Prince Olsdorf, through deference and in accordance with tradition, asked for the approval of the emperor to his marriage. The consent was readily given, and Pierre hastened to hand over his mansion at St. Petersburg, deserted for so many years,

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Tsu Dho Nimh

Another of the "she sins, she dies" morally uplifting novels of its era.

Better plotted than most, although loaded with the currently unfashionable infodump



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