Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.


Cover image for


Author: Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Ward)
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,432 / 220 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,065
Added to site: 2004.08.02 8909

An after-the-war romance. The heroine is an impetuous girl, beautiful as Romney's Lady Hamilton, whose natural willfulness has been developed by the excitement of war time. Through the death of her mother she is placed under the guardianship of Lord Buntingford, handsome, reserved, charming, but twice her age. There is a sharp clash of wills between the headstrong product of an unsettled age and her mature guardian, but all ends well. The action of the story takes place in the present year, and the book gives a true picture of life in England today.

Show Excerpt

hose manners of the grand seigneur she had vaguely expected, he was moving away, when she said hurriedly, pursuing her own thought:

"You said Miss Pitstone was very good-looking?"

"Oh, very!" He laughed. "She's exactly like Romney's Lady Hamilton. You know the type?"

"Ye-es," said Mrs. Friend. "I think I remember--before the war--at Agnew's? My husband took me there once." The tone was hesitating. The little lady was clearly not learned in English art. But Lord Buntingford liked her the better for not pretending.

"Of course. There's always an Emma, when Old Masters are on show. Romney painted her forty or fifty times. We've got one ourselves--a sketch my grandfather bought. If you'll come into the hall I'll show it you."

She followed obediently and, in a rather dark corner of the hall, Lord Buntingford pointed out an unfinished sketch of Lady Hamilton--one of the many Bacchante variants--the brown head bent a little under the ivy leaves in the hair, the glorious lau

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

I like this book very much it kept my interest to the end. It was written right after world war one, and this book shows the difference between the old Edwardian way of things, and the new era that it coming with a younger generation that have a different way of viewing things.



Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Denitta Ward
Wen Denitta Ward isn't supporting world-changing research in her day job, she enjoys researching history and writing fascinating novels set in the past. As our Author of the Day, Ward introduces us to Prohibition Cocktails - 21 secrets and recipes from the Roaring Twenties. She explains in which way this is a companion book to Somewhere Still, talks about how her mother inspired this book and reveals a cocktail secret or two.
Read full interview...