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The Testing of Diana Mallory

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Author: Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Ward)
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 148,946 / 439 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 441
Added to site: 2004.11.14 9119

understand it. You feel England all the more intensely now because you come fresh to her."

Diana sprang up, with a change of face--half laugh, half frown.

"Yes, I feel her! Above all, I feel her enemies!"

She let in her dog, a fine collie, who was scratching at the door. As she stood before the fire, holding up a biscuit for him to jump at, she turned a red and conscious face towards her companion. The fire in the eyes, the smile on the lip seemed to say:

"There!--now we have come to it. This is my passion--my hobby--this is me!"

"Her enemies! You are political?"


"A Tory?"

"Fanatical. But that's only part of it, 'What should they know of England, that only England know!'"

Miss Mallory threw back her head with a gesture that became it.

"Ah, I see--an Imperialist?"

Diana nodded, smiling. She had seated herself in a chair by the fireside. Her dog's head was on her knees, and one of her slender hands rest

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

This book deals with the sins of the parent being revisited on the child. It was okay but got better towards the end. It also has lots of politics in it.

Young Diana Mallory falls in love with rising politician Oliver Marsham but will her mother's secret ruin her life's happiness?



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