Lady Rose's Daughter

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Author: Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Ward)
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 129,361 / 380 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 993
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9398
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Romance

"The most marvellous work of its wonderful author."--New York World.

"We touch regions and attain altitudes which it is not given to the ordinary novelist even to approach."--London Times.

"In no other story has Mrs. Ward approached the brilliancy and vivacity of Lady Rose's Daughter."--North American Review.

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ton rose at once and went to meet him.

"The Bishop has had a long innings," said an old general to Sir Wilfrid Bury. "And here is Mademoiselle Julie coming for you."

Sir Wilfrid rose, in obedience to a smiling sign from the lady thus described, and followed her floating black draperies towards the farther room.

"Who are those two persons with Lady Henry?" he asked of his guide, as they approached the penetralia where reigned the mistress of the house. "Ah, I see!--one is Dr. Meredith--but the other?"

"The other is Captain Warkworth," said Mademoiselle Le Breton. "Do you know him?"

"Warkworth--Warkworth? Ah--of course--the man who distinguished himself in the Mahsud expedition. But why is he home again so soon?"

Mademoiselle Le Breton smiled uncertainly.

"I think he was invalided home," she said, with that manner, at once restrained and gracious, that Sir Wilfrid had already observed in her. It was the manner of some one who counted; and--throu

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