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Robert Elsmere

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Author: Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Ward)
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 291,416 / 826 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 551
Added to site: 2008.03.23
mnybks.net#: 20392
Origin: gutenberg.org

A description of the Oxford of the Pre-Raphaelites that was very popular in its day, earning plaudits from, amongst others, Henry James and Tolstoy.

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that eldest girl of hers came home from work.'

'It doesn't matter,' said Rose, as Catherine put her arm round her shoulder; 'mamma hasn't been fidgeting, and as for Agnes, she looks as if she never wanted to move again.'

Catherine's clear eyes, which at the moment seemed to be full of inward light, kindled in them by some foregoing experience, rested kindly, but only half consciously, on her younger sister, as Agnes softly nodded and smiled to her. Evidently she was a good deal older than the other two--she looked about six-and-twenty, a young and vigorous woman in the prime of health and strength. The lines of the form were rather thin and spare, but they were softened by the loose bodice and long full skirt of her dress, and by the folds of a large white muslin handkerchief which was crossed over her breast. The face, sheltered by the plain shady hat, was also a little spoilt from the point of view of beauty by the sharpness of the lines about the chin and mouth, and by a slight prominence of

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