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or, Marriage à la Mode

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Author: Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Ward)
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,205 / 189 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 930
Added to site: 2008.10.12 22343

The story of an international marriage--of a young Englishman's love for a bright American girl of wealth, and the failure of their married life through misunderstanding and jealousy. With all her crying faults Daphne Floyd, the heroine, is an interesting character--one of the best delineations of a peculiar type in recent fiction--and human in every word and action.

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hin almost to emaciation: and young Barnes noticed that while Miss Floyd talked much, Mrs. Verrier answered little, and smiled less. She moved with a languid step, and looked absently about her. Roger could not make up his mind whether she was American or English.

In the house itself the crowd was almost unmanageable. The General's ire was roused afresh when he was warned off the front door by the polite official on guard, and made to mount a back stair in the midst of a panting multitude.

"I really cannot congratulate you on your management of these affairs," he said severely to Captain Boyson, as they stood at last, breathless and hustled, on the first-floor landing. "It is most improper, I may say dangerous, to admit such a number at once. And, as for seeing the house, it is simply impossible. I shall make my way down as soon as possible, and go for a walk."

Captain Boyson looked perplexed. General Hobson was a person of eminence; Washington had been very civil to him; and the American

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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **

The author of this book was so concerned about getting the point of her book across that she forgot to make an enjoyable story.



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