Miriam Monfort

A Novel

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Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 159,056 / 456 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 291
Added to site: 2005.12.29
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stiff and military way--well made, tall, commanding in figure and in demeanor, stately in movement. His features were regular, his teeth and hair well preserved, especially the first, his hands and feet aristocratically small and shapely, his manner vaguely courteous. He was a shy rather than reserved person, for, when once the ice was broken, his nature bubbled over very boyishly at times, and his confidence, once bestowed, was irrevocable. Like most men of his temperament, he was keenly susceptible to deferential flattery, and impatient of the slightest infraction of his dignity, which he guarded punctiliously at all points. It was more this disposition always to wait for overtures from others, and to slightly repel their first manifestations, from his inveterate shyness, than any settled determination on his part, that made him such an alien from general association. Nervous, fastidious, exacting--what had he in common with the texture of the new society in which he found himself, and what right had he to

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