Diplomatic Disenchantments; A Novel by Edith Evelyn Jaffray BigelowDiplomatic Disenchantments; A Novel by Edith Evelyn Jaffray Bigelow

Diplomatic Disenchantments; A Novel

byEdith Evelyn Jaffray Bigelow

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1895 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV Sylvia had not seen Warady for several days. She had written one or two reckless notes to him, addressed to the theatre, and had not received an answer. But she had always a thousand excuses ready for any lack of ardor in his behavior; indeed when they met she felt sure that he really loved her, and his only fault in her eyes was his reluctance to communicate with her by means of letters. When a really good, respectable woman makes a fool of herself, she does it most thoroughly. Sylvia had not used up her heart in numerous flirtations; she was experiencing a genuine passion, and suffering proportionately. After her meeting with Sir Robert Birchington she became impatient to see Warady, and to learn whether he and his newly appeared grandfather had come to any understanding. She therefore wrote once more to the Apollo, begging the actor to meet her at three o'clock the next afternoon, at the Kunstgewerbe Museum--a place admirably adapted to such a meeting--where they could talk more privately among strangers than in the Thiergarten Strasse, where they were every moment liable to interruption. She had never before proposed any thing of the kind, and for a moment after having with her own hands posted the note, she felt a curious flush of shame suffuse her whole body. It seemed to her for that instant that she had already fallen very low--planning secret meetings with an actor--she who, somewhere in the world, had a husband whom she had once loved. All intrigue was repulsive to her naturally open and candid nature. But she reasoned with herself, and made herself believe that her immense love for Warady excused every thing, and that after all there was nothing criminal in talking with him for half an hour among the beautiful and interesting examples...
Title:Diplomatic Disenchantments; A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217199038

ISBN - 13:9780217199032