The Countess Faustina Volume 2; A Novel

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byIda Hahn-hahn

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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. 1845 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. Faustina and her sister Adele, left as children and orphans, without fortune, were brought up by a sister of their deceased father; that is to say, she paid the stipend for both the little girls at a large school, and troubled herself no more about them until they were grown up. She then took them home, and was above all things anxious to see them speedily married; not from interest in their forlorn condition, but because she was still willing to receive homage herself; and her too mature beauty could not compete with that of her youthful nieces. Two young men, who often visited at her house appeared to her to be such desirable nephews that she determined they should be so; and so they were. Count Obernau, a wild coarse soldier, who never got beyond his horse, his bottle of wine, and his pipe, was the one;--Max von Walldorf, possessed of a small estate, a rough, square-built person, unpolished, but honest and upright, was the other: the latter with limited, the former with abundant means, which, however, came to pretty much the same thing, as Walldorf was a good manager, "an unusually steady man," as the aunt said to Adele; and Obernau a madcap and spendthrift, "whom you must lead into making a good and laudable use of his fortune;" as she said to Faustina. Adele, industrious and active, with housewifely tastes from her childhood upwards, delighted to have escaped from school, formed to herself no more blissful future than that of having a house of her own, and within its walls busying herself with economical plans from morning till night. It was indeed necessary that a husband should accompany her into this Eldorado; for in her aunt's chateau she had not all the freedom of action she desired: that good lady was of opinion that frugality and i...

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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. 1845 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. Faustina and her sister Adele, left as children and orphans, without fortune, were brought up by a sister of their...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217891349

ISBN - 13:9780217891349

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