The Marriage Of William Ashe (volume 1); A Novel by Mrs. Humphry WardThe Marriage Of William Ashe (volume 1); A Novel by Mrs. Humphry Ward

The Marriage Of William Ashe (volume 1); A Novel

byMrs. Humphry Ward

Paperback | January 31, 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. 1905. Excerpt: ... "Courage," said Kitty, looking up. "Courage to break rules? I hear they all call one another by their Christian names, and live in one another's rooms, and borrow one another's money, and despise conventionalities. I am sorry you are an Archangel, Lady Kitty." "I didn't admit that I was," said Kitty, "but if I am, why are you sorry?" "Because," said the Dean, smiling, "I thought you were too clever to despise conventionalities." Kitty sat up with revived energy, and joined battle. She flew into a tirade as to the dulness and routine of English life, the stupidity of good people, and the tyranny of English hypocrisy. The Dean listened with amusement, then with a shade of something else. At last he got up to go. "Well, you know, we have heard all that before. My point of view is so much more interesting--subtle--romantic! Anybody can attack Mrs. Grundy, but only a person of originality can adore her. Try it, Lady Kitty. It would be really worth your while." Kitty mocked and exclaimed. "Do you know what that phrase--that name of abomination--always recalls to me?" pursued the old man. "It bores me, even to guess," was Kitty's petulant reply. "Does it? I think of some of the noblest people I have ever known--brave men--beautiful women--who fought Mrs. Grundy, and perished." The Dean stood looking down upon her, with an eager, sensitive expression. Tales that he had heeded very little when he had first heard them ran through his mind; he had thought Lady Kitty's intimate tite-h-tcte with her husband's assailant in the press disagreeable and unseemly; and as for Mrs. Alcot, he had disliked her particularly. Kitty looked up unquelled. "' Tis better to have fought and lost Than never to have fought at all--'" she quoted, with one of her most radiant and provoking...
Title:The Marriage Of William Ashe (volume 1); A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217756980

ISBN - 13:9780217756983