The Tragic Comedian; A Study In A Well-known Story by George MeredithThe Tragic Comedian; A Study In A Well-known Story by George Meredith

The Tragic Comedian; A Study In A Well-known Story

byGeorge Meredith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...reverential prattle would have moved her, and with the strongest desire to cast her arms about the writer: it had been composed to be moving to a woman, to any woman. The old woman was entreated to bestow her blessing on the young one, all in Arcadia, and let the young one nestle to the bosom she had not an idea of robbing. She could not have had the idea, else how could she have made the petition? And in order to compliment a venerable dame on her pure friendship for a gentleman, it was imperative to reject the idea. Besides, after seeing the photograph of the baroness, common civility insisted on the purity of her friendship. Nay, in mercy to the poor gentleman, friendship it must be. A letter of reply from that noble lady was due. Possibly she had determined not to write, but to act. She was a lady of exalted birth, a lady of the upper aristocracy, who could, if she would, bring both a social and official pressure upon the general: and it might be in motion now behind the scenes. Clotilde laid hold of her phantom baroness, almost happy under the phantom's whisper that she need not despair. "You have been a little weak," the phantom said to her, and she acquiesced with a soft sniffle, adding: "But, dearest, honoured lady, you are a woman, and know what our trials are when we are so persecuted. Oh that I had your beautiful sedateness! I do admire it, madam. I wish I could imitate." She carried her dramatic ingenuousness farther still by saying: "I have seen your photograph;" implying that the inimitable, the much coveted air of composure breathed out of yonder presentment of her features. "For I can't call you good-looking," she said within herself, for the satisfaction of her sense of candour, of her sense of contrast as well. And...

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Title:The Tragic Comedian; A Study In A Well-known StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217399991

ISBN - 13:9780217399999

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