Vivian Grey by Benjamin DisraeliVivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli

Vivian Grey

byBenjamin Disraeli

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: love with her than ever. That very love made me give her such evidences of a contrite spirit that I was pardoned. I rose with a resolution to be virtuous, with a determination to be her friend: then I made the fatal promise which you know of, to be doubly the friend of a inan whose friend I already was. It was then that I pledged myself to Lady Madeleine to be the guardian spirit of her cousin.' Here the Baron, overpowered by his emotions, leant back in his chair, and ceased to speak. In a few minutes he resumed. 'I did my dnty; by all that's sacred, I did my duty! Night and day I was with young Fane. A hundred times he was on the brink of ruin; a hundred times I saved him. One day, one never-to-be-forgotten day, one most dark and damnable day, I called on him, and found him on the point of joining a coterie of desperate character. I remonstrated with him, I entreated, I supplicated him not to go, in vain. At last he agreed to forego his engagement on condition that I dined with him. There were important reasons that day for my not staying with him; yet every consideration vanished when I thought of her for whom I was exerting myself. He was frantic this day; and, imagining that there was no chance of his leaving his home, I did not refuse to drink freely, to drink deeply! My doing so was the only way to keep him at home. As we were passing down Pall Mall we met two foreigners of distinction and a noble of your country; they were men of whom we both knew little. I had myself introduced Fane to the foreigners a few days before, being aware that they were men of high rank. After some conversation they asked us to join them at supper at the house of their English friend. I declined; but nothing could induce Fane to refuse them, and I...
Title:Vivian GreyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217302866

ISBN - 13:9780217302869

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