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By Elizabeth Gaskell

ISBN-10: 1775453928

ISBN-13: 9781775453925

A used to be powerfully relocating novel of a tender girl stuck among the sights of 2 very diversified males, Sylvia’s Lovers is decided within the 1790s in an English seashore town.

England is at battle with France, and press-gangs wreak havoc via seizing younger males for carrier. one in every of their sufferers is a whaling harpooner named Charley Kinraid, whose allure and vivacity have captured the guts of Sylvia Robson. yet Sylvia’s dedicated cousin, Philip Hepburn, hopes to marry her himself and, to be able to win her, intentionally withholds the most important information—with devastating effects.

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You sound like a romantic novel," he said and moved to the foot of the stairs. " It was like putting his foot on a step that didn't exist: he felt his heart lurching with the shock; for days he had been so careful, pretending ignorance of every detail, the position of every room or cupboard. " he said. "Of course. " But she wasn't satisfied. She watched him closely. " "I've been in this sort of house before. " "Do you know what I've been thinking? " "He talked a lot," he said. She opened the door of the dining room and they went in together.

Oh, yes," she said vaguely. It seemed to be a knowledge that didn't count. "Therese," he said. It was the first time he had called her by that name. " she asked. He was a conventional man; nothing affected that. His life provided models for behavior in any likely circumstance: they stood around him like tailor's dummies. There had been no model for a man condemned to death, but he had not grown to middle age without making more than one proposal of marriage. The circumstances, however, had been easier.

Jean, but after the boy's accident and the long weeks in hospital obscure emotions of jealousy and pride kept them apart, and when they met at last it was as enemies. They couldn't, like duelists, use the same weapons: his own strength was matched against the crippled boy's wounding tongue which bore the bedsores of a long sickness. Charlot stepped back into the ditch as the cart went by and put up his hand to shield his face, but Roche paid him no attention; the dark fanatical eyes watched the road in front, the great lopped torso stood like a ruined buttress between him and the world.

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