Armadale, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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B. Tauchnitz, 1866
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User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

Having greatly enjoyed Wilkie Collins' novels The Woman in White and The Moonstone, I turned to Armadale with great anticipation, and baggy and imperfect as it is, it did not disappoint. A more ... Read full review

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User Review  - DesertSlug - Goodreads

This is a solid Wilkie Collins book, but not his best. Simply put, it's a bit long and redundant - a result of his being paid by the word, I suspect. But the story is fun, the characters enjoyable ... Read full review

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Page 256 - O Woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made, When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou ! Scarce were the piteous accents said, When, with the Baron's casque, the maid To the nigh streamlet ran.
Page 6 - Neelie was too business-like to make any other remark, on her side, than the necessary remark in the pocket-book. She made another entry under the head of "Good:" "I am old enough to consent, and so is Allan too. Go on," resumed Neelie, looking over the reader's shoulder.
Page 9 - ... the consent of the person or persons whose consent to such marriage is required by law has been obtained thereto, or that there is no person having authority to give such consent, as the case may be...
Page 99 - Sunday, August 10th. The eve of my weddingday! I close and lock this book, never to write in it, never to open it again. "I have won the great victory; I have trampled my own wickedness under foot. I am innocent; I am happy again.
Page 6 - ... dissolve a contract already formed, but they render the parties incapable of forming any contract at all: they do not put asunder those who are joined together, but they previously hinder the junction. And, if any persons under these legal incapacities come together, it is a meretricious and not a matrimonial, union.
Page 8 - We are not at the end of it yet,' said Neelie. 'The Void is nothing to what is to come.' 'Whatever it is,' rejoined Allan, 'we'll treat it like a dose of physic we'll take it at once, and be done with it.' He went on reading: '"And no licence to marry without banns shall be granted, unless oath shall be first made by one of the parties that he or she believes that there is no impediment of kindred or alliance" - well, I can take my oath of that with a safe conscience! What next? "And one of the said...
Page 212 - I am, with my galvanic apparatus,*and my preserved specimens, and all the rest of it,' said the doctor, placing me in a chair by the fireside. ' And there is my System mutely addressing you just above your head, under a form of exposition which I venture to describe as frankness itself. This is no madhouse, my dear lady. Let other men treat insanity, if they like / stop it ! No patients in the house as yet. But we live in an age when nervous derangement (parent of insanity) is steadily on the...
Page 346 - Norfolk Broads" are here described after personal investigation of them. In this, as in other cases, I have spared no pains to instruct myself on matters of fact. Wherever the story touches on questions connected with Law, Medicine, or Chemistry, it has been submitted before publication to the experience of professional men. The kindness of a friend supplied me with a plan of the doctor's apparatus, and I saw the chemical ingredients at work before I ventured on describing the action of them in the...
Page 27 - Pedgift Senior habitually matched everybody his son included with their own weapons. "Be good enough to remember, Augustus," he rejoined, "that My Room is not a Court of Law. A bad joke is not invariably followed by 'roars of laughter' here. Let Mr. Bashwood come in.
Page 69 - But I am forgetting the girl's letter. She gives her father's reasons for making his conditions, in her father's own words. The major seems to have spoken so sensibly and so feelingly that he left his daughter no decent alternative - and he leaves Armadale no decent alternative - but to submit. As well as I can remember it, he seems to have expressed himself to Miss Neelie in these, or nearly in these terms: 'Don't think I am behaving cruelly to you, my dear - I am merely asking you to put Mr Armadale...

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