Elsie Venner (Google eBook)

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Reprint Services Corporation, Dec 21, 2007 - Literary Collections - 518 pages
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Contents

THE BRAHMIN CASTE OF NEW ENGLAND
1
THE STUDENT AND HIS CERTIFICATE
7
MR BERNARD TRIES HIS HAND
22
THE MOTH FLIES INTO THE CANDLE
41
AN OLDFASHIONED DESCRIPTIVE CHAPTER
53
THE SUNBEAM AND THE SHADOW
68
THE EVENT OF THE SEASON
80
THE MORNING AFTER
118
THE REVEREND DOCTOR CALLS ON BROTHER FAIR WEATHER
251
THE SPIDER ON HIS THREAD
260
FROM WITHOUT AND FROM WITHIN
273
THE WIDOW ROWENS GIVES A TEAPAETT
285
WHY DOCTORS DIFFER
313
THE WILD HUNTSMAN
329
ON HIS TRACKS
343
THE PERILOUS HOUR
356

THE DOCTOR ORDERS THE BEST SULKY WITH A DIGRESSION ON HIRED HELP
134
THE DOCTOR CALLS ON ELSIE VENNER
139
COUSIN RICHARDS VISIT
149
THE APOLLINEAN INSTITUTE WITH EXTRACTS FROM THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
164
CURIOSITY
177
FAMILY SECRETS
192
PHYSIOLOGICAL
203
EPISTOLARY
219
OLD SOPHY CALLS ON THE REVEREND DOCTOR
233
THE NEWS BEACHES THE DUDLEY MANSION
382
A SOUL IN DISTRESS
401
THE SECRET IS WHISPERED
412
THE WHITE ASH
438
THE GOLDEN CORD IS LOOSED
449
MK SILAS PECKHAM BENDERS HIS ACCOUNT
465
CONCLUSION
482
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Page 3 - There is, however, in New England, an aristocracy, if you choose to call it so, which has a far greater character of permanence. It has grown to be a caste, not in any odious sense, but, by the repetition of the same influences, generation after generation, it has acquired a distinct organization and physiognomy...
Page x - Venner, poisoned by the venom of a crotalus before she was born, morally responsible for the "volitional" aberrations, which translated into acts become what is known as sin, and, it may be, what is punished as crime? If, on presentation of the evidence, she becomes by the verdict of the human conscience a proper object of divine pity and not of divine wrath, as a subject of moral poisoning, wherein lies the difference between her position at the bar of judgment, human or divine, and that of the...
Page 20 - ... drive back again, if you don't happen to get stuck in a drift, no home, no peace, no continuous meals, no unbroken sleep, no Sunday, no holiday, no social intercourse, but one eternal jog, jog, jog, in a sulky, until you feel like the mummy of an Indian who had been buried in the sitting posture, and was dug up a hundred years afterwards!
Page ix - The real aim of the story was to test the doctrine of "original sin " and human responsibility for the disordered volition coming under that technical denomination. Was Elsie Venner, poisoned by the venom of a crotalus before she was born, morally responsible for the "volitional...

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