The Indiscretion of the Duchess

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The Floating Press, Nov 1, 2012 - Fiction - 216 pages
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Settle in for a roller-coaster ride of intrigue, mystery and misconduct in Anthony Hope's The Indiscretion of the Duchess. Two young men venture out on a visit to a coquettish female acquaintance whose husband happens to be out of town, setting off a staggering array of unforeseeable consequences. If drawing-room mysteries are your cup of tea, this thrilling tale should merit a spot on your must-read list.
 

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Contents

Chapter I A Multitude of Good Reasons
4
Chapter II The Significance of a SupperTable
13
Chapter III The Unexpected that Always Happened
21
Chapter IV The Duchess Defines Her Position
32
Chapter V A Strategic Retreat
42
Chapter VI A Hint of Something Serious
53
Chapter VII Heard through the Door
65
Chapter VIII I Find that I Care
76
Chapter XIII A Timely Truce
121
Chapter XIV For an Empty Box
130
Chapter XV I Choose My Way
138
Chapter XVI The Inn Near Pontorson
147
Chapter XVII A Reluctant Intrusion
160
Chapter XVIII A Strange Good Humor
169
Chapter XIX Unsummoned Witnesses
179
Chapter XX The Dukes Epitaph
189

Chapter IX An Unparalleled Insult
88
Chapter X Left on My Hands
96
Chapter XI A Very Clever Scheme
104
Chapter XII As a Man Possessed
111
Chapter XXI A Passing Carriage
198
Chapter XXII From Shadow to Sunshine
208
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Novelist Anthony Hope-Hawkins was born in London, England on February 9, 1863. After attending Marlborough College and Balliol College, he became a lawyer and wrote short stories. The Prisoner of Zenda, his best-known work, was published in 1894. Due to the book's success, he became a full-time writer. During World War I, he worked for the Ministry of Information to counteract German propaganda. He was knighted for his efforts in 1918. He died of throat cancer in Surrey, England on July 8, 1933.

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