Guy Deverell

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Bentley, 1866 - Irish fiction - 414 pages
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Le Fanu is better known for his gothic novels, but much like his contemporary, Wilkie Collins, he also penned stories of suspense and mystery. Guy Deverell is an example of the latter genre. Though ... Read full review

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Page 109 - I have money, and I have real estate," he says. The girl has read in novels that it is better to be an old man's darling than a young man's slave, and so she may be drawn by the commercial offering.
Page 111 - When the wicked man turneth away from the wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
Page 33 - I want to show Monsieur Varbarriere the drawings of the house, papa ; they are in this cabinet He admires the architecture very much." The large enchanter in black made a solemn bow of acquiescence here, but said nothing; and Beatrix took from its nook a handsome...
Page 12 - Service," bound in purple Russia, with its golden clasp and long ribbons fringed with the same precious metal, with the intent to mark the proper psalms and lessons at her haughty leisure. She therefore saw the moving image of her dead son before her, with an agonizing distinctness that told like a blight of palsy on her face.
Page 143 - ... concerns one for whom you would have almost died yourself! " Where is he ? How can I reach him, even with the tip of my finger, to convey that one drop of water for which he moans now and now, and through all futurity?" Vain your wild entreaties. Can the dumb earth answer, or the empty air hear you? As the roar of the wild beast dies in solitude, as the foam beats in vain the cold blind precipice, so everywhere apathy receives your frantic adjuration — no sign, no answer. Now, when Donica returned...
Page 12 - The young man and his friend were ushered into a seat confronting the gallery. Lady Alice gazed and gazed transfixed with astonishment and horror. The enamelled miniature on her bosom was like ; but there, in that clear, melancholy face, with its large eyes and wavy hair was a resurrection.
Page 22 - ... mystery is, and that the great scene in The Green Chamber, to which fiftyseven expectant chapters have led, is not actually related but left to the imagination. But it has much power, particularly in the sense of presentiment of coming retribution which ever and anon assails Sir Jekyl Marlowe — ' he had come within the edge of the shadow of judgment, and its darkness was stealing over him, and its chill touched his heart.
Page 146 - Then came a graceful tribute to Sir Jekyl's value as a county gentleman, followed by the usual summary trom the " Peerage," and the fact that, leaving no male issue, he would be succeeded in his title and the bulk of his estates by his brother, the Reverend Dives Marlowe. So in due course this brother figured as the Reverend Sir Dives Marlowe, and became proprietor of Marlowe Manor, where, however, he does not reside, preferring his sacred vocation, and the chance of preferment, for he has grown...
Page 146 - And thus the Reverend Dives agreed with himself that the scandal might be avoided ; and thus it came to pass that the county paper, with a border of black round the paragraph, announced the death of Sir Jekyl Marlowe...

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