Lavinia: An Old Tale
Michael Walmer, Dec 15, 2016 - 80 pages
Sir Lionel Bridgemont, a wealthy young English traveller, and Lavinia Buenaf , a young well-born Portuguese girl, had thought, ten years ago when they were betrothed, that their love was forever. But Lionel abandoned her, miserably, breaking her heart. He has continued his wandering life; she has married a wealthy nobleman and become a widow. Now the news of his forthcoming marriage reaches her, and she writes to him to suggest that they return each other's letters. Considering that they are, for the first time since they parted, physically so close to one another, high up in the Pyrenees, they cautiously decide to meet. With his witty young friend Sir Henry accompanying him, Lionel travels to Saint-Sauveur to meet Lavinia. Will she have forgiven him for his youthful cruelty all those years ago? Will he still feel something for her? Will their encounter prove to be a scene of revenge, reconciliation or even revivified love? Whatever the possibilities, it will be Lavinia who finally decides...This passionate, amusing novella was first published in 1833.