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Riassunto: Set in 18th-century ballrooms and salons, this book tells the story of a heroine, Kathryn Penman. Losing her lover the very day they got engaged, Kathryn is determined to work and wait for him on the lonely house on the cliff outside Scarborough. But Mark Weatherby fails to return.
From Kirkus Reviews: Another of Hodge's restless female heroines (Polonaise, Secret Island, etc.) is, again, nearly extinguished by the dismal and deadly double-standard of England's late-18th century. Young Kathryn Pennam, whose titled mother married poisonous oaf Mr. Morehead--a man who's not only wasted her money but chased housemaids--is in love. Her half-brothers' tutor, Mark Weatherby, returns her love. They plan to marry, in fact, but that plan is nipped in the bud when Morehead, unbeknownst to Kathryn, knocks out Mark and disposes of the body. When last seen, Mark's body is flying over the cliff and into the sea. (As any veteran romance- reader knows, however, no hero is dead until he expires in plain sight.) Then troubles accumulate. Morehouse takes Kathryn's inheritance and assaults her. Finally, she marries (for her mother's sake) a young banker whom she finds agreeable, Thomas Comryn. Thomas, a clumsy and increasingly brutal lover, is at first easy enough--though he's under the thumb of awful Mother Comryn-- but when Mother C. comes the influence of a hellfire preacher, Kathryn is truly abused. Then: the bank fails, Thomas commits suicide, Kathryn posts to the rescue--of bank, child-on-the-way, and her freedom. A packed plot (but with never a feeling of rush) with bad men doing their worst and a good heroine soldiering through. Plus a bonus--a trip through some English canals. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Casa editrice: Thorndike Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: Reprint ] Publisher: Thorndike Pr Pub Date: 1/1/1993 Binding: Paperback Pages: 457 Reprint edition. Codice libro della libreria 5194603
Descrizione libro Thorndike Pr. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G1560545534I5N10
Descrizione libro Thorndike, Me, 1993. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Good. No Jacket. Cover Art (illustratore). Large Print. X-Library with normal flaws.LARGE PRINT.The cover has a crease to the bottom corner.Slight spine cock. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Codice libro della libreria NO 25702
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815605455384.0