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Vanity Fair; A Novel Without a Hero

Vanity Fair; A Novel Without a Hero

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Excerpt from book: never have committed herself so far as to advance opinions the untruth of which would have been so easily detected. But we must remember that she is but nineteen as yet, unused to the art of deceiving, poor innocent creature ! and making her own experience in her own person. The meaning of the above series of queries, as translated in the heart of this ingenious young woman, was simply this:?" If Mr. Joseph Sedley is rich and unmarried, why should I not marry him ? I have only a fortnight, to be sure, but there is no harm in trying." And she determined within herself to make this laudable attempt. She redoubled her caresses to Amelia; she kissed the white cornelian necklace as she put it on, and vowed she would never, never part with it. When the dinner-bell rang she went downstairs with her arm round her friend's waist, as is the habit of young ladies. She was so agitated at the drawing-room door, that she could hardly find courage to enter. " Feel my heart, how it beats, dear ! " said she to her friend. " No, it doesn't," said Amelia. " Come in, don't be frightened. Papa won't do you any harm." CHAPTER III. REBECCA IS IN PRESENCE OF THE ENEMY. A Very stout, puffy man, in buckskins and Hessian boots, with several immense neckcloths, that rose almost to his nose, with a red-striped waistcoat and an apple-green coat with steel buttons almost as large as crown pieces (it was the morning costume of a dandy or blood of those days), was reading the paper by the fire when the two girls entered, and bounced off his arm-chair, and blushed excessively, and hid his entire face almost in his neckcloths at this apparition. " It's only your sister, Joseph," said Amelia, laughing and shaking the two fingers which he held out. " I've come home for good, you know; and this is my frie...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217414319
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 15 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217414311
Publisher Date: 12 Oct 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 282
Series Title: English
Weight: 508 gr
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