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Consequences

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Set in late Victorian England, “Consequences” follows the life of Alexandra Clare, a girl born into an upper class Catholic London family. Raised from birth for the privileged life of a wife and mother, Alexandra never quite fits in with her or her family’s expectations and fails at seemingly everything she tries – school, the marriage market, family life.

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CONSEQUENCES

By

E.M. DELAFIELD

New York

ALFRED A. KNOPF

MCMXIX

Dedicated to M.P.P.

and, in spite of air raids, to the

pleasant memory of our winter

in London, 1917 1918

CONTENTS

BOOK I I THE GAME OF CONSEQUENCES II SCHOOL III QUEENIE TORRANCE IV HOLIDAYS V OTHER PEOPLE VI THE END OF AN ERA VII LONDON SEASON VIII GOLDSTEIN AND QUEENIE IX SCOTLAND X NOEL XI ENGAGEMENT OF MARRIAGE XII CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME XIII DECISION XIV BARBARA XV DIAMOND JUBILEE XVI MOTHER GERTRUDE XVII LAWN TENNIS XVIII CRISIS

BOOK II XIX BELGIUM XX AFTERMATH XXI FATHER FARRELL XXII ROME XXIII N.W. XXIV ALL OF THEM XXV VIOLET XXVI AUGUST XXVII THE EMBEZZLEMENT XXVIII CEDRIC XXIX FORGIVENESS XXX EPITAPH

Book I

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The Game of Consequences

The firelight flickered on the nursery wall, and the children sat round the table, learning the new game which the nursery maid said they would like ever so, directly they understood it... Continue reading book >>


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