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Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day   By: (1806-1872)

Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day by Charles James Lever

Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 is a thrilling continuation of the story of the titular character, a shrewd businessman navigating the political landscape of his time. Charles James Lever creates a vivid world filled with political intrigue, romance, and moral dilemmas. The characters are well-developed and engaging, drawing the reader into their world and keeping them invested in their fates.

The pacing of the story is well done, with twists and turns that keep the reader on the edge of their seat. Lever's writing is engaging and vivid, bringing the world of 19th-century politics to life in a way that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. The themes of loyalty, ambition, and the corrupting influence of power are explored in a nuanced and compelling way.

Overall, Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 is a captivating read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and political thrillers. Lever's masterful storytelling and richly drawn characters make this a book that is difficult to put down.

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Volume Two of Two

By Charles Lever.

With Illustrations By Phiz.



When Mr. Davenport Dunn entered the drawing room before dinner on that day, his heart beat very quickly as he saw Lady Augusta Arden was there alone. In what spirit she remembered the scene of the morning, whether she felt resentment towards him for his presumption, was disposed to scoff down his pretensions, or to regard them, if not with favor, with at least forgiveness, were the themes on which his mind was yet dwelling. The affable smile with which she now met him did more to resolve these doubts than all his casuistry.

"Was it not very thoughtful of me," said she, "to release you this morning, and suffer you to address yourself to the important things which claimed your attention? I really am quite vain of my self denial."

"And yet, Lady Augusta," said he, in a low tone, "I had felt more flattered if you had been less mindful of the exigency, and been more interested in what I then was speaking of."

"What a selfish speech!" said she, laughing. "Now that my forbearance has given you all the benefits it could confer, you turn round and say you are not grateful for it. I suppose," added she, half pettishly, "the despatch was not very pressing after all, and that this was the cause of some disappointment... Continue reading book >>

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