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Kept in the Dark

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Kept in the Dark is a novel by the 19th century English novelist Anthony Trollope. It was published in eight monthly installments in 1882, and also in book form in the same year. Cecilia Holt ends her engagement to Sir Francis Geraldine because of his indifference to her; she goes abroad and meets Mr George Western, who has been jilted by a beautiful girl. They marry but she does not tell him she has been previously engaged, although he has told her his story. When Western is informed of the previous engagement by Sir Francis, Western leaves his wife and goes abroad; she returns to Exeter to live with her mother. Her sister-in-law in the end effects a reconciliation. There is a comic sub-plot, involving one of Cecilia's friends who attempts to marry Sir Francis.

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E text prepared by Joseph E. Loewenstein, M.D.

KEPT IN THE DARK

by

ANTHONY TROLLOPE

Originally published in serial form May through December, 1882, in Good Words and in book form in 1882. Trollope died during the last month of serial publication.

CONTENTS

VOLUME I.

I. CECILIA HOLT AND HER THREE FRIENDS. II. SIR FRANCIS GERALDINE. III. THE END OF THAT EPISODE. IV. MR. WESTERN. V. CECILIA'S SECOND CHANCE. VI. WHAT ALL HER FRIENDS SAID ABOUT IT. VII. MISS ALTIFIORLA'S ARRIVAL. VIII. LADY GRANT. IX. MISS ALTIFIORLA'S DEPARTURE. X. SIR FRANCIS TRAVELS WITH MISS ALTIFIORLA. XI. MR. WESTERN HEARS THE STORY. XII. MR. WESTERN'S DECISION.

VOLUME II.

XIII. MRS. WESTERN PREPARES TO LEAVE. XIV. TO WHAT A PUNISHMENT! XV. ONCE MORE AT EXETER. XVI. "IT IS ALTOGETHER UNTRUE." XVII. MISS ALTIFIORLA RISES IN THE WORLD. XVIII. A MAN'S PRIDE. XIX. DICK TAKES HIS FINAL LEAVE. XX. THE SECRET ESCAPES... Continue reading book >>


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