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Life's Morning

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By: (1857-1903)

This is the story of a poor young lady Emily Hood who while working as a governess falls in love with Wilfrid Athel the son of her employer. They become engaged, however things do not run smoothly after a visit home to her parents and Emily has to make a heartbreaking choice.

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A Life's Morning

by

George Gissing

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I AN UNDERGRADUATE AT LEISURE II BEATRICE REDWING III LYRICAL IV A CONFLICT OF OPINIONS V THE SHADOW OF HOME VI A VISITOR BY EXPRESS VII ON THE LEVELS VIII A STERNER WOOING IX CIRCUMSTANCE X AT THE SWORD'S POINT XI EMILY'S DECISION XII THE FINAL INTERVIEW XIII THE CUTTING OF THE KNOT XIV NEWS AND COMMENTS XV MRS. BAXENDALE'S QUESTS XVI RENUNCIATION XVII THEIR SEVERAL WAYS XVIII A COMPACT XIX THE COMPLETION OF MISCHANCE XX WILFRID THE LEGISLATOR XXI DANGEROUS RELICS XXII HER PATH IN THE SHADOW XXIII HER PATH IN THE LIGHT XXIV THE UNEXPECTED XXV A FAMILY CONCLAVE XXVI MID DAY

CHAPTER I

AN UNDERGRADUATE AT LEISURE

Wilfrid Athel went down invalided a few days after the beginning of Trinity term. The event was not unanticipated. At Christmas it had been clear enough that he was overtaxing himself; his father remarked on the fact with anxiety, and urged moderation, his own peculiar virtue... Continue reading book >>


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