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A Little Rebel A Novel   By: (1855?-1897)

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In "A Little Rebel," an intriguing novel by an unknown author, readers are immersed in a world that blurs the line between reality and fantasy, leaving them captivated until the final page.

Set in a small, picturesque town, the story centers around a young girl named Emily, whose rebellious spirit sets her apart from her peers. The author masterfully evokes a sense of nostalgia, taking us back to a time when childhood innocence reigned, and imagination knew no bounds. As Emily ventures through her tumultuous journey of self-discovery, readers are taken on an emotional rollercoaster, feeling her joy, despair, and everything in between.

The characters in this novel are vividly portrayed, each with their own distinctive voice. The supporting cast adds depth to the story, providing both comfort and turmoil to the protagonist's life. From Emily's gentle-hearted best friend to the enigmatic stranger who holds the key to her destiny, every character has a purpose and leaves an indelible impression on readers' minds.

One of the novel's strengths lies in its ability to transport readers effortlessly into the heart of Emily's world. Descriptive prose paints a vivid picture of the surroundings, immersing the reader in a tapestry of sights, sounds, and smells. The setting feels almost tangible, making it easy to lose oneself in the story. From the bustling marketplace to the mystical forest, each location feels alive, playing an integral role in the overall narrative.

Furthermore, the author skillfully weaves together elements of fantasy and reality, blurring the boundaries between the two. Dreams and reality become entangled, leaving us questioning what is real and what is merely a figment of Emily's imagination. This interplay adds an enticing layer of mystery and suspense, keeping readers eagerly turning pages in hopes of unraveling the enigma.

Despite its many strengths, the novel does suffer from a few minor flaws. At times, the pacing feels slightly uneven, with certain sections dragging while others rush forward, leaving readers wanting more. Additionally, the identity of the unknown author might raise doubts about the credibility of the narrative. However, these minor drawbacks do not significantly detract from the overall enjoyment of the novel.

In conclusion, "A Little Rebel" is an engrossing work of fiction that transports readers to a world of imagination and self-discovery. With its well-crafted characters, evocative descriptions, and intriguing blend of fantasy and reality, this novel leaves a lasting impression. Despite its flaws, the unknown author's storytelling prowess shines through, making "A Little Rebel" a worthwhile read for anyone seeking a captivating and thought-provoking literary experience.

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A LITTLE REBEL

A NOVEL

BY THE DUCHESS

Author of "Her Last Throw," "April's Lady," "Faith and Unfaith," etc., etc.

Montreal: JOHN LOVELL & SON, 23 St. Nicholas Street.

Entered according to Act of Parliament in the year 1891, by John Lovell & Son, in the office of the Minister of Agriculture and Statistics at Ottawa.

A LITTLE REBEL.

CHAPTER I.

"Perplex'd in the extreme."

"The memory of past favors is like a rainbow, bright, vivid and beautiful."

The professor, sitting before his untasted breakfast, is looking the very picture of dismay. Two letters lie before him; one is in his hand, the other is on the table cloth. Both are open; but of one, the opening lines that tell of the death of his old friend are all he has read; whereas he has read the other from start to finish, already three times. It is from the old friend himself, written a week before his death, and very urgent and very pleading. The professor has mastered its contents with ever increasing consternation.

Indeed so great a revolution has it created in his mind, that his face (the index of that excellent part of him) has, for the moment, undergone a complete change. Any ordinary acquaintance now entering the professor's rooms (and those acquaintances might be whittled down to quite a little few), would hardly have known him... Continue reading book >>




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