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My Beautiful Lady. Nelly Dale   By: (1825-1892)

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In Nelly Dale, Thomas Woolner masterfully weaves a tale that is equal parts enchanting and compelling. Set in the picturesque countryside of Victorian England, the story follows the life of the titular character, Nelly Dale, a young woman who defies societal expectations to pursue her passion for art.

Woolner's vivid descriptions transport readers to a bygone era, where the rolling hills and quaint villages become the backdrop for Nelly's journey of self-discovery. From the outset, Nelly captivates with her fierce determination and unwavering spirit. Despite facing numerous obstacles and societal constraints, she refuses to conform to the limited roles assigned to women during that time.

Through Nelly's compelling narrative, the author delves into timeless themes of love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of one's dreams. Woolner's prose flows effortlessly, infusing each page with a palpable sense of emotion. The characters are brought to life with such depth and authenticity that readers can't help but become emotionally invested in their journeys.

One aspect that stands out is Woolner's exploration of the artistic process. As Nelly immerses herself in the world of painting, the author deftly illustrates the inner workings of an artist's mind, capturing the nuances and intricacies of the creative process. This attention to detail adds a layer of richness and nuance to the narrative, elevating it beyond a traditional coming-of-age story.

Moreover, Nelly's relationships with those around her provide additional layers of complexity. The love she shares with her family, particularly her father, is portrayed with tenderness and warmth. The romantic subplot, while tender and heartfelt, never overshadows Nelly's own journey towards self-discovery.

As the story unfolds, Nelly evolves from a young girl with dreams to a mature woman who has learned the true meaning of resilience and pursuing one's passions. Her growth is palpable, and readers will find themselves rooting for her every step of the way.

While Nelly Dale may be set in a specific time period, its themes and messages resonate with readers even today. Woolner's writing style effortlessly captures the essence of the era, inviting readers to lose themselves in the lush landscapes and captivating storylines.

In conclusion, Nelly Dale is a beautifully crafted novel that transports readers to another time and place while exploring universal themes of love, perseverance, and artistic pursuit. Through Nelly's extraordinary journey, Thomas Woolner captures the indomitable spirit of a young woman determined to forge her own path in a world that seeks to confine her. This book is an absolute must-read for lovers of historical fiction and those who enjoy captivating tales of self-discovery.

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"A ray has pierced me from the highest heaven I have believed in worth; and do believe."

So runs Mr. Woolner's song, as it proceeds to show the issue of a noble earthly love, one with the heavenly. Its issue is the life of high endeavour, wherein

"They who would be something more Than they who feast, and laugh and die, will hear The voice of Duty, as the note of war, Nerving their spirits to great enterprise, And knitting every sinew for the charge."

This Library is based on a belief in worth, and on a knowledge of the wide desire among men now to read books that are books, which "do," as Milton says, "contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them." When, therefore, as now happens for the second time, a man of genius who has written with a hope to lift the hearts and minds of men by adding one more true book to the treasures of the land, honours us by such recognition of our aim, and fellow feeling with it, that he gives up a part of his exclusive right to his own work, and offers to make it freely current with the other volumes of our series, we take the gift, if we may dare to say so, in the spirit of the giver, and are the happier for such evidence that we are not working in vain... Continue reading book >>

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