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A Twofold Life   By: (1836-1916)

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BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS VOLUME

TWO POWERFUL ROMANCES BY WILHELMINE VON HILLERN.

I.

ONLY A GIRL. FROM THE GERMAN, BY MRS. A. L. WISTER. 12mo. Fine Cloth. $2 .

"This is a charming work, charmingly written, and no one who reads it can lay it down without feeling impressed with the superior talent of its gifted author."

II. BY HIS OWN MIGHT. FROM THE GERMAN, BY M.S. 12mo. Fine Cloth. $2 .

"A story of intense interest, well wrought." Boston Commonwealth .

For sale by all Booksellers, or will be sent by mail, postpaid, on receipt of the price by

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., Publishers, 715 and 717 Market St., Philadelphia .

[Illustration: WILHELMINE VON HILLERN.]

A TWOFOLD LIFE.

BY WILHELMINE VON HILLERN, AUTHOR OF "ONLY A GIRL," "BY HIS OWN MIGHT," ETC.

It is not what the world is to us , but what we are to the world, that is the measure of our happiness.

TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN By M. S., TRANSLATOR OF "BY HIS OWN MIGHT."

PHILADELPHIA: J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO. 1873.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

TO

MY HONORED AND BELOVED MOTHER,

CHARLOTTE BIRCH PFEIFFER.

TO YOU, DEAR MOTHER BELONGS THIS FIRST PRODUCT OF AN ASPIRATION YOU AWOKE, AND, IN LOYAL UNION WITH MY BELOVED FATHER, AIDED BY YOUR POWERFUL EXAMPLE TO DEVELOP. RECEIVE IT AS A FAINT TOKEN OF GRATITUDE FOR A LOVE WHICH A WHOLE LIFE WOULD NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO REPAY.

THE AUTHORESS.

CONTENTS.

I. Mental Strife. II. Dual Apparitions. III. From Falsehood to Falsehood. IV. A Guardian Angel. V. Master and Pupil. VI. The Prison Fairy. VII. An Aristocrat. VIII. In the Prison. IX. Fraulein Veronica von Albin. X. Progress. XI. A New Life. XII. The Search for a Wife. XIII. A Sacrifice. XIV. Churchyard Blossoms. XV. A Royal Marriage. XVI. The Two Betrothed Brides. XVII. Insnared. XVIII. Cornelia and Ottilie. XIX. The Catastrophe. XX. Thither. XXI. Spring Storm. XXII. Light and Shadow. XXIII. Between Heaven and Earth. XXIV. Regeneration.

A TWOFOLD LIFE.

I.

MENTAL STRIFE.

In an elegant apartment which luxury and wealth had adorned with everything that the fantastic industry of our times affords, two stately figures were pacing rapidly up and down: a lady no longer young but still magnificently beautiful, a true Parisienne and lionne of society, and a young man with an aristocratic, though somewhat stern, bearing, dark hair, and strongly marked features... Continue reading book >>




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