Uncle Of An Angel
In what I have read so far this book appears to be a humorous character study on two levels. That between the uncle and niece and that of polite society in the 19th century. Anything can happen. I for one want to find out what will happen!!
First Page:THE UNCLE OF AN ANGEL
By Thomas A. Janvier
Copyright, 1891, by Harper & Brothers
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When Mr. Hutchinson. Port, a single gentleman who admitted that he was forty seven years old and who actually was rising sixty, of strongly fixed personal habits, and with the most positive opinions upon every conceivable subject, came to know that by the death of his widowed sister he had been placed in the position of guardian of that sister's only daughter, Dorothy, his promptly formed and tersely expressed conception of the situation was that the agency by which it had been brought about was distinctively diabolical. The fact may be added that during the subsequent brief term of his guardianship Mr. Port found no more reason for reversing this hastily formed opinion than did the late King David for reversing his hastily expressed views in regard to the general tendency of mankind towards untruthfulness.
The two redeeming features of Mr. Port's trying situation were that his duties as a guardian did not begin at all until his very unnecessary ward was nearly nineteen years old; and did not begin actively his ward having elected to remain in France for a season, under the mild direction of the elderly cousin who had been her mother's travelling companion until she was almost twenty... Continue reading book >>
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