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Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages

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A delightful collection of short stories by some of the luminary authors of the Victorian era. These stories explore the truth behind the victorian marriage.

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VICTORIAN SHORT STORIES OF TROUBLED MARRIAGES

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THE BRONCKHORST DIVORCE CASE by Rudyard Kipling

IRREMEDIABLE by Ella D'Arcy

'A POOR STICK' by Arthur Morrison

THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE by Arthur Conan Doyle

THE PRIZE LODGER by George Gissing

THE BRONCKHORST DIVORCE CASE

By Rudyard Kipling

( Civil and Military Gazette , 26 September 1884)

In the daytime, when she moved about me, In the night, when she was sleeping at my side, I was wearied, I was wearied of her presence, Day by day and night by night I grew to hate her Would God that she or I had died!

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There was a man called Bronckhorst a three cornered, middle aged man in the Army grey as a badger, and, some people said, with a touch of country blood in him. That, however, cannot be proved. Mrs. Bronckhorst was not exactly young, though fifteen years younger than her husband. She was a large, pale, quiet woman, with heavy eyelids over weak eyes, and hair that turned red or yellow as the lights fell on it... Continue reading book >>


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