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Willing to Die   By: (1814-1873)

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The original published version of this book (1873) was used to correct any typographical errors in this edition of the publication.

WILLING TO DIE.

A Novel

BY J. SHERIDAN LE FANU,

AUTHOR OF

"UNCLE SILAS," "TENANTS OF MALORY," "WYLDEN'S HAND," ETC. ETC.

NEW EDITION.

LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 198, PICCADILLY. 1876.

[ All rights reserved. ]

SWIFT AND CO., PRINTERS, NEWTON STREET, HIGH HOLBORN, W.C.

CONTENTS.

CHAP. PAGE TO THE READER 1 I. AN ARRIVAL 6 II. OUR CURIOSITY IS PIQUED 15 III. THE THIEF IN THE NIGHT 21 IV. MY FATHER 26 V. THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK 34 VI. A STRANGER APPEARS 41 VII. TASSO 47 VIII. THUNDER 53 IX. AWAKENED 57 X. A SIGHT FROM THE WINDOWS 61 XI. CATASTROPHE 66 XII. OUR GUEST 71 XIII. MEETING IN THE GARDEN 77 XIV. THE INTRUDER 81 XV. A WARNING 87 XVI. DOUBTS 91 XVII. LEMUEL BLOUNT 100 XVIII. IDENTIFIED 108 XIX. PISTOLS FOR TWO 113 XX. THE WOOD OF PLAS YLWD 120 XXI. THE PATIENT AT PLAS YLWD 124 XXII. THE OUTLAW 129 XXIII. A JOURNEY 133 XXIV. ARRIVALS 137 XXV. THE DOCTOR'S NEWS 143 XXVI. LADY LORRIMER 149 XXVII. WHAT CAN SHE MEAN? 155 XXVIII. A SEMI QUARREL 159 XXIX. MY BOUQUET 168 XXX. THE KNIGHT OF THE BLACK CASTLE 173 XXXI. RUSTICATION 179 XXXII. AT THE GEORGE AND DRAGON 187 XXXIII. NOTICE TO QUIT 194 XXXIV. SIR HARRY'S ANSWER 199 XXXV. LADY MARDYKES'S BALL 207 XXXVI. NEWS OF LADY LORRIMER 213 XXXVII. A LAST LOOK 221 XXXVIII. STORM 228 XXXIX. FAREWELL, MISS WARE 237 XL. A RAINY DAY 245 XLI. THE FLITTING 250 XLII. A FORLORN HOPE 257 XLIII. COLD STEEL 263 XLIV. AN OMINOUS VISIT 272 XLV. CONFIDENTIAL 276 XLVI. AFTER OFFICE HOURS 285 XLVII. SIR HARRY SPEAKS 289 XLVIII... Continue reading book >>




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