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Withered Leaves. Vol. III.(of III) A Novel   By: (1823-1909)

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BY THE SAME TRANSLATOR.

SACRED VOWS,

By E. WERNER,

Author of " Under a Charm ," " Success and How He Won it ," &c .

3 VOLS. 31s. 6d.

"The loves of Bruno and Lucie are simply told with that accompaniment of mysterious sympathy in the inanimate surroundings of their struggles, which is the highest application of true literary insight into nature." Athenæum .

"The incidents are striking The whole scene rises before the reader with as much clearness as if it were represented before him on the stage." Saturday Review .

"The ability of Werner's Novels is implied in the simultaneous publication of two translations of 'Sacred Vows.' His scenes are more than paintings, they are sculptures, and stand out in alto relievo , distinctly conceived and vigorously executed." The British Quarterly .

REMINGTON & Co., 5, Arundel Street, Strand, W.C.

WITHERED LEAVES.

A Novel,

BY

Rudolf von Gottschall.

FROM THE GERMAN,

By BERTHA NESS.

Translator of Werner's "Riven Bonds" and "Sacred Vows."

THREE VOLUMES.

AUTHORISED TRANSLATION.

VOL. III.

London: REMINGTON AND CO., 5, Arundel Street, Stand, W.C. 1879.

[ All Rights Reserved .]

CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.

CHAP.

I. Primavera.

II. In the Lion's Den.

III. The Mistress of the Boarding School.

IV. In the Forest of Juditenkirchen.

V. Internal Struggles.

VI. A Sleighing Party.

VII. In the Land of the Lotus Flowers.

VIII. In the Church of San Giulio.

IX. The Bridal Jewels.

X. The Wedding Day.

XI. A Legacy.

XII. Confessions.

XIII. To the East!

WITHERED LEAVES.

CHAPTER I.

PRIMAVERA.

Primavera in the midst of winter, which sketched its frozen pictures upon the window!

Primavera and yet a midsummer of love, which had long since gathered the blossoms of spring for its transient enjoyment!

And Blanden wooed Giulia with a passion which, possessing no history of the past, asserting no prior right, only living in his recollections as if it were the fairy like charm of a dream, will conquer her love for the bright day of the present; yes, for the endurance of a life time. He did not strive to obtain the renewal of former affection; she had from the very first resisted everything that could encourage such wooing; he was resolved to win her hand, and to defy those prejudices which could pronounce his union with a singer to be unsuitable.

But ardent as was his passion, much as her beauty, intellect, talent and her great knowledge of the world and of life fascinated him, he was yet by no means disposed blindly to follow his heart's inclination; he could even not suppress a soft warning voice of suspicion, which he was obliged to term ungrateful, because it was connected with their own former meeting could this admired actress always have withstood the temptations that beset her upon her path of triumph?

Did not smiling Euphrosyne cast roses into her lap, as the goddess stood beside victory upon her car of triumph, decking her with laurels? How many phenomena of theatrical fame do but shine through a dim vapour which the repute of their evil habits of life spreads around them, and it was not Blanden's intention to guide one of these beauties, weary of adventures, into a haven of refuge... Continue reading book >>




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