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Laura Middleton; Her Brother and her Lover is a compelling novel by an anonymous author that explores themes of love, passion, and the complexities of familial relationships. Set in the late 19th century, the story follows the journey of Laura Middleton, a young woman caught in a tumultuous web of emotions.

The novel begins by introducing Laura, a beautiful and spirited young lady who leads a sheltered existence with her middle-class family. She shares an extraordinary bond with her older brother, Edgar, who serves as her confidante and closest companion. Their relationship is portrayed with both tenderness and intensity, hinting at a deep affection that transcends the boundaries of sibling love.

However, as the story progresses, the dynamic between Laura and Edgar takes a fascinating and unexpected turn. Feelings of love and desire begin to emerge, blurring the lines between siblings and lovers. The author delicately unpacks the complex emotions experienced by the main characters, exploring the moral implications and societal norms that surround their forbidden relationship.

Throughout the novel, the author showcases an impressive understanding of the human psyche. Each character is meticulously developed, with their own distinct voice and motivations. Laura's journey, in particular, is portrayed with depth and nuance, as she grapples with the conflicting emotions of love for her brother and societal expectations of propriety.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in its beautiful prose. The anonymous author weaves a poetic narrative, transporting readers to the lush countryside and opulent estates of the Victorian era. The vivid descriptions enrich the story, immersing the reader in the characters' world and adding an extra layer of depth to their experiences.

While the subject matter of Laura Middleton; Her Brother and her Lover may be controversial for some readers, it serves as a vehicle for the exploration of complex emotions and the intricacies of human relationships. The anonymous author manages to handle the sensitive topic with grace and sensitivity, crafting a thought-provoking story that lingers long after the final page.

In conclusion, Laura Middleton; Her Brother and her Lover is a captivating novel that delves into the depths of forbidden love, navigating the complexities of human desire and societal expectations. With its well-developed characters, compelling storyline, and rich prose, this book is a must-read for fans of historical romance and psychological exploration.

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[Transcriber's note: Anonymous, Laura Middleton; Her Brother and her Lover (1890) A classic Victorian erotic novel]


ST. KITT'S. 1890.

The remarks which Emily had made regarding the share Laura Middleton had had in opening up her ideas on the subject of the mysteries in which she had now been fully initiated had not escaped my observation. It so happened that at that very time I was under an engagement to pay a visit to the Middletons, who were very distant relations of my mother. It of course occurred to me that it was possible I might be able to turn the information I had thus acquired to some account. Laura and I were old friends. She was about two years older than I, a very handsome, fine looking girl but, as I had then fancied, upon rather a larger scale than quite suited my taste. We had always been on very good terms as children, but she had a sort of haughty, imperious air which, joined to the difference in our ages, had operated in a manner that would have prevented me from thinking of taking any liberties with her; and she was about the last person in the world I should have been disposed to imagine addicted to the amusements in which Emily had participated with her.

When I again met her on arriving at their country seat, I found that a considerable change had taken place in her person, but probably this was merely the natural result that the preceding two years, during which I had not seen her, had worked upon a girl at her time of life, by fully developing the proportions and fining down the parts of the figure which at an earlier period might have appeared too prominent... Continue reading book >>

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