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Portia or By Passions Rocked   By: (1855?-1897)

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Portia or By Passions Rocked by Unknown is a truly captivating and thought-provoking piece of literature. The author's choice to remain anonymous adds an air of mystery, allowing the reader's imagination to run wild.

Set in a tumultuous world filled with conflicting emotions and hidden desires, this book delves into the depths of human nature. The protagonist, Portia, is a complex character, whose journey of self-discovery and emotional exploration forms the backbone of the narrative.

What struck me the most about this novel is the author's ability to create realistic and relatable characters. Portia is crafted with such depth and authenticity that her struggles and triumphs become deeply personal to the reader. The supporting characters play pivotal roles, adding layers to the intricate web of relationships woven throughout the book.

The prose is stylish and evocative, painting vivid pictures in the reader's mind. The author's command over language is evident in their ability to articulate complex emotions and timeless themes. Each sentence holds weight, every word chosen with deliberation, adding to the overall impact of the story.

The themes explored in Portia or By Passions Rocked are far-reaching and universal. Love, betrayal, ambition, and sacrifice are just a few of the profound topics that the author touches upon. These themes allow for a deeper introspection and contemplation of one's own values and choices.

What sets this book apart is its ability to seamlessly blend genres. It is part romance, part mystery, part psychological thriller, and yet, it feels cohesive and harmonious. The twists and turns keep the reader engaged, eagerly turning the pages to uncover the next revelation.

If I were to critique anything, it would be that the ending felt slightly rushed. After building up the suspense and tension throughout the book, the resolution seemed a bit abrupt. However, this does not detract from the overall impact of the story.

In conclusion, Portia or By Passions Rocked by Unknown is a mesmerizing exploration of human nature and the complexities of the human heart. The anonymous author has crafted a compelling and unforgettable tale that lingers in the mind long after the final page is turned. I would highly recommend this book to anyone in search of a thought-provoking and emotionally-charged literary experience.

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Or, "By Passions Rocked."


"A child of our grandmother Eve, a female; or, for thy more sweet understanding, a woman." LOVE'S LABORS LOST.

THE gates are thrown wide open, and the carriage rolls smoothly down the long dark avenue, beneath the waving branches of the tall elms and the copper beeches, through which the dying sun is flinging its parting rays.

The horses, sniffing the air of home, fling up their heads and make still greater haste, until presently, rounding the curve, they draw up before the hall door.

It stands open, and on the high, stone steps that lead to it, a very pretty girl looks down upon the carriage from under her palm, with a face eager and expectant. When she has barely glanced at it, she says, "Ah!" in a tone of deep satisfaction, and running down the steps and over the gravel, turns the handle of the carriage door and looks anxiously at its occupant.

"You have come," she says, cheerily. "I was so afraid something might have prevented you... Continue reading book >>

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