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Sylph by Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire is a captivating and engrossing novel that transports readers to the whimsical world of the supernatural. The author weaves a tale of love, betrayal, and magic, as the protagonist, a sylph named Zephyr, navigates the dangers and delights of the human world.

Cavendish's writing is elegant and enchanting, drawing readers in with its lyrical descriptions and vivid imagery. The characters are well-developed and complex, each with their own motivations and desires that drive the story forward. The romance between Zephyr and the human man she loves is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, making for a truly gripping read.

What sets Sylph apart from other fantasy novels is its exploration of the delicate balance between the mortal and immortal worlds, and the consequences of meddling in affairs beyond one's control. Cavendish expertly incorporates folklore and mythology into the narrative, adding depth and richness to the story.

Overall, Sylph is a mesmerizing tale that will appeal to fans of fantasy, romance, and historical fiction. It is a beautifully written and thought-provoking novel that will linger in the reader's mind long after the final page is turned. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a unique and enchanting read.

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Georgianna Cavendish, duchess of Devonshire was one of the leading ladies of her time. There for, her novel, which contains many autobiographical plots, has been published anonymously. The author was thought to have been Sophia Briscoe, a contemporary novelist, or Fanny Burney, author of Evelina which was published at about the same time. However the duchess admitted to writing the story of Julia Grenville, a welsh beauty who marries an older man. She very quickly discovers her husband is a libertine and a rake, and that she has no idea how to behave in London society. Yet she has a sylph, a man who watches over her and gives her advice. The novel shows London society in a scathing manner, and teaches us that even in the darkest times there are good people along the way. - Summary by Stav Nisser.

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