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The Baroness: A Novel (Part VII)

Written by George W.M. Reynolds in 1838; transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. For previous posts see all posts tagged ‘The Baroness‘ Chapter Ten: The Explanation “To you, dear Clemence, alone,” said Eugenie, on the morning that followed the events...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part VI)

Originally written by George W.M. Reynolds in 1838; transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. For previous instalments see posts tagged with ‘The Baroness’. Chapter Nine: Eugene and the Priest—the Declaration No—it is not true that love has but...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part V)

Originally written by George W.M. Reynolds in 1837, and transcribed by Stephen Basdeo For previous instalments of this fascinating tale see post tagged with The Baroness Chapter Eight: The Love Letter “It is most unaccountable,” said M. Delville,...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part IV)

Written by George W.M. Reynolds in 1837 and transcribed by Stephen Basdeo in 2021. Chapter Seven: A Narrative of the Past “It was in the year 1774,” said the Chevalier d’ Altamont to the all-attentive Abbé Prudhomme, “that I was first intimately...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part III)

Read parts one and two of this fascinating tale by George W M Reynolds, originally written in 1837. Chapter Five: A Disclosure When Sans-géne awoke in the morning, he rubbed his eyes, and strove to collect his scattered ideas so as to call to mind...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part II)

By George W.M. Reynolds Originally reprinted in The Monthly Magazine, then incorporated into Master Timothy’s Bookcase. Read Part I. Chapter Three: The Notary The breakfast was at length concluded. The priest retired to his study; the two young...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part I)

By George W.M. Reynolds Chapter One: The Calais Mail It was in the middle of August, 1822, that the epoch of our tale commences.[1] The clock of the General Post Office in Paris had struck the hour of five in the afternoon, and the passengers, who...

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