Keywords: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction

The Dead Secret: A Novel

The Dead Secret: A Novel


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2013

THE DEAD SECRET BOOK I. CHAPTER I. THE TWENTY-THIRD OF AUGUST, 1829. Will she last out the night, I wonder Look at the clock, Mathew. Ten minutes past twelve She has lasted the night out. She has lived, Robert, to see ten minutes of the new day. These words were spoken in the kitchen of a large country-house situated on the west coast of Cornwall. The speakers were two of the men-servants composing the establishment of Captain Treverton, an officer in the navy, and the eldest male representative ...

Keywords: Cornwall (England : County) -- Fiction Gothic fiction (Literary genre) Illegitimate children -- Fiction Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Basil

Basil


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2003

BASIL By Wilkie Collins LETTER OF DEDICATION. TO CHARLES JAMES WARD, ESQ. IT has long been one of my pleasantest anticipations to look forward to the time when I might offer to you, my old and dear friend, some such acknowledgment of the value I place on your affection for me, and of my grateful sense of the many acts of kindness by which that affection has been proved, as I now gladly offer in this place. In dedicating the present work to you, I fulfil therefore a purpose which, for some time ...

Keywords: England -- Fiction Fathers and sons -- Fiction Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Revenge -- Fiction Young men -- Psychology -- Fiction
Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

UNEASY MONEY By P. G. Wodehouse 1 In a day in June, at the hour when London moves abroad in quest of lunch, a young man stood at the entrance of the Bandolero Restaurant looking earnestly up Shaftesbury Avenuea large young man in excellent condition, with a pleasant, good-humoured, brown, clean-cut face. He paid no attention to the stream of humanity that flowed past him. His mouth was set and his eyes wore a serious, almost a wistful expression. He was frowning slightly. One would have said ...

Keywords: Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction British -- United States -- Fiction Humorous stories Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Love stories New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction