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The Hand of Ethelberta - Thomas Hardy

The Hand of Ethelberta

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Published: 22nd May 2006
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Young Mrs. Petherwin stepped from the door of an old and well-appointed inn in a Wessex town to take a country walk. By her look and carriage she appeared to belong to that gentle order of society which has no worldly sorrow except when its jewellery gets stolen; but, as a fact not generally known, her claim to distinction was rather one of brains than of blood. She was the daughter of a gentleman who lived in a large house not his own, and began life as a baby christened Ethelberta after an infant of title who does not come into the story at all, having merely furnished Ethelberta's mother with a subject of contemplation. She became teacher in a school, was praised by examiners, admired by gentlemen, not admired by gentlewomen, was touched up with accomp-lishments by masters who were coaxed into painstaking by her many graces, and, entering a mansion as governess to the daughter thereof, was stealthily married by the son. He, a minor like herself, died from a chill caught during the wedding tour, and a few weeks later was followed into the grave by Sir Ralph Petherwin, his unforgiving father, who had bequeathed his wealth to his wife absolutely.

ISBN: 9781421818122
ISBN-10: 1421818124
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 564
Published: 22nd May 2006
Publisher: 1st World Library
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.85