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A Lady of Quality
A Lady of Quality

A Lady of Quality

FICTION

400 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

PDF, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $11.99)

Publication Date: November 2014

ISBN 9781780943671

Rights: US & CA

Hesperus Press (Nov 2014)
Hesperus Classics

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Overview

A dark and thrilling novel from the author of The Secret Garden sees a strong-willed heroine defy conformity, lunging head first into a world filled with violence, manipulation, passion, and murderSet in late 17th-century England, amid the ribbons and romance of courtship, this gothic tale tackles violence and manipulation, blackmail, and even murder. When Clorinda is born, the odds seem stacked against her. First and foremost, she is a girl like all her sisters before her and her father wants only a son. Furthermore, her mother dies in childbirth, and her father, considering all his daughters worthless, refuses contact. Despite this, Clorinda Wildairs manages not only to survive, but to grow up into a very remarkable and strong-willed child. Thus when father and daughter happen to meet for the first time, he is astonished and amused to learn that this little six-year-old girl, who is lecturing and scolding him freely, is in fact his youngest child and so develops a close bond between them. The hot-headed young girl grows up to be a beautiful young woman with a sharp tongue and a will of iron. But being able to have anything you want can be dangerous, and surely Clorinda's good fortune cannot last forever. When the dark side of her personality causes her to lash out in anger and violence at someone she loves, she may be forced not only into a dramatic whirlwind of events, but also into reassessing what it means to be a Lady of Quality.

Reviews

"One does not readily associate her with contemporaries such as Zola and Gissing, but she shared their themes of poverty, class, marital strife and gritty realism."  —Daily Telegraph

Author Biography

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) is best remembered for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.