Cyrilla
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Cyrilla

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Set in Germany in the 1830s, Cyrilla is the melodramatic tale of a girl who has been raised to make a sensible marriage, yet finds herself swept off her feet by a brooding bureaucrat who is driven by jealousy and desire. No end of misery, secrets, and jealous intrigues result from the affair.

Based on the real-life 1830 criminal trial of an Assessor Karl von Zahn, detailed...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published 1853 by Dick & Fitzgerald
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Karla (Mossy Love Grotto)
This was a terribly flawed book. The story and characters were frustrating, at times hair-rippingly so, but I did read through to the end because I knew there had to be some climaxy kinda thing. It held my interest for that, at least. And from here, I discovered that this novel was based on the murder-by-duel of Lt. Friedrich von Kennau by Karl von Zahn, so that added an extra something to the tale. The last portion of the book are slightly-tweaked versions of contemporary depositions in order t...more
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TAUTPHOEUS, Baroness von, originally, JEMIMA MONTGOMERY (1807-1893), novelist, born on 23 Oct. 1807 at Seaview, co. Donegal, was the daughter of James Montgomery of Seaview by his wife Jemima (daughter of James Glasgow Aughadenvarn, co. Leitrim), niece of Sir Henry Conyngham Montgomery, first baronet. She married on 29 Jan. 1838 to Cajetan Josef Friedrich, Baron von Tautphoeus of Marquartstein (18...more
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