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His Grace of Osmonde (A Lady of Quality #2)

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Frances Hodgson Burnett's His Grace of Osmonde (1897) is a melodramatic sequel to her popular novel A Lady of Quality. In this tale about English aristocracy, Clorinda Wildairs and her husband are the central figures. The story portrays their adventurous life, tragic secrets, and marriage. Exploring the English nobility and society of the late seventeenth and early eightee...more
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I wasn't expecting much from this book, since the titular Duke doesn't really get much screen time in A Lady of Quality. We're told that he's an amazing guy, but we don't see much of it. I expected to find him rather dull in this book, but had the happy surprise of finding him extremely engaging. It's difficult to make this kind of character interesting, since it can be difficult to find a compelling conflict for them.

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Sequel to Lady of Quality, and tells the Duke's story. An excellent companion to LoQ, and has some interesting ruminations on what makes a good person. The love story seems much more rich, hearing his side of the story. Plus the angst was delicious, especially since it was portrayed quite well.
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Frances Eliza Hodgson was the daughter of ironmonger Edwin Hodgson, who died three years after her birth, and his wife Eliza Boond. She was educated at The Select Seminary for Young Ladies and Gentleman until the age of fifteen, at which point the family ironmongery, then being run by her mother, failed, and the family emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee. Here Hodgson began to write, in order to sup...more
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