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Anna
Anna is on page 278 of 422
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Anna
Anna is on page 144 of 422
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 421 of 422
"Yet, after all, Jenny thought that she had been granted more than she had hoped for when she had married him. He did love her: differently, but perhaps more enduringly; and he had grown to depend on her. She thought that they would have many years of quiet content: never reaching the heights, but living together in comfort and deepening friendship."
May 20, 2017 11:23PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 389 of 422
"Jolting over the cobbles in the aged and malodorous hack, Mr. Wimmering reflected that with all his faults the Fifth Viscount had never demanded of his man of business a cupboard in which he could hide." Lol.
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 333 of 422
"In real life tragedy and comedy were so intermingled that when one was most wretched ridiculous things happened to make one laugh in spite of one's self."
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 333 of 422
"His heart would never leap at the sight of Jenny; there was no magic in their dealings; but she was kind, and comfortable, and he had grown to be fond of her - so fond, he realized, that if, by the wave of a wand, he could cause her to disappear he would not wave it. Enchantment had vanished from the world; his life was not romantic, but practical, and Jenny had become a part of it."
May 19, 2017 05:16PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 326 of 422
Mr. Chawleigh actually apologizes to Adam!
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 320 of 422
"'Mr. Chawleigh, I owe you a great deal, I have a great respect for you – indeed, I have a great regard for you! – but I've not the remotest intention of allowing you to rule my household!"
May 19, 2017 02:28PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 315 of 422
Adam tells Mr. Chawleigh that they have consulted, and intend to follow the advice of, a different doctor than the one he recommended.
May 19, 2017 02:22PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 305 of 422
Lady Oversley: "But I wanted Julia to marry for love, just as I did myself, and never have I regretted it, no matter how provoking Oversley may be, which he frequently is, because all men are, particularly when one is married to them! Only one makes allowances – but how, I ask you, Jenny, could one make allowances for a husband one didn't love?"
May 19, 2017 02:12PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 304 of 422
"I married him because there was nothing else I could do for him!" What a telling statement.
May 19, 2017 02:07PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 301 of 422
Finally, Heyer gives the reader a peek into Jenny's deepest heart. So poignant, so hopeful and yet tinged with sadness.
May 19, 2017 01:34PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 293 of 422
This scene is the FIRST time that Adam meets up with Julia and doesn't fawn over her. To his credit, his concern for Jenny's well-being trumps his fixation with Julia. And Julia is dished up the set-down she deserves; true to form, she goes into hysterics when she learns Jenny is pregnant!
May 19, 2017 12:42PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 296 of 422
"Her face puckered; she turned it away, saying in a thickened voice: 'I'm sorry! Don't heed me! You must think yourself married to a positive vixen!'

'No, just a hedgehog! he assured her consolingly."
May 19, 2017 12:34PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 296 of 422
Jenny is "in an interesting condition," which is Regency code for pregnant. She isn't feeling well (and it's exacerbated by the medical treatment of bleeding and a strict reducing diet because she's a little plump).
May 19, 2017 12:34PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 290 of 422
"The thought flashed into her mind that before her marriage she had accepted boredom as the inescapable lot of women..."
May 19, 2017 12:23PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 258 of 422
"The best thing I've yet done for Fontley is to have bestowed on it such a notable housewife..."
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 220 of 422
"Julia's words had been knife-thrusts; he winced under them, and was startled to recognize in the medley of rage, jealousy, and hopeless desire, resentment. The thought flashed through his mind that she might have spared him."
May 18, 2017 06:04PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 220 of 422
At first I felt sorry for Julia, not being able to marry the man she loved. However, Heyer cleverly contrasts the two women and my sympathies are now bestowed wholeheartedly on Jenny, while I feel contempt for Julia and her dramatics.
May 18, 2017 06:03PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 209 of 422
"Lydia... said that however ungenteel Mr. Chawleigh might be he was, in her view, a splendid person. "Adam, he rolled Mama out like pastry! There was never anything like it! Though I must own that the lobsters helped."
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 165 of 422
"He didn't choose between me and you, Julia: it was between me and ruin. You say he won't be happy, but at least he'll be comfortable!"

Considering that money (or the lack thereof) is one of the top causes of modern divorce (topped only by infidelity), Jenny was remarkably astute here. Remember that in Maslow's hierarchy, security is below belongingness and love.
May 18, 2017 02:12PM Add a comment
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Pamela Shropshire
Pamela Shropshire is on page 160 of 422
Jenny & Adam attend a society function and the Oversleys are there. Julia, upon seeing Adam, promptly faints. Naturally all of society knows the story. The next day, Jenny goes to the Oversleys' home and talks to Lady Oversley.

"I was never one for reading those old romances and legends that Julia dotes on. I do know that he likes his eggs boiled for four minutes exactly, and won't touch muffins."
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Aileth
Aileth is on page 251 of 384
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Marianna Green
Marianna Green is on page 350 of 384
'They won't set up a Jacobin republic, will they?' Thus good vulgar genteel Jenny. Her Gallant Captain and Lord knows best: Old Hookey must defeat the nasty frogs.
It is her pointless life gaol to make the boring fool comfortable. Let's hope she brings her prosaic hands to the task of - Ahem! Heyer strikes me as being asexual, before the term was understood; her indifference to That Sort of Nonsense' is palpable.
Mar 09, 2017 02:24AM Add a comment
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Marianna Green
Marianna Green is on page 160 of 384
I have come across some funny bits in this, to be fair. Mr Chaughleigh's appalling taste. Now that the female lead has explained herself, her motives for marrying the male lead seem better. She said she wanted children, and fast, in the coach going off on their honeymoon, but 'That's up to you, of course' and I thought, 'Well, as he's sold himself, it's only fair that she gets the full works'.
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