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The Infidel: A Romance

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most impor ...more
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published August 22nd 2015 by Sagwan Press (first published 1900)
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Dec 13, 2015 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Wanda

Opening: GRUB-STREET SCRIBBLERS: Father and daughter worked together at the trade of letters in the days when George the Second was king and Grub Street was a reality. For them literature was indeed a trade, since William Thornton wrote only what the booksellers wanted, and adjusted the supply to the demand. No sudden inspirations, no freaks of a vagabond fancy ever distracted him from the question of bread and cheese; so many sides of letter-paper to produce so
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Recommended to Wanda by: Laura
13 DEC 2015 - spied on Laura's update. I enjoy Ms. Braddon and will give this one a try. Thank you, Laura.

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Braddon's novels were usually contemporary, so a historical novel from her is atypical. It's still recognizably her style.

The Infidel is set in the 1750s, starting not long before the Seven Years' War. Antonia Thornton is raised to be a religious skeptic by her father, but has doubts after meeting with "Oxford Methodists" such as Stobard. Lord Kilrush is impressed by her beauty and intelligence, and offers to make her his mistress. "Will you be my mistress?" is the worst pickup line, so she refu
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Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a British Victorian era popular novelist. She was an extremely prolific writer, producing some 75 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is her first novel, Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her recognition and fortune as well. The novel has been in print ever since, and has been dramatised and filmed several times.

Braddon also founded Belgravia Magaz