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Henrietta's Wish

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In spite of all the longing wishes expressed during the drive, no ancestral home, beloved by inheritance, could have been entered with more affectionate rapture than that with which Frederick Langford sprung from the carriage, and flew to the arms of his mother, receiving and returning such a caress as could only be known by a boy conscious that he had done nothing to forf ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1850)
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Jo Walton
God will punish you, and That's Why We Can't Have Nice Things.

There's always a little bit of that in Yonge, but this one does seem excessively drenched in it. Henrietta's desire to live closer to her extended family causes a horrific accident to her brother and her mother's death, but it's all for the best because Heaven. "Christian submission", gah.

The body count is higher than George R.R. Martin, and for me it's a worldview close to horror, and yet I keep on reading them.
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Charlotte Mary Yonge was an English novelist, known for her huge output, now mostly out of print.

She began writing in 1848, and published during her long life about 160 works, chiefly novels. Her first commercial success, The Heir of Redclyffe (1853), provided the funding to enable the schooner Southern Cross to be put into service on behalf of George Selwyn. Similar charitable works were done wit
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