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Mount Royal

(1882)
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She was listening to an oft-told tale, kneeling in the firelight, at her aunt's knee, the ruddy glow tenderly touching her fair soft hair and fairer forehead, her big blue eyes lifted lovingly to Mrs. Tregonell's face. "And he was a widower, Aunt Diana," she repeated, with an expression of distaste, as if something had set her teeth on edge. "I cannot help wondering that you could care for a widower - a man who had begun life by caring for somebody else." "Do you suppose any one desperately in love ever thinks of the past?" asked another voice out of the twilight. "Those infatuated creatures called lovers are too happy and contented with the rapture of the present." "One would think you had tremendous experience, Jessie, by the way you lay down the law," said Christabel, laughing. "But I want to know what Auntie has to say about falling in love with a widower." "If you had ever seen him and known him, I don't think you would wonder at my liking him," answered Mrs. Tregonell, lying back in her armchair, and talking of the story of her life in a placid way, as if it were the plot of a novel, so thoroughly does time smooth the rough edge of grief. "When he came to my father's house, his young wife had been dead just two years - she died three days after the birth of her first child - and Captain Hamleigh was very sad and grave, and seemed to take very little pleasure in life. It was in the shooting season, and the other men were out upon the hills all day." "Murdering innocent birds," interjected Christabel. "How I hate them for it!" "Captain Hamleigh hung about the house, not seeming to know very well what to do with himself, so your mother and I took pity upon him, and tried to amuse him, which effort resulted in his amusing us, for he was ever so much cleverer than we were. He was so kind and sympathetic. We had just founded a Dorcas Society, and we were muddling hopelessly in an endeavour to make good sensible rules, so that we should do nothing to lessen the independent feeling of our people - and he came to our rescue, and took the whole thing in hand, and seemed to understand it all as thoroughly as if he had been establishing Dorcas Societies all his life. My father said it was because the Captain had been sixth wrangler, and that it was the higher mathematics which made him so clever at making rules. But Clara and I said it was his kind heart that made him so quick at understanding how to help the poor without humiliating them."

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Mount Royal: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-163-66508-8 / 978-1-163-66508-4 (USA edition)
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June 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Mount Royal: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 0-548-35109-0 / 978-0-548-35109-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : Paperback
Title: Mount Royal (Volumes I-III)
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-5173-0358-3 / 978-1-5173-0358-7
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Mount Royal: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-289-76921-4 / 978-1-289-76921-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Mount Royal
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-4474-7365-5 / 978-1-4474-7365-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Caven Press
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Mount Royal; A Novel
Author(s): M E (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
ISBN: 1-290-55471-4 / 978-1-290-55471-8 (UK edition)
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Mount Royal; a novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-236-46407-9 / 978-1-236-46407-1 (USA edition)
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Mount Royal
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon, M E 1835-1915 Braddon
ISBN: 1-179-67211-9 / 978-1-179-67211-3 (USA edition)
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Mount Royal
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon, M E 1835-1915 Braddon
ISBN: 1-179-68931-3 / 978-1-179-68931-9 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Mount Royal: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-163-62249-4 / 978-1-163-62249-0 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Mount Royal
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-171-71527-7 / 978-1-171-71527-6 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Mount Royal; A Novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon, M E 1837-1915 Braddon
ISBN: 1-171-78069-9 / 978-1-171-78069-4 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Mount Royal: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-146-53241-5 / 978-1-146-53241-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Mount Royal: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 0-548-29350-3 / 978-0-548-29350-8 (USA edition)
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February 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Mount Royal: Volume 1
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
ISBN: 1-4021-7672-4 / 978-1-4021-7672-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Adamant Media Corporation
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mount Royal
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mount Royal
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher: Caven Press
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November 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: MOUNT ROYAL A Novel (Vol. 1 of 3)
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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November 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: MOUNT ROYAL A Novel (Vol. 2 of 3)
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November 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: MOUNT ROYAL A Novel (Vol. 3 of 3)
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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July 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mount Royal: A Novel (Complete)
Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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