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Kit and Kitty

(1889)
A Story of West Middlesex
A novel by

 
KIT AND KITTY.

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CHAPTER I.
UNCLE CORNY.

My name is Christopher Orchardson, of Sunbury in Middlesex; and I have passed through a bitter trouble, which I will try to describe somehow, both for my wife's sake and my own, as well as to set us straight again in the opinion of our neighbours, which I have always valued highly, though sometimes unable to show it. It has not been in my power always to do the thing that was wisest, and whenever this is brought up against me, I can make no answer, only to beg those who love blame to look at themselves, which will make their eyes grow kinder, before they begin to be turned on me.

For five and twenty years of life I went on very happily, being of an unambitious sort, and knowing neither plague nor pain, through the strength of my constitution and the easiness of my nature. Most of my neighbours seemed to live in perpetual lack of something, and if ever they got it they soon contrived to find something more to hanker for. There were times when I felt that I must be a fool, or to say the least a dullard, for slackness of perception, which kept me satisfied with the life I had to live. But two things may be pleaded well in my excuse on this account; in the first place, all my time was spent among creatures of no ambition - trees, and flowers, and horses, and the like, that have no worry; and what was even to the purpose more, I had no money to enlarge its love.

For my Uncle Cornelius - better known to all who had dealings with him as "Corny, the topper" - took care of me, and his main care was to make me useful, as an orphan should[2] be. My father had been his elder brother, and had married rashly a lady of birth and education far above his own, but gifted with little else to help her, unless it were sweetness of disposition, and warmth of heart, and loveliness. These in a world like ours are not of much account for wearing; and she had no chance to wear them out, being taken away quite suddenly. My life was given at the cost of hers, and my father, after lingering for a few months, took his departure to look for her.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : Hardback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty; A Story of West Middlesex
Author(s): R D 1825-1900 Blackmore
ISBN: 1-356-04123-X / 978-1-356-04123-7
Publisher: Palala Press
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December 2015 : Hardback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty, a Story of West Middlesex
Author(s): R D 1825-1900 Blackmore
ISBN: 1-347-27057-4 / 978-1-347-27057-8
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Kit And Kitty: A Story Of West Middlesex (1894)
Author(s): R D Blackmore
ISBN: 1-164-41960-9 / 978-1-164-41960-0 (USA edition)
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December 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty A Story of West Middlesex
Author(s): R D Blackmore
ISBN: 0-559-71056-9 / 978-0-559-71056-8 (USA edition)
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Kit And Kitty: A Story Of West Middlesex (1894)
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ISBN: 1-4365-9399-9 / 978-1-4365-9399-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty: A Story of West Middlesex (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): R D Blackmore
ISBN: 1-330-25772-3 / 978-1-330-25772-2 (UK edition)
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March 2016 : Paperback
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ISBN: 1-5305-9839-7 / 978-1-5305-9839-7
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 1-4068-6053-0 / 978-1-4068-6053-5 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty, Vol. 2: A Story of West Middlesex (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): R D Blackmore
ISBN: 1-330-12268-2 / 978-1-330-12268-6 (UK edition)
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July 2015 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty: Book I/II
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ISBN: 1-5152-6247-2 / 978-1-5152-6247-3
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July 2015 : Paperback
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ISBN: 1-5152-6289-8 / 978-1-5152-6289-3
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty: A Novel - Primary Source Edition
Author(s): Richard Doddridge Blackmore
ISBN: 1-295-30991-2 / 978-1-295-30991-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Author(s): Richard Doddridge Blackmore
ISBN: 1-279-22821-0 / 978-1-279-22821-0 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty, a Story of West Middlesex
Author(s): R D (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
ISBN: 1-4076-9179-1 / 978-1-4076-9179-4 (UK edition)
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty, a story of West Middlesex, vol. III
Author(s): RD Blackmore
ISBN: 1-241-69556-3 / 978-1-241-69556-9 (USA edition)
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 1-240-88744-2 / 978-1-240-88744-6 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 1-164-10447-0 / 978-1-164-10447-6 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 1-178-26647-8 / 978-1-178-26647-4 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty: a story of West Middlesex Volume 1
Author(s): R D 1825-1900 Blackmore
ISBN: 1-178-26645-1 / 978-1-178-26645-0 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 1-178-17204-X / 978-1-178-17204-1 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 1-177-59725-X / 978-1-177-59725-8 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty; a story of West Middlesex
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ISBN: 1-176-75449-1 / 978-1-176-75449-2 (USA edition)
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty (Volume 1); A Story of West Middlesex
Author(s): R D Blackmore
ISBN: 1-154-75625-4 / 978-1-154-75625-8 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Doddridge Blackmore
ISBN: 1-142-70980-9 / 978-1-142-70980-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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December 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty A Story of West Middlesex
Author(s): R D Blackmore
ISBN: 0-559-71052-6 / 978-0-559-71052-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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December 2008 : USA Paperback
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Author(s): R D Blackmore
ISBN: 0-559-71047-X / 978-0-559-71047-6 (USA edition)
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December 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty A Story of West Middlesex
Author(s): R D Blackmore
ISBN: 0-559-71049-6 / 978-0-559-71049-0 (USA edition)
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November 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kit And Kitty: A Story Of West Middlesex (1894)
Author(s): R D Blackmore
ISBN: 0-548-78039-0 / 978-0-548-78039-8 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty: A Story of West Middlesex
Author(s): R D Blackmore
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August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty: Book I/II
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July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Kit and Kitty: Book II/II
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