The Poor Clare

The Poor Clare

by Elizabeth Gaskell
     
 

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December 12th, 1747.-My life has been strangely bound up with extraordinary incidents, some of which occurred before I had any connection with the principal actors in them, or indeed, before I even knew of their existence. I suppose, most old men are, like me, more given to looking back upon their own career with a kind of fond interest and affectionate remembrance,… See more details below

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December 12th, 1747.-My life has been strangely bound up with extraordinary incidents, some of which occurred before I had any connection with the principal actors in them, or indeed, before I even knew of their existence. I suppose, most old men are, like me, more given to looking back upon their own career with a kind of fond interest and affectionate remembrance, than to watching the events-though these may have far more interest for the multitude-immediately passing before their eyes. If this should be the case with the generality of old people, how much more so with me! . . . If I am to enter upon that strange story connected with poor Lucy, I must begin a long way back. I myself only came to the knowledge of her family history after I knew her; but, to make the tale clear to any one else, I must arrange events in the order in which they occurred-not that in which I became acquainted with them.

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ISBN-13:
9781612192185
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Publication date:
08/13/2013
Series:
Art of the Novella Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,377,208
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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