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Abel Drake's •wife;

"By the Author of "hirell."

"This is a striking book, clever, interesting, and original. It is far above the common run of novels or of novelettes, and can scarcely fail to attract attention. To those, indeed, who confine their reading solely to tales of fashionable life, who are incapable of feeling any sympathy with a hero who is beneath the rank of a Count, or of taking any interest in a heroine who is not at least a Baroness in her own right, and who expect the third volume to end in an unlimited display of lace and diamonds, and a rent-roll of .£20,000 a year at the very lowest computation, this simple story of 'Abel Drake's Wife' may appear unworthy of perusal. But to all who take pleasure in the study of human nature, to all who are capable of recognising true nobility, even in the person of a poor factory girl, or of detecting one of 'nature's gentlemen' in the disguise of a humble adventurer, this work will be heartily welcome. We have seldom met with a book so thoroughly true to life, so deeply interesting in its detail, and so touching in its simple pathos, as 'Abel Drake's Wife.' "—Athenanm.

Henry S. King & Co. 65 Cornhill, And 12 Paternoster Row.

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