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By Lorraine Heath

"Lady Louisa longs to marry for ardour and love -- yet will she locate happiness within the fingers of the duke?

Lady Louisa Wentworth understands she is going to by no means marry well--her family's impoverished property has ensured as a lot. Resigned to spinsterhood, the proud attractiveness has agreed to chaperone a tender American heiress who seeks a titled husband in the course of the turbulent waters of London society.

The speeding Duke of Hawkhurst needs to marry wealth for the sake of his kinfolk. This well-heeled younger American, leave out Jenny Rose, might do particularly properly. however the girl's infuriating chaperone turns out made up our minds to maintain them aside. And worse nonetheless, Hawk reveals himself way more drawn to the intoxicating girl Louisa than to her blameless cost!

A romantic subterfuge is termed for--as determined Hawk plots to attract the heiress right into a compromising place, making marriage a need. but if it's wonderful Louisa as a substitute who falls into his sensuous internet, this online game of hearts takes a passionate and so much unforeseen turn...

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Lawyer, novelist, and son of the Scottish Enlightenment, Scott was a far worldlier man than Coleridge. Although something ofa philosophical historian in the tradition of Montesquieu and Adam Smith, Scott is unlikely ever to have contemplated his subject in terms so abstract and apolitical as those proposed by his metaphysical friend. To him it was of the first importance that he was living in the greatest period of revolutionary and imperialistic conflict which the world had yet known. So significant and urgent were the events of his own time, he argued around 1808, that they blotted out all interest in the past: the momentous revolutions which it has been our lot to witness have not only diminishd the value of history by annihilating as it were the states and kingdoms in whose service it has been employd .

In fiction as in historical fact, the Puritan fathers who figure in Hawthorne's fiction are of basically the same stock and persuasion as the politic Cromwell of Woodstock or the fanatical Balfour of Old Mortality. In his first novel, then, Scott created aflexiblemodel for representing the kind of revolutionary or imperialistic conflict which issues in the overthrow of a heroic society by the modern post-feudal state. This is what, on a more sublunary view than Coleridge's, the "subject" or central theme of historical romances in the Waverley tradition turns out to be.

33 We shall see that Tate himself makes excellent use of these insights in his portrait of Major Lewis Buchan, the "Roman" hero of The Fathers. But Tate would have been the first to acknowledge that in focussing attention on the "lower mythology" by which his characters were guided or misguided in life, he was doing what historical romancers had been doing for over a century. Scott, Cooper, and Hawthorne all understood that the seventeenth-century Puritans would not and probably could not have done what they did, for good and ill, if they had not been "dominated by the lower myth" of the Old Testament Hebrews.

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