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Eugene Aram

By Lytton, Edward Bulwer

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Title: Eugene Aram  
Author: Lytton, Edward Bulwer
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Protected by the divinity they adored, supported by the earth which they cultivated, and at peace with themselves, they enjoyed the sweets of life, without dreading or desiring dissolution. Numa Pompilius. In the country of — there is a sequestered hamlet, which I have often sought occasion to pass, and which I have never left without a certain reluctance and regret. It is not only (though this has a remarkable spell over my imagination) that it is the sanctuary, as it were, of a story which appears to me of a singular and fearful interest; but the scene itself is one which requires no legend to arrest the traveller's attention. I know not in any part of the world, which it has been my lot to visit, a landscape so entirely lovely and picturesque, as that which on every side of the village I speak of, you may survey. The hamlet to which I shall here give the name of Grassdale, is situated in a valley, which for about the length of a mile winds among gardens and orchards, laden with fruit, between two chains of gentle and fertile hills.

Table of Contents
· VOL. I. · BOOK I. · CHAPTER I. THE VILLAGE.---ITS INHABITANTS.---AN OLD MANORHOUSE: AND AN ENGLISH FAMILY; THEIR HISTORY, INVOLVING A MYSTERIOUS EVENT. · CHAPTER II. A PUBLICAN, A SINNER, AND A STRANGER · CHAPTER III. A DIALOGUE AND AN ALARM.---A STUDENT'S HOUSE. · CHAPTER IV. THE SOLILOQUY, AND THE CHARACTER, OF A RECLUSE.--- THE INTERRUPTION. · CHAPTER V. A DINNER AT THE SQUIRE'S HALL.---A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO RETIRED MEN WITH DIFFERENT OBJECTS IN RETIREMENT.---DISTURBANCE FIRST INTRODUCED INTO A PEACEFUL FAMILY. · CHAPTER VI. THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE STUDENT.---A SUMMER SCENE ---ARAM'S CONVERSATION WITH WALTER, AND SUBSEQUENT COLLOQUY WITH HIMSELF. · CHAPTER VII. THE POWER OF LOVE OVER THE RESOLUTION OF THE STUDENT.---ARAM BECOMES A FREQUENT GUEST AT THE MANOR-HOUSE.---A WALK.---CONVERSATION WITH DAME DARKMANS.---HER HISTORY.---POVERTY AND ITS EFFECTS. · CHAPTER VII. THE PRIVILEGE OF GENIUS.---LESTER'S SATISFACTION AT THE ASPECT OF EVENTS.---HIS CONVERSATION WITH WALTER.---A DISCOVERY. · CHAPTER IX. THE STATE OF WALTER'S MIND.---AN ANGLER AND A MAN OF THE WORLD.---A COMPANION FOUND FOR WALTER. · CHAPTER X. THE LOVERS.---THE ENCOUNTER AND QUARREL OF THE RIVALS. · CHAPTER XI. THE FAMILY SUPPER.---THE TWO SISTERS IN THEIR CHAMBER. ---A MISUNDERSTANDING FOLLOWED BY A CONFESSION. ---WALTER'S APPROACHING DEPARTURE AND THE CORPORAL'S BEHAVIOUR THEREON.---THE CORPORAL'S FAVOURITE INTRODUCED TO THE READER.---THE CORPORAL PROVES HIMSELF A SUBTLE DIPLOMATIST. · CHAPTER XII. A STRANGE HABIT.---WALTER'S INTERVIEW WITH MADELINE. ---HER GENEROUS AND CONFIDING DISPOSITION.--- WALTER'S ANGER.---THE PARTING MEAL.---CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE UNCLE AND NEPHEW.---WALTER ALONE.---SLEEP THE BLESSING OF THE YOUNG. · BOOK II. · CHAPTER I. THE MARRIAGE SETTLED.---LESTER'S HOPES AND SCHEMES. ---GAIETY OF TEMPER A GOOD SPECULATION.---THE TRUTH AND FERVOUR OF ARAM'S LOVE. · CHAPTER II. A FAVOURABLE SPECIMEN OF A NOBLEMAN AND A COURTIER.---A MAN OF SOME FAULTS AND MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS. · CHAPTER III. WHEREIN THE EARL AND THE STUDENT CONVERSE ON GRAVE BUT DELIGHTFUL MATTERS.---THE STUDENT'S NOTION OF THE ONLY EARTHLY HAPPINESS. · CHAPTER IV. A DEEPER EXAMINATION INTO THE STUDENT'S HEART.--- THE VISIT TO THE CASTLE.---PHILOSOPHY PUT TO THE TRIAL. · CHAPTER V. IN WHICH THE STORY RETURNS TO WALTER AND THE CORPORAL.---THE RENCONTRE WITH A STRANGER, AND HOW THE STRANGER PROVES TO BE NOT ALTOGETHER A STRANGER. · CHAPTER VI. SIR PETER DISPLAYED.---ONE MAN OF THE WORLD SUFFERS FROM ANOTHER.---THE INCIDENT OF THE BRIDLE BEGETS THE INCIDENT OF THE SADDLE; THE INCIDENT OF THE SADDLE BEGETS THE INCIDENT OF THE WHIP; THE INCIDENT OF THE WHIP BEGETS WHAT THE READER MUST READ TO SEE. · CHAPTER VII. WALTER VISITS ANOTHER OF HIS UNCLE'S FRIENDS.---MR. COURTLAND'S STRANGE COMPLAINT.---WALTER LEARNS NEWS OF HIS FATHER, WHICH SURPRISES HIM.---THE CHANGE IN HIS DESTINATION. · CHAPTER VIII. WALTER'S MEDITATIONS.---THE CORPORAL'S GRIEF AND ANGER.---THE CORPORAL PERSONALLY DESCRIBED.---AN EXPLANATION WITH HIS MASTER.---THE CORPORAL OPENS HIMSELF TO THE YOUNG TRAVELLER.---HIS OPINIONS ON LOVE;---ON THE WORLD;---ON THE PLEASURE AND RESPECTABILITY OF CHEATING;---ON LADIES---AND A PARTICULAR CLASS OF LADIES;---ON AUTHORS;---ON THE VALUE OF WORDS;---ON FIGHTING;---WITH SUNDRY OTHER MATTERS OF EQUAL DELECTATION AND IMPROVEMENT. ---AN UNEXPECTED EVENT. · BOOK III. · FRAUD AND VIOLENCE ENTER EVEN GRASSDALE.---PETER'S NEWS.---THE LOVERS' WALK.---THE REAPPEARANCE. · CHAPTER IX. THE INTERVIEW BETWEEN ARAM AND THE STRANGER. · CHAPTER X. FRESH ALARM IN THE VILLAGE.---LESTER'S VISIT TO ARAM.---A TRAIT OF DELICATE KINDNESS IN THE STUDENT. ---MADELINE.---HER PRONENESS TO CONFIDE.--- THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN LESTER AND ARAM.---THE PERSONS BY WHOM IT IS INTERRUPTED. · CHAPTER XI. MILITARY PREPARATIONS.---THE COMMANDER AND HIS MAN.---ARAM IS PERSUADED TO PASS THE NIGHT AT THE MANOR-HOUSE. · CHAPTE

 

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